The problem of localized corrosion is about to get a harder punch now that engineers at the Southwest Research Institute have developed the Multielectrode Array Sensor System (MASS). MASS uses miniature electrodes to detect where localized corrosion is occurring in everyday structures such as bridges and airplanes. With earlier detection, problems caused by localized corrosion—one of the most common ways for engineering components to fail—can be fixed easily and promptly. For info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-547.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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