Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Electro-active fabrics turn a sports bra into a heart rate monitor — and will soon transform other products too
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Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Make sure your steel prototype tool exactly duplicates production conditions. Issues to consider include cycle times, thermal management, and insert handling for side actions. Another option: aluminum.
Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Many engineers use Excel to perform simple analyses, but this program offers more than basic math and plotting capabilities. Two books will help you make the most of Excel spreadsheets.
The Strati EV car printed at the IMTS show is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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