Acuitiv Software has released version 3 of its visualization program for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Used with such CFD products as Fluent, Star, and CFX, Acuitiv is a post processor that runs on Linux, Unix, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Among its claimed advantages: the ability to bring up menus in a virtual environment and navigate directly to specific elements of the design model.
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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