There’s a lot more to online 3D virtual worlds than Avatars and fun and games. As hot spot destinations like Second Life gain in popularity, many leading companies, including one very well-known CAD and PLM software provider, are hopping aboard to see how the virtual world can help them better connect to customers.
UGS is launching UGS Innovation Connection within Second Life, making it the first PLM company to create a presence in this mainstream online virtual world. UGS will use various locations throughout the Innovation Connection to collaborate with customers and partners, host virtual conferences and provide what it bills as a more immersive way to experience its solutions as they’re used day-to-day by customers around the world.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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