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Case studies
  • Drop the chamois cloth - nanotechnology could mean self-cleaning cars

    Not many people would confuse the sporty Nissan Versa Note with a commercial cement truck, but the two vehicles could have something in common one day: Special nano-coating that prevents water, dirt, fine oils, and even wet concrete from sticking to the car's surface. This new self-cleaning superhydrophobic technology may not entirely eliminate trips to the car wash, but it could mean that you'll go a year between visits.

Why demand for rugged computing is on the rise

Mobile technology is clearly the future for business. IDC research shows that 79 per cent of businesses are buying and supporting notebooks for their employees. On top of that, 86 per cent are supplying their employees with smartphones, and 62 per cent are providing tablets.. Read more