High energy prices and energy consumption concerns have taken the fun out of freight services. To alleviate some of the gloom, Lean Logistics of Holland, MI has introduced GreenLanes, a transportation and freight optimization
program designed to improve sustainability and reduce empty miles for
shippers and carriers across the U.S. GreenLanes is a
software-as-a-service application that lets freight managers determine
opportunities for round trips, continuous moves and fractional
dedicated truckload. The goal is to reduce empty miles, now at 15 to 20
percent, to 3 to 5 percent.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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