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What Is Embedded Vision & What Can I Do With It?
Blog 
8/30/2012  6 comments
Our Continuing Education Center course on embedded computer vision will tell you why you need to consider embedded vision as a key feature of your system, as well as show you how to incorporate it into your design.
Flexible Batteries Power Flexible Displays
Engineering Materials 
8/28/2012  18 comments
New materials for batteries can make them flexible and energy-dense enough to power displays on bendable, implantable, and wearable electronics.
Slideshow: These Robots Soar
Blog 
8/27/2012  30 comments
Flying robots are generally small in size, but vary widely in design and purpose.
Long-Range EV Has Motors in its Wheels
Engineering Materials 
8/23/2012  72 comments
A Japanese prototype with motors in its wheels can go 218 miles on a single charge, 30 percent farther than other mass-produced EVs, due in part to engineering plastics.
Joining Techniques Critical to Auto Composites
Engineering Materials 
8/22/2012  10 comments
Automating production isn't the only technical problem carbon composites face in mass manufacturing. There is also the lack of standards and technologies for joining techniques.
Comment:Re: Cycling - Ann R. Thryft-8/21/2012
Robot Assists Heart Surgeons
Blog 
8/21/2012  27 comments
The CorPath200 robotic system helps cardiologists with a procedure that restores blood flow to blocked arteries.
Video: Robots to Recycle Space Junk
Blog 
8/16/2012  40 comments
DARPA's Phoenix program plans to harvest the components of retired, nonworking geostationary earth orbit (GEO) communication satellites and reuse them, saving money, and cleaning up space junk.
Solar Cells Help Windows Generate Electricity
Engineering Materials 
8/15/2012  41 comments
A new kind of polymer solar cell that is almost 70 percent transparent to the human eye could give windows the ability to generate electricity by absorbing mostly infrared, not visible, light.
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One-Piece Carbon Composite Wheel Drives Cars
Engineering Materials 
8/13/2012  19 comments
Carbon Revolution says it has made the first one-piece, all-carbon fiber composite wheel for cars as well as planes.
ABS Alternative Made of CO2, Palm Oil & Starch
Engineering Materials 
8/10/2012  6 comments
A team headed by Siemens researchers have developed a substitute material for ABS by making a polymer from starch, palm oil, and carbon dioxide.
Study: Plastics, Garbage Fuel Texas Cement Kiln
Engineering Materials 
8/9/2012  11 comments
A study has shown that fuel created from nonrecycled post-consumer plastics and other waste can power energy-intensive commercial and industrial operations.
Reshapeable Plastic Remembers Original Form
News 
8/9/2012  5 comments
A new shape-memory plastic makes QR code labels look like Salvador Dali's famous floppy watch and could prove useful in product and brand protection.
Video: Composites, Syntactic Foam Dive to Bottom of Pacific Ocean
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2012  6 comments
The prototype Deepsea Challenger submersible piloted by James Cameron to the depths of the Pacific Ocean included components made of carbon fiber composites.
Carbon Nanotubes Reinforce Adhesive
News 
8/7/2012  4 comments
Carbon nanotubes reinforce a high-strength epoxy adhesive for structural components.
3D-Produced Carbon Composites Coming to Cars, Planes
Engineering Materials 
8/6/2012  9 comments
A revolutionary joint development initiative between Stratasys and Oak Ridge National Laboratory aims to develop a fused deposition modeling (FDM) process for making production volumes of carbon fiber composite components entirely out of autoclave.
Robots Speed Complex Composite Fiber Placement
News 
8/6/2012  5 comments
GKN Aerospace becomes the first to use the UK's new automated fiber placement machines that will help speed production of complex composite aircraft structures like wings.
Video: Robots Climb Stairs, Walk Like a Human
Blog 
8/3/2012  29 comments
A pair of robotic legs modeled closely on human walking mechanisms walk with a biomechanically accurate gait.
PLA Blends Perform Like Engineering Thermoplastics
News 
8/2/2012  3 comments
New polylactic acid alloys provide up to 40 percent bio-based content, but their strength and stiffness rival standard engineering thermoplastics.
More Than Cars Drive Powder Metals
News 
8/1/2012  17 comments
A wide range of materials and processes are helping engineers in many industries design near-net-shape components faster and with less material waste.
Nanodevices Self-Assemble Using DNA
Engineering Materials 
8/1/2012  5 comments
Harvard University's Wyss Institute has harnessed DNA to create self-assembling nanodevices such as targeted drug delivery machines.


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