North Carolina State University engineering researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable and is designed specifically for use in biomedical or long-term wearable technologies. See video.
To obtain optimal disposition of water injection flow in oil production facilities, linear programming techniques and advanced control based on fuzzy logic were applied. Better control increased field production and allows more effective responses to deviations that can damage people, goods or reduce production.
University of Michigan researchers are leading a project to develop virtual copies of nuclear reactors with digital twins, which could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.
MIT's task force on the future of work discusses what the future of employment looks like due to the COVID-19 pandemic and what innovations might happen.
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Large-scale process automation projects have unique requirements and complexities that automation specialists should consider to mitigate issues and provide a path for success
Researchers have developed a method that combines Big Data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the next generation of batteries.