Cracked Mac bruises Apple?
News 12/18/2000 Post a comment The Power Mac G4 Cube from Apple has drawn some catty comments from a few users who contend that the acrylic enclosure on the computer tends to develop unattractive cracks.
News 12/18/2000 Post a comment Keeping passengers cool in the 2001 PT Cruiser was a design challenge involving efficiency.
CAD walks Sony's dog on the Web
News 12/18/2000 Post a comment Now that CAD packages such as SolidWorks and Solid Edge are offering Web-publishing capabilities for 3D solid models, users are tapping their vast databases to put parts libraries and online catalogs on their web sites.
Titanium affords a long-life muffler
News 12/18/2000 1 comment While titanium is more expensive than stainless steel used in current high-performance mufflers, it is about half the density (with the same strength) and virtually impervious.
News 12/18/2000 Post a comment Hod Lipson, a mechanical engineer, and Jordan Pollack, a computer scientist, want to make robots so affordable that an average person could own 100 of them.
Comsats on wheels
News 12/4/2000 Post a comment Delphi Automotive Systems has demonstrated one of the first mobile Satellite Digital Audio Receiver Service (SDARS) systems to make a connection to a digital radio signal.
The winner is...
News 12/4/2000 Post a comment The neat looking mystery car we asked readers to identify in the annual auto issue of Design News (DN 10.02.2000, p. 34) is the Saab Quantum III roadster, seen on the cover of the July 8, 1964 issue.
Play like the pros
News 12/4/2000 Post a comment The i.S18 ChipSystemTracquet, a collaboration from HEAD Sports AG (Phoenix, AZ) and Continuum Control Corp. (Billerica, MA), is designed to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, providing more power than a conventional racquet.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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