Insights from BCC Research

Makerspaces Dominate the University Library Scene

Posted by Sarah Gallo on Jan 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

MakerspacesMore and more libraries are arming students with innovative, tech-savvy spaces meant for collaboration and creativity – also known as makerspaces. This begs the question: what exactly is a makerspace? How are they different from traditional library workspaces, and how are they fueling student productivity and innovation?

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Topics: Academic Institutions

Are Bioplastics Worth the Hype? New Research Says Maybe Not

Posted by Sarah Gallo on Jan 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM


With rising temperatures across the globe, the prevalence of severe tropical storms and prolonged droughts, climate change is on the minds of many researchers, scientists and individuals living across the globe. As a result, the global demand for climate and eco-friendly materials and practices is exceptionally high.

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What are Flame Retardant Polyurethanes?

Posted by Craig Barnes on Jan 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Flame Retardant PolyurethanesThe following is an excerpt from the report “Global Markets for Flame-resistant Polyurethanes,” by Craig Barnes.

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Airport Security?

Posted by Sarah Gallo on Jan 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Airport Security

Traveling for the holidays, you may have wished for a smoother, more efficient airport security process – one with shorter lines and fewer checkpoints. Thankfully, multiple companies are developing security devices powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in order to reduce time, increase effectivity and drive the future of security devices at large.

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Topics: Engineering