Automotive: Hybrids vs. Clean Diesels With gasoline prices above $3/gal in the U.S., automotive buyers looking for the best fuel economy have the options of a hybrid or diesel powertrain instead of the conventional internal combustion engine. Full Story
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What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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