Scientists from the University of Warwick are undertaking research into the use of optical wireless in cars, technology that can send data signals with light. The researchers say optical wireless could replace most wiring within vehicles, providing an eco-friendly solution that cuts fuel and maintenance costs.
Li-Fi is a technology that uses LEDs to transmit data wirelessly. The technology patented by professor of engineering at Edinburgh University, Harold Haas, is an answer to congested bandwidth by turning lightbulbs into broadband communication devices.
From gesture computing and multi-touch technology to smartphones that are smarter than ever, TODAY digital lifestyle contributor Mario Armstrong takes a look at the gadgets that will be taking center stage in 2013. And as pricing goes down, many of these technologies will become even more affordable.
IMTSTV's Penny Brown interviews Angel Martinez, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Caterpillar on how tax reform can boost manufacturing, improving U.S. infrastructure and importance of workforce development; Pat McGibbon interviews Richard Aboulafia with Teal Group on the fiscal cliff as it relates to the aerospace industry; and more. Brown says 2012 was "a fantastic year for manufacturing."
In this video from consulting firm PwC, US Industrial Products leader Bob McCutcheon discusses seven key factors that will affect a resurgence in American manufacturing, from shale gas, to talent, to demand, and more. Check it out here.
Sales are down for the first time in a decade while the smartphone and tablet market is booming. Is the PC dead? As consumers are opting for the mobility of tablets and smartphones, PC sales are expected to be down for an entire year.
Manufacturing is moving to the Southern United States in a big way. In Mobile, an Australian shipbuilding company called Austal is leading the way in hiring—bringing on up to 100 new employees every month. NBCNews.com's Matt Rivera explores why.
Using enough gift wrap to reach the North Pole from New Jersey, Barnes & Noble's high-tech warehouse spits out a million packages a day.
Steve Jobs’ hand-picked successor, current Apple CEO Tim Cook, talks exclusively to Rock Center Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams about Apple’s battle with Samsung, glitches with their maps app, the prospect of Apple TV, and the challenge of keeping Apple cutting edge.
The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from 5 employees to over 1300 people. Rock Center’s Harry Smith reports.
Malware is becoming more of a problem not only on computers but also on smartphones. CEO of TopPatch Chiranjeev Bordoloi explains how some of the malicious activity is conducted and how to protect your device. CBSNews producer Chenda Ngak reports in this Science and Technology video.
Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. For more information visit www.ted.com.
Fred Smith says fiscal cliff talks should focus on the corporate tax policies first. Smith says that it's not small businesses that are creating jobs in the U.S., but rather it's capital investments in equipment and software done by big business.
2012 may become known as the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology became accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni, co-founder of Digital Forming, gives a useful primer on this fascinating way of making things - including intricate objects once impossible to create.
A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to generate nanofibers, using hardware built through standard chip-manufacturing processes. In their prototype, the researchers cram 25 emitters into a square centimeter, boosting nano fiber-production rates while reducing power consumption.
Prof. Larry Navarre (Business) presents "Supply Chain Management: The Beer Game" during the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series. Prof. Navarre touches on the important functions of fulfilling a customer request including product development, marketing, operations, distribution, finance and customer service.
During the Intelligent Systems Leadership Summit 2012, Windows Azure Marketing General Manager Eron Kelly discusses Microsoft Corp.'s focus on delivering software through the cloud and the opportunity it creates for devices and intelligent systems.
Embedded devices bring new efficiencies to the manufacturing line. Watch the "intelligent screwdriver" in action in this simulation of a working intelligent system that links factory-floor devices to decision makers thousands of miles away. Jeff Wettlaufer, technical program manager for Windows Embedded's Marketing Team, shows how it works.
In its Toledo, Ohio plant, Kuka Systems manages an incredibly complex data flow—and builds entire the body of a Jeep Wrangler in 82 seconds--using an intelligent system powered by Windows Embedded. The highly automated plant produces more than 700 Wrangler bodies each day, in eight different body configurations.
Got dust or fumes in your workplace? Hold on because you're about to take a virtual ride and fly through a Gold Series industrial dust collector from Camfill Farr. See how it works and how it can help you clean up your factory by watching this dust collector video.