What's the number one reason that Design News readers go the Internet, other than for work? According to a recent Design News study (May 2003), it's to seek information on hobbies. Nearly half (46%) of the respondents reported that they look for information on everything from antique cars to auto racing, to ham radios. The second most popular reason they go to the web is to participate in Internet auctions.
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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