The failure so far of cellulosic fuel is central to the debate over corn-based ethanol, a centerpiece of America's green-energy strategy. Ethanol from corn has proven far more damaging to the environment than the government predicted, and cellulosic fuel hasn't emerged as a replacement.
Schneider Electric announced the new Altivar 212 mobile programming application and drive to iPad converter cable, which allow users to perform all Altivar™ 212 and S-Flex™ drives programming through Apple iPads.
This video shows how experts at TWI have adopted automated laser cutting technology for hand operation. The main application is in the area of decommissioning where the flexibility to choose where and how to cut the components can lead to significant advantages when it comes to packing.
Breaking down Apple's 32GB tablet into its parts reveals the true cost and profit of the $729 iPad Air.
If you’re one of the few with that million-dollar idea, here are five key manufacturing trends you should know about to help bring your product to market faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.
The key phrase here is “new ideas entering the market.” It's not like there aren't any new ideas floating in the heads of enterprising individuals, but the ideas just don't reach the shop floor. The resources needed to bring innovative ideas to life are in short supply in U.S.
Kinze Manufacturing has developed a driverless tractor that's controllable via an Android tablet.
Testo Thermal Imaging has announced their next generation thermal imagers, the Testo 870 series, in two distinct models.
Under the motto of “Intelligence in Production”, solutions were presented at EMO Hannover 2013 that efficiently integrate new information technologies. The focus was on innovations that automate, simplify or enhance the efficiency of the work sequences involved.
These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.
The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements.
A research project to join prosthetics and artificial organs together resulted in a functioning artificial person.
The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane.
In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing. But so far this method has largely been limited to making plastic objects.
The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively.
Engineers all over the world are hard at work shaping the highway of the future. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, the reality of a road-ready driverless car is right around the corner.
Wearable technologies have long been a sideshow to mainstream laptop and smartphones, but this year Google's glasses and rumors of Apple's iWatch are popularizing the field. Analysts forecast swift growth. Last year the market for wearable technology — encompassing everything from hearing aids to wristband pedometers — totaled almost $9 billion. That should climb to $30 billion by 2018, said analyst Shane Walker at IHS Global Insights.
It sits on your desktop and makes 3D models for you. 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has created a $1400 digitizer that can scan objects in 3D. Set an object on the turntable, watch the laser and camera go to work, and then sent the scan to the 3D printer.
World-Renowned Leaders In Infrastructure To Keynote At Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure 2013 Conference In LondonSeptember 26, 2013 4:04 pm | by Bentley Systems, Incorporated | Events
Bentley Systems has announced the powerful lineup of guest speakers keynoting at its Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, being held Oct. 29-31 at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K. These prominent thought leaders in the community of infrastructure professionals will be part of a dynamic and content-rich agenda featuring presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.
It's been almost two years since Apple's Steve Jobs has passed away, but the legacy encouraging others to 'think different' that he left behind will always remain. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson says the late CEO left a lasting legacy of innovation at Apple.
Sen. Al Franken is concerned about Apple's use of fingerprint recognition technology in its new iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S, which went on sale Friday, includes a fingerprint sensor that lets users tap the phone's home button to unlock their phone, rather than enter a passcode.
Japanese automakers launched their low-cost green cars at the 21st Indonesia International Motor Show 2013 that opened Thursday in Jakarta, hoping to capitalize on a new Indonesian government policy that gives tax exemptions for the eco-friendly cars.
Industrial Automation North America made its debut as a co-located show with IMTS in 2012. It will make its return in 2014, showcasing the best in process, factory, and building automation. Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, explains why they have decided to bring the Industrial Automation NA and MDA NA to IMTS 2014 and what you can expect to see there.
More than 40 state legislatures have debated the increasing presence of unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace, with most of the proposals focused on protecting people from overly intrusive surveillance by law enforcement. But Texas' law tips the scales in police favor — giving them broad freedoms to use drones during investigations and allowing them to bypass a required search warrant if they have suspicions of illegal activity.
Daimler has unveiled its much anticipated self-driving Mercedes Benz at the Frankfurt International car show. The auto maker has been making incremental improvements to its autonomous technology, saying the car, driving with limited autonomy, performed well on a recent 100 km test drive through Germany. Daimler plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle available to consumers by 2020.