National Instruments is offering entry-level certification and an online preparation tool for LabVIEW users. The exam and certification is to help employers and students alike become Certified LabVIEW Associate Developers (CLAD). An online exam, the LabVIEW Fundamentals Exam, prepares users—including those preparing for the CLAD exam—to evaluate their knowledge of the LabVIEW graphical development environment. The 1-hr CLAD exam is computer-based and given in NI offices, and Pearson VUE testing centers. For more info, go to www.ni.com/training.
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.