Prices for most commodities, including oil, are forecast to rise in 2017, as a long period of declining prices appears to be bottoming out.
It’s often and comprehensively reported that we’re hurtling towards the fourth Industrial Revolution, the Factory of the Future or Industry 4.0, as the Europeans call it.
But are we really ready for it?
From German Aerospace Center, to Facebook and NASA, here are the top aerospace innovators of the year!
In September, energy prices rose 0.9%, while non-energy commodities slipped 0.8%.
Food prices dropped by 1.0%. Beverages increased 0.9%.
Raw materials fell 0.1%, and fertilizers rose 0.7%.
Metals and minerals fell 1.6%, and precious metals by 1.2%.
Research breaks major barrier in transistor size by creating gate only 1 nanometer long.
Engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in creating a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick.
In 2015, global sales for tin exports amounted to US$690.5 million. That amount represents a 48.4% increase from 2011 but includes a -32.1% decline from 2014 to 2015.
Tin is a key ingredient used to solder microelectronic components to circuit boards, and can prevent corrosion when coating other metals.
In August, energy prices increased 1.8%, and non-energy commodities slipped 0.5%.