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Technology Focus

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Directed Energy Weapons: Less-Lethal Laser Weapons

Under directed energy weapons, so far we have covered particle beam weapons and high-power microwaves. Let us now take a look at some less-lethal laser weapons. Directed energy laser systems are generally...

Communication: Today’s Concepts, Tomorrow’s Phones

As far as technology is concerned, the future is always far away. Designers never live in the present moment. If they did, we would not be having smartphones in our hands....

Ransomware is the new Threat: Pay the Kidnappers a Ransom and Obtain your Essential...

The real life kidnapping model has just morphed into a new avatar in the virtual world encrypting your essential files, demanding money, holding you as a hostage. Cyber criminals have now...

Mesh Networks could end the Blues for Bluetooth

Conventional Bluetooth is well past universal applicability. Remarkably though, a dash of smartness may transform the way we use the technology. Back in its time, Bluetooth was a pioneering technology that showcased...

Living With Quantum Computing

Importance of computers in the present day is well known to all. These machines have almost taken over manpower and mostly for the betterment (with the exception of creating unemployment). Still,...

IRNSS: India’s Attempt At Gaining Independence From GPS

“Indian Regional Navigation Spacecraft System (IRNSS) is the Indian navigation system that envisages the establishment of the regional navigation system using a combination of geostationary orbit (GEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GSO)...

Electric Brain Stimulation Needs Caution

Electric dominance of the brain working is well confirmed and established by health and neural sciences. Electric signals within the brain not only govern/control the working of the human body, but...

Does Your Car Have A Driver’s Licence

People are, on average, terrible drivers. How do you solve this problem? Do not let them drive or put a machine in its place? Self-driving vehicles are not some futuristic automotive technology...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

HIGH-SPEED PCB DESIGN For Electromagnetic Compatibility (Part 1 of 5)

In the world of electronics goods, where margins are razor thin, manufacturers try to keep product cost low to maintain a competitive edge. In a bid to achieve this, they tend...

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How To Take Your Medical Device From Idea To Regulatory Approved Product

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Satellites Deciphered

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Simple Prototyping Platform

THE HARDWARE SIMPP or Simple Prototyping Platform is an open source electronic prototyping platform used for building electronic...

Optical Smoke Alarm

This optical smoke alarm (Fig. 1) is built around opto-interrupter MOC7811 (IC1) and dual op-amp LM358 (IC2).When...

How Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is changing the Telecom Landscape

Telecommunication is most commonly associated with inventions such as the telephone, fax machine, emails, and radio; essentially...