Students at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC learned about IP networking during a virtual trip to the top of Mt. Everest.
Mountaineer and Cisco Engineer Ciprian Chip Popoviciu climbed the mountain in March, carrying a wireless sensor network from Arch Rock Corp. and a mobile router from Cisco. Sensors measured his heart rate and the ambient temperature and humidity during the expedition. Martin students took their own measurements using similar sensors, compared it with Popoviciu's data, downloaded it via the wireless sensor network to a PC, then sent it through the router over globe-crossing satellite links to a website Cisco created for the project.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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