Saturday, June 7, 2014

Engineering and Technology News - Bulletin Board 2014

June 2014

7 June 2014
Top Tech News - MIT Tech Review

1000 miles per hour Car to be tested in 2016
Bloodhound SSC

Japan test broadcasts super HD TV broadcast - 4K technology


May 2014

Suitcase Scooter - Developed by Chinese farmer

Samsonite Micro Suitcase Scooter

New Technologies to Prevent Collisions of Vehicles

Demand for Engineering Plastics is increasing.

The Cutest Micro Cars produced in the 20th Century

January 2014

Top 10 technologies of 2013

MIT Review 10 Breakthrough Technologies - 2013

Friday, June 6, 2014

Top 12 Strategic Technologies or Trends - 2014

2014 Compilation

Information technology
Disease and globalization
Resource management
Environmental degradation
Economic integration
Knowledge dissemination


In the span of a decade, biotechnology has evolved from an R&D initiative to a major commercial force in the agriculture and healthcare industries. Even other manufacturers should prepare for an increase in biotech applications as well.Companies that develop safe biotech applications accepted by the public and countries that address safety concernsa and provide support to Biotech will reap enormous profits.

In February 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved, for the first time, a bionic eye. The eye allows individuals with a blindness called retinitis pigmentosa to detect light and dark.

Ernst & Young estimated the worldwide biotech industry revenue for publicly held companies to be $89.8 billion in 2012. Of that, the U.S. accounted for $63.7 billion.

Currently, the pharmaceutical industry is perhaps the biggest beneficiary of biotech.
global drug sales hit the $1 trillion mark last year for the first time in history. Genetically engineered drugs – drugs generated with living cells rather than with chemicals – account for an estimated 10 percent of the total global prescription drugs market.

China’s pharmaceutical market, worth $108 billion in 2005, is estimated to grow to $900 billion by 2020.

In 2010, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization predicted that global agricultural output must increase 70 percent by 2050 to feed the world’s anticipated population of 9 billion.

Source: Industrial Management, January - February 2014

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014 - MIT Review

Agricultural drones
Key companies - 3D Robotics, Yamaha, Precision Hawk

Ultraprivate smart phones

Brain mapping
Neuromorphic chips
Genome editing
Microscale 3-D printing
Mobile collaboration
Oculus rift
Agile robots
Smart wind and solar power