Transmitting Information via the Human Body Using the Electric Near Field Design How-To 9/23/2008 Post a comment Ident Technology (Wessling, Germany) has developed a technique to use the electric field of a human's (or animal's) body to carry and transport informations. The range of possible applications is quite large and includes a host of automobile applications, such as intelligent squeeze protection, driver / passenger discrimination for in-car electronic devices such as air con, or decoupling of function and haptics. These properties generate new degrees of freedom for designers.
HP Labs aims at exascale computing News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard Laboratories wants to lay the groundwork for exascale computing exaflop through a three-year grant to Georgia Institute of Technology to develop Xen-based virtualization management software.
More nerdy music Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 9/14/2008 Post a comment I thought I had found the nerdiest music video ever, but here's another contender. Enjoy!
Kontron equips Computer-on-Modules with 45nm Intel processors Product News 9/8/2008 Post a comment Equipped with space- and energy-saving 45nm high-end processors, Kontron claims that its latest ETXexpress-PC COM Express Computer-on-Module sets new performance-per-watt standards for embedded applications with high demands on data processing and/or multi-media conversion and output.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.