Across technology, science, society and the arts, boundaries are blurring like never before. E&T asks, is life becoming one big mash-up? And what exactly is a mash-up, anyway?
The future of high-performance processing is to mix things up: heterogeneous multiprocessing is here to stay.
Enterprise mashups need certified standards before organisations will place their data 'and trust' in them, reports E&T.
Maps used to be simply scaled-down aerial diagrams of places containing navigational information. Now they contain layers of changing digital information, and it's a serious management issue, E&T explores.
E&T pulls stuff together and overlays it on to some other stuff for the mash-up issue: technology free for alls, software hybrids, multicore mix'n'match, interactive maps, data explosions - it's all here. Plus there's plenty more to jam with in the subject-specific feature content, plus industry news and E&T's popular columns.
As the old joke says, On the Internet no one knows you're a dog. But they can get a very good idea of where your kennel is, and perhaps even work out where you go for walkies.
To try to keep up with demands for cheaper access to high-density logic, programmable-logic companies are planning radical shifts in how they design their chips.
Fast cars, space exploration and other achievements of Argentine technology.
At CeBit you can see the latest do-it-all gadgets but if it’s good design you want, seek out the iF awards pavilion. E&T gives a run-down of the sleekest offerings.
Space junk could be the cause of satellite failures.
The electronics business is facing low demand coupled with spasmodic bursts of orders. E&T discovers that uncertainty is causing problems in the supply chain.
The idea of design for manufacture is hardly new, so why is manufacturing so often an afterthought for designers, asks E&T.
Mash-ups are widely available for public use on the Internet, but are only just beginning to fulfil their potential in business environments. Organisations are looking at ways in which they can integrate mash-ups with existing software to display information collected from multiple data sources in order to aid business efficiency.
Biofuels are vital in the fight to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. But developing a sustainable biofuel has proved challenging, but the latest advances with microbes and algae could provide the answer
It has long been a bone of contention that renewable energy is far from cost-effective, and that view has been borne out by a recent landmark study.
Want to tap into new business? The old way was to brainstorm, but that's so last year. Today we set up reward-based 'ideagoras' - effectively a 'mash-up' management strategy. And it works.
E&T considers some of the infrastructure deficiencies that the Chilean earthquake brought to light.
Web 2.0 facilitates greater communication. But where consumers gather, so will the fraudsters and patterns are emerging on how fraudsters are utilising the weaknesses in social networks and Web 2.0.
There's still plenty of engineering work to be done for those willing to find a niche, cultivate a positive attitude, invest in equipment, and - perhaps more importantly - invest in people, as E&T discovers.
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