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[SIGGRAPH 2019] Vidgets: Modular Mechanical Widgets for Mobile Devices - YouTube
Using physical widgets paired with a smartphone IMU to provide additional buttons/user interfaces without direct electrical connection
Vidget  modular  mechanical  widget  physical  user  interface  button  HCI  UI  research  technology  smartphone  IMU 
june 2019 by asteroza
Lockheed Martin's First Smart Satellites are Tiny with Big Missions - Mar 20, 2019
LM50 SmartSat is a new 6U cubesat based modular bus chassis for smallsats, with software defined features. Or a fancy way of saying the onboard computer is now powerful enough to do full SDR and run a hypervisor for VM's and containers, courtesy of SHREC.
Lockheed  6U  cubesat  bus  chassis  modular  satellite  space  hardware  electronics  devices 
march 2019 by asteroza
Turns heat into clean electricity | Climeon
Some sort of modular waste heat power generator (rankine?)
waste  heat  recovery  low  temperature  power  generator  modular 
march 2019 by asteroza
Altius Space Machines Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Phase 1 Awards – Parabolic Arc
MagTag could be the new lego for cubesats to heterogeneously recombine based on work objective.
MagTag  electropermanent  magnet  EPM  newspace  satellite  bus  modular  block  interface  space  research  technology 
june 2018 by asteroza
Concept Project Christine
Project died, but interesting mini-blade PC concept using modules connecting to a power and data backplane
modular  PC  hardware  electronics  devices  concept  design  module  blade  backplane 
december 2017 by asteroza
Patent US20160027536 - Mobile heat pipe cooled fast reactor system - Google Patents
MegaPower, a heat pipe cooled small nuclear reactor, based on the KiloPower work that recently got funded by NASA. Not much comment on the final power conversion system, but heavily implied to be open air cycle brayton. Intended for places like forward bases (FOB)
MegaPower  KiloPower  heatpipe  cooling  cooled  nuclear  reactor  research  patent  LANL  container  containerized  modular  small 
july 2017 by asteroza
OSF | Condensed Publication DRAFT- HOLOS Design 06 23 2017 .pdf
From the designer of CAESAR, a new air cooled nuclear reactor design the fits in a cargo container
pebble  bed  high  temperature  nuclear  reactor  brayton  cycle  power  turbine  generator  air  cooling  compact  container  containerized  subcritical  SMR  modular 
july 2017 by asteroza
Pyyros
interesting modular survival flashlight/multitool
modular  flashlight  multitool  survival  camping  firestarter  PLB  USB  battery  hardware  electronics  devices  kickstarter 
july 2017 by asteroza
Correctness does not decompose
"Correctness does not decompose" so modular programs don't necessarily increase the likelihood of program correctness.
program  correctness  programming  development  modularity  complexity  risk  safety  modular  software  design  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Research & Development | Milrem
Weird tracked UGV, where each track set is functionally independent (basically a monotrack with power/engine)that is linked by a bridge platform.
THeMIS  modular  tracked  UGV  military  drone  vehicle  research  technology  autonomous  unmanned  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
Blocks
Similar to project Ara, but in a smartwatch form factor.
android  smartwatch  hardware  electronics  devices  custom  modular  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
X-energy - Transformational Energy Solutions
New gas TRISO pebble bed group, tighter packing with online fuel swap, but less efficient than GA EM2 concept?
pebble  bed  TRISO  HTGR  high  temperature  gas  nuclear  reactor  research  technology  SMR  small  modular  Delicious  helium  cooled  fuel  power  generator 
may 2015 by asteroza
Wave Energy :: ALBATERN :: WaveNET
Interesting wave energy power generator design, using linkable modules. Similar to pelamis, but all the hydraulic piston stuff is done underwater it seems.
waveNET  modular  pneumatic  pump  wave  motion  power  generator  marine  renewable  green  energy  research  technology  array  hydraulic  structure  ocean  Delicious 
november 2014 by asteroza
Vsenn
Trying to compete with Google's Project Ara modular android smartphone project.
android  modular  smartphone  hardware  Delicious 
november 2014 by asteroza
smr-status-sep-2012.pdf
The SHELF SMR-PWR underwater capsule SMR concept is kinda interesting, as a baby version of Flexiblue. Probably intended to power offshore subsea stuff, such as oil/gas extraction without a well topsides, and military sonar networks set on the seabed.
