12 Technologies From the Future of Manufacturing
Last week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) drew more than 111,000 registrants from 112 countries to see 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, and components of virtually all kinds.
VR Is Having a Hard Time, But It's Here to Stay
While market reports show slow going for virtual reality adoption, noted video game developer Chuck Carter says VR is here to stay, and that video games will be the driving force behind all of its applications, from entertainment to enterprise.
Why Electric Motors Should Be Assembled by Bonding
As motors become smaller and more powerful, adhesive bonding gains in popularity, and the variety of materials and surfaces it can be used on expands, more and more engineers are likely to consider using it for their applications.
The Hidden Story of NASA’s African-American Women Mathematicians
With the film Hidden Figures set to tell their stories on big screen for the first time, we take a look at the real lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three little-known African-American mathematicians who played key roles in the early days NASA's space program.
‘Don’t Go Gangbusters’ on Your IoT Applications
Sensor deployment in automated factories should be done slowly and conservatively, otherwise engineers may face the loss of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, an Internet of Things expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
The 9 Worst Apple Products of All Time
Perfection is a laudable, but ultimately unattainable, goal, even for the world's most successful consumer electronics company. You know the hits; here are Apple's all-time greatest misses.
Lessons From BattleBots on Engineering and Combat
Ahead of their appearance at Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, we look at some of the engineering behind two robots from the hit show, BattleBots, as well as some tried-and-true fighting tactics engineers should keep in mind when taking their own robots into battle.
Clearly, zombies are in this year -- taking over from a decade of vampire dominance in Halloween fashion.
Researchers in China have developed a battery with self-healing electrodes that makes it resistant to cracking, leaking, or just plain breaking.
The IoT will bring us the many positives of AI, evolving our technologies in ways that only a few years ago seemed like science fiction, according to ARM’s buyer.
Days after a massive, distributed denial-of-service attack took down dozens of major websites around the country, ARM Holdings plc is rolling out a pair of new processor architectures aimed at shoring up IoT security.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
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