2020-06-04 - Bill Schweber

Can your camera capture trillions of frames per second?

This complicated, sophisticated electro-optical system is a super-fast camera which can take a series of 1000 images at a multi-trillion…

2020-05-18 - Kumi Thiruchelvam

Cloud to chip approach is key to driving adoption of IoT security

Think cloud and not only device, and security will then become more an integral part of the IoT industry...

2020-05-13 - Bill Schweber

Terahertz waves and acoustic modulation: A datalink “Odd Couple”?

Researchers have mixed two radically different forms of energy waves, using laser-generated acoustic pulses to modulate terahertz waves generated by…

2020-05-07 - John Ryan

The rise of the remote contractor

Over the past two years, there has been a significant shift from ‘on-site contracting’ to ‘remote contracting’. Even before COVID-19,…

2020-05-06 - Bill Schweber

Is Optical Computing in Our Future?

Forget digital electronics: the long-discussed dream of optical computing may have taken another small step forward with the recent development…

2020-02-27 - Bill Schweber

A well-known numerical “constant” may need revision

A new study questions our accepted standard for normal body temperature.

2019-07-22 - Max Maxfield

Blog: Expect the Unexpected with Control Systems

The designers never considered what would happen if someone activated the locking mechanism whilst the fridge was already in the…

2019-07-19 - Max Maxfield

Is This the Best Way to Twist Electric Wires Together?

Most amateurs and hobbyists use a twist-and-fold technique, but the Western Union Splice is mechanically stronger and results in a…

2019-04-02 - Steve Taranovich

Boeing MAX 8: Enhancing Pilot Training With Technology

It is too early to tell what actually happened to Boeing 737 Max tragedies, but my ‘gut feel’ as an…

2017-08-10 - Martin Brown

How to build your own oscilloscope probe

To view fast transitions, an oscilloscope with at least 1GHz bandwidth is needed. Unfortunately, most commercially available voltage and current…