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Ultra-Light Aluminum Eyed for Applications in Electronics, Medicine, Spaceflight

September 28, 2017

While people don’t think of aluminum as particularly heavy metal, it’s denser than one thinks in its conventional form—heavier even than water.

Now researchers in the United States and Russia have developed a theoretical model for creating aluminum that’s even lighter than water, which could give this type of metal unprecedented applications for use in electronics, medicine, and spaceflight.

 

iPhone 8 / 8 Plus Teardowns: As Tough as Glass

September 27, 2017

Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus announcement was overshadowed in a matter of minutes by the same-day reveal of the much more leading-edge (and expensive) iPhone X. But the iPhone 8 should not be overlooked.

Siemens, HP Introduce New Software Suite for Multi Jet Fusion Printers

September 27, 2017

HP and Siemens have been partners for many years, but the companies continue to build on the relationship with an eye toward pushing out innovation in additive manufacturing (AM), transforming it from a prototyping technology to a cost-effective production technology. AM, according to HP and Siemens, can help companies “escape the limits of conventional manufacturing.” One of the ways to accomplish this, they say, is to improve industrial 3D printing to increase speed to market, differentiate on product performance, and simplify production and supply chain operations.

Nest Is Applying IoT Know-How to Home Security

September 26, 2017

A year ago we wondered if Nest might become the first high-profile failure in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) market. But now the company is aiming for a comeback with the release of a suite of new products aimed at applying Nest's IoT know-how to home security.

3D-Printed, High-Performance Polymer Could Be Used in Space

September 26, 2017

Researchers have developed a novel way to 3D print the type of high-performance polymer materials that can withstand high temperatures for use in aerospace and numerous other applications.

10 Cutting-Edge Disaster Relief Technologies

September 25, 2017
The Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) is back in Silicon Valley and it’s bigge