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  • Engineering Is Art: 050 – 099

    Being Brunel
    thomas michael wallace
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog The real shame of engineering is that we spend so much of our time trying to hide people from our craft. It’s the architecture that people are encouraged to appreciate, not the structure behind it. In an attempt to redress the balance I’ve been running a week-daily photo series called “Engineering Is Art” on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Everyday I post a new picture that aims to celebrate the artistry of engineering, rather than the final aesthetic. For those of you who missed it, I collected numbers 000 to 049 in a previous…
  • N.Y.'s new $3.9B Tappan Zee Bridge: Bigger and better

    ASCE SmartBrief
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Building the new Tappan Zee bridge in New York is no small feat, and Davey Alba breaks down that herculean task by looking at -More- 
  • ASCE Elevates Tom Smith to Succeed Pat Natale as Executive Director; Mike Feigin Takes Construction Executive Role at REIT Avalon Bay Communities

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    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Webcor senior VP to move to Skanska USA Building in California; Miyamoto International expands in India and Africa.
  • Nanoscale assembly line: Nanoscale production line for assembly of biological molecules created

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.
  • China Reveals R&D Spending

    Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Investment: Researchers use financial disclosures to give first glimpse of government’s science spending
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  • Nanoscale assembly line: Nanoscale production line for assembly of biological molecules created

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.
  • Artificial virus improves delivery of new generations of pharmaceuticals

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    An artificial virus has been developed that can potentially be used for the delivery of new generations of pharmaceuticals, consisting of large biomolecules, by 'packaging' them in a natural fashion and delivering them to diseased cells. The artificial virus was designed according to new theoretical insights into how viruses operate and offers prospects for the delivery of pharmaceuticals, write the researchers.
  • Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Exciting new work has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a butterfly.
  • Materials other than silicon for next generation electronic devices

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Silicon has been the most successful material of the 20th century, with major global industries and even a valley named after it. But silicon may be running out of steam for high performance/low power electronics. As silicon strains against the physical limits of performance, could a material like InGaAs provide enough of an improvement over silicon that it would be worth the expense in new equipment lines and training to make the switch worthwhile?
  • Sorting cells with sound waves

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
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  • Academic lab safety: One chemist’s observations

    Jyllian Kemsley
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Contributed by Brenna Arlyce Brown, who received her PhD in chemistry in 2013 and is currently working in business development for a research funding organization. She is working on setting up a safety consulting business. A few weeks ago, when reading about the deal that prosecutors made with University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor Patrick Harran regarding the lab fire that led to researcher Sheharbano Sangji’s death, I commented on Twitter about how the case affected my graduate research group: “My old PhD boss was sure this can’t happen in our lab-then he found…
  • #Chemsafety scalability, sustainability, and transferability at #ACSSanFran

    Jyllian Kemsley
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    At Sci-Mix on Monday, attendees could check out posters on hydrogenation reaction hazards, eye protection efficacy, and creating a student-based safety committee. (Credit: Linda Wang/C&EN)Contributed by Ralph Stuart, secretary of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety and lab safety manager at Cornell University. Campus-wide laboratory safety programs face three management considerations that don’t apply in a specific laboratory: the scalability, sustainability, and transferability of hazard management measures applied to chemicals and chemical processes. Presentations at the…
  • #Chemsafety at #ACSSanFran

    Jyllian Kemsley
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    The 248th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in San Francisco. Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee on Chemical Safety in the Expo at booth 425. SUNDAY Division of Chemical Health & Safety executive committee meeting, open to all ACS members, agenda book available here; 8:00-11:30 am, InterContinental, room Union Square DCHAS Awards; 1:30-3:50 pm, InterContinental, room Laurel Hill Relationship between organizational…
  • Lessons learned videos from Cornell on PPE and transporting chemicals

    Jyllian Kemsley
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Cornell University has two new videos out, one on personal protective equipment in biological labs and the other on transporting chemicals through public areas, both based on incidents on campus. Take a look: As always, please let me know if you have something I can add to the videos spreadsheet! Related Posts:Lessons learned videos: Formic acid splash and…Lab safety videos on lab coats, eye protection, and eye…Safety videos, courtesy of a department contestThe lab is a splash zoneA 3-D Printer In Every Kitchen
  • More details on the University of Minnesota explosion and response

    Jyllian Kemsley
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    The fume hood after the explosion. Credit: University of MinnesotaOn June 17, an explosion in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured graduate student Walter Partlo. He was making trimethylsilyl azide, starting with 200 g of sodium azide. The incident originated in lack of hazard awareness, school representatives say, and the department response focuses on identifying hazardous processes and communication. The synthesis was based on previously published methods, with some alterations—in particular, the solvent Partlo used was polyethylene glycol (PEG), says chemistry…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • The Toll of Patent Trolls

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inventions and engineers go together like songs and musicians, and consequently every engineer should know something about patents.  The practice of patenting inventions to give the inventor a temporary monopoly as a reward for ingenuity is something that most countries do today, and by and large, we are probably better off with patent systems than without them.  But patent systems can be abused, and some of the biggest abusers of the patent system in the U. S. are "nonpracticing entities" (NPEs), otherwise known as patent trolls, as pointed out in William J. Watkins' recent book…
  • Cops and Cameras

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    When Michael Brown was shot and killed a little after noon on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson, several eyewitnesses saw what happened.  Autopsy results have been released that reveal Brown was shot six times.  Word that Brown was unarmed at the time spread fast and for several days, Ferguson was the scene of angry protests by day and unrest by night, to which police responded with tear gas and curfews.  On August 18, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called in the state's national guard troops, which were withdrawn after three days of increasing…
  • "Survivor" On Mars: Poor Ratings Could Be Deadly

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Reality shows on TV claim to present life as it happens.  Never mind that the kind of life that happens on these shows is something that most of us would pay money to avoid:  getting tossed into a wilderness with next to nothing to live on, or being expelled from the show altogether by a vote of your peers.  But reality shows continue in various forms to be one of the more popular TV genres. A Dutch nonprofit startup called Mars One is planning a reality show that is literally out of this world.  The organization's plan is to send four astronauts—two men and two…
  • Dodging Solar Bullets

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    Massive blackouts—pipeline explosions—whole regions of Europe or North America plunged into the nineteenth century, but without even the rudiments of that century's technology.  Elevators that don't elevate, ventilators that don't ventilate, gas pumps that don't pump, hospitals that turn into charnel houses.  Entire cities evacuated and their populations dying on their frantic attempts to escape to nowhere.No, this isn't a movie review of the latest mega-disaster flick.  It is a fairly realistic scenario of what could have happened on July 23, 2012, if a certain cluster of…
  • Israel's Iron Dome and the Ethics of War

    4 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Just before I wrote this, I learned that a cease-fire negotiated last Friday between Israel and Hamas collapsed after less than two hours.  For the last few weeks, the Gaza-based Hamas organization has been shooting Grad-type rockets at Israel, and Israel has lately been responding both with aerial attacks and ground action in Gaza itself.  By many reports, the damage done by the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel would be much worse if it were not for Israel's air-defense system called Iron Dome.  According to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), Iron Dome succeeds in…
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  • Scot Litke Named 2014 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Hawthorne, NJ (August 21, 2014): S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta. Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s (International Association of Foundation Drilling) Foundation Drilling magazine. He also held the…
  • Hayward Baker Breaks Ground on Recently Awarded K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway Ground ...

