Member Since: September 18, 2012
Rob Krebs, Director of Market Innovations, American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division, converts the latest in plastics engineering and technical innovations into common sense for the general public, media, businesses and advocates. As a PRSA Thoth Award winner Rob matches his 20 years' experience as a national spokesperson with a detailed understanding of the sciences of plastics and chemistry - and - the future of the field. He created some of the first<http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org> and primary<http://www.plastics-car.com> websites, social media properties<http://www.facebook.com/plasticcar> and publications<http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_greenbuilding/sec.asp?CID=2151&DID=8989> for the discipline and produced a hundred TV news segments<http://www.freesciencenews.org/Compilation_07/Pos_Media_Proj_07.html> about the field including the use of plastics in building and construction<http://www.freesciencenews.org/housing/play.php>, architecture<http://www.freesciencenews.org/GBSVirtualTours/rigidfoam.swf>, automotive<http://www.freesciencenews.org/PlasticCarSafety/play.php>, packaging<http://www.freesciencenews.org/2009_Food_San_Diego/SanDiego.htm>, medicine<http://www.freesciencenews.org/HealthyBaby08/Healthy_Baby_wTOC.htm>, and electronics. During his tenure at the Plastics Division of ACC, Rob played a significant national media role in raising the approval rating for the industry over the last fifteen years, representing a shift in the opinions of tens of millions of Americans.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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