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If you are a manufacturer of commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles (CAV) you are most likely looking for cost-effective ways to increase robustness, lifetime and temperature range. During any 1-day seminar you would have probably wanted to get insights on how to improve your designs and products. TQ on Tour Location: The Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen That is exactly what attendants have found today during the first-ever TQ on Tour Event. The seminar took place in the huge soccer arena of the Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04. Together with Infineon weRead More
Need a break from work or want to spend a rainy day on the couch? Here are some great movies to watch for every one who loves high-tech and inventions! 10. Jobs No matter if you’re team Apple or team Android you have to like Steve Jobs. His passion for technology, innovation, design and usability as well as his brilliance are one of a kind. In this movie the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century is told.Read More
A German start-up has invented a device which helps divers to communicate under water and bridge distances of up to 20 meters. One of the biggest risks of diving is losing your partner under water – approximately 24% of diving accidents are the result of the loss of your dive “buddy”. 86% of these accidents end fatally (data according to “Divemaster”). Buddy-Watcher has to buttons for pairing and to send an alarm (picture: Buddy-Watcher) “Buddy-Watcher” wants to solve this issue. The smart wearable is attached to a strap which the user attaches toRead More
There is not much you can do wrong with a little consumer drone, can you? It’s small, it’s not dangerous and it’s fun. However there are several rules you should definitely obey when using a drone. The infographic below from our friends at “Buy the Best Drone” provides a great little summary of regulations and a good comparison of consumer and commercial use. The rules are based on the FAA regulations from the US but are very similar to the ones valid in many European countries. In addition to the stuff mentionedRead More

Posted On July 30, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Breaking The 1Tbps Barrier With UniBoard2

Recently several engineers broke the 1 Tbps barrier within the UniBoard2 project! UniBoard2, an activtiy which is part of the RadioNet3 project aims to create a FPGA-based, generic, scalable, high-performance computing platform for radio-astronomical applications. The innovative re-designed second generation builds upon the experience obtained through the UniBoard project and will be ready for the next generation of astronomical instruments (notably the SKA), at the end of 2015. Lately several engineers pushed the boundaries of what’s possible breaking the 1 Tbps barrier with the UniBoard2 and submitted the picture of the victorious team behindRead More
Spending the summer in Europe is great! You’re able to discover a mixture of culture, vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes. However there is a good chance for bad weather even in the summer months – but don’t worry we listed 10 great science museums every engineer and tech enthusiast will love!  1. Deutsches Museum The Deutsche Museum (which means German Museum) in Munich, Germany is the world’s largest museum of science and technology. You can spend hours or even days here discovering great exhibitions about natural sciences, materials and production, energy,Read More
Israel-based mobile security company Skycure discovered an iOS vulnerability which could enable hackers to crash nearby devices and to put them in an unusable state. In order to perform the hack one would need to set up a router with a specific configuration. Apps on iOS devices which connect to it will crash with only a few exceptions. “Basically, by generating a specially crafted SSL certificate, attackers can regenerate a bug and cause apps that perform SSL communication to crash at will.” writes Yair Amit, CTO & co-founder at SkycureRead More
Using sonar echo to recognise objects translating them into vibration alerts and packing the technology in a wearable to help visually impaired to better manage their lives. A small starter kit that enables kids to build their own little robots out of junk and unwanted materials teaching them problem solving and analytical thinking skills. An induction water heater heating liquids directly in a cup or vessel eliminating the energy waste on excess water.  These great ideas come from three young start-ups:  BatSuite (Slovakia), Junkbot (Dubai) and Miito (Denmark). The three young companies haveRead More
Aerial video footage has been something that we only saw in Hollywood movies until a couple of years ago. Maybe that is the reason why it does look so exciting. In 2010 commercial drones started to come to the shelves of stores. Not long after that the first creative minds strapped cameras to the small UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and filmed their own aerial videos. The new angle from high above delivered stunning pictures but to steer a drone and the camera simultaneously is something for real pros. Good thing thereRead More