It is very useful to have open source languages that many tools can use. There are tools that are open source and use languages from proprietary tools. On the other hand, other vendors may not be interested in supporting this. Frankly. many of these languages are similar. I heard of one modeling tool that uses an extension of VHDL, for example. It looks like we might need a standard here.
Open source and expanded support for Modelica is where Maple is at primarily, as they explain it, to create a system that can be readily extended and customized and to deliver better integration among multidisciplinary tool sets. Apparently, Modelica is a popular language, hence why they are placing such a big bet.
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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