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Category: Electronics Engineering

Monitoring electric current offers high-precision, sensor-free means to control valves and locks

Niklas König, a research assistant in Prof. Nienhaus’ group, demonstrates the precision of the new sensor-free technology by levitating a steel ball. Credit: Oliver Dietze Using a new technique developed by drive systems engineers at Saarland University, electromagnetic valves can precisely control the amount of liquid they dispense and electromagnetic door locks can close smoothly and quietly. All that the engineers in Saarbrücken need is a magnetically permeable metal bolt that moves within a coil of wound copper wire and…

Learn Ways How Instagram Impacts Your Email List

Marketers have a fascination for email marketing. Marketers also have a soft corner in their hearts for Instagram. Even though marketers love both the online channels, on very rare occasions, they have brought these two of their favorites together. As per the statistics provided by Curalate only 14 percent of marketers are actually utilizing social media pictures or visuals in the email marketing endeavors. Moreover, marketers would be leveraging Instagram content, as per the findings, even less than 3 percent…

New technique sheds light on body language in job interviews, sales calls, team projects

A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of how individuals interact in social settings and can increase the effectiveness of communications coaching. The system, named Protractor by the Cambridge-Dartmouth team, uses invisible light to record how people employ body language by measuring body angles and distances between individuals. Prior studies have revealed…

The Makeup of Successful Geographically-Distributed SRE Teams: Part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed some of the key principles to consider when developing geographically distributed (GD) SRE teams. Similar to the first article, we’re leveraging the journey of LinkedIn’s SRE team as the point of reference for the topics discussed here in part two. Within this post, we’ll discuss growth planning, the challenges associated with being part of a remote team, and some of the unexpected advantages geographically distributed SRE teams can offer. Tenets to focus…

Use Netflix and YouTube without Using Up Your Mobile Data

Streaming media consumes bandwidth regardless of how you consume it. The challenge for mobile users is how to enjoy streaming media without too much data usage over their cell phone connection and an insane phone bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips on how to use Netflix and YouTube without using up your mobile data. Adjust Your Settings in Netflix If you want to reduce your Netflix data usage, you can alter the settings from…

A Solution to Compression Oracles on the Web

CC 3.0 by Jean-Jacques MILAN This is a guest post by Blake Loring, a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Blake worked at Cloudflare as an intern in the summer of 2017. Compression is often considered an essential tool when reducing the bandwidth usage of internet services. The impact that the use of such compression schemes can have on security, however, has often been overlooked. The recently detailed CRIME, BREACH, TIME and HEIST attacks on TLS have shown…

Smart conveyor rollers to optimize parcel logistics operations

The drive systems specialist Matthias Nienhaus (photo) from Saarland University is collaborating with partners to develop smart conveyor rollers that communicate with one another. They have found a way of turning the motor inside every drive roller into a sensor. The team will be exhibiting a conveyor demonstrator made from these smart rollers at Hannover Messe. Credit: Oliver Dietze Engineers from Saarbrücken have developed a system of self-monitoring conveyor rollers to solve crucial logistics problems for sorting offices and parcel…

Data Science and the Art of Producing Entertainment at Netflix

by Ritwik Kumar, Vinith Misra, Jen Walraven, Lavanya Sharan, Bahareh Azarnoush, Boris Chen, Nirmal Govind Netflix has released hundreds of Originals and plans to spend $8 billion over the next year on content. Creators of these stories pour their hearts and souls into turning ideas into joy for our viewers. The sublime art of doing this well is hard to describe, but it necessitates a careful orchestration of creative, business and technical decisions. Here we will focus on the latter…

Students create 3-D printed robot prosthetic limb for amputees

Credit: University of Manchester Students at The University of Manchester have designed and built a 3-D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a much cheaper alternative for amputees. The hand‘s joints are all fully posable with each individual finger and the thumb being able to move as well as make a fist. The functionality of the hand allows its user to do simple everyday tasks such as picking up items, eating using a knife and fork, typing and…

Choosing the Best Bingo App for iOS

If you thought bingo was only for those of a certain age, you’ve clearly missed one of the most dramatic – and some might say bizarre – trends in mobile gaming over the past couple of years. As it has followed other traditional gambling activities, such as cards games, slots and sports betting, online, bingo has gathered momentum as one of the most popular online pastimes among people of all ages. Bingo’s growing popularity online The parallels with other games…