First photos of distant planet News & Analysis 11/14/2008 Post a comment The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used the Hubble Space Telescope to take the first visible-light picture of a plant orbiting a distant starFomalhautlocated 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis (Southern Fish).
Video: Khosla speaks on downturn, clean tech Design How-To 11/12/2008 Post a comment It's impossible to predict how the current economic crisis will unfold, but in the long run the fundamental value of new technology ideas remains sound, said veteran venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, outlining opportunities he sees in so-called clean technologies.
Shedding light on solar cell technology Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments It's clear that solar energy harvesting is poised to go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
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.