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.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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