Welcome to Design News’ Automation & Control blog. This blog will be regularly updated with relevant news, trends and events related to automation and control technologies such as controllers, sensors, drives and motors, robotics, motion control components, I/O, and system and device network connectivity such as fieldbus, Ethernet and wireless. Your feedback on the posts, which can be input directly on the blog page, is greatly appreciated.If you have information or news that would be appropriate for this blog, please send it to David Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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