The latest version of a solar powered aircraft made a successful maiden flight in Switzerland earlier this week. Solar Impulse 2 is designed to circumnavigate the globe. This new model follows on from the Solar Impulse 1 which made flights across The States in 2013.
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New DSO from Rohde & Schwarz
The HMO1002 digital oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz is a quality test and measurement device representing good value for money. Three models offer bandwidths of 50, 70 and 100 MHz and an optional eight-channel logic probe allows full use of the scope’s MSO capabilities.
Silly Putty boosts Li-ion Energy Density
Surely everyone remembers their first encounter with silly putty. Knead it into a sphere and it becomes a super bouncy ball, hit it hard and it shatters into pieces that slowly flow together again. Originally developed during the Second World War as a possible substitute for rubber, it is a curiosity, a solution looking for a problem…
Is Dual Carbon the Way Forward?
A startup Japanese company called Power Japan Plus have announced a new type of rechargeable battery which they claim is a significant improvement compared to LiIon batteries. The battery was developed at the department of applied chemistry at the Kyushu University in Japan.
New FPGA Family from Lattice
Lattice Semiconductor has announced the introduction of the ECP5 family of FPGAs. Their target for this new family is for small-cell, microserver, broadband access, industrial video and other high-volume applications where the lowest-possible cost, lowest-possible-power and smallest-possible form-factor are crucial.
Smart Band-Aid Wirelessly Monitors Health
A team of researchers at the University of Urbana-Champaigne have developed a conformable wireless skin patch consisting of a microfluidic construction of sensors, chips and RF devices using origami-inspired convoluted interconnects to accommodate skin surface flexing.