Software company, think3, has partnered with GlobalSpec Inc., an online technical product resource for engineers, to give customers access to supplier and product information from the thinkdesign and thinkteam products. The partners have developed a database of more than 45 million parts from more than 9,500 supplier catalogs, all found under the co-branded website, http://think3.globalspec.com, which automatically transfers parts information from suppliers to think3's bill of materials.
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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