The Motor City’s engine is dying. Detroit’s population shrank by more than 25% in the last decade, according to Census statistics reported in the New York Times. The city’s population fell to 713,777 in 2010, a drop of almost 240,000 residents. That’s 100,000 more than Katrina-ravaged New Orleans lost.
PR2 Folds Laundry
Forget the recession, immigration and the mortgage industry collapse — when it comes to loss of American jobs, robots are to blame.
Co-founder, Scott Summit, of Bespoke Innovations, with a prosthetic limb.
Businesses in the South Park district of San Francisco generally sell either Web technology or sandwiches and burritos. Bespoke Innovations plans to sell designer body parts. The company is using advances in a technology known as 3-D printing to create prosthetic limb casings wrapped in embroidered leather, shimmering metal or whatever else someone might want.
Featured at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009
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Waste heat from industries could cut down fossil fuel use
Tapping waste heat from industries could cut down fossil fuel use and improve efficiency of countless manufacturing processes, says a study.
There are now 1 million industrial robots toiling around the world, and Japan is where they’re the thickest on the ground. It has 295 of these electromechanical marvels for every 10 000 manufacturing workers-a robot density almost 10 times the world average and nearly twice that of Singapore (169), South Korea (164), and Germany (163).
Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
LG Double Sided Display
Lg is showing off thier new double sided LCD display at this years IMID 2008 conference held in Goyang City, Korea. The displays are 15″ and have a 14:1 contrast ratio. From a technical standpoint this is very impressive, these are not simply two screens attached to each other, but rather the same screen displaying an image on its front and back. Will the “two screens, one display” become a sensation or remain an oddity shown off at various industry shows? Only time and more importantly manufacturing costs will tell.
Rising costs and regulation have led to shutdowns and restructurings in China like those that tore through America’s heartland.