Concepts NREC's TurboMatch
Features 8/26/2010 1 comment Turbocharger Design System software said to be the first commercially available solution that optimally matches a turbocharger design to the specific engine system.
Understanding Aluminum Alloys
Features 8/25/2010 1 comment From its low energy use to its suitability for anodizing, aluminum can be a good choice for designers seeking high thermal and electrical conductivity. Knowing which aluminum alloy series to use is critical for complex extrusions.
Design Tools Make Their Way to the Cloud
Features 8/23/2010 Post a comment While the cloud has not widely been floated as a fit for CAD and CAE applications, vendors are now showing early prototypes that could change the way engineers collaborate and tap into massive amounts of compute power.
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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