The University of Michigan — through its School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) — has published the proceedings from the school's May 2007 National Summit on Coping with Climate Change. The event — the first of its kind in the U.S. — focused on helping the U.S. prepare for the impact of climate change. The book captures the ideas of top environmental leaders regarding national adoption strategies to climate change. The 256-page proceedings contains keynote speeches, transcripts of breakout sessions and panel discussions.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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