Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block the View
Posted August 20, 2014 by in News
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the ...
Eight Simple Steps On How To Successfully Select An ERP System
Posted August 20, 2014 by in Editorial
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality...
Device Monitors Key Step in Development of Tumor Metastases
Posted August 19, 2014 by in News
A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form me...
Data Center Trend: Distributed Power in the White Space
Posted August 19, 2014 by in Editorial
Cloud computing vendors and colocation data centers make every effort to maximize the scalability, efficiency and agility of their data centers. As a result, more and more of them are investigating re...
Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells
Posted August 18, 2014 by in News
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries -- a potential source of lead pollution -- into new, long-lasting sola...
Wireless Sensors and Flying Robots: A Way to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges
Posted August 15, 2014 by in News
As a recent report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employ...
Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer
Posted August 15, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers' needs in great detail is essential to positioning their ...
Temporary Tattoo Biobatteries Produce Power from Sweat
Posted August 14, 2014 by in News
In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sen...
Stinky Gases Emanating From Landfills Could Transform Into Clean Energy
Posted August 13, 2014 by in News
A new technique that transforms stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices an...
Customized Surface Inspection Integrated into Production Process
Posted August 12, 2014 by in News
The quality control of component surfaces is a complex undertaking. Researchers have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis and integrat...
Four Quick Ways To Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity
Posted August 12, 2014 by in Editorial
With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting--how to...
Carbon Dioxide ‘Sponge’ Could Ease Transition to Cleaner Energy
Posted August 11, 2014 by in News
A sponge-like plastic that sops up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and toward new energy sources, such as hydrogen. The material -- a...
Robot Folds Itself Up and Walks Away
Posted August 8, 2014 by in News
Demonstrates Potential for Sophisticated Machines that Build Themselves A team of engineers used little more than paper and Shrinky dinks -- the classic children's toy that shrinks when heated-- to...
Used-Cigarette Butts Offer Energy Storage Solution
Posted August 7, 2014 by in News
A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbi...
Mint Jutras Report: Is it Time to Purchase a New ERP?
Posted August 7, 2014 by in Editorial
Whether you are contemplating a first time purchase for your entire company, expanding into a new location or deciding whether or not to replace your existing ERP solution, it's a big decision. For de...
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