Energy commodity prices rose 4,4 % in August, while non-energy prices rose 1,3 percent.
As demand grows for more versatile, advanced robotics and other technologies, the need for components that can enable these applications also increases. Producing such components en masse has been a major challenge. But now, researchers report that they have developed a way to help meet this need by printing electronics that can fold themselves into a desired shape.
Global sales from truck exports by country amounted to US$117.3 billion in 2016.
Energy commodity prices rose 3,1 % in July, while non-energy prices rose 2 percent.
Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers -- if only they were better at dissipating heat.
A new technique that can change plastic's molecular structure to help it cast off heat is a promising step in that direction.
Global sales from cellphone exports by country amounted to US $ 242.3 billion in 2016.
Energy commodity prices declined 6,4 % in June, while non-energy prices fell 1,3 percent.