A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
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Prices for most industrial commodities continued to rise in the fourth quarter from their lows in early 2016, while most agricultural prices declined. Crude oil prices are forecast to rise to $55 per barrel in 2017 from $43/bbl in 2016 following agreements among some Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers and non-OPEC producers to limit output in the first half of 2017.
Often considered a “futuristic” technology, industrial 3-D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is already being implemented in a wide variety of industries, and companies are reaping the benefits.
Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology -- a potential solution to future sustainable transport -- has been the lack of a lightweight, safe on-board hydrogen storage material. A major new discovery has shown that hydrocarbon wax rapidly releases large amounts of hydrogen when activated with catalysts and microwaves.
In November, energy prices fell 6.7%, while non-energy commodities rose 3.3%.
Food prices rose 0.3% and beverages fell 0.9%.
Global sales from natural rubber exports by country in 2015 amounted to US$14 billion.
That amount represents an average -69.7% drop in value since 2011 when natural rubber shipments were valued at $45.9 billion. Year over year, rubber shipments depreciated by -17.8% from 2014 to 2015.