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Hayward Baker (HB) recently began work on a $9.1 million ground improvement contract for the K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Project located in Lawrence, Kan. as a subcontractor to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project provides a significantly improved transportation infrastructure for the state, making it a top priority for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Current construction will complete the southern K-10 bypass from its intersection with US 59 to the existing K-10 east of Lawrence. Construction affects 58 acres of wetlands. However, mitigation agreements between…
  • Dataforensics Rapid CPT Software Receives Major Update

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    Norcross, GA – August, 2014 – Dataforensics proud to announce a major update to its Rapid CPT Software. The new version of Rapid CPT (version 4.2) drastically improves performance. Depending on the dataset, the processing time is typically reduced by 80-95%. This is particularly important for customers with large datasets consisting of a hundred or more soundings where processing time previously took 3-4 hours which has been reduced to 10-15 minutes. Additionally, a new Cloud based licensing process eliminates the previous dongle based licensing which not only helps improve…
  • Port of Oakland Soil Stabilization

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The giant straddle cranes that load and unload cargo from the container ships at the Port of Oakland apply a fairly concentrated load along their wheel path. Over time, the wheel path area has settled, creating a hazard to crane operators, cargo, and all port workers. URETEK ICR and their affiliate EagleLIFT were called in to use their patented geopolymer technology to stabilize and lift the subgrade, restoring the wheel path to it's original elevation. Check out the video! URETEK ICR is a sponsor of GeoPrac. [Source: URETEK ICR YouTube Channel. Image: YouTube]
  • List of Top Geotechnical Engineering Schools

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    What are the top geotechnical engineering schools in the United States? I don't know how accurate or scientific this list is, but a quick glance tells me they definitely got many of the most well-known programs. Their list was based on the top Civil Engineering Programs (according to US News and World Report) that also offer geotechnical engineering programs. I doubt the person who compiled this knows much about geotech. But if you are a student researching where to go get a MS in geotech, this list is a good place to start. Anyone care to comment? [Source: Read the List of Top Geotechnical…
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    Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Engineering

  • Stop Sign Mistake Proofing

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 pm
    This is a pretty cool example of using technology to prevent problems. The video shows a system that cascades a sheet of water and displays a stop sign directly in the path of trucks ready to crash into a tunnel (because the truck is too tall). The driver had ignored several less obvious signals that they were headed for danger. This is an application of one of my favorite management (and industrial engineering) concepts: mistake proofing. As I have stated before, often it is really mistake making more difficult rather than mistake proofing. This truck driver ignored the first several…
  • DIY Air Filters for Your House

    2 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    In January 2013 PhD student Thomas Talhelm, was living in Bejing, China with very bad air pollution and wondered why air purifiers cost so much. He bought a HEPA filter on Taobao, strapped it to a simple fan, bought a particle counter, ran some tests, and published the results. As the effort gained publicity and people said they had trouble finding the right type of fan and a trustworthy HEPA, Thomas and his friends Gus and Anna decided to launch Smart Air in September 2013 to ship fans and the best HEPAs they could find to people all over China. Smart Air believes that if more people saw…
  • iPhone Addition as Alternative to Expensive Ophthalmology Equipment

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners or store it in the patient’s electronic record. The researchers see this technology as an opportunity to increase access to eye-care services as well as to improve the ability to advise on patient care remotely. The standard equipment used to photograph the eye is…
  • Water Wheel

    24 May 2014 | 10:36 am
    As I have posted before I really love appropriate technology solutions that make a difference in people’s lives. And those that help those that have the largest challenges (the very poor where even water and electricity are challenges). hello wello from wello on Vimeo. Wello is a venture to improve people’s lives, they found women spend over 25% of their time each day collecting water. With the WaterWheel, they can now transport 50 liters at once – between 3 and 5 times the amount of water possible as compared to traditional methods: this means more water in less time. Research…
  • Segun Oyeyiola Converted a Volkswagen Beetle to Use Renewable Power

    17 May 2014 | 8:11 am
    This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps The engineering senior at Nigeria’s Obagemi Awolowo University spent a year retrofitting a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind and solar-powered car, partly made of free scrap parts donated by friends and family. Everything else cost under $6,000. … Not only did Oyeyiola install a giant solar panel on top of the Beetle; he also inserted a wind turbine under the hood. As Preston explains, that allows air to flow into the grill while the car is moving, subsequently turning the turbine’s rotors and charging…
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    Blog de Expertos de Google Apps

  • PASO A PASO: Instalar una Plantilla en Blogger

    Jan Blogxpert
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Blogger es uno de los servicios que vengo usando desde el año 2001 (justo cuando fue adquirido por Google), desde ése entonces Blogger ha venido adaptándose a las necesidades de los usuarios como un buen CMS e incluso considero que es uno de los mejores (Wordpress lo es también, pero prefiero Blogger), por eso me anime a desarrollar un Paso a Paso básico, pues tengo una lista de artículos que
  • PASO A PASO: Verificando tu identidad en cuentas Google Apps y Gmail

    Jan Blogxpert
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Verificar la cuenta, es uno de los procesos más importantes que un usuario debe conocer y entender, hace unos días atrás el equipo de Google renovó el mismo, así como la detecciones de usos inadecuados. RECUERDA: Éste proceso es importante conocer y entenderlo tanto para usuarios de Google Apps, como para usuarios de Gmail. 1a. ¿POR QUÉ TENGO QUE VERIFICAR MI IDENTIDAD? El motivo es más que
  • NOTA: Métodos de Pago en Google Apps

    Jan Blogxpert
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hace poco me preguntaron acerca de la renovación de las tarjeta de crédito en Google Apps, si bien es cierto el tema va pro otro punto no está alejado de la realidad. El tema que vamos a ver en éste artículo es referente a los métodos de pago que Google Apps utiliza así como su respectiva renovación o cancelación 1. ¿QUÉ SON LOS MÉTODOS DE PAGO? Son diferentes opciones que una empresa ofrece a
  • NOTICIA: Google Glass será vendido al público por un día

    Jan Blogxpert
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    En estos días Google ha estado enviado mail a un grupo de usuarios para que puedan disponer de lo que podemos llamar el dispositivo del futuro. 1. ¿QUE ES GOOGLE GLASS? Google Glass son un dispositivo de realidad aumentanda desarrollada por Google, que permite a sus usuarios para compartir información e incluso para comunicarse. 2. ¿Y ESTÁN A LA VENTA? El año pasado se vendío un stock de
  • COMUNIDAD: La importancia de Whois en Internet, Google Apps y Blogger

    Jan Blogxpert
    14 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hace poco me escribieron para consultarme sobre un problema con un dominio, la persona que me escribió no sabía mucho del tema sin embargo entendía el problema que tenía y a pesar que busco en la página de ayuda de Google y en el Foro no encontró nada. 1. ¿QUÉ ES WHOIS? WHOIS o en español "QUIÉN ES" son un conjunto de reglas de sistemas en el conocido TCP "Transmission Control Protocolo" en
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    Urban Workbench

  • When are your creative times?

    Mike Thomas
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    The idea that there is a best time of the day to do your creative work is fascinating. This graphic shows that among great thinkers, writers and artists, there is no common pattern. When are you most creative? Keen to develop better work habits? Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds scheduled creative work into their daily routines.Click image to see the interactive version (via Podio).
  • Highway One Problems & Solutions

    Mike Thomas
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    How do you fix the two-lane Trans-Canada Highway? Summer is time for road-trips and camping, Albertan’s spilling into BC to enjoy the Province’s natural beauty, families travelling to visit relatives, beach vacations – and unfortunately for many of these trips, the Trans-Canada Highway is a necessary part of the route. On twitter, I have several searches that I check before I head out on the Trans Canada Highway from Revelstoke @DriveBC and  #Revelstoke #BCHWY1. Incidents such as this one from earlier this month are the reason why: Four people were seriously injured and…
  • How I Keep My Lists in Order – Workflowy

    Mike Thomas
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Make Lists, Not War! Photo Credit: kleuske cc Do you make lists? Do you use an orderly system on your computer or in a notebook; or do you scribble them out on sticky notes? In today’s information rich environment, the ability to keep lists, to-dos, projects and tasks in order is important, do you use lists for brainstorming, or shopping lists? Or how about packing lists? I’ve tried all types of productivity software, and those apps that shine are the often the simplest. One of my favourites that holds a coveted space on my iPhone homescreen and work desktop is Workflowy. It…
  • Infrastructure Inspections and Awareness

    Mike Thomas
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Photo Credit: andrewrennie cc Or – Why Inspections are Fundamental to Asset Management Two engineering departments in the City of Honolulu have very different approaches to the same problem. The city does not have an inspection program for light poles, despite the fact that there are 51,000 street lights on the island. The city says it doesn’t have the money or staff to maintain one.”For us to stop funding other programs, like providing better lighting to fund pole inspections, is something that’s not going to be productive,” said Ross Sasamura, director of the Dept. of…
  • What Have You Shipped?

