Signs are pointing up for the economy, but for many it's slow moving. However, think3 saw an 80 percent growth rate in revenue over 2002, with about 5,000 customers overall, including Audi and Michael Graves Design Group. They also introduced the new 9.0 product suite, aimed at mid-size manufacturers and combining thinkdesign, thinkteam, and thinkID. The suite offers 2D, 3D, and PDM in one integrated system, in addition to an automatically generated BOM and the company's Global Shape Modeling technology. Go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-511
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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