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  • 5 Keys to Satisfaction Engaging a Product Development Partner

    Intelligent Product Solutions
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management. In those pre-consulting roles, I often was the person responsible for finding, engaging and managing product development service providers (see my earlier post on choosing a product development partner.) In fact, my experiences as an engineering management executive inside a large product company were the basis for starting IPS, our own consulting firm. What…
  • $4B nuclear power plant in Tenn. nearly finished

    ASCE SmartBrief
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    The finishing touches are being put on the $4 billion Watts Bar 2 nuclear facility in Tennessee.  -More- 
  • Power-Electronics Engineer
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Dakota Turbines is a new renewable-energy company with an exciting product.  Our company is the manufacturer of a 30 kW small wind turbine system.  We are looking for highly motivated and skilled professionals to continue to improve existing products, as well as create new ones.  Please take some time to learn about Dakota Turbines and see how you may be a part of a very challenging and rewarding project.  Specifically, we are looking for a Power-Electronics Engineer that has experience with the following: * IGBT based utility-interactive inverters * Programming language “C” *…
  • Coaching is more listening than prescribing

    ASCE SmartBrief
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Every leader can be an unofficial coach for an employee in need, Marcia Reynolds writes, and such aid is best served through  -More- 
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  • Power-Electronics Engineer

    26 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Dakota Turbines is a new renewable-energy company with an exciting product.  Our company is the manufacturer of a 30 kW small wind turbine system.  We are looking for highly motivated and skilled professionals to continue to improve existing products, as well as create new ones.  Please take some time to learn about Dakota Turbines and see how you may be a part of a very challenging and rewarding project.  Specifically, we are looking for a Power-Electronics Engineer that has experience with the following: * IGBT based utility-interactive inverters * Programming language “C” *…
  • Electrical Engineer II

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Electrical Engineer II” in Lansdale, PA: Engineer II Position: Electrical Engineer IIType: DirectLocation: Lansdale, PA Electrical Engineers II Job… of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers… jobs by
  • Process Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Process Engineer” in Blue Bell, PA: technical employment of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers in connection with opportunities… words: process engineer, process, engineer, process… jobs by
  • Senior Software Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    TalentBurst, Inc. require a “Senior Software Engineer” in United States: work. A typical software engineer researches, designs… aerospace, business, scientific and general computing applications. An entry level software engineer… jobs by
  • Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. require a “Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)” in North Charleston, SC: worldwide with aerospace products and services;… manner. 5. Serve as a resource for junior level engineers transferring knowledge and identifying training… jobs by
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  • New feather findings get scientists in a flap

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Scientists have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fiber, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses of flight. Since their appearance over 150 million years ago, feather shafts (rachises) have evolved to be some of the lightest, strongest and most fatigue resistant natural structures.
  • Detecting cancer earlier is goal of new medical imaging technology

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    A new medical imaging method could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology and shortwave infrared light to reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions deep inside the body.
  • 'Designer' nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a ‘designer’ nanodevice currently being developed by an international team of researchers. The diagnostic 'nanodecoder', which will consist of self-assembled DNA and protein nanostructures, will greatly advance biomarker detection and provide accurate molecular characterization enabling more detailed evaluation of how diseased tissues respond to therapies, they say.
  • See-through sensors open new window into the brain

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team has now described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses.
  • Robots recognize humans in disaster environments

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers has developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, fingerprints, handwriting, faces, bodies, voice frequencies and DNA sequences.
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  • Removing gloves and other protective equipment

    Jyllian Kemsley
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    One of the things highlighted in the news this week is the risks of contamination from removing—”doffing”—personal protective equipment. “Meticulous removal, or doffing, of PPE is as important as its meticulous donning,” wrote infectious disease physician Amesh A. Adalja in “Ebola Lessons We Need To Learn From Dallas.” Most chemists don’t need to fear Ebola, but they do wear PPE to protect from chemical exposure. I asked Iowa State University lab safety specialist Ryan Wyllie and biosafety specialist Amy Helgerson what chemistry researchers should keep in mind when…
  • On individual versus institutional responsibility for workplace injuries