    Mike Thomas
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week I received a report on our departmental progress, it was in effect, a reminder of what we’ve “shipped” over the past six months. Having a regular reminder of your progress seems like a good thing, and it is supported by research: making headway on meaningful work brightens a person’s inner work life and boosts long-term progress. It isn’t monetary rewards and recognition that truly motivate us. It’s a sense that we are accomplishing something meaningful – day by day. Why a ‘done’ list beats a to-do list Tracking these things we’ve done makes…
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  • So, What Do You Think About Performance Of Modi Government?

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    It's been ~100+ days after Narendra Modi took over the big boss's role in India. The man's been at work and hasn't taken a day off. Just wanted to know what do our CEans think about the performance of Modi Government in the past 100 days? Do you think he and his team is taking India towards the 'Good Days' that he promised during elections? Or do you think they're just the extension of the UPA government?
  • Hackathon in VJTI,Mumbai

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hi all, Technovanza 2014, India's leading Technical Festival, in association with Google Developers Group, Mumbai brings to you "Geeklist #hack4good" hackathon against climate change in Mumbai. "Geeklist #hack4good" is an international, Multicity Hackathon movement that has taken the world by storm and is about to set the bar for bringing together Software... Hackathon in VJTI,Mumbai
  • Happy Birthday CEan Sada

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Today CEan @Sada celebrating her birthday. Wish you many Happy Returns of the Day @Sada
  • CPU Architecture : Availability of 32-bit / 64-bit processors

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    i just want to ask that why usually 32 bit processor or 64 bit processors are commonly available.what is the reason behind it.
  • Technical Entrepreneurship: Starting Solar Lantern / LED Lighting Business

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    What would most suitable tech items for enterpreneurship. What is the budget required to start a solar lantren or LED lighting buisness.
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    Machine Design

  • Pumps Inside Arteries Help Cardiac Patients

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Procyrion’s intra-aortic pump supports the natural function of the heart. It’s driven by a tiny electric motor and gets charged wirelessly through the skin. read more
  • Technology Gives Back

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Nancy K. Friedrich, Executive Director of Content & User Engagement Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. read more
  • Laser scanner

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    The R2000 UHD laser scanner features pulse-ranging technology (PRT) for 360° distance measurement. read more
  • Bluetooth pressure transducer

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Pressure can now be monitored via wireless phone or tablet using a Bluetooth-certified wireless pressure transducer. read more
  • Ribbon cables for clean rooms, microelectronics

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    IDC ribbon cables are for high-precision microelectronic equipment systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure. read more
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  • The MagPi Magazine: Enigma Cipher

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This issue hosts a review of the FishDish electronics board, written by the MagPi's youngest guest author so far.With standard peripherals such as the Raspberry Pi camera, a lot of interesting projects can be implemented.  For example, time lapse photography is introduced this month.  The Raspberry Pi, installed with Linux, provides many network diagnostic tools. Following last month’s WiFi sniffing article, some more networking tips and tricks are discussed.The MagPi is devoted to providing programming articles without the need for additional hardware.  This month, Java…
  • BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows, 2nd Edition - Complimentary Excerpt

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction…
  • Power Engineering

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Power Engineering, first published in 1896, is a monthly engineering and applications magazine that serves the North American power generation industry including electric utilities, industrial power plants, independent power producers, co-generators, and the engineering design and construction firms serving this industry.Request Free!
  • Chemical Engineering

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Chemical Engineering serves chemical engineering professionals in the chemical process industry including manufacturing, engineering, government, academia, financial institutions and others allied to the field serving the global chemical process industry.Request Free!
  • Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Effective requirements collection at the outset of the project is the key step that will ensure that the project manager can deliver what is actually expected. In this respect, the business analyst must become a key ally and advisor to the project manager. Most project managers are not trained business analysts, so taking advantage of the skill set that a business analyst can offer can greatly enhance the possibility of project success.Request Free!
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    Design World Online

  • New safety light curtains offer muting, cyclic, and multiple scan

    Jennifer Calhoon
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Schmersal is proud to introduce the SLC445 Series, Type 4 Safety Light Curtains offering muting, cyclic operation, and multiple scan functions in addition to a wide range of integrated functions which are easily configurable without the need of a special tool or software. The functional diversity of the SLC445 allows these optoelectronic safety devices the flexibility to be adapted to individual application requirements, with the aim to have the highest productivity and safety possible. Structurally, the SLC445 Series IP67 rated housing is a compact (28 mm x 33 mm) one-piece extrusion and…
  • More accessories for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures

    Jennifer Calhoon
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    AutomationDirect has added over 160 accessories designed for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures. New items include drip shield kits, window kits, folding shelves and internal mounting components. Drip shields protect door hardware from dripping water and settling dust and easily attach to the enclosure with stainless steel screws, gasket and sealing washers; drip shields start at $37. Steel and stainless steel window kits for window sizes from 5×3 inches to 35×23 inches are designed to be used indoors on NEMA 12 and 13 enclosures. The kits are fully gasketed to maintain an oil tight seal…
  • SICK’s CLV600 series bar code scanners with IP 69K housing

    Jennifer Calhoon
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    SICK, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, announced the launch of the CLV600 IP 69K Housing bar code scanners, which provide high read rates in challenging conditions. The IP 69K housing is completely waterproof, enabling the scanners to be used in harsh wash down environments where temperatures can reach up to 80° C. The stainless steel housing and plastic front window cover are designed to protect CLV600 series scanners from harsh chemicals and cleaning agents in food and beverage…
  • Clippard EFB Series Electronic Fill & Bleed Circuits

    Jennifer Calhoon
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    A fill and bleed circuit is a combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function, and to release or vent pressure in a second controllable function. Fill and Bleed Circuits are commonly used in many applications where a particular pressure, firmness, or position can be controlled with the addition or venting of pressure. • Compact, robust design • Extremely fast response • Exceptionally long life • Multiple flow and pressure options • Variety of power and connection options • RoHS Compliant Clippard has designed hundreds of…
  • Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve

    Jennifer Calhoon
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    ASCO Numatics has introduced its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability, and energy savings. “Our new 501 Series valve delivers up to two times greater flow than previous models,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Now, engineers can achieve the flow of a 15 mm to 20 mm valve in a more compact package, saving space, cost, and energy in their machine designs. In…
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    Self Proclaimed Die Expert

  • August 2014 meeting Stamping and Dies Technical Group

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    It was a great meeting (if that is not too bold for me to brag as I was the lead moderator). But truly had great interaction with new members of SME who are looking to learn and engage with other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FABTECH 2014: in Atlanta I know I'll be there, how 'bout you?

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    My employers and I will be at the 2014 FABTECH show in Atlanta with a booth and educational sessions. As a provider of leading Stamping Simulation software we will be demonstrating our software in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2014- 3rd Annual coming to Detroit in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
     With my busy travel schedule, this event approached very quickly on the horizon. This conference is making its third visit to Detroit after most recently hosting the event in London and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decoiling, straightening, blanking

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    pallet decoiler - decoiler Slack loop: Oaktreemachines.comoverhead loop,  Productionresources.comonline documentation on specifying the coil feed : ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stamping and Dies Techgroup (SME-FFC) April 2014

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    April we hosted our monthly Web Meeting with content provided by someone decidedly outside the Stamping and Dies area. Rollforming inudstry leader Roll-Kraft's Vice President Chuck Summerhill. Chuck... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • Jim Houlette nominated for Builder Partner of the Year

    Sean O'Hara
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Jim Houlette, the Director of EVstudio’s Structural Engineering Department has been nominated to be the HBA’s Builder Partner of the Year. Jim and the structural team work with many of the top homebuilders in Denver along with custom home clients, multifamily and a wide variety of commercial building types. Here are some of the quotes from the nomination letter: I have worked with Jim for over 10 years; his common sense approach to design and his focus on the client consistently exceeds my expectations. Where others see problems Jim sees only opportunities to solve problems and to…
  • Top Ten Unique Homeowner Requested Rooms

