Very seldom will you find a movie recommendation in this motion control blog, but here's one you might want to know about."SAFTEY: Uncover The Competitive Advantage" is a 45-minute film that Siemens Energy & Automation will be showing at movie theaters around the country starting on January 23.The movie's "cast"of safety experts will address changes in safety standards and strategies for bringing safety into the machine design process. And anyone attending the movie will get more than a screening and some popcorn. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session and attendees will receive a Safety Workbook that contains practical advice on OSHA standards, risk assessment, and more.
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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