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Startup Lanetix Pays US $775,000 to Software Engineers Fired for Union Organizing

Will this unionization effort remain a one-off? Or stir up a movement among software engineers? Quick, by show of virtual hands—how many engineers reading this belong to a union? If that question got many “yes” answers, I’d be surprised (if you put your hand up, please comment below). And if many of those positive responses were software…
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Join the Next Generation Internet Initiative

The NGI brings together innovators, researchers and policymakers – Martel CEO & HUB4NGI coordinator Dr Monique Calisti Dr Monique Calisti at the NGI Forum Q: What is the Next Generation Internet initiative? The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2016 under the auspices of Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications…
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Star Trek–like Tech Seals Wounds With a Laser

In early tests, this laser-activated silk and gold material held wounds together better than stitches or glue On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commander Riker had an impressive ability to receive head wounds. Luckily for him, Dr. Crusher could whip out the “dermal regenerator,” a handheld sci-fi tool that healed skin wounds with a colorful laser. Luckily…
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Video Friday: Collaborative Humanoid Robot, and More

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the upcoming few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): EU Robotics Week – November 16-25, 2018 – Europe…
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Massive MIMO Will Create More Wireless Channels, But Also More Vulnerabilities

A limited number of protocols for massive MIMO leaves communications channels open to attacks As wireless communications systems have to accommodate an ever-increasing number of data transfers, a lack of sufficient protocols for ensuring that data is transferred to the correct user could leave systems open to an attack. Berk Akgun at the University of…
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DDR Memory Test Challenges from DDR3 to DDR4 and DDR5

Prepare for DDR5 Test Challenges DDR memory chip technology has progressed through two generations in the past 10 years, and the upcoming generation is presently being defined. Each of these generations enhanced in speed, efficiency, and memory capacity. Don’t get left behind—stay up to date on the DDR memory challenges that lie ahead! Download the…
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Run Thousands of Simulations in Parallel with our Highly-efficient Multiphysics FEA Solvers Running on Cloud HPC Nodes

null This is sponsored content and is brought to you by OnScale. The design phase of projects can often be intensive in terms of computational resource. Running simulations for a single design can often takes days or weeks with legacy FEA software which is not ideal for reaching time-critical project milestones. With our scalable Cloud…
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Bacteria Ride Bionic Mushrooms to Generate Electricity

Bacterial nanobionics offers applications from sensors to smart materials What do you get when you combine the high-tech world’s “wonder material”—graphene—with a lowly fungus? A bionic mushroom, of course. Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have reported in the journal Nano Letters the seamless merging of cyanobacterial cells and graphene nanoribbons on the cap…
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Customer Stories: Verathon Incorporated

OnScale customer Dr. Kendall Waters, of Verathon Incorporated, recently sat down with us to describe how using OnScale Cloud CAE tools quicken development times, tightens interactions between engineering teams and makes prototyping significantly more efficient OnScale is the global leader in Cloud computer aided engineering (CAE), operating world-class multi-physics solvers on its Cloud HPC platform.…
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Daimler and Bosch Will Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Program in San Jose in 2019

I don’t know the way in San Jose, my car has a brain and won’t go wrong and lose its way Daimler and Bosch say they’ll offer a self-driving ride-hailing service to selected users in part of San Jose, beginning in the second half of 2019. The service resembles the one that Waymo’s been conducting…
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