News tagged with technological advances

Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro

Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs

Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs on disks and ship ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Other
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Thermogenerator from the printer

Wireless sensor networks monitor machinery and equipment in factories, cars and power stations. They increasingly "harvest" the energy they need to transmit measurement data from the environment, thus making them self-sufficient. ...

dateNov 15, 2012 in Engineering
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