lundi 31 décembre 2012

Abee acubic NE03 Compact PC Case


Abee launched their latest compact PC case, the acubic NE03. Designed specially for Intel NUC form-factor, the case supports for both Intel D33217GKE and D33217CK motherboards, and features a brushed aluminum exterior, an acrylic roof table to put your smartphone on top and a front-placed USB 3.0 port. Measuring W140mm x D200mm x H50mm and weighing 1000g.

Evergreen DN-81640 Wired Mouse


Evergreen hits back by offering you their newest wired mouse, the DN-81640. Coming in a 3-button design, this eye-catching mouse features a transparent acrylic plate, a 1000dpi optical sensor and a USB 2.0 connector.

Lexus Wonder Material

Found in prototype spacecraft, carbon fiber is one of the lightest, strongest materials known to humankind. Lexus, of course, now uses it in luxury vehicles.

IGNITION KEYS MAKE dreams come alive. They unlock dynamic electrical systems, dramatic engines, and—if you’re lucky—unforgettable driving experiences. There’s a particular key, however, that is more special than most—the one from the Lexus LFA, and not just because it fires up a V10 engine to 9,000 rpm.

jeudi 20 décembre 2012

Fujio Masuoka the poor inventor of flash memory( the most important semiconductor innovation of the 1990s)

Dr. Fujio Masuoka (born May 8, 1943, Takasaki, Gunma) is the inventor of flash memory. He joined Toshiba in 1971. There he also developed SAMOS memory. Dr. Masuoka was excited mostly by the idea of non-volatile memory, memory that would last even when power was turned off. He is now a professor at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Fujio Masuoka invented flash memory, a technology used in semiconductors with sales of $76 billion in 2001. These chips went into products worth more than $3 trillion, including automobiles, computers and mobile phones.
Flash memory was the most important semiconductor innovation of the 1990s, and it should have made Masuoka very rich. But the 59-year-old inventor lives in Japan. His employer, Toshiba, recognized his efforts by awarding him a bonus worth a "few hundred dollars"--and promptly let its archrival Intel take control of the market for his invention. Subsequently, Masuoka says, Toshiba tried repeatedly to move him from his senior post to a position where he could do no further research.

Masuoka received the 1997 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.Since 2005 Masuoka has been working as the CTO of Unisantis Electronics aiming to develop a three dimensional transistor

jeudi 13 décembre 2012

Top 40 Patent Holders for 2011


1 International Business Machines Corp.
2 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
3 Canon K.K.
4 Hitachi, Ltd.
5 Panasonic Corp.
6 Toshiba Corp.
7 Microsoft Corp.
8 Sony Corp.
9 Fujitsu Ltd.
10 Siemens Corp.
11 General Electric Co.
12 Seiko Epson Corp.
13 LG Electronics Inc.
14 Hewlett-Packard Co.
15 AT&T Corp.
16 Ricoh Co., Ltd.
17 Intel Corp.
18 Broadcom Corp.
19 Toyota Jidosha K.K.
20 General Motors Corp.
21 Qualcomm, Inc.
22 Xerox Corp.
23 Honeywell International Inc.
24 Renesas Electronics Corp.
25 Oracle Corp.
26 Cisco Technology, Inc.
27 Fujifilm Corp.
28 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
29 Micron Technology, Inc.
30 Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
31 DuPont
32 Brother Kogyo K.K.
33 Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
34 Sharp Corp.
35 Medtronic Inc.
36 Silverbrook Research Pty. Ltd.
37 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
38 Texas Instruments, Inc.
39 NEC Corp.
40 Johnson & Johnson

jeudi 6 décembre 2012

Top Best Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Projects


A fifth-generation jet fighter is a fighter aircraft classification used in the United States and elsewhere encompassing the most advanced generation of fighter aircraft as of 2012. Fifth-generation aircraft are designed to incorporate numerous technological advances over the fourth generation jet fighter.

1.Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability. The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant.

The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. JSF development is being principally funded by the United States, with the United Kingdom and other partner governments providing additional funding. The partner nations are either NATO members or close U.S. allies. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin. The F-35 carried out its first flight on 15 December 2006.

2.Sukhoi PAK FA

The PAK FA, a fifth generation jet fighter, is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and serve as the basis of the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA being developed with India. The T-50 prototype performed its first flight 29 January 2010. By 31 August 2010, it had made 17 flights and by mid-November, 40 in total. The second T-50 was to start its flight test by the end of 2010, but this was delayed until March 2011.

The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase the first 10 evaluation example aircraft after 2012 and then 60 production standard aircraft after 2016. The first batch of fighters will be delivered with current technology engines.The PAK-FA is expected to have a service life of about 30–35 years.

3.Mitsubishi ATD-X

The Mitsubishi ATD-X Shinshin is a prototype fifth-generation jet fighter that uses advanced stealth technology. It is being developed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) for research purposes. The main contractor of the project is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Many consider this aircraft to be Japan's first domestically made stealth fighter. ATD-X is an acronym meaning "Advanced Technology Demonstrator – X". The aircraft's Japanese name is Shinshin . The aircraft's first flight is scheduled for 2014.

The ATD-X will be used as a technology demonstrator and research prototype to determine whether domestic advanced technologies for a fifth generation fighter aircraft are viable, and is a 1/3 size model of a possible full-production aircraft.The aircraft also features 3D thrust vectoring capability. Thrust is controlled in the ATD-X by the use of 3 paddles on each engine nozzle similar to the system used on the Rockwell X-31, while an axis-symmetric thrust vectoring engine is also being developed for the full scale production model. The nozzles on the prototype appear to be uncovered and might have a slight adverse effect on the aircraft's stealth characteristics.

