Can nuclear waste be handled safely? News & Analysis 1/29/2010 14 comments A blue-ribbon panel convened by the Obama Administration must answer within two years the question of how the latest science and technology can provide safe methods to handle the waste from nuclear power plants. We'd like to hear what you think.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change News & Analysis 1/25/2010 Post a comment Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Optical RAM on chip, set to reduce telecoms power News & Analysis 1/25/2010 Post a comment Researchers from IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) and the department of information technology at Ghent University (INTEC) have published a paper on an optical random access memory integrated on a silicon chip with record low power consumption.
Rise of the Embedded Internet Design How-To 1/19/2010 Post a comment This Intel white paper looks at how breakthroughs in computing performance per watt, along with advances in wired and wireless broadband connectivity, will enable the development of billions of new intelligent embedded devices - the embedded Internet.
IEEE creates Web portal on smart grids News & Analysis 1/19/2010 Post a comment The IEEE has launched a new Web site that consolidates information about smart electric grids from it various societies. The portal is one of many activities from an IEEE smart grid initiative coordinating the organization's work on the transition to digital, networked power systems and services.
Solarfun to expand capacity in 2010 News & Analysis 1/8/2010 Post a comment Anticipating higher demand, China's Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, said it intends to increase its production capacity in 2010.
Singapore leads investment in silicon ink for solar News & Analysis 1/6/2010 Post a comment Innovalight Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) , a startup focused on developing low-cost, printed solar cells, has raised $18 million in additional capital. This new round of capital will be used to expand the company's proprietary silicon ink production for customers.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.