Hello, all! It’s me, Martin, again with October’s edition of Martin’s Corner. This month I have found some interesting links and information that you have to check out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

When someone says, “I’d like to be a fly on the wall for that conversation”, they may soon be able to thanks to some new nanotechnology developments.
The idea behind this development is to implant Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) into an insect during its larva stage of metamorphosis. The implanted MEMS would enable the insect to be remotely controlled to transmit conversations or sense certain chemicals. Now is that embedded technology or what!?

The following link takes you to an interesting article that highlights some of the applications that this type of technology can be used for.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4808342.stm

 

Pentagon Speak?


Say what? The missile was guided by what?

If you or your company has ever done business with the military or defense contractors you need to check out “Pentagon Speak” under our Interesting Links section. This soundbite highlights just how confusing Pentagon Speak (as I call it) can be. It’s hilarious and well worth the visit.

Disclaimer: Humorous content not actually sourced from the Pentagon or Department of Defense.