Design News has editors advocating for and against a bailout to
domestic automakers. Editor-in-chief John Dodge argues for a bailout
while Materials Editor Doug Smock is urging lawmakers to say NO. Check
out the coverage below, and weigh in with your thoughts and comments.
Obama Should Tell Detroit's CEOs: No The auto lobby is pushing hard
for a federal bail out right now. As much as I support American
manufacturing, I think a federal bail out for GM, Ford and Chrysler
would be a tragic mistake...
GM, Ford and Chrysler Should get Bailed Out
This is National Dump on American Automakers Week. Cash-less GM, the poster child for industrial vision-less-ness, is
bearing the brunt of the finger-pointing and accusations. So I thought
it might be interesting to look just how innovative GM is and relate it
to the bailout...
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team £100 to make (about $161 US).
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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