This is a really good idea that Google's come up with (so long as they don't use it for any wireless tracking service to see where users are...you never know!). I'm sure it behooves wireless carriers to know where they are underutilizing spectrum to provide better coverage. And if smart devices can find unused spectrum when they need it, wireless connectivity will no doubt improve and provide better service to people.
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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