PG&E will install up to 590 Sharp solar panels in three areas of AT&T Park — on the Port Walk along McCovey Cove, on a newly erected canopy over the Willie Mays pedestrian ramp and on the roof of the Giants Building. PG&E will connect the 120 kW of power generated from the solar panels into the San Francisco power grid as part of an attempt to meet the city’s goal to become “the greenest city in the nation.”
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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