“Innovation in healthcare is not just a question of business; often it is a matter of life and death. Medical and pharmaceutical companies must turn a profit, but they also have an ethical duty to improve lives — addressing common chronic illnesses and providing effective treatments for rare conditions — no matter the lack of profitability. Healthcare companies, therefore, face the dilemma of how to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.” Continue reading
This week you can learn about how ANSYS and Intel® teamed to optimize ANSYS Mechanical for the latest Intel processor and coprocessor innovations. Based on these efforts, both the Windows and Linux versions of ANSYS Mechanical 16.0 (including the SMP and DMP versions of each) can now utilize one or more Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. With Intel’s special promotion and ANSYS HPC Workgroups, you can take advantage of Intel coprocessor performance within your qualified existing hardware at a significantly discounted price.
Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a pancake-printing robot, an injectable polymer that can save people from bleeding to death, and how you can save your jeans by taking a walk in sunlight. Have a great weekend!
- PancakeBot Pancake Printer
- An Injectable UW Polymer Could Keep Soldiers, Trauma Patients From Bleeding to Death
- NASA Tests Parachute-Like Space Brakes to De-Orbit Satellites
- Someday You’ll Clean Your Favorite Jeans With Sunlight
- Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband
Hyperloop – Elon Musk’s project, now venture-capital-backed, to shuttle passengers between cities via tubes at the speed of sound — is shaping up to be to the 21st century what the railroad was to the 19th century.
Both are visionary: one connected the coasts and permitted safe travel across the continent and the other could provide super-fast, efficient commuter passage between major cities. Both were rejected initially as the stuff of fiction: too theoretical to work, too expensive to build. Both were aided by the technology of their day, railways by the might of the industrial revolution, Hyperloop by the computer and simulation technology. And both, when the history of the 21st century finally is written, will be seen as revolutionary turning points in modes of transportation. Continue reading
We occasionally get questions about writing if/else parameter expressions. For instance, users may be setting up a parametric model where the heat turns on only under certain conditions or perhaps an input or output is best expressed as a step function.
Yes, you can do this with expressions. Lets look at some basic examples. Continue reading
Vehicle electrification, renewable energy, and power delivery applications continue to be major trends driving innovations in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. “Good old designs” of power systems and electrical machines using a build-and-test methodology are out of date. Products using the old approach are filled with inefficiencies, are over-designed, and do not include electronic controls. These applications such as automotive electrification, automotive infotainment, and power electronics across many industries are driving the need for new ways of thinking and new design flows. ANSYS 16.0 delivers! Continue reading
In our ANSYS webinars line-up this week, we continue the conversation about our latest software releases. ANSYS 16.0 delivers an all new ANSYS Electronics Desktop featuring ANSYS HFSS and the industry’s first 3-D EM component library. During this webinar, we will introduce you to features in the desktop and illustrate how engineers and CAD support teams can use the new 3-D EM component library. Continue reading
This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles touch on electricity, water, light, batteries, and lasers. And, somehow it all comes together in a glorious set of leaps and bounds forward in technology.
- Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time
- Glass-Coated Sulfur Particles Could Improve Battery Life By 1,000 Percent
- These British Students Are Making Electricity Every Time They Pee
- Breakthrough In Energy Harvesting Could Power Life On Mars
- Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon Takes Out Truck