The Chinese market for OEM automotive electronics will have more than tripled by 2012 from US$1 billion in 2003, says a new study by Research and Markets. Compiled from research with Tier 1 design engineers and component suppliers, the report covers 35 auto electronics systems from memory seats and night vision to lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Power train will dominate the market, while driver assistance will see the fastest growth. To order the report, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4391-506.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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