At the 2018 electronica exhibition in Munich, John Hendricks, product marketing manager for Rogers Corporation, discussed

At the 2018 electronica exhibition in Munich, John Hendricks, product marketing manager for Rogers Corporation, discussed 5G materials including demands and trends. Pete Starkey: John, it’s great to see you again. Thank you for sparing the time to join us. It’s been a very active show, and everybody I’ve spoken to has been very complimentary about it. One of the main talking points this week has been 5G. From your point of view, as a specialist supplier of materials, where are we going with 5G, and what are the implications of 5G for your company? John Hendricks: Rogers is a company that makes printed circuit board materials, but most specifically, high-frequency PCB materials. We tend to approach things from the high-frequency point of view. If you look back at previous generations of telecommunications systems—2G, 3G, 4G—there were many technological developments along that path and evolution. In terms of high-frequency PCB materials, not much has changed. A power amplifier was a power amplifier, and an antenna was an antenna. The materials used in 2G also tended to get used in 3G and 4G. Also, the frequencies were very similar. However, 5G is different from ...

InvisibleShield Debuts Glass Elite Screen Protection for the New Apple iPhone 11 Smartphones Nasdaq:ZAGG

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InvisibleShield®, a ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) brand and the leading global innovator in screen protection, today unveiled the all-new Glass Elite family of products made for the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Comprised of InvisibleShield’s strongest screen protection ever, the lineup includes Glass Elite VisionGuard®+ with anti-microbial technology, Glass Elite Anti-Glare, Glass Elite Privacy and Glass Elite. This new collection of products offers consumers InvisibleShield’s strongest screen protection ever plus a range of technologies to meet their specific needs. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/fd5f76f7-f66f-40ce-9f19-a4b5824d4a50, and product feature videos are available here: “At InvisibleShield, our primary mission is to engineer screen protection solutions that offer our users protection from all that every day phone use brings; exposure to blue light and germs, dings and scratches, wandering eyes, and glare from the sun. The Glass Elite family of products features our most advanced technologies to date, and is a testament ...

The most-read stories on The Union Democrat website in 2018 involved tragedy — fire, flood and

The most-read stories on The Union Democrat website in 2018 involved tragedy — fire, flood and a doctor on trial for manslaughter — as well as the auction of cars and a story that appeared in 2017 about a Groveland man’s father whose life story was featured in a best-selling book. Here’s the list of the 10 most-read stories with updates on what has happened since the stories were published: Reports from ground zero of the most destructive days of the weeks-long Donnell Fire stirred emotions and memories for generations of people and descendants of early visitors who first stopped at the fishing and hunting mecca called Dardanelle Resort since it opened in the 1920s. Forest Service investigators have not released a cause of the fire, which cost at least $36 million to fight. It was declared contained Nov. 28. A limited number of firefighters made a stand that August afternoon at Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station, which had been evacuated. Members of three engine crews and about 15 employees wrapped Kennedy Meadows Resort, a cabin that dates to the 1880s, in silver reflective material. There were 277 personnel assigned to the Donnell Fire as of 11 a.m. Aug. 6 and that was...

We have robots that can walk, see, talk and hear, and manipulate objects in their robotic

We have robots that can walk, see, talk and hear, and manipulate objects in their robotic hands. There’s even a robot that can smell. But what about a sense of touch? This is easier said than done and there are limitations to some of the current methods being looked at, but we’re developing a new technique that can overcome some of those problems. For humans, touch plays a vital role when we move our bodies. Touch, combined with sight, is crucial for tasks such as picking up objects—hard or soft, light or heavy, warm or cold—without damaging them. In the field of robotic manipulation, in which a robot hand or gripper has to pick up an object, adding the sense of touch could remove uncertainties in dealing with soft, fragile and deformable objects. Quantifying touch in engineering terms not only requires the precise knowledge of the amount of external force applied to a touch sensor, but you also need to know the force’s exact position, its angle, and how it will interact with the object being manipulated. Then there is the question about how many of these sensors a robot would need. Developing a robot skin that could contain hundreds or even thousands of touch...

