A recent study by Georgia Institute of Technology found that the elderly would give up some of their privacy to remain independent longer. The study involved 44 adults aged 65 to 75 with such privacy-invading technology as Digital Family Portrait, which transmits photos of the elder being monitored to the caregiver and Facebot, a communication device that allows residents to talk directly to it for commands. For more info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-514.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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