Thought-controlled arm helps amputees Design How-To 11/28/2012 1 comment Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University (shown) is developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought. The first operations on patients are due to take place over the winter.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science News & Analysis 11/21/2012 8 comments The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
X-Fab takes control of another MEMS foundry News & Analysis 11/5/2012 1 comment German foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG has increased its holding in MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH from 25.5 percent to 51 percent and renamed the company as X-Fab MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.
ARM joins group driving IoT specs News & Analysis 11/1/2012 1 comment ARM CEO Warren East said the IP chip vendor will join the Weightless Special Interest Group that is developing Internet of Things standards.
IMEC backs carbon nanotube memory News & Analysis 11/1/2012 6 comments Belgian microelectronics research center IMEC has announced a joint development program with Nantero Inc. to make carbon nanotube non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than 20-nm.
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.