4.Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 during the years prior to formally entering USAF service in December 2005 as the F-22A. Despite a protracted and costly development period, the United States Air Force considers the F-22 a critical component of U.S. tactical air power, and claims that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter. Lockheed Martin claims that the Raptor's combination of stealth, speed, agility, precision and situational awareness, combined with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities, makes it the best overall fighter in the world today. Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force, said in 2004 that the "F-22 will be the most outstanding fighter plane ever built.

5.Sukhoi/HAL FGFA

The Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) is a fifth-generation fighter being developed by India and Russia. It is a derivative project from the PAK FA (T-50 is the prototype) being developed for the Indian Air Force. FGFA was the earlier designation for the Indian version, while the combined project is now called the Perspective Multi-Role Fighter (PMF).

Two separate prototypes will be developed, one by Russia and a separate one by India. According to HAL chairman A.K. Baweja (speaking shortly after the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Committee meeting on 18 September 2008), both the Russian and Indian versions of the aircraft will be single-seater. The first aircraft will begin testing in India in 2014, with introduction into service expected by 2022.

6.Mikoyan LMFS

The Mikoyan LMFS is a proposed Russian stealth, single-engine fighter aircraft, loosely based on the canceled Mikoyan Project 1.44. Recent images reveal a fighter design with substantially larger internal weapons bays.

Developed by the Russian Aircraft Corporation or RAC, this lightweight fighter is believed to incorporate an engine based on the RD-33 engine, and manufactured at the Klimov factory. The engine is supposed to be fifth generation, utilizing the latest advancements in turbine and combustion chamber technology, and only receiving minor changes to the fan blades.

7.Chengdu J-20

The Chengdu J-20 (Jian-20) is a purported fifth-generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019.

The J-20 was one of the stealth fighter programs under the codename J-XX that was launched in the late 1990s. It was designated “Project 718”, and won the PLAAF endorsement in a 2008 competition against a Shenyang proposal that was reportedly even larger than J-20. Two prototypes have been built as of the end of 2010. The general designer of J-20 is reportedly Mr. Yang Wei, who had been the general designer of CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder.

8.KAI KF-X

he Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X is a South Korean program to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), spearheaded by South Korea with Indonesia as the primary partner. It is South Korea's second fighter development program following the FA-50.

The project was first announced by South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung at the graduation ceremony of the Air Force Academy in March 2001. South Korea and Indonesia had agreed to cooperate in the production of KF-X warplanes in Seoul on July 15, 2010. The initial operational requirements for the KF-X program as stated by the ADD (Agency for Defence Development) were to develop a single-seat, twin-engine jet with stealth capabilities beyond either the Dassault Rafale or Eurofighter Typhoon, but still less than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The overall focus of the program is producing a fighter with higher capabilities than a KF-16 class fighter by 2020.

9.TFX (Turkey)

TFX is a next generation air superiority combat aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) with technological assistance from Saab AB .

On 15 December 2010, Turkey's Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) decided to design, develop, and manufacture an indigenous air-to-air combat fighter. Funding equivalent to US$20 million was allocated for a 2-year conceptual design phase that will be performed by TAI.

mardi 4 décembre 2012

4 new Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train

E7 Series Shinkansen (Hokuriku high speed train)
The E7 series (E7) and W7 series (W7) are identical Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train types on order respectively by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) for use on the Hokuriku Shinkansen when the line is extended from Nagano to Kanazawa in late fiscal 2014.

Car 12 will be equipped with full active suspension, and the other cars will be equipped with semi-active suspension.Maximum speed is 260 km/h (160 mph).

E6 Series Shinkansen (Super Komachi high speed train)

The E6 series (E6) is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type on order by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) for use on new Super Komachi 'mini-shinkansen' services on the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen from Tokyo to Akita commencing in March 2013. A pre-production set was delivered in June 2010 for extensive testing, with 23 full-production sets scheduled to be delivered between November 2012 and spring 2014.

Technology incorporated in these trains is derived from the experimental Fastech 360Z train previously tested by JR East. The E6 series trains are formed of seven cars, to provide the same seating capacity as six-car E3 series trains, due to the reduced seating capacity in the end cars. All cars feature active suspension with tilting up to 1.5 degrees.

L0 Series Shinkansen ,a high-speed maglev train
The L0 series (L0,L0-kei, pronounced "L zero") is a high-speed maglev train on order by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) for use on the Chūō Shinkansen under construction between Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. 14 pre-production vehicles will be built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Nippon Sharyo, a subsidiary of JR Central.

The train is planned to run at 500 km/h (310 mph), offering Tokyo - Osaka journey times of 1 hour 7 minutes.

The first 5-car train is expected to begin tests at the Yamanashi Test Track in 2013; the test track is being extended.

Hayabusa, the new luxury 186mph Japanese bullet train

Japan has launched a brand new 186mph luxury bullet train, complete with a business class carriage modelled on airliners.

A network of cutting-edge Shinkansen train lines has been built up across Japan since the 1960s, and the island nation now hopes to sell the technology abroad.

The latest ultra-fast train, called 'Hayabusa' or Falcoln, will make two trips a day between Tokyo and Aomori, a scenic rural backwater on the northern tip of the main Honshu island.