    Sean O'Hara
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    As you might expect, as architects who design custom homes (among other things) we get a lot of interesting requests. Frequently they come from a client with the preface “I know this is a strange request”. But hey, you’re doing a custom home for a reason, get those spaces that you want. Here are ten of the more memorable: 10. Indoor/outdoor swimming pool 9. Garages with lifts and floors for car stacking 8. Special raised walkways for cats 7. Oversized rooms with walls that could be added later to create hidden rooms 6. Gun range in the basement 5. Slide from the main floor…
  • Cub Creek Ranch Mountain Modern Home Complete

    Kacy Landsittel
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The Cub Creek Ranch home combines traditional exterior materials of rustic wood, stone, and corrugated metal with modern geometric forms and massing. This modern aesthetic leaves much of the structure exposed. Steel I-beams, columns and a steel c-channel moment frame inform the structural stability while also serving the visual aesthetics both inside and outside the home.  This aspect was an important element to the owner and drove much of the design. We really enjoyed working with the owner and his builder, Dave Graham of W. J. Graham Master Builders and look forward to designing the next…
  • We Can Also Design How to Take a Building Down

    Sean O'Hara
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Most people think about hiring an architect to help them put up a building, but we are also hired to design how to take a building down. This is especially true when the demolition requires careful detailing. The photograph is from the recent demolition of Boettcher East at the University of Denver. We designed the separation from the adjacent buildings and our structural engineering group detailed important connections and members that had to be disconnected. We have also designed the repairs and replacement of members that will begin after the demolition of the wing is complete. Originally…
  • Who Does Truss Drawings?

    Sean O'Hara
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Most residential projects and wood framed commercial projects utilize roof trusses. A roof truss is generally cheaper and less time consuming than a roof framed with rafters. It has these advantages because it is created from smaller pieces of lumber and it is fabricated in a shop and then only has to be set up in the field. When we design a house we do a truss layout where we show where we anticipate each truss going and give information on what the shape of the top and bottom of the truss is, what the plate heights are and what the loading criteria is for the trusses. We also call out if…
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    Learning Instrumentation And Control Engineering

  • Operating principle of Nuclear Level Sensors

    Alliakhue M
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nuclear based level measurement sensors can be used for point as well as continuous level measurement applications.  The concept of nuclear level... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • Operating Principle of Guided Wave Radar Level Measurement Probes

    Alliakhue M
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As already discussed in operating principle of non-contact radar level sensors/gauges, radar level measurement can be done using: guided and... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • How to Determine Thermocouple Accuracy with Initial Calibration Tolerances

    Alliakhue M
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thermocouple accuracy is the amount of error which exists in its temperature measurement. It indicates how close the measured temperature value of a... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • How to Calibrate and Adjust a Differential Pressure Switch

    Alliakhue M
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just like pressure switches, a differential pressure switch can be calibrated to a known set point. You can do a quick calibration of a differential... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • International Colour coding for Thermocouple Wire Insulation

    Alliakhue M
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thermocouple (T/C) lead wires consist of two individual wires (positive and negative), enclosed by coloured insulation sheath: Thermocouple Wire... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
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    Piping Info

  • Piping Engineering Manager - Lukoil

    Antony Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Piping Engineering Manager Location: Dubai, UAE   Piping Engineering Manager Job duties - Development of specifications for designing, manufacturing, assembling, testing and inspecting process pipelines in accordance with the requirements of the process technology, chemical composition of fluids, climate and seismic conditions of the given fields. - Development of corporate technical

    Antony Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Pump Piping Design Guidelines Bechtel Pump Piping by yhebo
  • Offshore Senior Piping/Mechanical Engineer - QP

    Antony Thomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    JOB / POSITION Job ID: EFD/13/003 (EFT) Position Title: Senior Piping / Mechanical Engineer Business Division: Offshore Engineering Education: Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Experience & Skills: 15 years or more of post graduate experience in oil & gas industry.  Of this there should be minimum 5 years of experience in piping detailed design, engineering and

    Antony Thomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    JOB / POSITION Job ID: BH/14/007 Position Title: Sr. Piping Engineer Business Division: Bul Hanine Re-development Project Education: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University; higher degree would be advantageous. Experience & Skills: Membership in a recognized professional engineering association (or institution) is preferable. Minimum of 12 years
  • Piping Stress Engineer – SNC Lavalin Canada

    Antony Thomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Req Number:NA02339 Workplace: Calgary, Canada Sector of Activity: Oil & Gas Job Type: Fixed Term Company Summary Since 1911, we have been part of society's progress on five continents ... and we're not done! Our teams bring together some of the most skilled professionals anywhere. People like you, who have the desire to stretch their talents. By joining SNC-Lavalin, you're seizing the chance
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    Knovel Blog

  • 3 Reasons Why People Think Engineers are Jerks. And Why They are Wrong

    Craig the Rocket Scientist
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Put Title “People don’t like engineers because engineers are always the ones who bring up all the problems.” When my manager told me this I had to take a moment to calm myself down and not be offended. After all, this manager was a fellow engineer, and a good friend, so I knew it wasn’t meant as an insult. But still the comment hurt: How could people not like engineers? It is true though; engineers tend to point out problems before they become apparent to others, and have a few tendencies which can bother our non-engineer colleagues and acquaintances. But many of these…
  • Is This the Helmet of the Future?

    Chris Walker
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Put Title There seems to have been a lot of engineering innovations in the cycling world over the last year, taking shape in the form of new and inventive products for cyclists. I first noticed and got excited about the invisible bike helmet and then came across the tail-light/video recorder combo called Fly6 and, of course, the glow-in-the-dark bicycle frames called Lumen. Well this week, I’ve discovered yet another product aimed at cyclists. The difference is that this time, the product is aimed at motorcyclists. On August 10, the Skully campaign was launched on…
  • 3 Ways to Weed Out Shaky Scientific Claims

    Craig the Rocket Scientist
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Put Title We DON’T Live in a sci-fi movie. At least that’s what I had to keep telling myself when researches were unable to find the cause behind a mass-less propulsion device. It’s made a bit of a splash on the internet the past few days and that’s understandable. With such a device, interplanetary missions to such places as the moon, Mars, and even the moons of Jupiter all seem possible! But as my thermodynamics professor warned, “Nearly 100% of those claiming they have broken the laws of physics are lying. The rest are misguided.” There are three simple ways to weed out nearly…
  • How To Prepare For An Engineering Degree

    Chris Walker
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    There is a lot of advice out there about how to prepare for an engineering degree. What should you be doing? What shouldn’t you be doing? Most of what I’ve heard has been about working hard, going to lectures and doing lots of math. I’m not going to knock any of those things—because they are all very important–but I don’t think they’re the only pieces of advice to keep in mind. If you’re considering (or have signed up for) an engineering degree we can probably assume that you’re already prepared to work hard and go to lectures. You’re…
  • Engineers: The more at stake, the less you can assume

    Chris Walker
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    In a the technical meeting today I was caught falling short of the age old rule in engineering: assume nothing. The task was straightforward enough, I was presenting the conclusions from a series of reports and studies in which my colleagues and I had been coming up with ways to improve a complex, but very dated and verging on obsolete, piece of kit. I’d put plenty of work into planning and preparing. I’d remembered my 3 presentation tips for engineers. Everything was ready to go, or so I thought. I had lots of pictures and diagrams on my slides (after all, engineers tend to be…
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Part 1, Screaming Circuits and the Maker community

    Screaming Circuits
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Can Screaming Circuits, a full-service assembly provider, compete with a “no-frills” assembly house? Upon first thought, it might seem like like Screaming Circuits, would be too expensive for anything but well-funded big-business and big-education. In reality, that may not at...
  • National Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Month

    Screaming Circuits
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Coming soon, on the heals of National High Voltage AC month, Screaming Circuits has declared October 2014 to be National National Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Month in honor of the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik. This month, rather than...
  • Remote ESD

    Screaming Circuits
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    ESD, or electrostatic discharge, is of great concern to anyone who deals with electronics. That's obvious. What's not necessarily so obvious, is that some times, you don't even need to be all that close to the circuit board or component...
  • Warped PC boards

    Screaming Circuits
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    So... You just got a nice big PC board back from the fab shop. You set one on your desk to admire only to discover that it's warped. What do you do? There are two primary types of causes of...
  • BGAs and Package on Package

