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Manufacturing.gov gets a makeover.Final delivery of the 747 to the Air Force
In fiscal 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program will receive $175 million to help small and medium-sized manufacturers create and retain jobs. That’s an increase for him of $17 million from 2022. In another federal news, the U.S. Department of Commerce has also received funding to redesign the Manufacturing.gov website to make it easier for manufacturers to find the resources they need.
Hertz and Honda are expanding their investments in electric vehicles.Bi-directional charging relieves pressure on the power grid
Electric vehicles have had a big week, according to US News & World Report, with Honda announcing a new division aimed at faster electrification development. This comes less than a year after the company announced it would invest his $40 billion in electric vehicles. Hertz, meanwhile, is investing in charging infrastructure and more than 5,000 electric vehicles for Denver vehicles, he reports CNBC. His CEO of Hertz, Stephen Scherr, said: “We are looking at what is happening in mobility, the direction of movement. We can move this forward in any way that I think we can.”
On the topic of charging, a new paper in Nature Communications suggests that electric vehicles may not be a burden on the grid as some have speculated. The study predicts that in 2030, if his 30% of EV owners connect to a vehicle-to-vehicle charging system while parked, the grid will be able to store energy, Wired reports. doing.
The impact of AI on various business sectors. The Rise of the “10 Job” Engineer
OpenAI’s introduction of ChatGPT rocked the internet in late 2022. Alongside examples of ChatGPT-based applications, Nasdaq categorizes his three types of AI: narrow or weak AI, general or strong AI, and super AI. Meanwhile, companies are still finding ways to staff disruptive technologies like AI. IT Brew details how to upskill employees and the rise of the “10 Job Engineer,” which means adopting skills like curiosity and the ability to change direction. Learn rather than a specific set of programming skills.
Ferrari Lego, Nadets, Battlebots
Whether you’re an engineer or just a Lego enthusiast, you’ll enjoy a breakdown of all 41 Ferrari Lego sets from Car & Driver. Meanwhile, if you need inspiration, check out her TODAY story about The Nerdettes, an all-girl robot team in Alabama. Finally, robotics fans can’t miss the battlebots second episode recap featuring Sawblaze’s Jamison Go, Hypershock’s Will Bales, and Xometry’s Greg Paulsen.
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