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Category: Computer Engineering

Ingestible devices sense movement and ingestion in the stomach, harness power from GI tract movement

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A multi-disciplinary team co-led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT has developed flexible sensors with the capacity to sense movement and ingestion in the stomach. In collaboration with colleagues at the Media Lab and the Koch Institute at MIT, BWH investigators have created and tested flexible “piezoelectric devices,” which can reside in the stomach for at least two days and sense the ingestion of a meal. Moreover, these devices can harvest energy from…

lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

This Sept. 24, 2017 photo shows an apartment building that was partially destroyed during the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, on Emiliano Zapata Avenue in Mexico City. The eco-friendly apartment building with its wood-paneled balconies and a solar-paneled roof collapsed when a corner column failed, and the flat-slab structure pancaked, said Eduardo Miranda, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford and global expert on earthquake-resistant design. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar) Warm lighting would enhance the wood floors’ natural glow, the developer…

Introducing AthenaX, Uber’s Open Source Streaming Analytics Platform

Uber facilitates seamless and more enjoyable user experiences by channeling data from a variety of real-time sources. These insights range from in-the-moment traffic conditions that provide guidance on trip routes to the Estimated Time of Delivery (ETD) of an UberEATS order—and every metric in between. The sheer growth of Uber’s business required an data analytics infrastructure capable of streaming a wide range of insights captured from across the world and at all times, such as city-specific market conditions to global…

Hostinger – Cheap, Reliable and High-Performance Hosting

What is the most satiating part of buying a product or a service? Well, it is finding high-quality experience in cheapest price! With so many web hosting services around the corner, quality web hosting is a groundwork to reciprocate the effort put in. This blog will shed light on a web hosting provider which aims at hosting your website as easily as a piece of cake along with affordable packages. We are talking about Hostinger, a web-hosting service, established in…

Creating a customer with Ruby – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Adding customers to your Square account is a snap with a simple ruby script. No Customers Yet ☹️ Customer management via API can be incredibly useful when syncing with other systems, automating marketing tasks, and more. If your Customer Directory looks empty and you want to add to it, take a look at the following ruby script: This script is fairly simple because Square’s Ruby SDK does most of the heavy lifting through authentication and parsing the data returned from the API.…

Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planes

Boeing’s recent tech-focused investments show it thinks autonomous and hybrid aircraft may not be too far in the future Boeing is beefing up its investments in autonomous and electric hybrid planes in anticipation that aviation could be primed for as much disruption as virtually every other sector. The aerospace giant has announced a series of recent tech-focused investments, unveiling plans Thursday to acquire autonomous aviation company Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, as well as a stake in Zunum Aero, which works…

Using CMMS for Better Preventive Maintenance

Anyone who has been given the responsibility for maintaining commercial facilities and an entire manufacturing plant will certainly be aware of the headaches that are caused due to breakdowns of equipment. There must be numerous equipments in the factory to keep in the best operating condition and you would also know that if there is something that breaks down, the total process of operation might come to a halt. You should also be aware of the fact that preventive maintenance…

iOS technical deep dive – Medium Engineering

At this point, you may be thinking to yourself, “Isn’t Objective-C a statically typed language? Shouldn’t the compiler have prevented something like this from happening?” The answer to that is Objective-C is statically typed… to an extent. The type system is actually relatively dynamic, thanks to the influence of Smalltalk. Objects can be cast from one type to another without any validation from the compiler. In this case, since the port property of NetRequest was defined as an NSNumber in…

Congratulations to three inspiring women at Airbnb being recognized by the Women of Color in STEM…

At Airbnb, we value the diversity of our workforce, our guests, our hosts, and the world around us. Today, we’d like to congratulate three inspiring women who will be recognized as rising stars in their fields at the upcoming Women of Color in STEM Conference. This conference is the forum of choice for recognizing the significant contributions by women in STEM fields. Every year, they recognize women who truly excel in their field and inspire their peers with dedication and…

Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs

Lab testing at Fraunhofer FKIE to see how robust the security assistance system is: it must be able to clearly identify the carrier of a dirty bomb without sounding a false alarm. Credit: Fraunhofer FKIE The threat of terrorism in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with experts and politicians particularly worried that terrorists might make use of dirty bombs. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new system that will be able to detect possible carriers of radioactive…