At the risk of being castigated by several sections of the design community, why do we still have cans of corned beef that need a key to open them....? I'ts not like it's a new development in the marketplace.... the original tin was developed for Napoleons army - and was made out of Lead.... It was only about 10 years later that the can opener was invented. And yet 150 years later, we still have to insert a little snap off key into a tab, and wind it around the circumference of the recepticle..... is this a purely European and African thing, or is it also applicable to the U.S.?
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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