    Jyllian Kemsley
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    A comment on personal versus institutional responsibility by Suzanne Donovan, an infectious disease specialist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, who spoke on NPR on Sunday about the Texas health care worker now infected with Ebola: And I think it’s really important that there is no finger-pointing at the healthcare worker so that the healthcare worker did something wrong because this is all about training and having the appropriate equipment. … I think in a country like the United States, where there’s very few cases, the environment is very safe and the equipment is…
  • Preparing piranha

    Jyllian Kemsley
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Piranha solutions are used to remove organic residues from substrates. Typically a 3:1 mixture of concentrated sulfuric acid to 30% hydrogen peroxide, it is highly corrosive and a powerful oxidizer. Simply mixing the solution is dangerous. And mixing piranha begs the question raises the question: Add the acid to the peroxide, or the other way around? Everyone hopefully learned in chemistry labs to “never cover an acid”–that is, when diluting, always add acid to water, not the other way around. For piranha, however, best practice is to add the peroxide to the acid. Robin…
  • Denver student hit in chest with jet of flaming methanol

    Jyllian Kemsley
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    New incident, same message: Don’t pour alcohol anywhere near a possible flame. At a press briefing yesterday, Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board investigators spoke about what they’ve learned so far regarding an incident at a Denver high school that sent four students to the hospital on Monday: The teacher lit a small pool of methanol to demonstrate its flame properties. When the flame didn’t rise as high as desired, he added more methanol from a 4 L container. The fire flashed back into the container, then emerged as a “jet fire” that traveled 15 ft…
  • Is combustible dust a concern for research labs?

    Jyllian Kemsley
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    In last week’s exploding pianos post, the experiments focused on the addition of flour to a theatrical “flash pot.” How important the flour was to the ensuing explosion was never resolved. Flour is, in fact, a combustible material–along with sugar, grains, tobacco, plastics, wood, paper, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dyes, coal, and metals. The U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board has been warning about combustible dust hazards in industry for years. A CSB report on combustible dust issued in 2006 recommended that the Occupational Safety & Health…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • Handling Ebola Patients: An Engineering Problem

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Two nurses who treated the late Ebola-virus victim Thomas Eric Duncan have been diagnosed with Ebola virus as well.  They treated him at the Texas Health Presbyterian Center hospital in Dallas, where he died on October 8 after traveling there from Liberia, where he acquired the virus.  Despite apparently following the protocols recommended by the U. S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) for dealing with patients with Ebola, nurses Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson are now being treated for the disease as well.  Their chances are grim:  the death rate from the virus can be as…
  • Imagining Geoengineering

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Okay, suppose some of the most extreme voices warning of global warming are right.  Suppose we really do face the inundation of much of the world's coastlines in a generation or two.  Even if, starting tomorrow, nobody ever burned a drop or a gram of fossil fuel ever again, the carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere might take hundreds of years to fall to pre-industrial levels.  So simply implementing restrictions on fossil fuels to reduce carbon-dioxide levels may not do the job fast enough.  What do we do in the meantime?  To use an automotive analogy, if you're going…
  • Playing with Nuclear Fire

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    The safety of nuclear weapons is the theme of Eric Schlosser's 2013 book Command and Control:  Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.  After reading the book, my own reaction is mirrored in a quote Schlosser cites from General George Butler, who became head of the U. S. Strategic Air Command shortly before the Soviet Union came to an end in 1991.  After familiarizing himself with the secret plans for nuclear war, Butler later remarked that "we escaped the Cold War without a nuclear holocaust by some combination of skill, luck, and divine…
  • The Limits of Diversity

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This month's Scientific American devotes twenty pages to articles on diversity in science—the shameful lack thereof, and what can be done about it. One piece is a kind of confessional by a Lockheed Martin engineer who quickly moved into management and found that as she chose staff from widely varying backgrounds, the quality of her group's work increased.  Other articles cite social-science studies that show diverse organizations are not only more socially just; they do better science and engineering too.  The reader of these paeans to diversity could not be blamed for taking away…
  • Go Slow with GoPro?

