- Be versatile. Early fuel cell development favors engineers with multidisciplinary skills in fields including electrical, chemical, and automotive.
- Persistence pays off. Turning the fuel cell into a viable contender to power automobiles took decades of work with little initial reward.
- Keep an open mind. While millions has poured into developing batteries, most engineers overlooked the fuel cell, which offered far greater performance potential.
- One step at a time. Don't try to force consumers to make several large changes in their habits. Experts say that the potential to use gasoline or methanol will be key to the fuel cell's success. Completely altering the drivetrain and requiring a new fuel infrastructure would almost certainly kill the fuel cell's chances.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is