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Will the Supply of Lithium Meet Battery Demands?

March 29, 2018

According to the 2018 U.S.

Software Key Enabler for IIoT Applications

March 29, 2018

For the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to achieve its almost unlimited potential, everyone knows what a massive hurdle is how to transform of data collected at the edge of the network into actionable information. It’s also clear that the key is software, and lots of it, that is not only easy to use but also relatively inexpensive to implement and able to exploit the ongoing expansion of powerful new hardware platforms.

Software is King

Engineering Deep Learning Hardware at the University Level

March 28, 2018

In addition to conducting its own research into AI-specific processors, MIT is introducing coursework to train the next generation of engineers in building hardware for deep learning and AI applications.

PTC Releases Creo 5.0, Upgrading for Optimization and 3D Printing

March 28, 2018

PTC has announced the release of an upgrade to its Creo CAD design package. Creo 5.0 adds a number of functions, including topology optimization, which suggests improved design possibilities to objects; additive and subtractive print integration, which allows users to prepare for printing functions without leaving Creo; flow analysis, which gives the user a quick look into analysis while inside Creo; and a number of production enhancements created to speed the design process.

Proton Battery Could Offer Lithium Ion Alternative

March 28, 2018

A traditional proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells uses platinum catalysts to combine gaseous hydrogen and oxygen from the atmosphere to produce electricity, water vapor, and heat. Producing, transporting, and storing hydrogen gas, however, have proven to be speed bumps on the road to adoption of fuel cells in the mainstream transportation sector.

Siemens to Roll Out New Simulation Platform for Self-Driving Vehicles

March 27, 2018

Siemens today will introduce a computing and simulation platform aimed at speeding the validation and verification of autonomous cars.