As a sign that the first flight just may be on track for the fourth quarter, Boeing is now testing the landing wheel assembly of the 787. This stage is significant because wheels down and stowed away during flight involves integration of power, electronics, avionics, plane structure and hydraulics. The testing is initiated by an operator (and eventually, the pilots) who swings them up and down from the cockpit controls. Click on the picture in the Gallery below. Credit: Boeing
HP revealed more of its 3D printing plans in a recent webinar. Senior vice president of inkjet and graphics solution business Stephen Nigro spoke about how the technology works and expanded on HP's vision of open collaboration to commercialize its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for end-production, and open collaboration on new materials. He also said HP will create software to help users decide when to use Multi Jet Fusion versus conventional subtractive manufacturing.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
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