I like this article a lot. One thing it points out is the variety of experience that is necessary in this field. That also means that older engineers like me will have a place. Young guys will not necessarily have the required experience levels in mutliple fields if only because of the time it takes to acquire.
This also means a certain level of dedication to the field will be required as well. I have always appreciated the variety in challenges that come laong with working in fields that blend more than a single discipline into the work.
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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