As early as September or October 2003, Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program participants will be able to get Phase 2 of the National Fluid Power Association's Electronic Statistical Toolkit. The Toolkit is one of the NFPA's most popular member services, and the expanded version offers a growth rate calculation, a correlation analysis, additional lead-lag capabilities, and CSS index numbers. This software is free but only available to CSS program participants (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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