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Cadence Introduces Automotive Functional Safety Verification Solution
October 27, 2014
Cadence Design Systems on October 22 unveiled its new automotive functional safety verification solution, which reduces the effort required by automotive designers to prepare for ISO 26262 compliance by up to 50 percent.

Before You Have a Plumbing Crisis ...
October 26, 2014
Plumbing has always been one of the most frequently searched categories on Angie's List. Naturally, if the sink is stopped up or the commode's kaput, you want it fixed, and fast.

Infinite Skills' "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK" Simplifies Game Development For Mobile Systems.
October 25, 2014
  (PRWEB) October 26, 2014         Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week released its "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK," a course designed for beginning mobile game developers, focusing on the essentials of using Corona to streamline the development process.     The Corona Software Development Kit (SDK) allows users to access the power of C++/Open GL through Lua, a language layered over C++ which uses a more user-friendly set of commands. Corona is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems, allowing applications to control the full range of mobile device features, including the camera, accelerometer, magnetometer, video player, and GPS.       With Infinite Skills' "Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK," new developers can quickly learn the core concepts and techniques of this critical development tool to learn the basics of game-building in a matter of hours.       Mobile Game Development With Corona SDK Tutorial - Streaming Video           Course author J. A. Whye has dedicated his career to programming across a wide variety of languages and platforms, having first learned to program on the Apple II in 1984. He has recorded hundreds of training videos, and when he isn't training, he maintains websites posting tips and tricks for Corona game developers and the Outlaw tools website.         Whye begins with an overview and guides you through installing the Corona SDK, the Outlaw IDE, and provides instructions for using a basic code editor.      

Wearable Sensor Market Set to Explode
October 21, 2014
The market for sensors used in wearable technology is set to grow sevenfold over the next five years, according to a new report from IHS Technology. The research firm said the "worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019, up from 67 million in 2013." That's great news for makers of motion sensors like gyroscopes and accelerometers, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors driving user interfaces, and health and environmental sensors, IHS said. But shipments of those parts could "climb much more quickly" than sales of the devices, like smartwatches, which use them, according to the research firm.

Solar-Powered Europa Clipper Could Fly Safety Through Plumes
October 07, 2014


Airworthiness Directives
October 06, 2014
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2014-0646; Directorate Identifier 2013-SW-053-AD] -- proposes to require, for helicopters with a Fueltron flowmeter installed, removing each flowmeter, replacing the fuel system hoses, and disabling the electrical connections for the flowmeter installation. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of particle contamination creating an obstruction in a flowmeter which resulted in an uncontrolled flame-out of the engine. The proposed actions are intended to prevent obstruction of the fuel supply to the flowmeter, which could result in engine flame-out and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. FAA estimates the proposed AD would affect 47 helicopters on the U.S. Registry at a cost of $91,180, or $1,940 per helicopter. FAA will accept comments on the proposal through Nov. 14. Send comments to the federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov or mail to Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590. Specify docket number.

BOTS IN THE BOTTLE
October 01, 2014
Sure, the label on your Côtes du Rhinoceros suggests that the grapes were tended by craggy, distant-eyed, French-accented wine savants who nurture the earth, as did their fathers and their fathers' fathers before them. But the truth is, if modern technology can make for better vino and cut costs, plenty of winemakers are going to buy it. (Anyway, between hotter summers and an influx of bulk wine from around the world, that French guy will soon be out of a job.) Here's how they keep the Tempranillo flowing.

Product Design & Development
October 01, 2014
  Roland DGA (Irvine, CA) has announced the monoFab series, including the company's first additive 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new compact 3D subtractive milling machine, the SRM-20.           The ARM-10 3D printer features:

Critical Evaluation of GC Methods
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Gas chromatography (GC) method specifications can tell us a lot about how much thought went into developing a method and how problematic it may be to implement. Further, the parameters and settings that are not included in the specification can tell us a lot about the quality of the method, and how many "assumptions" we need to make to acquire data. A recent ChromAcademy webcast considered some of the more common issues with GC methods and how one might use the method specification to preempt issues.

Product Design & Development
October 01, 2014
  The WCT-5WTXAUTO reference design developed jointly by Melexis (Belgium) and Freescale (Austin, TX) brings together an automotive grade near field communication (NFC) transceiver and wireless charging technology. The design is built around the MLX90132 NFC Transceiver IC of Melexis and the MWCT1003AVLH controller IC from Freescale. The initial target for this reference design is automotive console applications.           The reference design includes all the required hardware and associated software drivers to allow a fully autonomous behavior of the wireless charging subsystem.           www.melexis.com/NFCWirelessChargingRefDesign           [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]         


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