reactor  information  overview  nuclear  modular  generator  power  type  SMR  small  reference  IAEA  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
FAQ: Nuclear Energy Industry Develops FLEX Strategy to Increase Safety, Address NRC’s Post-Fukushima Recommendations
FLEX seems to be the nuclear industry's version of International Rescue, AKA Thunderbirds Lite. Though the way Fukushima played out, heavy airlift with VTOL or high speed sea transport (where appropriate) may be what is necessary. But if you follow that route, you would be asking for something like a heavy lift cargo tiltrotor aircraft (such as quad tiltrotor) or a high speed SES (like the US Navy's high speed assault connector ship designs) to deliver the generators and other equipment quickly.
plan  equipment  modular  common  pooled  pool  timeshare  distributed  team  response  accident  nuclear  emergency  FLEX  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Elliptical Mobile Solutions | The Global Leaders in Micro-Modular Data Centers
Interesting outdoor capable compact self contained microdatacenter rigs. Basically, a single rack or two of servers in an environmentally protected housing with built in cooling equipment (if it isn't already using an air cooled radiator to be a standalone rig)
skid  palletized  pallet  containerized  container  devices  electronics  hardware  outdoor  modular  rack  datacenter  microdatacenter  compact  factor  form  small  Delicious 
july 2012 by asteroza
11380.pdf (application/pdf Object)
New lead cooled SMR that is train transportable/installable. Uses a supercritical CO2 brayton turbine for the generator for compactness.
SUPERSTAR  natural  circulation  lead  coolant  cooling  fast  spectrum  small  modular  nuclear  reactor  SMR  research  power  generator  supercritical  CO2  brayton  turbine  SCO2  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Electric Car Conversion Batteries | Electric Bike Batteries | Headway Headquarters | LiFePO4 Battery
Make modular cell batteries for electric bikes/trikes, where you can swap out a cell if it goes bad, rather than replacing the whole battery pack.
lithium  cell  modular  manufacturer  battery  EV  tricycle  bicycle  electric  Delicious 
january 2012 by asteroza
EPICSMRWhitePaperFinalcopy.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Interesting SMR paper, comparing SMR costs to LNG plants, and not comparing to GW level nuclear plants. They did not really cover process heat applications, which can be a big driver. There were some complaints that the costing didn't include exclusion zoning or issues regarding single site multi unit deployments, which people have suddenly gotten cold feet about due to Fukushima.
SMR  small  modular  nuclear  reactor  cost  economic  study  research  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
SPS-ALPHA: The First Practical Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large PHased Array « National Space Society Blog
Weird jellyfish design. Something strange about it though. If it has a gravity gradient stabilized antenna pointing down, how does the reflector array operate correctly?
SPS-ALPHA  NASA  NIAC  SBSP  SPS  SSP  space  solar  power  research  module  modular  phased  array  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza
WikiHouse.CC
Open source house design building blocks, with the intention of parts being CNC milled for DIY assembly. Current it seems to be about milling stuff from wood or plywood for flatpack transport for semi-custom shapes then putting various modules together, but the probable end goal is 3D contour crafting concrete structures though.
WikiHouse  opensource  house  building  design  architecture  construction  CAD  3D  CNC  CAD-CAM  DIY  self  assembly  wood  plywood  modular  flatpack  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
Primus Power: Smart Grid Storage
Basically, avoid custom tanks for flow battery sites and base it on modular rack boxes (about a residential hot water heater in size), and focus on mass production economies of scale to improve the costs. Otherwise, you tend to keep running into first of a kind types of costs. You loose some efficiencies, but the argument can be made that you can increase total flow by dispersing valves and pumps. Making the whole thing modular has benefits for site expansion and minimum hardware for initial operations.
zinc  flow  battery  energy  storage  research  mass  production  Modular  tank  smartgrid  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Aluminum encapsulated ceramic tiles for hybrid armor
Interesting methods for getting over issues regarding large surface areas of ceramic armor, by trying to isolate it into modules to prevent propagation of damage after impact, as well as providing an outer metal layer to deal with fragments
defense  military  technology  aluminum  metal  matrix  composite  shell  modular  ceramic  armor  materials  science  research  Delicious 
january 2011 by asteroza
press-Lloyds.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Lloyd's and Hyperion Power Systems are teaming up to do dev work regarding modern shipping using small modular nuclear reactors as powerplants/engines/steam generators for large ships with a defined high speed need. There was some interesting work recently that a three ship fleet with nuclear power for the transpacific container cargo transport market could seriously beat a 4 ship fuel oil powered fleet on a profit and tons/day or tons/mile basis.
Lloyds  Hyperion  small  form  factor  modular  reactor  SMR  steam  power  generator  powerplant  engine  ship  vessel  propulsion  green  energy  transportation  shipping  building  marine  ocean  offshore  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
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