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.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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