Pointwise's latest software uses solid modeling and solid meshing to import, assemble and mesh solid CAD data models. Analysts can use it to fix errors in CAD files, and distills large numbers of small CAD elements into a smaller number of large elements, the idea being to simply the analyst's job. The software also includes a deformation-based scheme for pyramid cell generation in hybrid meshes; a new native interface to the FrontFlow flow solver; upgraded native interfaces to the FIELDVIEW CFD postprocessor and the Cobalt and STAR-CD flow solvers, and ports to AMD Opteron (Windows and Linux); and the SGI Prism.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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