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    In an article in this week's New Yorker magazine, Nick Paumgarten contemplates the wider effects of GoPro, the sports-oriented wearable cameras that have inspired viral videos of amazing stunts watched by millions on the Internet, and things like the GoPro Mountain Games, a venue where mountain bikers, rock climbers, and even ten-year-old girls on ziplines record every second of their exploits for fun, and sometimes profit.  (It turns out that GoPro sponsors certain athletes with things like free cameras, or a monetary reward for getting a million hits on a GoPro-made YouTube…
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  • Panama Canal Cover Story in Pile Buck Magazine

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    The latest issue of Pile Buck Magazine has a cover story on the Panama Canal Construction. Talk about a mega project! There are actually two articles, the first includes a very nice summary of the overall project. Both discuss the construction of a huge cofferdam to separate Miraflores Lake from the construction area for the new Pacific Access Channel. This channel will link the third set of locks to Culebra Cut. The cofferdam consisted of 58 circular cells comprised of 17,000 tons of straight and z-section sheet piling. [Source: Read the article for free in Pile Buck Magazine. Image: Pile…
  • Catch-up Post for October 8, 2014

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Leading Building Foundations Engineer Clyde Baker Joins GEI Consultants - Source: VPO Press Release Contractor announces details of repair work plan for the SR 99 tunneling machine - Source: WSDOT Alaskan Way Viaduct Hayward Baker Forms Strategic Alliance with EOS Remediation and Chemical Grouting Company - Source: Digital Journal Remodeling Bertha’s launch pit - Source: WSDOT Alaskan Way Viaduct Engineering Company Aecom to Buy URS for $4B - Source: ABC News Numerical study verifies use of soil filters to enhance dam's earthquake resistance - Source: via @URETEKHoldings…
  • LiDAR Applications in Landslides

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The cover story in the latest issue of LIDAR Magazine is titled Unearthing Landslides. It describes the work done by a company called Quantum Spatial in the immediate aftermath of the Oso Landslide. They were also involved in scanning the recent landslide in Grand Mesa, Colorado. Quantum Spatial has developed a landslide tool that identifies areas of landslide risk based on different aspects of the LiDAR based topography. [Source: Read the article from LiDAR News. Image: LIDAR Magazine]
  • Happy Karl Terzaghi's Birthday 2014!

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    It's October 2 again, and today would have been Karl Terzaghi's 131st birthday. As I was reflecting on Terzaghi and some of his quotes, I was reading a passage from Professor's Goodman's biography1 that described a talk that he gave in 1924 entitled "The Way to Happiness." I thought this would be a nice change of pace from some of his more famous quotes and topics. Here are some selections from Goodman's description of the presentation. ...This stems from application of the law of selection, which "leads to the survival of the most clever, most reckless, and most hypocritical.
  • New Version of RockWorks16 Available

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Geological software developer RockWare announced last month that their free update for RockWorks 16 contains over 75 changes since the previous update. And if anyone is counting, that's 672 changes since the initial release of RockWorks 16. They seem very receptive to user feedback, and very proactive with their new releases. I wish more geo-software companies were like that! [Source: The RockWare Blog. Image: RockWare Blog]
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  • Appropriate Technology and Focus on Improving Lives at MIT

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    I have written about the D-lab at MIT founded by Amy Smith. This is just a reminder of all the good stuff they are doing. The D-Lab is building a global network of innovators to design and disseminate technologies that meaningfully improve the lives of people living in poverty. The program’s mission is pursued through interdisciplinary courses, technology development, and community initiatives, all of which emphasize experiential learning, real-world projects, community-led development, and scalability. Another of their initiatives, the International Development Innovators Network seeks to…
  • STEM Graduates in the USA: 465,000 Women and 451,000 Men

