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.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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.
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