littleBits: Electronics ‘Building Blocks’ For Learning and Prototyping

 AUGUST 2012: Is littleBits a toy, a learning kit, or an innovation tool? Well, it looks like a toy but if it is making it to the 'top' lists of CNN,...

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...

A Core For Each Chore

Have you ever wished you had four hands so you could work faster? A similar sentiment amongst computer engineers was what led to the development of multi-core processors more than a...

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...

Can Electronics Help You ‘Green’ Your Building?

MAY 2010: Joe and Kimberly Hageman enjoy incredible views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge from their home. They also enjoy technology. They built the ‘Green Life Smart Life’ (GLSL)...

Sneaky Sensors know What you Did Today!

Most of man’s senses were at a time con-strained by distance. He could see, hear, feel, taste or smell only what was near him. However, sensors came and changed all that....

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...

Will Tomorrow Be Lit By LEDs?

 APRIL 2010: Do you remember the HP-35 calculator that Hewlett-Packard (HP) launched way back in 1972? It was a hot favourite amongst engineers, being the only pocket calculator with transcendental functions...

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