    4 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    STEM baccalaureate degrees in the USA in 2010 (reported by NSF in 2014): Field Women Men Science (including math) 442,000 343,000 Engineering 23,000 108,000 Health 193,000 36,000 Total 658,000 586,000 If you exclude health, women still lead 465,000 to 451,000. The same data for master’s degrees: Field Women Men Science (including math) 86,000 72,000 Engineering 14,000 49,000 Health 97,000 22,000 Total 197,000 147,000 Excluding health the totals are: women 100,000, men 125,000. In 2005, 235,197 women received undergraduate science and engineering degrees, compared to 230,806 for men. In…
  • Engineering Graduates Earned a Return on Their Investment In Education of 21%

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    A recent report from the New York Fed looks at the economic benefits of college. While there has been a great deal of talk about the “bubble” in higher education the Fed finds college is very wise economically for most people. They do find a larger portion of people that are not getting a great return on their investment in higher education. That could well indicate students studying certain majors and perhaps some people with less stellar academic skills would be better off economically skipping college. Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs? an analysis of the…
  • Self Driving Cars Have Huge Potential for Benefit to Society

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Self-driving cars was something that seemed very far-fetched when I first read Google was seriously investing in pursuing that idea as a commercially viable product (Google’s Self Driving Car – 2010 post). I quickly became convinced they were right. I still think it is questionable if they will succeed (the political issues may well be even more difficult than technical ones). But the chances of success seem reasonable and the investment in research could provide a huge payoff. Google’s self driving cars have driven 700,000 miles without an accident already; which is amazing.
  • 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…
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    Blog de Expertos de Google Apps

  • NOTICIA: Cambio de impuestos en la Unión Europea para Google Apps

    Jan Blogxpert
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Desde la semana pasada Google ha estado informando a los usuarios de Google Apps y Blogger sobre un tema que considero importante para conversar, esto referente a los impuestos en la Unión Europea; como España y otros países de dicha región. Por tal motivo vamos a tratar de éste tema en éste artículo. RECUERDA: Éste cambio incluye dominios tanto de Google Apps y Blogger. 1. ¿QUÉ CAMBIOS VAN
  • COMUNIDAD: Entendiendo Google Apps For Work

    Jan Blogxpert
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    El mes pasado Google celebró un año más en Internet, y consigo trajo un relanzamiento para Google Apps, por ello he decidido dedicar una entrada y entender qué es éste cambio tan importante de Google para la comunidad Business. RECUERDA: La noticia es Google Business ha cambiado de nombre a Google for Work. _ _ _ 1. ¿QUÉ ES GOOGLE APPS FOR WORK? Para facilitar esto hay que entender que era
  • COMUNIDAD: Filtran lista de cuentas de Google Hackeadas

    Jan Blogxpert
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    El miércoles por la tarde empezó a correr un rumor de una supuesta lista de alrededor de cinco millones de cuentas de Google y sus contraseñas de usuarios en español, inglés y ruso, si bien parecía un rumor el día de hoy Google lo confirmo. 1. ¿QUÉ HA PASADO EXACTAMENTE? Un usuario de ciberseguridad (Foro Russo) publicó una supuesta base de datos de casi 5 millones de cuentas de usuarios de
  • NOTA: Periodo o Ciclo de vida de un dominio

    Jan Blogxpert
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Éste articulo lo tenía en pendiente debido a que la información que se ha reunido tenía que investigarse, y como resultado lo puedo subir después de bastante tiempo para su desarrollo. Cuando hablamos de dominios, tenemos 2 situaciones los usuarios que lo han registrado por Google Apps o Blogger (para efectos de éste artículo serán consideramos lo mismo) o lo han registrado por un domainer (
  • PASO A PASO: Como instalar o cambiar 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
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  • Watermain Replacement

    Mike Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Among other things, one of my projects in the past month was pulling an old 40m water main out of a culvert under the Trans Canada Highway. We had no information on the condition of the culvert or exactly how the pipe was held together, we spent several utilities meetings working through possible solutions and problem-solving to find a cost-effective method as our first attempt, working up to more complicated removal and replacement options from there in case the easiest option didn’t work. So how do you remove an asbestos cement watermain in a steel culvert of unknown condition…
  • 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…
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    Chris Gammell's Analog Life

