Now space and NASA can be found right at your fingertips, through a new partnership between NASA and Dreamtime Holdings Inc., opening the door for public access to thousands of images, sounds, documents, blueprints, and plans from the space agency's archives. This portal, found at www.dreamtime.com , combines video, audio, space-related bulletin boards, educational activities, chat rooms, even e-cards online. You can see 3D views of the Mars Sojourner rover and the Hubble Space Telescope, video footage of the Wright brothers, even the addition of HDTV to NASA projects, specifically the Shuttle. This is a seven-year project with new materials added monthly to the site. Check it out often.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.