It seems, according to the BBC, that a virus called the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) is the likely culprit in the decline of the North American honeybee. Accusations were hurled at mobile phone radiation, pesticides from genetically modified crops, and also to climate change. To date, 50% to 90% of U.S. commercial bee colonies have been affected.
Although it's nice that mobile phone radiation seems to be in the clear, the problem is a very serious one. The cause of the virus is so far undetermined. Honeybee use in U.S. agricultures is worth an estimated $14 billion.
General Motors will include multimode wireless charging in its 2015 Cadillacs and several other models. Adding standard wireless charging (to a luxury vehicle) is a step in the right direction, but an inductive-based system may not be as forward thinking as GM would hope.
Are you working with DDR4? Interested in NVDIMMs? Designing at 100 Gbps? Wishing you knew more about data acquisition modes? Well, here are summaries of some systems design articles regarding memory that were published across the UBM Tech network this month.
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