group exhibition at the hole NYC examines digital media’s impact on art making

the group exhibition post analog studio at NYC-based contemporary art gallery the hole examines digital media’s impact on art making, with a focus on digitally-influenced painting, digital video and sculpture. with specific interest in CAD rendering and 3D modeling, the show includes 26 artists from established to emerging, with works that vary from pixels, to paint, to 3D printing. robert lazzarini, chain-link fence (torn), 2012, steel and pigment, 134 x 276 x 75 inches, 340 x 701 x 191 cm installed in a seamless white room of the gallery, which resembles the studios where digital video and digital photography thrive, the artworks appear to almost float, mimicking the digital space in which most of them were conceived. capturing the diverse experiences of artists working with technology, or influenced by its structures or aesthetics, the exhibition includes paintings, installations, video, animations, and more. matt hansel, the tide that left and never came back, 2019, oil and flashe paint on linen mounted to panel, 30 x 44 inches, 76 x 112 cm participating artists include: takeshi murata, who is exhibiting a complete computer fabrication, not an alteration or adjustment of re...

What one action do all mattress producers need to take to keep their mattress manufacturing equipment in

What one action do all mattress producers need to take to keep their mattress manufacturing equipment in good working order? Implement a robust program of preventive maintenance, leading machinery suppliers say. A well-designed program includes inspecting equipment regularly, replacing worn parts before problems occur and conducting any necessary service, such as lubrication, sharpening or re-calibration, on a consistent, timely basis. The benefits of such a proactive approach are multifold, equipment suppliers say. Maintenance helps keep machinery in good working order for current production while also heading off problems—and potential breakages—that may occur down the road. “Preventive maintenance should be the motto of all factories,” says Costas Georgallis, founder and managing director of Amelco Industries Ltd. in Nicosia, Cyprus, whose line includes roll-pack, baling, frame, mattress-packing and pillow-filling machines. “Producers should always follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions and not wait until a breakdown to repair and maintain their machines.” The cost of unplanned maintenance includes decreased production, higher costs for parts and shipping, plus lost...

Autographed Baseball Memorabilia Sale from Private Collection of Mets Legend Ed Kranepool – Through May 31,

Autographed Baseball Memorabilia Sale from Private Collection of Mets Legend Ed Kranepool – Through May 31, 2018 – Long Island As a top Mets Memorabilia Collector, Mr. Kranepool is offering a limited number of collectors the opportunity to visit him at his home on Long Island to examine and purchase unique Mets and Yankees Sports Memorabilia directly from his collection. The items for sale are autographed vintage photos, autographed assorted team and individual baseballs, great baseball memorabilia from different teams, as well as unsigned, never been seen before personal photos from his days while he was with the Mets for his 17-year career. This opportunity to visit Mr. Kranepool for a Meet and Greet at his home will be during the Springtime of 2018. This will take place in the evenings between 7 PM-10 PM on Monday to Thursday, as well as some weekends. All home visits will be by appointment only. This memorabilia sale will help pay for some of Ed’s major medical bills from this past year. Contact Martin Gover of Momentum Sports Management, 212-918-4545. An adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel that follows the misadventures of Don Quijote and h...

Badged a GLC350e, the plug-in hybrid SUV makes its debut on Tuesday at the Frankfurt International

Badged a GLC350e, the plug-in hybrid SUV makes its debut on Tuesday at the Frankfurt International Motor Show and should be at dealerships within the first half of 2020. Outside the United States, Mercedes will also add a plug-in hybrid version of the GLE with a diesel engine for an extra efficiency kick. We’ll also receive a plug-in hybrid GLE, though with a gas engine. The powertrain of the GLC350e is comprised of a 2.0-liter inline-4 and an electric motor-generator integrated with a 9-speed automatic transmission. System output is 315 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in about 5.6 seconds. Drive is to all four wheels as standard. The electric motor-generator, which also serves as the engine’s starter, is able to recover energy under braking and store this in a 13.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Mercedes quotes a range of 30 miles on a full charge of the battery, though this is measured on the lenient NEDC cycle. An EPA-rated electric range will likely come in below 20 miles. For buyers opting for the GLC’s Multimedia Package, the GLC350e plug-in hybrid powertrain benefits from route-based operation, where fact...