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2017
Model-Based Design (MBD) is a mathematical and visual model-centric approach for designing and developing control, signal processing, communications, and other complex dynamic systems. MBD is an engineering paradigm shift that focuses on high-level executable models for system development and allows exploring a wide range of low-cost analysis, high-fidelity simulation, test-case generation, and early-development cycle concept proofs.   The core of MBD is its systematic use of development ...
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U, an online university dedicated to providing skills needed to work in the tech world. Woz U wants to encourage people to learn the skills they need without worrying about debt. (Photo from Woz U)   Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is hoping to encourage people to learn tech skills with his latest venture: online schools. Recently, Wozniak launched Woz U, an online university designed for those hoping to get a career in the tech industry. Accordin ...
Grow with Google is a new initiative dedicated to teaching people new skills and preparing them for high tech jobs. Google is here to help you when machines take over your job. (Photo from Google)   We’ve been hearing about robots replacing humans for a long time now, but the fact is they actually are taking our jobs. Earlier this month, a McDonald’s in Springfield installed self-ordering kiosks. And try to find a grocery store now without a self-checkout lane. The sad truth is ...
The past year was one of the deadliest in American roads: car crashes caused 4.6 million seriously injured people and took nearly 40 thousand lives, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). The "Tri-Level Study of the Causes of Traffic Accidents" found that human errors or deficiencies were a definite or probable cause in nearly 93% of incidents they examined. The Department of Transportation (DOT) stated above 40% of human fatalities happened because “recognition errors” t ...
Proterra put its Catalyst E2 Max to the test in Indiana and it passed with flying colors; it completed its route on a single charge. These buses could be on city streets sooner than you think. (Photo from Proterra)   Company made a battery the size of a bus, builds a bus around it.   With more electric cars driving down the highway, it makes sense that the next step is electric busses. While the technology is available, it needs to advance in order to be efficient. Proterra might hav ...
165 gigawatts (GW) of power came online in 2016, and the numbers continue to rise. (Image credit Pexels)   I'm not a big fan of wind-energy, So I was looking into recent developments in solar. I like what I am seeing.   According to a recent publication by the IEA (International Energy Agency), solar lead the way in renewable alternative energy in 2016, accounting for nearly two-thirds of new power capacity around the world with nearly 165 gigawatts of power coming online. The IEA ci ...
Nissan Autonomous Drive. (Image credit Norbert Aepli via Wiki Commons)   I asked, is Artificial Intelligence really a threat? Well...   The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted to pass Bill S. 1885- The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act, which was introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and is supposed to advance efforts to improve roadway safety through the development of autonomous veh ...
The reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) today differs wildly from the man-hunting machines we envisioned 20 years ago. What is AI today? And is it really anything to be afraid of?   Some 20 years ago, talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjured up images of humanoid robots of superior intelligence and strength. Philosophical questions regarding the true definition of what constituted life followed, with striking images of an all-out battle between man and machine. We would most a ...
One of the first dedicated 3D Printer Manufacturers to establish themselves in Spain, Tumaker has found rapid success on the B2B market. Now,Jon Bengoetxea hopes to help bring 3D printing to the masses, with a new range of consumer-focused devices that allow virtually anyone to get to grips with additive manufacturing - regardless of previous experience or technical know-how.   We spoke to Bengoetxea as he was preparing to showcase Voladd - the first model in Tumaker's planned consumer 3D ...