Okay, it's something we girls have long suspected, but now it's confirmed: Stuff Magazine reports that British men find electronic gadgets more fun than their wives or girlfriends, and a quarter of them leave their partner alone in bed so they can spend time on their gadget addiction. A full third of 952 British males polled by Stuff say they have more fun playing with video games, web surfing, or watching DVDs than spending time with their mates. A quarter indulge in electronic entertainment while their mates are in bed, with 10% saying they spend up to four hours with their gadgets.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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