    Screaming Circuits
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Take a look at the closeup of one of our Beagleboards here on the right. That's what package on package (POP) looks like up close. The bottom chip is a Texas Instruments OMAP processor, in BGA form with 0.4mm pitch...
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Part 1, Screaming Circuits and the Maker community

    Screaming Circuits
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Can Screaming Circuits, a full-service assembly provider, compete with a “no-frills” assembly house? Upon first thought, it might seem like like Screaming Circuits, would be too expensive for anything but well-funded big-business and big-education. In reality, that may not at...
  • National Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Month

    Screaming Circuits
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Coming soon, on the heals of National High Voltage AC month, Screaming Circuits has declared October 2014 to be National National Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Month in honor of the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik. This month, rather than...
  • Remote ESD

    Screaming Circuits
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    ESD, or electrostatic discharge, is of great concern to anyone who deals with electronics. That's obvious. What's not necessarily so obvious, is that some times, you don't even need to be all that close to the circuit board or component...
  • Warped PC boards

    Screaming Circuits
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    So... You just got a nice big PC board back from the fab shop. You set one on your desk to admire only to discover that it's warped. What do you do? There are two primary types of causes of...
  • BGAs and Package on Package

    Screaming Circuits
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Take a look at the closeup of one of our Beagleboards here on the right. That's what package on package (POP) looks like up close. The bottom chip is a Texas Instruments OMAP processor, in BGA form with 0.4mm pitch...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Embedded Systems Software Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Company: National Instruments Location: Austin, Texas Job Description: As an NI Software Engineer Intern or Co-op II, you will enjoy the unique opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of the product development cycle. By the end of your intern or co-op term, your project will contribute to NI’s bottom line success. Software development project opportunities include kernel-level drivers, real-time operating systems, networking, embedded and real-time systems, and automated data acquisition systems.
  • Electronics/Electrical Design Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Company: McLaren Location: Woking, United Kingdom Job Description: The qualities of initiative and a high degree of self-motivation are essential. Interaction within a multi-disciplined team environment makes effective communication extremely important. A high level of personal responsibility is required to succeed in this position:  satisfaction and professional pride being derived from successfully completing a quality job. Duties include: Generation of detailed documentation for specifications, test reports and production documentation Circuit simulation Schematic entry Support of…
  • Hardware In The Loop Systems Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Company: Magna Electronics Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job Description: Primary responsibilities include the design, development and maintenance of a dSPACE System Test Bench. Test Bench shall be used to verify ECU level and vehicle level requirements for electronic modules, products and systems. Magna is looking for an electrical systems engineer that has experience with dSPACE Test Benches, Hybrid/Battery Electric Vehicles, Automotive Diagnostics, Vehicle Electronics, CAN Communications, Matlab/Simulink and the specification and validation of vehicle electronics requirements. Major…
  • Radio Network Design Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Company: Alcatel-Lucent Location: Timișoara, Job Description: The candidate’s job descriptions are: Deliver technical analysis and offer solutions for customer GSM, W-CDMA, LTE networks Support anticipation programs and license bids with a preliminary network design and gathering of value added information ; Bring direct support to tendering engineer explaining the solution; Perform technical presentations to the custom; Mastering radio dimensioning techniques using Radio Network Planning tools and geographical analysis; Performing the best radio design, taking into account technical…
  • Senior MEMS Design Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Company: Sand9 Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Job Description: The Senior MEMS Design Engineer will be part of the Sand 9 development team and will report to the Director of MEMS Design Engineering. Responsibilities include the electromechanical design, detailed finite element modeling, data analysis and design de-bugging of acoustic MEMS resonators for precision timing applications. The position is located in Cambridge, MA. Responsibilities: Develop next generation RF-MEMS devices Perform finite element simulations of piezoelectric MEMS using COMSOL and Matlab Evaluate RF data with…
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    EEWeb Forum

  • Noise and electricity

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Category: Electromechanical Tagged: Noise Question: How can I convert noise or sound to electricity?
  • power loss

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Category: Power Tagged: low-power Question: what is the best software for calculation of power losses in distribution system?
  • Black band resistor

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: Resistor Question: What does the black band at the end of a resistor mean?
  • Black band resistor

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: Resistor Question: What does the black band at the end of a resistor mean?
  • Converting house to 12 volt

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Category: General Tagged: 12 volt power Question: If you use step down transformer at the panel to produce D/C power in a house which of course is A/C power; is there any loss or waste of power? Does this reduce the amount of electricity used?
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • New Technology Is Changing Aircraft Maintenance

    Pat Brown
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maintaining aircraft is no simple feat, but a range of improved technology — affecting everything from insulation and fire protection to doors and equipment — means airport operators can cut costs and be more efficient, moving more planes through limited hangar space. Good Insulation Improves Energy Efficiency on a Big Scale The next generation of larger aircraft, like the Airbus A380 or the Boeing B747-8, carry more than 400 passengers on average. The owners need larger hangars — with higher and wider door clearance — to protect them from the elements. Bigger planes also require…
  • KWEA/KSAWWA Conference Highlights Trends in Water & Wastewater Industry

    Rick Besancon
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The water and wastewater industry faces a number of challenges, from aging infrastructure and water supply issues to evolving regulations and safety/quality concerns. Exploring these challenges is the primary focus of the annual joint meeting of the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) and the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association (KSAWWA). The joint conference is in Topeka next week (Aug. 26-28), and it brings together water and wastewater treatment professionals from around the state to learn about the latest trends in the water and wastewater industry, new advances…
  • The Internet of Things: The Future of Disruptive Technology

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hailed as being one of the top 10 tech trends for 2014, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic. Cisco estimates that it has a potential market value of $14 trillion, with one-tenth of that credited to manufacturing, which impacts us in many ways. According to CB Insights, in 2013, IoT companies secured more than $1 billion in venture capital, an 11% increase from the previous year. The IoT buzz kicked off earlier this year when Google announced its $3.2 billion purchase of a Silicon Valley start-up called NestLabs who create Internet-connected home monitoring and energy management…
  • Philadelphia International Airport Prepares to Modernize as a Major Hub for the World’s Largest Airline

    Katherine Goudreau
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    With the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is set for significant renovations to accommodate the world’s largest airline. Led by US Airways, which uses PHL as its primary international hub and second largest domestic hub, upgrades to the airport’s Terminal F were successfully completed last year — creating a fresh, modern experience for regional travelers. Terminals B and C are next in line. Modernizing a Complex That’s More Than 60 Years Old After expanding Terminal F by 120,000 square feet, US Airways has shifted its focus to…
  • Creating Livable Cities for Aging Baby Boomers

    Wes Hardin
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    What makes a community livable? That’s a question that’s quickly changing shape as baby boomers — now in their 50s and 60s — grow older. Thanks to advances in medical care and a greater awareness of what makes a healthy lifestyle, boomers are expected to live longer, on average, than any generation before them. That longevity, as well as the size of the boomer generation — nearly one in five Americans will be over 65 by 2030 — is becoming a challenge for urban planners, who have the responsibility of planning how our cities will evolve over the next few decades. Today, there’s a…
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    Composites Today » News

  • First Installation of a CFRP Propeller on a Merchant Ship Announced

    John Shury
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    ClassNK and Nakashima Propellers have announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker in May of this year. The carbon fibre propeller installed on the vessel were developed and produced by Nakashima Propellers with support from ClassNK, which granted approval for the design and manufacturing process, as well as provided research and funding support for the project. Despite its ultra-lightweight…
  • Russell Athletic & Boeing Breath New Life into Old Carbon Fibre

    John Shury
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    Russell Brands LLC and Boeing has announced they are to team up to incorporate excess carbon fibre from the 787 Dreamliner production into Russell Athletic protective sports gear. Both companies will extend their initial collaboration that already puts 787 carbon into the their CarbonTek American Football shoulder pads. The two companies see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fibre, as the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability. Russell’s CarbonTek should pad system has the sports industry’s first-ever exoskeleton made of 100%,…
  • Quatro Composites Opens New Facility Expansion

