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Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive The New York Auto Show has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant. The show, which usually occurs in April, was scheduled for August 20 through 29th. Semiconductor company Qualcomm has offered to acquire Veoneer, an ADAS company, for $37 per share in cash. Automotive Tier 1 Magna International already has a definitive merger agreement to acquire Veoneer, wh... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: March 10


Hi-tech pens The University of California at San Diego has developed a hi-tech ballpoint pen. Researchers have taken off-the-shelf ballpoint pens and filled them with bio inks. With so-called enzymatic-ink-based roller pens, users are able to draw biocatalytic sensors on a surface. [caption id="attachment_18297" align="alignleft" width="300"] Researchers draw sensors capable of detecting... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: June 24


A cup of sub-wavelength images The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have developed a technology that could enable sub-wavelength images at radio frequencies. Researchers used a mere glass cup, and laser light at optical wavelengths, to measure and image RF fields. In the future, this technology could measure the behavior of metamaterials. ... » read more