  • The magic of books

    Chris Gammell
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    What is it about books? They still hold a place of magic in our society and to me. I have had a few opportunities to write a book or two now, at least the offer to begin writing one or talk about writing one. I have passed on all of them so far. Not because I don’t want to. I actually would quite enjoy it. However, talking to all the people I know who have written (technical) books have told me two things: It’s really really really hard It’s really worth it. How am I supposed to process that? I suppose it’s much like asking someone whether their time in the military…
  • (KiCad) Information Wants To Be Free

    Chris Gammell
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This is a cross-post from the Contextual Electronics blog, as it affects readers here and there TL; DR: I am releasing all of the KiCad videos that were part of Contextual Electronics to the public and have started a new site/forum to support them. See below for announcement video. I officially finished the first two sessions (1A & 1B) of Contextual Electronics in early June. It was a great experience, especially for a first time course, especially one where there was money involved and I was the IT guy on the project. It wasn’t a super smooth build, but that kind of added to the…
  • As big as…space

    Chris Gammell
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Last week on my electronics podcast, The Amp Hour, I did something uncharacteristic: I mentioned where I’m working, while I’m working there. Normally I don’t talk about my place of employment until after I have left, which has always served me well. There is no conflict of interest in talking about work that protected by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).  This time is different though, because the nature of the company is different (and my role will be more public facing than my normal role as an engineer). I’ve been working with Supply Frame part time, in addition…
  • Don’t Wait For Permission

    Chris Gammell
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have corresponded with a international student for a few years now. I honestly can’t even remember how we met online and it doesn’t matter. He showed interest in my work and we started talking and have continued as he has graduated from US university and found a job locally. Recently he asked me: I don’t like my current job. How can I get a job at Google? I asked him why he wanted to move to Google. High pay? Exciting work? Big challenges? A recognizable name on a resume? All of these things can be had at other companies, many that are easier to get to than Google.
  • I’m in the knowledge business, not the hardware business

    Chris Gammell
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I’m paying way too much to get PCBs made. How do I know this? I’ve done it before. I know how many boards I’m making (quite a few!). I know the costs. I know the tradeoffs. And not only that, I’ve gotten quotes from China. I’ve seen how little I can pay (15-20% of what I will end up paying per board). But that’s not the whole story of course (one sentence statements of my idiocy are left for my Twitter account, this is much more long form). No, this is actually a combination of factors, mistakes and conscious decisions that brings me to this point. So…
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  • Won Overall Second Prize in Codeproject Android Tutorial Contest

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm is one of the most popular community for software developers with more than 10 Million members which had recently organized a worldwide Android Tutorial Contest(link: Android is most popular mobile operating system and most of the popular phones in India like Samsung, LG , Micromax are run on Android. The objective of the contest was compile best tutorials in different aspects of Android to help beginners to... Won Overall Second Prize in Codeproject Android Tutorial Contest
  • Two questions about heat exchanger

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Hi every one I simulate turbulent cross flow finned tube heat exchanger shown below by using fluent, and study the same case experimentally. I've tow problems There are two way to calculate Re number (Re based on duct hydraulic diameter or pipe hydraulic diameter). I think the second one is common but it require up to 200000 to gain turbulent, and i can't get this value experimentally, so what is your suggestion? Nusselt number (Nu=... Two questions about heat exchanger
  • What to do after B.TECH? Lack of technical knowledge. Looking for Industrial Training. Help me!

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Hi everyone, I had completed 4 months ago. But with time my hold on technical aspects losses. Now am not in touch with any of alumni. Probably industrial training is suited option to me. But now I'm not enough aware about placement oriented training. I am so confused right now. Please guide me.
  • Energy conservation violation

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    First of all, I would like to say that this model is NOT a perpetual motion. It will stop eventually. What I want to say here is that the output useful work seems to be greater than input energy My system consists of 2 elements. Each element is a cylinder put on an axle. There are two permanent magnets stuck on each cylinder, with their north poles are faced outside. In the youtube clip that I will show you below, you can see the magnets of the first element are painted in blue, while those of... Energy conservation violation
  • IIT Kharagpur is Organizing Empresario'15

