Friday, March 01, 2013

MC2 Post 1533 The Other Critical Cliff Facing Enterprises

Bob Miano, president and CEO of executive search and recruitment firm Harvey Nash plc

IT Skills Shortage:


This abyss created by the IT skills shortfall in areas including Java, .NET and C++ could severely curtail future U.S. economic growth, Miano told eWEEK.

The shortage of IT talent is real and likely to accelerate in the near term, according to Miano. "It is not a cost issue but a demand issue," he said.

Although discussions about skills gaps can become political—as some are inclined to dispute the existence of a shortage—others agree with Miano.

An IBM study released late last year found that the most acute need for IT skills is in the areas of mobile computing, cloud computing, social networking and analytics.

With 196 Characters to THIS Link, it seems Web Linking Skills
is also Sadly LACKING.


Too Ridiculous, use the Tiny URL instead...


3D  Printed  Car is as Strong as  Steel,  
Half the Weight, 
and  Nearing  Production

March 1, 2013

Engineer Jim Kor and his design for the Urbee 2. Photo: Sara Payne


(Wingman SIDENote:  Very interesting book by Ray KURZWEIL on Audible:
"The Singularity Is Near."   Roughly How We Become BORGS! )

Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles.

If Jim Kor’s dream is realized, that’s exactly how the next generation of urban runabouts will be produced. His creation is called the Urbee 2 and it could revolutionize parts manufacturing while creating a cottage industry of small-batch automakers intent on challenging the status quo.


Of Course, 3D Printing Is So Yesterday.    WINGMAN.

A Recent TED Talk in California, showed us 
The Next Generation:

TED 2013: 4D Printed Objects 'Make Themselves'

 Video snapshot of cube self-folding strand 
courtesy Self-Assembly Lab, MIT/Stratasys

Smart Materials

TED fellow Mr Tibbits, from the MIT's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) self-assembly lab, explained what the extra dimension involved.

"We're proposing that the fourth dimension is time and that over time static objects will transform and adapt," he told the BBC.

The process uses a specialised 3D printer made by Stratasys that can create multi-layered materials.

It combines a strand of standard plastic with a layer made from a "smart" material that can absorb water.

The water acts as an energy source for the material to expand once it is printed.

KURZWEIL Link on this Story:



QUIZ for TODAY:  What the Heck IS ZOPFLI ?

It Sounds Yummy.

No Peeking...





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