UGS, announced ABAQUS, Inc., has selected 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component software from their D-Cubed subsidiary for use in ABAQUS/CAE. Using geometric dimensions and constraints, D-Cubed's 2D DCM component "sketcher" software will provide a constraint-based sketching environment, significantly enhancing its usability and parametric modeling capabilities. The robust, industry-tested solution is a compelling economic alternative to resource-intensive in-house development that can free their resources for development tasks that focus on their own areas of expertise. For more info, please visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4388-570.
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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