Having a sticky site is a good thing in today's web world...but how about a site that's sticky? Adhesivesmart.com is just that, an industrial adhesives database that helps engineers find just the sticky solution they need. The glue to this site—the database—lists thousands of products from more than 50 suppliers. Users can search via an adhesives selector or by keyword. Even better, if you don't know what keyword to use, up pops a cohesive glossary. The selector guide is plastered with choices: type of application, substrates, approvals, and special purpose. Adhere to the specifications that are important to you. The selector then brings together a list of adhesives that won't gum up your project.
But the site offers other adherent "stuff," including User Resources such as raw material suppliers, testing facilities, services and consultants, a links library, and information for manufacturers. Finally, the user interface is clean, easy to navigate, and not at all tacky! Sorry, we just couldn't resist sticking in this pun!
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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