Content posted in March 2012
Tesla CTO Says EVs at Tipping Point
During his keynote address at DESIGN West this week, Tesla co-founder JB Straubel said EV batteries will continue to offer higher ranges, better performance, and lower costs.
Apple iPad 3 Teardown
The third generation of Apple Inc.'s wildly successful iPad media tablet features a modified version of Apple's A5 processor, A5X, which has a larger floor plan to include quad-core graphics, according to a teardown analysis.
iPhone App Accesses Braze Alloy Data
The Wesgo Metals app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch helps engineers evaluate braze alloys by including the forms in which a given alloy is available, along with that alloy's mechanical properties.
We shared our list, now Design News readers tell us which artificial intelligence movies they watch again and again.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
Researchers have simplified the fabrication of the geometric requirements for fluid motion in microrobots for in vivo medical applications.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s recently announced plan to put an electric airplane in the air by 2018 is forward-looking, but hardly unique.
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