Interesting story, Beth. I haven't talked to any battery developers about this, but it stands to reason that a simulation product like this one could theoretically help eliminate some of the painstakingly slow physical science steps that are required in any battery development. Let's hope that this can help compress the development cycle.
It's definitely great to see CAE vendors buckling down to meet this challenge. Having a set of predefined tools specifically architected to explore the tradeoffs for new lithium ion battery designs will go a long way in helping engineers finally zero in on the right mix that can advance the EV cause.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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