The National Fluid Power Association will be holding its annual fall conference and educator/industry summit in Scottsdale, AZ from September 30 through October 3, 2004. The conference offers an opportunity to find out what directions lie ahead in research relevant to the fluid power industry. Events at the summit include keynote speakers from Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Institute of Technology, roundtable discussions, and a chance to view a poster presentation of research work. For more information visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-527.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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