November 21, 2016

From German Aerospace Center, to Facebook and NASA, here are the top aerospace innovators of the year!

October 21, 2016

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%.

October 20, 2016


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.


October 19, 2016

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.

September 21, 2016

In August, energy prices increased 1.8%, and non-energy commodities slipped 0.5%. 

September 21, 2016

Digital technologies are transforming the global manufacturing industry – with the impact clearly evident in the U.S. and Germany.  Realizing the full potential of digitalization will rely on manufacturers developing a clear view of the business impact while, at the same time, finding ways to fund ongoing investments in new technology.

September 20, 2016

Global sales from stainless steel exporting countries for flat-rolled products under 600 millimeters wide amounted to US$4.2 billion in 2015. That metric represents a -23.1% decrease from 2011 and a 14.3% drop from 2014 to 2015.
The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for flat-rolled stainless steel products under 600 millimeters wide is 7220.