Breakthrough in Optical Fiber Communications
Posted Dec 19, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications. Academics from the University's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have collaborated wit...
Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP
Posted Dec 19, 2014 by Epicor in Editorial
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as 'cloud deployment', in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufa...
Getting Bot Responders Into Shape
Posted Dec 18, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projec...
Understanding ERP Deployment Choices
Posted Dec 18, 2014 by Epicor in Editorial
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companie...
Smart Window Tints and Powers Itself
Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source. This unique self-tinting window requires ...
10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution
Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Epicor in Editorial
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as "On-Demand" or "Cloud Computing", elimina...
First Steps for Hector the Robot Stick Insect
Posted Dec 16, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. You can watch them in Bielefeld Un...
Squid Supplies Blueprint for Printable Thermoplastics
Posted Dec 15, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3-D printing. "Most of...
More-Flexible Digital Communication
Posted Dec 12, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver ...
'Smart Windows' Keep Heat Out, Save Energy
Posted Dec 11, 2014 by Eng-Tips in News
Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings. Along with light comes heat that, in warm weather, we often counter with energy-consuming air conditioning. Now scientists are...
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