SolidWorks 98 Windows-native 3D mechanical design software features more than 150 customer-driven enhancements including ease-of-use features, new part and assembly modeling features, and more powerful drawing capabilities. The package includes a tutorial that ships with each license, as well as on-line help and multimedia assistance for new users making the transition from 2D to 3D. Part-modeling improvements include enhanced lofting and sweeping, customized face fillets to define hold lines, and drag-and-drop features with their dependents. Added data-exchange options: ability to import and export assemblies and reference surfaces via IGES and IGES/DXF import of 3D curves.
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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