Leading the charge of economic recovery in manufacturing, Kansas City is fast becoming a hotbed for jobs, according Jerry Jasinowski, President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Jasinowski cites $1 billion in capital investment and more than 2,000 new manufacturing jobs in the last two years, as well as 110,000 jobs in manufacturing overall—equal to the number of manufacturing jobs there 10 years ago—as evidence of good times to come. Kansas City has also been chosen as a pilot city for the NAM Manufacturing Institute's Careers Campaign aimed at increasing the number of young people going into manufacturing by 2010. Visit www.nam.org/kansascity.
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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