Looks like the days of bohemian or glam-chic styles and rock ‘n’ roll vibes are over. Today’s fashion trends and aesthetics come in the form of a ‘-core’ – a new phenomenon popularized by Gen Z and social networks.
After cottagecore and goblincore, say hello to cabincore. The latest fashion trend to emerge, cabincore draws inspiration from the mountains and forests. It’s more rustic, warm and rugged, and its aesthetic embodies tranquility of remote living.
The style can be channeled to both clothing and home décor alike, and is already proving to be a hit on social networks, with the hashtag amassing 26 million views on TikTok.
Over the forecast period of 2020 to 2027, a robust CAGR of 4.76% is expected for the global building materials market, according to market research firm DataM Intelligence.
Hundreds of robots are now navigating college campuses and city sidewalks in the US and UK delivering pizzas and other food options. The associated restrictions caused by the COVID-19 lockdown, the related labor shortages and an increasing preference for contactless delivery has made the deployment of smart robots an upward spiral.
Princeton researchers have taken a step toward developing a type of antenna array that could coat an airplane’s wings, function as a skin patch transmitting signals to medical implants, or cover a room as wallpaper that communicates with internet of things (IoT) devices.
The technology, which could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks, is based on large-area electronics, a way of fabricating electronic circuits on thin, flexible materials. The approach overcomes limitations of conventional silicon semiconductors, which can operate at the high radio frequencies needed for 5G applications, but can only be made up to a few centimeters wide, and are difficult to assemble into the large arrays required for enhanced communication with low-power devices.
Bosch is taking matters in its own hands amid the ongoing semiconductor supply crisis. The largest auto parts manufacturer in Europe is allotting more than €400 million to increase chip output at its factories in Dresden and Reutlingen in Germany and Penang in Malaysia. “Our aim is to ramp up production of chips in Dresden earlier than planned and at the same time expand clean-room capacity in Reutlingen,” Bosch board member Harald Kroeger said.
US e-commerce grew by 32.4% in 2020—the highest annual growth rate in over two decades. Such rapid growth resulted in many more goods being imported, leaving America’s western ports completely overwhelmed.
That’s all for this edition of the Friday links – have a great weekend.