LEDs: The Future of Lighting

APRIL 2009: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are small but powerful devices in terms of their diverse applications. LED lights assume greater significance in the context of need for electrical energy conservation and...

Intelligent lighting

APRIL 2009: Electronic lighting control is an emerging application in power electronics. One common driver of this market is the resulting efficiency. The addition of a small, low-cost microcontroller unit (MCU)...

Stage All Set for High-Definition TV

MARCH 2009: The highest form of digital television is all set to storm India. The greatest push has come from the government’s announcement that DD (Doordarshan) will broadcast the Commonwealth Games...

CES 2009: Thin and Trim is ‘In’

FEBRUARY 2009: All screens and devices seem to be on diet to get slim and trim. In particular, the mobile, the PC and the TV screens—the most important ones in our...

India’s Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-1

FEBRUARY 2009: India’s first unmanned moon mission from Sriharikota (Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh) with orbiting spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 (moon craft) taking the moon impact probe (MIP) has been launched successfully. The...

Visible Light Communication From Labs to Market: How Soon?

 APRIL 2012: “The radio spectrum is highly congested and the demand for wireless data is making this much worse. Demand for wireless data doubles every year but the available capacity cannot...

Industrial Automation v2 Fitting The Factory Into The Enterprise

OCTOBER 2010: PepsiAmericas, Pfizer, Conoco Phillips, Huntsman, Valero Energy, Sweener Refineries and a clique of other global companies have deployed a fleet of ‘grey collar’ employees who practically remote-control the companies’...
IoT in healthcare

Telemedicine Ophthalmologist In Theni, Patient In Aandipatti

JULY 2010: Farveen lives in a remote area of Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district. When a scorpion bit her friend last year, she was clueless about the first aid required. She immediately...

Cryptography Mechanisms For access Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

Security allows wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to be used with confidence. Without security, the use of WSN in any application domain would result in undesirable consequences. The basic idea of a WSN...

10 Emerging Technologies To Track In 2010

Energy harvesting You would have heard this several times already – “We have just one earth; we better take good care of her!” This slogan is becoming louder as the use of...

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