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The Electronics Industry Responds to COVID – Part 4

We’ve now come to the end of set of posts I’ve been doing that summarizes EDN Aspencore’s series of interesting and informative articles on the response that the electronics industry has been making to the coronavirus crisis. My first post covered Majeed Ahmad’s “sneak peek” at the design ecosystem being built up around helping us […]
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Keep Your Distance: The Electronics Industry Responds to COVID, Part 3

Over the summer, EDN Aspencore published a series of articles on how the electronics industry has responded to the COVID pandemic. In term, I’m doing a series of blog posts summarizing these articles. In my first post, I discussed Majeed Ahmad brief, which offered a “sneak peek into the brand-new design ecosystem built around the […]
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The Electronics Industry Replies to COVID – Part Two

Two weeks ago, we kicked off a set of blog posts focused on a series of articles from EDN/AspenCore on how the electronics industry has been responding to the pandemic. (These articles appeared in EE Times.) In my first post, I summarized an article by Majeed Ahmad that offered a “sneak peek into the brand-new […]
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On the road to autonomous vehicles

As a car enthusiast, and a devoted techie, I’ve been an avid follower of all the news about autonomous vehicles. While we’re definitely on the road to autonomous vehicles, the road is long and winding. And there are speedbumps along the way. But as everyone who’s sat behind the wheel – hands off! – while […]
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The Perseverance rover is headed for Mars. Safe journey, Percy!

Somewhat lost in all the pandemic and political news is NASA’s launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover (nickname: Percy), which on July 30th headed off on its seven-month trip to the Red Planet, where it will join Curiosity, which touched down in August 2012 and is still active. (The earlier rovers – Sojourner (1997) […]
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Keeping Hackers Out of Industrial Control Systems

It seems that there’s always a hacking story in the news, the most recent being a hack of Twitter accounts which you’ve likely read about. Hackers had managed to con a couple of Twitter employees into giving them access to their credentials. They used these credentials to make their way past security and sending out […]
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Keep your distance! Technology for maintaining social distancing.

If you’ve been in a grocery, pharmacy, or big box store recently – or lined up outside a Starbucks – you’ve seen the duct-taped X’s telling you where to stand to keep your social distance from the person in front of you. And if you’ve been taking walks – or just walking down the aisle […]
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Oura rings enlisted in the fight against COVID

Remember mood rings? They were a 70’s fad that recycles every once in a while. The rings contained liquid crystal, which changes colors when the temperature of your finger changed. Red means you’re excited. Gray, nervous. Blue, calm. The science was a bit sketchy, but there was something to it. Anxiety sends blood towards your […]
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Underwater energy harvesting

I’m always bookmarking articles of interest, and in going through my backlog, I just came across one on underwater energy harvesting that appeared in EETimes this past February. (And speaking of February, doesn’t that seem a million years ago?) In the article, Bill Schweber describes a new approach that some MIT researchers are using. The […]
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