Ultronics (www.ultronics.com), U.K. maker of electro-hydraulic control valves, systems, and software, has been bought by Eaton Corp. (www.eaton.com), a global manufacturer of fluid power systems, electrical power quality, distribution and control, automotive engine air management and fuel economy, and intelligent systems for fuel economy and safety in trucks. Ultronics' products are used in mobile applications in construction, forestry, agriculture, etc.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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