Skype, SMC Networks and FON have combined their technologies to create a phone that can make Internet calls through a computer. The phone can be used with any open Wi-Fi access point. The $159.99 package includes the SMC Wi-Fi Phone for Skype (WSKP100), FON's wireless router “La Fonera” and Skype Voicemail for a year. It also includes 500 SkypeOut minutes that enable calling outside the Skype network, augmenting free calls among Skype subscribers. Buying a SkypeIn phone number makes it reachable from any phone.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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