    John Shury
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Quatro Composites hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to open the company’s new $11.8 million expansion project. Quatro Composites specialises in designing and fabricating advanced composite structures for commercial aerospace, unmanned aerial vehicles and medical equipment manufacturers. The company’s recent growth has been driven by several contracts from aerospace suppliers to produce carbon composite structures for the new 787 Dreamliner airplane. The new expansion will add around 45,000 square feet of additional space, almost doubling Quatro’s existing manufacturing…
  • London Underground Looking at Composites to Reduce Delays

    Andrew Brooks
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    The London Underground has turned to composite materials in search of new ways to improve its service and reduce delays The underground’s innovation team has led a group of industry experts to explore using materials previously only used in the aerospace industry to construct a commercially viable, lightweight train door. With the project is in its final stage, the prototype door is currently undergoing structural tests, ensuring that all design and safety regulations are met. The underground say that tube customers could benefit from reduced journey and waiting times on platforms; a saving…
  • Exelis Secures New Airbus A380 Composites Contract

    Andrew Brooks
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Exelis has been chosen by Airbus to supply composite floor beam struts for the A380 aircraft. The multimillion dollar contract runs through 2023 and marks the first award on the recently announced Exelis STaR (Struts, Tubes and Rods) product line. The company will use its patented manufacturing technology recently licensed from Bodair to create the composite floor beam struts, which connect the passenger cabin floor to the aircraft fuselage. The unique design provides high strength-to-weight ratio vs. traditional metallics and exceeds other composite production methods in weight savings. Mike…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Scientists sequence complete genome of E. coli Strain responsible for food poisoning

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli that is a common cause of outbreaks of food poisoning in the United States. Although the E. coli strain EDL933 was first isolated in the 1980s, it gained national attention in 1993 when it was linked to an outbreak of food poisoning from Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the western United States. Their paper published online Aug. 14 in the journal Genome Announcements reports the full, complete sequence with no gaps. Their analysis includes so-called jumping genes…
  • COSMOS program celebrates 10th anniversary

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    What have you accomplished over the past four weeks? Made your own biodiesel? Miniaturized a pollution particle counter? Created an app for the color-blind? No? Then you’re probably not in the COSMOS program. The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week residential summer program designed for talented and motivated high school students – students so motivated they’re not afraid to dream big, technologically speaking, to take on some of the world’s most difficult problems. The program celebrated its 10th anniversary this…
  • Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner.  The team was also able to modify the scanner operating software so it presents an “all-clear” image to the operator even when contraband was detected.  
  • Matrix Stiffness is an Essential Tool in Stem Cell Differentiation

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have proven that when it comes to guiding stem cells into a specific cell type, the stiffness of the extracellular matrix used to culture them really does matter. The research team, led by bioengineering professor Adam Engler, also found that a protein binding the stem cell to the hydrogel is not a factor in the differentiation of the stem cell as previously suggested. The protein layer is merely an adhesive, the team reported Aug. 10 in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Materials.
  • Designing Better Materials for the 21st Century

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The U.S. Defense Department recently named Jian Luo, professor of nanoengineering and materials science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego as one of 10 new National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF). The award provides up to $3 million over five years to develop a new materials design tool called interfacial phase diagrams.
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    OurEdu Blog

  • Best UPSC coaching centers in Chennai

    Tanoy Chakraborty
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Thank you for reading! Union Service Public Commission UPSC is the main body for governing, conducting examinations and selecting the candidates. The civil service entrance examinations can be tough to crack. But proper study and guidance will make it a lot easier. Lots of hard work with self motivation will help the students to make it through the exam. Solving [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best UPSC coaching centers in Kolkata

    Tanoy Chakraborty
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Thank you for reading! UPSC Coaching Civil service are said to be the backbone of India. It is quite commendable in the society and in our country. Moreover this service possess great amount of respect, dignity and responsibilities for which more candidates are interested for this service. All the young shoulders of India are eager to take the responsibilities [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Books for Electronics and Communication for 4th year

    Tushar Garg
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Thank you for reading! This article represents some information about books for Electronics and Communication for 4th year and about some concepts of Electronics and Communication Engineering. About Electronics and Communication Engineering: Electronics and communication engineering deals with analytic section of  analog and digital signal and and covers all the concepts of circuit design that are used industrially and [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Books for Electronics and Communication for 3rd year

    Tushar Garg
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    Thank you for reading! This article gives you some knowledge about Electronics and Communication for 3rd year and Books for Electronics and Communication for 3rd year. About Electronics and Communication Engineering: As we already discuss about Electronics and Communication Engineering branch that it is a vast branch that covers all types of circuit and other semi-conductor devices information that are used in the [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Books for Electronics and Communication for 2nd year

    Tushar Garg
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Thank you for reading! This article gives you some important information about Electronics and Communication Engineering and Books for Electronics and Communication for 2nd year. About Electronics and Communication Engineering: As we all know this is the branch that deals with information of circuit related products as they are used in daily purposes such as transistors, electric tube and other [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Engineer Wing - Engineering Tips, career, companies and Industry updates and news

  • Top 5 Trending Career Options in Global Engineering Domain

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Engineering industry is ever-fluctuating and the activities that happen in here is dependent on a number of factors. There are factors like infrastructural make-over, hosting of some big exposition or event or high migration rate that impact the engineering domain to a great extent. The current global fiscal scenario and ongoing scene in the employment market clearly indicates that the sector is on a roll at the moment.Engineering as a degree can be extremely satisfying as there are a range of high-paying employment options in here and that too at economically powerful locations. If you have…
  • Scope of Engineering: Sneaking into the Dubai Job Market

    8 May 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Dubai has a growing economy and is one of the most favored destinations to work in. The working condition, growing opportunities and a better economic scenario than the world, Dubai has a positive graph in almost every sector. Let us see what Dubai has to offer when it comes to engineering sector.IntroductionEngineering has always been an in demand field and a lot of students look forward to make a career in this field. Engineering is one of the most creative fields where application and logic is required. Engineers are required in every department of an organization. Depending upon the…
  • Dual Degree engineering Programs: A Growing Trend with Excellent Scope

    2 Feb 2014 | 11:08 am
    Dual degree programs seem to be much more in demand among students in engineering, management or other fields of study. Dual engineering programs offer excellent scope in today’s competitive job market. The following post talks about the increasing popularity of dual degree engineering programs.Dual degrees are the popular options among students who want to take benefits of cost, time, and varied career prospects. Such courses enable the students to find career in either of the two fields of study.What are dual engineering programs?Dual engineering courses can be defined as the tailored…
  • M tech distance education

    28 Oct 2013 | 3:02 am
    M tech distance educationWe all know getting an engineering degree in today’s arena is not sufficient to get a job therefore; students are forced to upgrade their qualification or go for higher education. There is high level of competition all around the globe and special skill can help you to stand out from long queue. There are many areas which an engineer can choose like MBA, Mtech and MS after completion of their graduation.Most of the student prefer job right after Btech/BE and remaining go for higher education. You may also read our previous article on Scope of civil…
  • 10 Time Management Tips for Students

    1 Sep 2013 | 1:09 am
    10 Time Management Tips for StudentsTime management is a very important aspect of the student life. The article suggests some tips, which can be helpful for the students in managing their precious time in the best possible way. Read on to learn about this topic!After entering the college life, the main problem with which the students have to fight throughout, is time management. Being in a college, every student quickly learns that managing his/her time is the most challenging aspect. With a number of things on the “to do list”, there is a strong need to develop time management skills.1.
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    Being Brunel

