Ivex Design International recently launched their Knowledge Base web site. The database has frequently asked questions about the company's Windows(reg)-based EDA software, as well as downloads of demo versions of WinBoard PCB, WinDraft Schematic Capture, Spectra Autorouter, and other CAD software. Their tech support center on the site offers bug and workaround documentation for their software, as well as application tips in the Better Route newsletter at www.ivex.com
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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