A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these materials could potentially be highly useful in applications such as solar cells, some limitations still hamper their efficiency and consistency. …read moreContinue reading →
Oregon’s Tech Soft 3D has strengthened a number of its principal offerings, including HOOPS Publish, HOOPS Communicator, HOOPS Exchange and more in its 2016 release.
HOOPS Publish 2016
It goes without saying that 3D PDFs are quickly becoming a de facto standard for communicating manufacturing data. In fact, today’s 3D PDF users aren’t just treating these documents like pieces of paper, they’re beginning to understand them as product-specific applications that have nu… …read moreContinue reading →
The Altair Partner Alliance has added Hyperlean s.r.l.’s cost estimation tool, LeanCOST, to its HyperWorks CAE suite.
Regardless of what type of engineering a design firm is doing, cost is going to be one of the foremost factors driving decision-making. In every discipline, it’s important to balance the best design possible with the most affordable production cost available. And while I risk being simplistic by not taking into account the weight of market demand and industry t… …read moreContinue reading →
A new study, the largest of its kind, has systematically examined International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies over the past three decades. It found that—despite claims to have reformed their practices following the global financial crisis—the IMF has in fact ramped up the number of conditions imposed on borrower nations to pre-crisis levels. …read moreContinue reading →
Mapillary, a company that aims to make the world accessible to everyone via crowd-sourced photos, is opening a new research lab in Graz, Austria, which will focus on advanced computer vision to enhance the image recognition technology at the company, which is building a rival to Google’s Streeview based on crowd-sourced photos.Continue reading →
Oysters are keystone organisms in estuaries around the world, influencing water quality, constructing habitat and providing food for humans and wildlife. Yet their populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramatically declined after more than a century of overfishing, pollution, disease and habitat degradation. Smithsonian scientists and colleagues, however, have conducted the first bay-wide, millennial-scale study of oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake, revealing a sustainable model for future oyster restoration. Their research is published in the May 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. …read moreContinue reading →
Massive amounts of data require infrastructure to manage and store the information in a manner than can be easily accessed for use. While technologies have scaled to allow researchers to sequence and annotate communities of microorganisms within an environment,(its “microbiome”), on an ever-increasing scale, the data management aspect has not been developed in parallel. …read moreContinue reading →