Because of increasing demand by the automotive industry, Phoenix Contact has chosen PROFInet as its preferred Ethernet solution for Interbus. Interbus technology, a classification of high-speed I/O devices, is joining with PROFInet technology to create a faster, consolidated Ethernet platform. The combined technology will be used in gateways, proxies, control systems, I/O modules, and in developing engineering tools. PROFInet is expected to be the modern standard for distributed automation standards. For more information on PROFInet, go to http://us.profibus.com/profinet.
The Strati EV car printed at IMTS is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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