IoT Adoption: Where Are We Now?

We’ve heard a lot of promises over the last decade about how Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change the world,especially in manufacturing, but what is the actual state of play right now? Is IoT taking off, or is it just another tech fad? Two studies published at the end of 2017 show us exactly where […]

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Three Battery Innovations to Follow in 2018

Batteries have an odd reputation. Some of them are famous for exploding. Consumers often associate them with little, tough pink bunnies. You can even find curated lists of battery memes. Nonetheless, batteries are a serious business. Since the clean energy pop of the early 2000s, battery research has been a priority for technology and structural […]

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What is Dark Data? The Upside Down of the Data Revolution

Even the most superficial of astronomers and astrophysicists has heard the term “dark matter” when referring to outer space. A form of mass, it comprises 80% of the universe, but paradoxically, humans cannot directly observe it. It is the “apps running in the background” of astrophysics: it explains and causes a lot to happen, but […]

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From Lead Elf to Santa Re: The Need for an Intelligent Supply Chain

Dear Santa, As another busy, festive period draws to a close, it behooves us to look at our manufacturing processes and admit that things are just not working as well as they should. We need to make some significant changes or risk being unable to deliver another Christmas to children around the world. It is […]

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4 Important Trends in Electrical Engineering

We often don’t realize how dependent we are on electricity until we lose it, such as in the wake of 2017’s devastating hurricanes. Obtaining, storing and using power are engineering challenges being tackled by ambitious research and development departments across the world. Major trends in this research include smart grids, large-capacity batteries, nanowire batteries and […]

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What’s your reality? AR vs VR vs MR

Despite the drama of Virtual Reality’s potential, as seen in the The Matrix, few people still understand what it is or how it could change everything we do. So what is virtual reality? Does it have anything to do with augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR)? Is it good for anything other than gaming […]

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Oh Tannenbaum: A Forestry Friday for Christmas Trees

Celebrators of Christmas argue about their traditions: white lights versus colored lights; angel versus star topper and wrapped versus bagged presents. However, almost everyone agrees: Christmas trees, real or fake, are a big deal. The subject of songs, books and movies, Christmas trees take the spotlight this Forestry Friday. Christmas Tree Market In the United […]

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@Sealevel: Thankful Thursday: Fostering Great Ideas

While our products may be used across the nation and world (even outer space), we humbly acknowledge the importance of our local framework. We hope to express our deep appreciation through a “month of giving” to Liberty, Pickens and Greenville area organizations. This month, we are sponsoring five organizations particularly in need for the fall/winter […]

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Smart Trust: The Rise of Blockchain in Edge Computing, Part III

Earlier in this series, we introduced blockchain and covered the basics of how it works. For our final installment, we’ll give an example as an refresher and then discuss blockchain’s potential for edge computing in manufacturing. We summarized blockchain as a secure, trustworthy recordkeeping process that makes the keepers safe too, as opposed to a […]

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@Sealevel: Thankful Thursday: Family Promise and United Christian Ministries

While our products may be used across the nation and world (even outer space), we humbly acknowledge the importance of our local framework. We hope to express our deep appreciation through a “month of giving” to Liberty, Pickens and Greenville area organizations. This month, we are sponsoring five organizations particularly in need for the fall/winter […]

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