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This solar-powered drone can stay airborne for a year

This solar-powered drone can stay airborne for a year

Main image: PHASA-35 will fly itself for months at a time. Credit: Prismatic/BAE Systems The longest passenger flight is a whopping 19-hour service on Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Newark, but how about a non-stop flight lasting and entire year? British aerospace company Prismatic is now working on a solar-powered drone that can stay airborneRead more about This solar-powered drone can stay airborne for a year[…]

University sets up service to tap into the graphene boom

University sets up service to tap into the graphene boom

Graphene is stronger than steel, yet is lightweight and flexible, it is electrically and thermally conductive and transparent. It is also one millionth the diameter of a human hair. It can be in powder form or liquid, with variations in properties, yield and reproducibility, depending on the form. Graphene is a disruptive technology, yet itsRead more about University sets up service to tap into the graphene boom[…]

HubblePhone is an insane, dual-screen, folding smartphone that will arrive in 2020

HubblePhone is an insane, dual-screen, folding smartphone that will arrive in 2020

The HubblePhone looks absolutely bonkers, and we’re intrigued. A smartphone that appears to have more screens than you can shake a stick at, a bending, folding arm and multiple cameras. However, Turing is the firm behind the HubblePhone, and if that rings a bell it’s because the company has already tried a couple of timesRead more about HubblePhone is an insane, dual-screen, folding smartphone that will arrive in 2020[…]

IIoT consortium formed

IIoT consortium formed

The joint effort will provide a mass-market, end-to-end wireless gateway to ensure connectivity with sensors for production-level industrial and commercial applications. This collaboration aims to meet growing demand in the marketplace for robust and comprehensive out-of-the-box wireless IIoT communications solutions to connect the various sensors used by industrial and commercial customers in their business intelligenceRead more about IIoT consortium formed[…]

Google Calendar now gives guests the power to suggest a new meeting time

Google Calendar now gives guests the power to suggest a new meeting time

Having proven itself an invaluable tool for the scheduling of group meetings, Google Calendar has now made itself even more useful by introducing a new feature that promises to make appointment organizing more convenient for everyone involved.  Starting today for web users and available for mobile from August 13, Google has announced that invited meetingRead more about Google Calendar now gives guests the power to suggest a new meeting time[…]

Q2 a record for wafer shipments.

Q2 a record for wafer shipments.

Q2 total area shipments are 6.1%  higher than Q2 2017 shipments. “The second calendar quarter of the year typically enjoys a volume increase over the first quarter,” says SEMI SMG chairman Neil Weaver,  “this quarter is no exception. Continued solid demand is driving record wafer volume shipments.” Silicon* Area Shipment Trends Millions of Square InchesRead more about Q2 a record for wafer shipments.[…]

Brand-new AirPods wireless charging case discovered in iOS 12 beta images

Brand-new AirPods wireless charging case discovered in iOS 12 beta images

We’ve long suspected that AirPods 2 would be AirPower-compatible – in fact, we’re almost surprised it’s taking this long for it to happen. But it appears the wait for wireless charging AirPods will soon be over as a new image from the iOS 12 beta clearly shows a new case alongside a new version numberRead more about Brand-new AirPods wireless charging case discovered in iOS 12 beta images[…]

16 optical fibre connectors in 1U rack panel

16 optical fibre connectors in 1U rack panel

Based on the firm’s ‘FeedThrough’ profile, which fits various electrical and optical connectors in the standard cut-out for an XLR connector, there are four pre-loaded panels – include one with the ST MM (multi-mode) fibre-optic connector whose straight tip connectors have a bayonet-style coupling for twist-on-twist-off installation. The SC Simplex panel meets the requirements of singleRead more about 16 optical fibre connectors in 1U rack panel[…]

Toshiba in volume shipment of new current  photorelays

Toshiba in volume shipment of new current photorelays

The TLP3553A and TLP3555A devices feature OFF-state output terminal voltage ratings of 30V and 60V, and ON-state continuous current ratings of 4A and 3A – higher than previous generation products. When operated in pulsed mode, the current ratings increase to 9A for both devices. Common applications for these devices include industrial equipment (PLCs, I/O interface,Read more about Toshiba in volume shipment of new current photorelays[…]