A Single Nanoparticle Enables Two Medical Imaging Techniques

A Single Nanoparticle Enables Two Medical Imaging Techniques By Dexter Johnson Posted 20 Nov 2014 | 21:00 GMT Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) havedeveloped a nanoparticle that enables both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as fluorescent imaging in living animals.  The researchers believe that a single nanoparticle capable of performing these two functions …

The Cost of Creating Collisions Using SHA-1 (FPGAs)

The Cost of Creating Collisions Using SHA-1 (FPGAs) Posted by Rick Andrews on November 18, 2014 Re-Posted by Michael Ristoff SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash algorithm that is most commonly used today in TLS/SSL certificates on the Internet. It has almost completely replaced older algorithms like MD2, MD4 and MD5, which were phased out when practical attacks against those algorithms …

New FPGA-based USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device Controller From SLS

New FPGA-based USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device Controller From SLS By: Max Maxfield Dubbed “SuperSpeed,” USB 3.0 is increasingly being adopted in the electronics industry for applications requiring its high-bandwidth transfer capabilities of up to 5 Gbit/s. In many cases, designers are using USB 3.0 in conjunction with an FPGA. For example, automotive systems designers may be using an FPGA as part …

Plunify’s InTime Now Supports Altera FPGAs & SoCs

Plunify’s InTime Now Supports Altera FPGAs & SoCs Max Maxfield, Designline Editor 11/13/2014 08:15 AM ESTInTime is design optimization software that harnesses computing resources and machine learning to rapidly generate optimized strategies for solving FPGA design problems. As you may recall, it was close to a year ago that Plunify and OneSpin announced they were joining forces on a cloud …

Improving the Parallax Propeller in an FPGA

IMPROVING THE PARALLAX PROPELLER IN AN FPGA The Parallax Propeller is an interesting chip that doesn’t get a lot of love, but since the entire chip was released as open source, that might be about to change: people are putting this chip inside FPGA and modifying the binaries to give the chip functions that never existed in the original. Last …

Inexpensive, Durable Plastic Hands Let Robots Get a Grip

This Rubber-Jointed Hand Can Pick Up a Telephone and Use a Drill By Robert Howe, Aaron Dollar & Mark Claffee Posted 21 Nov 2014 | 20:00 GMT   <iframe width=”620″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/-g2e2WFG7C8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Video: Ian Chant and Celia Gorman; Footage: iRobot The human hand is one of nature’s marvels—and a stupendous challenge to engineers who would replicate it. It’s an …