The work place is disjointed and packed with jealousy.
The education system is weak.
People are greedy.
Honestly, it is hard to make it happen in the work place. Trust is the number one factor when it comes to good collaboration. Like Woz and Jobs, they had each other's backs, they were close friends. Without that level of closeness, everyone is on their own, to be honest. Hapless salary people.
On education - a student about to finish his EE degree told me he didn't take a single programming class past intro to Java. That is a growing trend for many in the engineering field. The lack of strong MCU programming classes will be the USA's undoing.
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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