8 STEM Activities to Fight Summer Boredom
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DIY candy, journeys to Mars, coding for road trips, and more. These STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity options will keep kids engaged this summer, from 10-minute activities to more advanced undertakings.
Is the IIoT Getting Out of Control?
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply don’t need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
CAD on the Run Speeds Formula One Racing
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One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
7 Reasons to Skip the I in IoT
The talk these days about the IoT and the large number of companies hopping onto the IoT bandwagon with little to no strategic decision making is unbearable. Does it really make sense for EVERY product to connect to the internet? Here are seven reasons to skip the I in IoT.
The DoE's Quest to Improve Solar Cells
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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed new techniques that could help them identify performance flaws in materials that form solar-energy-harvesting cells, leading to performance improvements in new cells.
An Electric Car Too Soon
An engineer shares his story of the electric vehicle he built, and all of his mistakes he made and lessons he learned along the way.
Bones & Seashells Inspire Sustainable Design for Concrete
Biomimicry is a popular research method these days, in particular in the quest for more environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Researchers at MIT are among the latest to use biomimicry in this endeavor, with a new biologically inspired design of the world’s most common building material -- concrete.
In the wake of a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode, the auto industry may need to rethink the future of autonomous driving.
Pico Interactive is developing a stand-alone system, the Pico Neo, that it hopes will transform virtual reality into a more mobile and accessible experience.
A survey by Arena Solutions finds that half of all product companies do not use PLM. They manage their parts using Excel or nothing.
Modular approach simplifies assembly of demand-based, custom-configurable valve systems.
Wearable electronics may soon have another alternative to cumbersome batteries for power with the development of a new ultra-thin solar cell flexible enough to wrap around a pencil.
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