  • Engineering Is Art: 050 – 099

    thomas michael wallace
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog The real shame of engineering is that we spend so much of our time trying to hide people from our craft. It’s the architecture that people are encouraged to appreciate, not the structure behind it. In an attempt to redress the balance I’ve been running a week-daily photo series called “Engineering Is Art” on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Everyday I post a new picture that aims to celebrate the artistry of engineering, rather than the final aesthetic. For those of you who missed it, I collected numbers 000 to 049 in a previous…
  • IABSE Future of Design 2014

    thomas michael wallace
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Look Who's Talking The day normally sees around 16 speakers; here are some of the highlights from those who have been announced: Andrew Lamb (WFEO) - One of the most prominent figures in humanitarian development; perhaps best known in his previous role as the CEO of EWB in the UK. Dr. Michel Virlogeux (Consultant) – The engineer behind the Millau Viaduct and Vasco da Gama, with a long distinguished career of 100+ bridges. Josef Hargrave (Arup) – An Associate in the Foresight + Research + Innovation team; focusing on how trends in…
  • Adaptive Structures

    thomas michael wallace
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog I love my indie games; there’s something about the smaller studios that gives their creations so much more life than their AAA counterparts. My latest fancy has been the superb Transistor, which you should probably go and play right now (work be damned). As I made my way though Supergiant’s wonderfully crafted world, however, I found myself thinking about the structural engineering behind it. You see, one of the core motifs of Transistor is the notion of self adapting structures: Buildings and infrastructure that alter their states, with…
  • Being Brunel for Two Years

    thomas michael wallace
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog The Second Year So what exactly did happen this year? Well, here are a few of the highlights:   23rd of September 2014 - Playing Tetris with Finite Elements becomes the most viewed post for this year. 1st of January 2014 – The first ever Being Brunel game is released; it took far too much time to write and causes my head to fly off when the wind blows… 25th of March 2014 – #engineeringisart kicks off; nearly 90 photos later it’s still going strong. 2nd of April 2014 – Being Brunel becomes the name of an unrelated…
  • Confused Engineering Words: Part Two

    thomas michael wallace
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Thanks to the wonders of word processing I can enjoy a vocabulary significantly larger than the collection of words I can actually spell. Alas, however, a spell-checker can only get you so far and confusing words has become the new marker of a badly written report. So here is the other half of this series picking out the words most likely to catch-out engineers writing reports. effect or affect? A confusion so common that Microsoft Word now tries to check for it; the dreaded ‘effect’ or ‘affect’.  As a rule of thumb you can…
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  • Ethernet Links Go Green

    Martin Rowe
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Everything that uses energy uses too much if it. Energy Efficient Ethernet reduces power in wired networks.
  • Intel Wearables Contest Goes New Age

    Tom Emrich
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Emotional prosthetics, modular smartbands and sixth sense necklaces make up finalists for Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge.
  • Android Wear: Where Are the Wares

    Kevin Fogarty
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here are examples of some of the watches that use Android Wear.
  • The Internet of Things Versus Slumlords

    Rich Quinnell
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Smart thermostats are not only for the well-to-do. One group is developing them to help keep tenement dwellers warm.
  • IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • A Day With US Chia Seeds

    Aaron Oneal
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    US Chia Video Who would have guessed that 4 total strangers in a University of Louisville classroom would become a successful company operating out of both Kentucky and Arizona? Last week, part of Mixer Direct’s team spent a day with Zack Pennington, the CEO of US Chia and Megan Devine their VP of Customer Relations. Zack and Megan gave us a whirlwind tour of their Chia fields and a US Chia customer’s Horse Farm in Kentucky. Watch the video above to learn US Chia’s story and see how the incorporation of Chia seeds are providing increased nutritional benefits, health, and…

    Aaron Oneal
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    source: To quote Ernest Hemingway, ““I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” Most of us love sleep. On the down side, falling asleep at work will more than likely get you canned faster than it takes for those second set of z’s to exhale from your mouth. Depending on the level of excitement at your job, staying awake and alert is not as easy as it sounds. If you are under the age of 30 and can get to sleep before 10 pm, you are going places. For the rest of us humans, good restful sleep is hard to come by. If you happen to…
  • Can 3D Printing Help The Medical Field?

    Aaron Oneal
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    3D printing is one of the few areas in life where cat statues, pizza, and guns intersect. Frankly, 3D printing is just plain exciting. At Mixer Direct we are more than pleased to have our fair share of 3D printing companies as customers. Some say that this industry is overhyped and others are crowning it the king of the future. Great scott! What does this all mean? Have no fear. We are here to drop some truth on you. source: What is 3D printing and what does 3d printing have to do with the medical field?? 3D printing is the creation of a three dimensional object by…
  • How To Make “The Goldberg Rush” Cocktail Featuring 11 Wells

    Aaron Oneal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Good People, Locally Made, Better Spirits, Never Run Dry. It’s time for an incredible cocktail to help with that ever so popular transition to fall. We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with our friends and customers at 11 Wells Distillery in St. Paul, Minnesota and our favorite Louisville, KY Craft Bartender, Eron Plevan. Thankfully, we were able to get our hands on 11 Wells Minnesota 13 White Whiskey, a dash of Minnesota culture, a pinch of Mighty Ducks movie trivia, one Minnesota state apple, and a sampling of homemade syrups from Mr. Plevan to bring you a remarkable…
  • What Happens If You Waste Your Lunch Break?

    Aaron Oneal
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    We’ve all been there. We grab our lunch, sit down, inhale it like like we haven’t seen food in years, and then stare blankly at a reflection of our sleep deprived eyes in our computer monitor or smartphone. Thus begins an internal civil war: I could cruise Facebook, re-watch Sportscenter highlights, or I could do something to further myself? Sometimes we just flat out choose to do what we really want to do instead of making any sort of a realistic effort to do something to benefit ourselves. A recent study showed that nearly 30% of workers in the United States rarely even take a…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • SpongeBob In Space

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #48 31 August 2014 MIT Magnetic Micro Hairs 3D Printed Personal Turbine to Power Your Gadgets NASA Uses Origami To Fold Solar Collectors Plankton Claimed to be on International Space Station Windows Smart Skin for Aircraft Intel’s New Broadwell Chips Promise Thin, Fanless, Power Laptops [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Big thanks to Avi Odenheimer for the new logo and intro video.  Check out his links…
  • Cities, Space, and Worms

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #47 17 August 2014 Cities 3.0  American Society of Civil Engineer Top 5 Infrastructure Projects | Oakland Bay Bridge Controversy U.S. Navy and Orion Spacecraft Testing Hello Comet 67P: Humanities First Time Orbiting a Comet SpaceX and Texas Ancient Worms and Saving Life on Earth [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at Copyright:…
  • DIY Minecraft Loot

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #46 2 August 2014 DIY Space Shuttle and Mission Control Simulator Storing The Wind Under The Ocean Stereolithography 3D Printing + Geometry + Aerogel = Super Strong Materials Google’s Smart Contact Lens Gets Real Tesla Inks Deal For Battery Gigafactory Forget Fiberoptic, Hello Air Waveguides Michael Art and Crafts [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available…
  • Party Like A Metallic Star

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #45 13 July 2014 Celestron First Telescope for Kids (and Kids at Heart) BAE Future Aviation Visions NASA’s New Rocket Passes Review Telsa Aims For $30K EV by 2017 New Class Of Stars Discovered Science Ethics and the H1N1 Virus Research Commercially Available Nanotube Transistors by 2020 GE Announces $15 Remote Controlled LED Lightbulb [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel.  Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available…
  • Patent Troll Beatdown

    21 Jun 2014 | 4:52 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #44 21 June 2014 Free Will and Brain ‘s Background Noise Supreme Court Strikes Down Software Patents | More Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle HP’s New Computer Architecture Battery Powered Buses Flash Charged in 15 Seconds Google Buys Skybox | And Dropcam Honeywell Challenges Nest FAA Authorizes First Commercial Drones Virgin Airlines Saves Millions By Building Better Meal Tray Chinese Company is 3D Printing 10 Houses A Day, $5,000 Each Charger Doctor ($7.50 at Adafruit) Ham Radio Field Day 2014 [Download] For more tech news and…
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    Bench Talk

  • Picking The Right Tool For The Job: MCU, SBC or FPGA?

