Article about how the construction industry can improve connectivity for remote field workers.
The mining industry has a problem. On the one hand, diminishing resources have led to decreased productivity while on the other, a growing clamour for a lower environmental footprint means operations must focus on sustainability.
One solution has come in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) and its ability to make mining work in a much smarter way with the eventual result of helping the environment.
A digital transformation revolution in manufacturing is underway, and data is the primary currency paving the way for more efficient ways of doing business. Gone are the days when data analysis was left to Monday night quarterbacking by poring over static results. Today, thanks to a central wireless ecosystem which links relevant mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) connected machines and connected employees, data gathering and analysis in a smart factory is immediate and real-time optimization drives significant efficiencies.
A bioengineering article that interviewed the leaders of a study into a new way of treating bone infections. Collagen scaffolds and localized dosing of copper were found to be effective. I interviewed the principals and wrote this story for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The earth is already bursting at its seams and the problem is expected to get worse. The UN forecasts that the planet will be home to close to 10 billion people by 2050, a rise of almost 30% from its current total of 7.7 billion. The rapid rise gets especially worrying when climate change is factored in. As a result, conventional methods of catering to basic human needs such as housing and clothing will have to be reimagined.
Fortunately new sustainable materials, often from unexpected sources, are promising to make a dent in the challenges facing humanity.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting its annual conference on architecture and design in Las Vegas from June 6-8. Planning to attend? You’re invited to visit Autodesk at AIA booth #5535 at the Expo Center. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to when visiting us at AIA this year.
The numbers don’t lie. Studies from Forrester Research have shown that making the customer experience your business is good for business. Brands that invest in experience register tangible benefits: their average revenue growth rate is 23 percent compared to 13 percent for those that don’t. Given such a powerful incentive to invest in experience, franchises, too, are hopping on board. And they are leveraging a powerful ally to help them get there: technology.
In 1976, Stanford University computer science professor Donald Knuth experienced firsthand a problem that had been plaguing the scientific community in recent years: how to ensure that research papers that included mathematical equations and scientific notation were formatted correctly for printing.
Manual typesetting could produce excellent output, but it was expensive. If an author wanted to write mathematical or other technical notation, the author and a knowledgeable typesetter needed to ...
Steve Wilson and Associates works on renovating currently-operating Whataburger restaurants, so the work has to be completed over a compressed time frame, usually about a week, and involves emptying the dining room of all equipment. To execute each assignment efficiently, the company needs on-site storage for tables, booths, chairs and other restaurant equipment until the renovation is complete. Steve Wilson may get only a week's notice about a job, which means they need a storage company that can offer a guaranteed delivery and pickup time and on short notice.
Assistant Professor Kirsten Ziomek, Ph.D., had just graduated from college when she set off to teach English in Japan. Her degree was in European history, but her stint abroad made her realize how little she knew about Japanese history.
Determined to change that, she pivoted to the study of Japanese history as a doctoral student. Much of Dr. Ziomek’s research now focuses on indigenous peoples and other colonial subjects in Japan’s 20th-century empire.
RAM Mounts, a division of National Products, Inc., depended on a paper-based production system for manufacturing. This meant inefficiencies at almost every step of the way — from inventory management to quality control to HR. A digital transformation of all processes was necessary to deliver transparency across workflows and decrease human error.
Effective navigation for people who are blind or visually impaired is especially complicated because of a lack of visual orientation clues. However, with the advent of mobile phones and smart devices, geolocation capabilities are being used in unique ways to help people who are blind travel independently with confidence.
The patient had a history of chronic childhood physical abuse. She was bullied in high school and sexually assaulted by a boyfriend. Given to angry outbursts, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and treated with medication.
Then she began seeing Mandy Habib, Psy.D., who at the time was leading treatment development efforts in the Division of Trauma Psychiatry at Northwell Health, a hospital system in New York. Dr. Habib provided her with something potentially more powerful than a prescription...
Robots in the field of surgery are not particularly new. Robotic arms, for example, help physicians with routine tasks such as positioning of the leg of a patient when performing hip replacement surgery.
But as technology improves, remote robotic surgery is the next step in the evolution of robots in the operation room. Conducted under the guidance of an offsite surgeon, they are becoming more commonplace when it comes to minimally invasive surgeries...