Still sweating over what to do about a New Year’s resolution? Here’s a harmless one to get you started–how about participating in Design News’ annual Best Product Awards. All you have to do is tell us about the most amazing product you’ve designed in 2009 and it could be profiled along with other great new products in our special issue that comes out in April. Enter by Jan. 15 and you could get the credit you deserve!
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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