Here's a glance at some diverting stories, images, Tweets and videos from the engineering world this week.
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I'll be in your area soon and want to help organize an open house at your branch. Here's how it works: • You invite key customers and suppliers to your branch for several hours (typically 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time) on a specific date. • They get a chance to see and drive the Volt (a very popular activity) and have lunch with Avnet branch representatives and me. • They have an opportunity, if they're willing, to sit down in front our cameras and chat with me about their technology, their products and how both they and the electronics industry can stay at the competitive bleeding edge in the years ahead. We post these stories and video segments on Drive for Innovation and in a number of EE Times network newsletters. It's a great way to get their story in front of an influential audience.
While the role of DNA as a biological memory is well established exploring its potential as a data memory is relatively new. DNA data memory has not quite yet reached the stage where a blob of DNA can have some wires attached to it to write and read its data content, good progress has been made.
Carmakers are at a crossroads. They can either follow the footsteps of the mobile industry by allowing two platforms -- Apple or Android -- or they can turn to open-source platforms like Automotive Grade Linux.