Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Updates from BOEING


Best Solutions Are Market Based Solutions (Boeing)

The Innovation Summit – 1

BOEING – Boeing sponsored an Innovation Summit that featured a curated program of keynotes from industry and government leaders, “disruptor sessions” with cutting-edge innovators, and panel discussions focused on U.S. competitiveness, advanced manufacturing, and energy innovation.

Learning about Innovation and Global Competitiveness from Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

Learning about How Companies Succeed Through Progressive Failure

Learning about Finding the Secret to R&D That Produces Innovation

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How Robots in Outer Space Are Influencing the Cars of the Future


By Emily Badger – NASA engineers referred to the most crucial moments in the Mars Curiosity mission last summer as the “seven minutes of terror.” During that time, without the guidance or control of any humans back on earth, the rover had to enter the martian atmosphere, descend from an initial speed of 13,000 miles per hour, and land on target in one insanely expensive, intact piece.

“And the computer,” as the engineer in this dramatic little NASA trailer explains, “has to do it all by itself”: more> http://tinyurl.com/l7tncln

How to cut the cable cord and watch TV now


By Mitch Lipka – For a total of about $15 a month the family gets shows and films via streaming services Hulu and Netflix. Roku, a $90 device, sends them wirelessly.

Not every cable or broadcast show is readily available via streaming. Access to most live programming on stations like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News is restricted to those who subscribe to a cable, satellite or telecom service that includes those channels. more> http://tinyurl.com/m27zect

Data at the center of RF Foundry Growth


By Fayyaz Singaporewala and Peter Rabbeni – No one could have imagined the impact of the mobile handset on society when it was first introduced commercially over 20 years ago. Today we depend on our cell phones for many different tasks from making simple calls to watching high definition live video. Not only has this device changed the way we work and play, but it has also transformed the network and created a vehicle for operators to monetize their investment.

These trends are also driving greater RF complexity. For example, handsets now need to support multiple frequency bands with more complex modulation schemes, necessitating the implementation of innovative control schemes which preserve signal integrity and lower power consumption. more> http://tinyurl.com/khl758q

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AT&T and Verizon Stay Silent About NSA Internet Snooping


By Sam Gustin – AT&T and Verizon, which control key points of the nation’s communications infrastructure, have worked with the NSA to install equipment that “copies, scans and filters large amounts of the traffic that passes through,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The telecom giants have installed the filtering equipment at more than a dozen key points throughout the nation’s communications grid, the paper reported.

The purpose of the systems is to collect “foreign intelligence” in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks against the United States and its allies. The systems are authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Although the systems are supposed to target people “reasonably believed” to be located outside the U.S., recent revelations suggest that domestic communications have been “incidentally” collected. more> http://tinyurl.com/kogzkhl

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