This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general, though, are a big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.