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Let’s face it; we’ve all tried to use the wrong tool for the job at hand at least once in our lives. Using a hammer on screws comes to mind as the most common misuse of tools and technology. I will admit it, guilty as charged. Picking the right Open Source Hardware tools and platforms is similar to the picking the right hand tool from our toolbox. Though there is typically enough crossover of functionality between the different types of tools, some are better suited for certain tasks than others. With increasingly more variety of affordable hardware tools coming to market, many…
  • Embracing the Fail Whale: Learning from Engineering Failures

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  Apollo 1.  Space Shuttle Challenger.  Chernobyl.  Mars Climate Orbiter.  Throughout human history failure has been a bittersweet fact of life, and engineering is not exempt from this truth. Despite our best efforts (and sometimes, because of the lack thereof), engineering failures occur. The aforementioned examples are just some of the most highly publicized engineering disasters of the last 75 years. Sometimes, as we push the envelope in pursuit of success, things go horribly wrong. However, engineers should never use the reasons of those…
  • How Open Source Launched My Small Business

    25 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Open Source Hardware (OSHW) has truly changed my life. It allowed me to launch my own business. How so, you might ask? Well let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? 17 years ago I took my first steps into the world of electronics and engineering as an intern at the U.S. Naval Academy. At the end of my first year I remember being tasked with a rather simple project, a PIC microcontroller based solution that would monitor the ambient temperature and adjust louvers and a fan to regulate temperature accordingly. To make a long story short, my project was plagued with design…
  • 5 Features Desired for a Future Arduino

    23 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Arduino revolution recently turned the big 1-0! Hard to believe it’s been ten years since that little blue board of electronics magic found it’s way out of Italy and onto lab benches around the globe. I fondly remember many nights and weekends spent with my Arduino Diecimila. It was my first Arduino, and my first prototyping platform since a BASIC Stamp-based platform I acquired back in college. A lot has changed in those ten years and the Arduino platform has gone from a tinkerer’s ‘gadget’ to an electronics design platform in it’s own right. Many…
  • Building Blocks

    26 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    When designing large, complex products the value of the principles and practices systems engineering is quite apparent. But what about when designing custom homebrewed electronics, are systems engineering practices valuable or overkill? Let’s first consider what is systems engineering. According to INCOSE, systems engineering is defined as “ an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design…
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  • Wireless Mobile Charging

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Researchers and scientist developed a number of ways to give a boom to wireless charging but expensive equipments and less availability are the few reason of been slow to take off. Wireless Mobile charging refer to the charging of hand held without physical contact with any power socket. It refers to get a battery juice […] The post Wireless Mobile Charging appeared first on
  • A Charging Solution for Delivery Drones

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Boom in technology give rise to drones robotic devices. These drones are used for multiple purposes including filming or can be for entertainment purpose. Amazon’s drones are good in its fly but lack in only one point; it can store energy only for 10 miles. The energy issue is a big task for their developer […] The post A Charging Solution for Delivery Drones appeared first on
  • ‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks in Concrete Infrastructure

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A unique method of infrastructure assessment has been developed by scientists working at North Carolina State University and Eastern Finland which not only allows structural analysis but damage assessment. The advanced sensory membrane called as the ‘Sensing Skin’ enables analysis of concrete infrastructures and the deep level damage assessment. Dr Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, who analyses the […] The post ‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks in Concrete Infrastructure appeared first on
  • Advanced Anti-theft Sensor to Safeguard Smartphone

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Researchers are developing more advanced anti-theft softwares that will safeguard smartphone information against thieves and will automatically distinguish a user from another person. The anti-theft sensor will monitor activity on the smartphone when in the hands of user and map the behavior, creating a behavioral pattern. The anti-theft sensor maps which applications the user uses, […] The post Advanced Anti-theft Sensor to Safeguard Smartphone appeared first on
  • Your Personal Identification Number isn’t Safe Against Google Glass!

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Chances are high a person can successfully see clearly what Personal Identification Number a person has entered on his electronic device while the sun if reflecting off the device’s screen and the watcher is looking at him from some distance. But those chances are reversed in case the person watching has Google Glass or a […] The post Your Personal Identification Number isn’t Safe Against Google Glass! appeared first on
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    Intelligent Product Solutions

  • New gTLDs: The Wild, Wild Web

    Danny Aponte
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    October of last year marked the beginning of a new wave of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) becoming available to domain registrars. This revolutionary change is very exciting for a computer geek like me. Some of you may ask, “Ok, so what exactly is a generic Top-Level Domain?”, Wikipedia states that: A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for use in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is visible to Internet users as the suffix at the end of a domain name. In…
  • Consumer Devices for Business Applications: IBM’s Corporate Customers Deploying Apple Devices in the Field?

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    A big, surprising deal between Apple and IBM was announced in the WSJ in July – the two giants announced the intention of having IBM offer Apple devices and Big Blue custom apps to corporate clientele. While such a strategy may make sense for supporting knowledge and BYOD (bring-your-own-device) workers, it misses the boat for major commercial vertical markets (i.e. utilities, logistics, warehouse, MRO, health care, retail, etc). A recent article in Wired magazine asks why commercial users of mobile computing devices are not readily gravitating towards consumer grade cell phone devices.
  • Productization Plan: Preventing Product Failure

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Great product ideas surface every day. Sketches are drawn, teams are formed, new companies are born, business plans are written and everybody gets to work. The product varies – it could be a physical product, software, a new service or a complete solution – but the goal is always the same. A successful product. Enthused entrepreneurs frequently delve right into the design and development process, often misunderstanding the importance of asking the critical question: Exactly what am I designing and producing?  Design teams may have well developed concepts, great sketches and lots of…
  • Enabling Successful Experience Design

    Dan Blase
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 am
    Though I am not an anthropologist, it seems to me that people are born with an innate affinity for tools – physical things that they can interact with that make both work and play simpler and richer. In the absence of more realistic toys, small children will use sticks in their play. Despite the amazing technology behind the XBOX Kinect and Sony’s PlayStation Move, game controllers, steering wheels, and joysticks remain popular gaming accessories. Product developers today must consider the entire product ecosystem, from web and apps to devices and services. Hardware devices often fit into…
  • Sketching and the Industrial Design Process

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    Last week a relatively recent graduate lamented online that he’d not had much luck establishing correspondence with potential employers to whom he’d submitted his portfolio. In response, I offered to critique his work. What I found is what I usually find when I critique a portfolio these days: a general lack of understanding for and/or appreciation of the typical Industrial Design process. In particular, there appears to me to be, in general, a casual disregard among newly minted design graduates for the importance of “sketching”; whether that means putting marks on a…
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    Engineering Consultancy & Professional Training

  • CIDCO, Maharashtra Ltd Recruitment for Asst. Transportation Engineer

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
     Deputy Planner /Asst. Transportation Engineer Click Here for Job Details                                            To Download Application Form Eligibility : B.Arch, BE/B.Tech(Civil) Location : Navi Mumbai Job Category : Core Technical, Govt Jobs Last Date : 26 Sept 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written Job Details Deputy Planner /Asst. Transportation Engineer 
  • Bihar PSC recruitment Assistant Professor Geology

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Assistant Professor Geology Click Here for Job Details                     To Download Application Format Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Civil, CSE, EEE, Electrical, ECE, IT, Mech), MSc(Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Phy), MA(English), BE/B.Tech(Civil, CSE, EEE, ECE, IT, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical) Location : Bihar Job Category : Govt Jobs, Teaching Last Date :
  • Recruitment Graduate Engineer Trainee , ONGC

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
     Graduate Engineer Trainee Click here for Job details        Click here to apply online Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Ceramic, Petroleum / Petrochemical Engg), BSc(Chemistry), MCA, BE/B.Tech(Auto, chemical engineering, Civil, CSE, ICE, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum / Petrochemical Engg, Electrical), MSc(Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Phy), Diploma(Electronic Media)
  • Mizoram PSC recruitment for Assistant Engineer Civil, Mizoram

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
     Mizoram PSC recruitment for Assistant Engineer Civil Click Here for Job Details  Eligibility : BE/B.Tech(Civil) Location : Mizoram Job Category : Govt Jobs Last Date : 08 Seetmber 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written-test Job Details Advt. no 8 of 2014-2015 Vacancy's in Mizoram Public Service Commission  Qualification : Degree in appropriate line of Engineering
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre recruitment for Engineer in Kerala

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
     Recruitment for Engineer  Click Here for Job Details                  Click here to Apply Online  Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Electronics, Structural), BE/B.Tech(Aero, chemical engineering, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical, Fire & Safety) Location : Thiruvananthapuram,Kerla  Job Category : Core Technical, Govt Jobs, Others Last Date : 01 Sep 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring
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