The gorilla glass part was definitely cool, but I found this particular factoid interesting: The Galaxy has some sort of slot or space to accommodate battery expansion over time. I didn't realize that a battery could expand organically with protracted use. If designs don't address that from the onset, it could make for some funky looking, not to mention, unreliable aging tablets.
If nothing else, this video demonstrates the value of gorilla glass. All of us have probably dropped our phones at one time or another. This video shows how much impact it would take to damage a Gorilla Glass screen.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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