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Test ride on the SmartShuttle driverless bus

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 10, 2017

The Postbus smartshuttle is a 100% electric powered and self driving mini bus. The bus can hold up to 11 people. The shuttle is currently in operation in Switzerland. The vehicle will stop itself to prevent it from running over people. It is developped in a cooperation between the French company Navya, Bestmile and the Swiss Carpostal system.

David Abdurachmanov of CERN talks High Energy Physics on ARMv8 64bit Servers at Linaro Connect

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Around the year 2000, the convergence on Linux and commodity x86_64 processors provided a homogeneous scientific computing platform which enabled the construction of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) for LHC data processing. This allowed the High Energy Physics (HEP) community to use a homogeneous software model utilizing the x86_64 architecture. LHC experiments at CERN, in particular ATLAS and CMS, started investigating ARMv8 64-bit (AArch64) architecture for HEP needs. A journey which started in 2013. The LHC community faces a great challenge regarding computing needs in 10 years and has started exploring public clouds, volunteer computing (e.g., LHC@home) and HPC facilities to increase peak computation capacity. This talk will contain information about future (a timeline of 10 years) computation needs for LHC experiments and the more recent progress done by ATLAS, CernVM and CMS teams on using ARMv8 64-bit/AArch64.

You can watch the keynote by David Abdurachmanov and Jakob Blomer here:

CLEARink Video and Color enabled ePaper technology at DisplayWeek 2017

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Filmed at SID’s Displayweek 2017, we got to see CLEARink’s monochrome, color and video displays. This was the first public demo of this technology which originated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Company is aiming for applications which require all the benefits of ePaper along with mass producible color and full motion video. They have commenced trial manufacturing at a LCD fab and hope to derive benefits of a fully depreciated factory. I interviewed their vp of marketing, Sri who has been in the display industry for decades. I also posted my interview with CLEARink's CEO here.

Water filter by Standard Graphene delivers clean water

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Standard Graphene shows their water filtering system using their graphene layer to help filter river water for it to be fully fresh drinkable, they are talking to the Vietnamese and Cambodian Government and talking with UNICEF to bring this to Africa. Standard Graphene also shows some of their other latest demonstrations featuring their graphene at the right price and at the right quantity. They are showing a 5kg ultra-light bicycle infused with graphene allows to increase 130% strength on the bicycle. Also bringing their technology to the automotive and later also to space industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

$399 Laser Beam Pro C200 Laser Pico Projector, UO Smart Beam Laser

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

KDC USA presents their Laser Beam Pro C200 ($399 at Amazon.com) which they claim to be the World’s First and Only Class 1 Eye Safe Laser Projector, which also won the CES 2017 Innovation Award, it is world’s brightest portable laser projector. Class 1 laser with FDA approved Eye safe laser technology let you have Focus Free at all times, with 200 lumen brightness and built in Android powered OS. World’s smallest handheld computer laser projector that projects up to 150 inches with maximum 200 lumens and 768P HD resolution also built in with Android. With up to 120 minute battery life, it can play any contents from SD card or USB flash drive or to download and play any content directly onto the 8GB internal storage, stream videos on any Android app and websites, and users can enjoy better sound using a Bluetooth speaker or headphones, it can connect wirelessly to Android and iOS mobile devices and the user can use it with a keyboard and mouse. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

ARM shows HDR-to-SDR Conversion

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

ARM shows their HDR to SDR conversion processed with their adaptive local tone mapping engine to achieve a dynamic range compression to show HDR content at the highest quality on a regular SDR display. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

Novacentrix PulseForge Photonic Curing Tools

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics.

You can watch my previous NovaCentrix videos here

This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Ceradrop advanced hybrid 3D Printer combines inkjet and aerojet

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Ceradrop, a MGI Group company, designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Embedding all types of printheads as well as the latest generation of curing modules, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market in the fields such as: flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and others. CERADROP provides materials deposition digital printing solution for advanced R&D up to 24/7 high performance manufacturing with full automation. Achieving more than 75% of its turnover from export and providing a unique process support to its customers, CERADROP is supported by the MGI Group network in 70 countries with 50 representatives.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Tesla Model X review by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop

Posted by Charbax – November 9, 2017

IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop, reviews the Tesla Model X, discusses Elon Musk's future projects and where the electric vehicles industry is headed.

Tesla claims the Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. It has all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 351 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. It’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 2.9 seconds.

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

$399 Cubibot 3D printer at IDTechEx Show!

Posted by Charbax – November 9, 2017

Cubibot (successfully crowdfunded at Kickstarter) is a $499 (targeted retail price) cloud based 3D Printer that was developed for over three years, here presented by Sina Noorazar, CDO, Cubibot, providing possibly the best features-for-price ratio in the industry. The Cubibot 3D printer includes:

- Heated print bed
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Easy to use web-based software
- Smart status notification with multicolor LED
- Filtered ventilation for safer use
- Cartridge with premium filament
- Ability to print with advanced materials such as Nylon and PC
- Remote control via Cubibot Android and iOS apps
- Smart features for effortless printing
- 5” cubed print size from a small 10” cubed footprint

Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!