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.
Plug and play is a technology that allows users to connect devices such as printers or USB memory sticks to a computer and directly use them without installing any software. This technology is now also available for industrial applications: Engineers developed an adapter that makes it much easier to interconnect parts of a production facility and align them with each other.
Global sales from bicycles exports by country amounted to US$8.9 billion in 2016.
Overall, the value of bicycles exports were down by an average -1.5% for all exporting countries since 2012 when bicycles shipments were valued at $9.1 billion. Year over year, the exported bicycles retreated by -6.7% from 2015 to 2016.
Energy commodity prices declined 4% in May, while non-energy prices increased slightly.