Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function. Being highly stretchable, these flexible power sources are promising next-generation 'fabric' energy storage devices that could be integrated into wearable electronics.
Global sales from aircraft parts exports by country amounted to US$84.4 billion in 2016.
Energy commodity prices surged 7,7 % in November, while non-energy prices rose 0,2 percent.
Scientists have come up with a way to massively speed up the ordering process for self-assembling materials. The resulting ultra-small, well-ordered patterns could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.
Global sales from industrial robots exports by country amounted to US$4.5 billion in 2016.
Prices of industrial commodities continued to strengthen in the third quarter (q/q), while most agricultural prices remained broadly stable. In the oil market, inventories continue to fall amid strong demand, OPEC production restraint, and stabilizing U.S. shale oil production.
Global sales from auto parts exports by country amounted to US$360.6 billion in 2016. Overall, the value of auto parts exports were up by an average 3.8% for all exporting countries since 2012 when auto parts shipments were valued at $347.3 billion. Year over year, the value of global automotive parts exports appreciated by 2.4% from 2015 to 2016.