For those of you considering try-outs for "Who Wants to
be a Millionaire?" you'll want to bookmark SciTech Daily for its trivia value
alone. But you'll get so much more at www.scitechdaily.com .
SciTech Daily is a potpourri of links and information. There is news from around the world, a comprehensive listing of technology publications, plus a nice choice of a variety of "techie" sites. The links and materials change daily, but there are three main sections—Features and Background, Books and Media, and Analysis and Opinion.
On the day we reviewed the site, there were articles on: NASA robotics technology that could clean up maritime paint removal; how holograms will be storing movies, pictures, and computer data much sooner than anyone thinks; the world's largest parafoil soaring in a test where it carried the equivalent of NASA's six-person X-38 Crew Return Vehicle; and an "instant-on" memory device that could eliminate the need for hard drives.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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