My Plantville plant took a turn for the worse. My workers unionized and began to strike. To pay their demands, my profits would dip. So, I hired some union-busters, and they went to town on my past digital workers. After countless beatings, the union would not budge. So, I outsources all my Plantville work to "OverseasVille" factories. I shut down the plant, fired all the union workers. My profits went way up. Success!
This is a fantastic idea for a game. Reminds me of the old sim-city, but with a single company focus, which looks at the nature of running an industrial business. Great promotion!
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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