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    With a goal of developing the upcoming start-ups into successful companies Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur has sought to undertake a business model competition entitled Empresario'15, the Annual Global Business Model Competition, open for students all across the globe. This time the new prestigious Empresario 2015 will be presented in association with International Business Model Competition (IBMC).... IIT Kharagpur is Organizing Empresario'15
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  • The Engineering Workforce Problem: Doing More with No More

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to a 2010 Pew research study, roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day for the next 18 years. This increase in retirees means the skilled engineering workforce that companies have depended on will leave behind more openings than there are people to fill them. In December 2012, Aberdeen conducted research into the state of the engineering and technical workforce and found out a majority of the 526 companies polled (over 60%) feel understaffed in their engineering positions.This Analyst Insight will look into how Best-in-Class manufacturers successfully win the fight against…
  • Top Tips for Successful Change Management in the Financial Services Sector

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whether you’re new to process improvement or a seasoned veteran, being able to manage the human side of a process change is vital.  You can create the best process in the world, but unfortunately there’s no button inside Minitab or Excel that you can click to get the workforce to engage!Download Now a selection of the top articles on change management authored by expert and consultant Jeff Cole.  Find out how to avoid falling into common change management pitfalls and make sure you've set your process improvement project up for maximum success.Request Free!
  • Sound & Communications

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Each month, Sound & Communications delivers in-depth application design/install solutions, new products, news, technology tutorials, market analysis and reference information.Concentrating on the commercial AV systems integration segment, coverage includes breaking news, system design and applications, trade show reports, new technologies and tutorials, and extensive product information.Known as the applications source, Sound & Communications specializes in in-depth analysis of major installations and technical white papers in every issue.Request Free!
  • Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sooner or later, your career may turn on a single piece of paper: the infamous cover letter. How can yours avoid being filed under Recycling without a second glance?Approached purely as a piece of persuasive writing, drafting the perfect cover letter can drive good people mad with stress and self-doubt. We prefer to treat the cover letter as an engineering problem, with three functional goals and two design constraints.Download this FREE guide and we’ll help you deconstruct the notoriously stressful cover letter into a clean, reusable schematic.Request Free!
  • 7 Things Engineers Want Recruiters and Employers to Know

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The research points to a considerable gap between what engineers want and what recruiters and employers think they want. Since “74% of surveyed human resource professionals stated that engineers are the most challenging position to fill,” Engineer Jobs decided to explore the issue further.Read on to find out the 7 Things Engineers Want Recruiters and Employers to Know.Request Free!
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    Design World Online

  • TURCK acquires sales partner in Canada

    Pat Curran
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    TURCK has acquired a 50 percent interest in its long-term Canadian sales partner, Chartwell Automation, Inc. The new company name is now TURCK Chartwell Canada, Inc. Furthermore, on Oct. 1, 2017, TURCK will acquire the remaining shares and thus be 100 percent owner of the new subsidiary, TURCK Canada Inc. Mark and Steve Boehmer, the two founders of Chartwell, have signed long-term management contracts. They will continue to lead the company as president and vice president of sales and marketing. This year, TURCK Chartwell Canada projects sales of 14 million CDN $s. With this investment in our…
  • Sealevel’s SeaPAC HMI delivers RISC computing power

    Pat Curran
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    The SeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications. Featuring LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to +70°C with no heaters or cooling fans required. Powered by a 400 MHz ARM9 microprocessor, the SeaPAC R9-8.4 is available with 128MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for maximum performance in embedded systems. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB, and digital…
  • Baumer VisiLine cameras now available with USB 3.0 interface

    Pat Curran
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Baumer’s VisiLine series industrial cameras are now available with USB 3.0 interface. Providing simple solutions to demanding image processing tasks, VisiLine cameras are ideally suited for robotics, packaging and print inspection, medical technology, and renewable energy applications. Baumer’s cameras featuring high-performance SONY CCD sensors are the first group available with USB 3.0 technology and excel with excellent image quality and high frame rates up to 160 fps in VGA and 42 fps in 1.2 megapixel resolution. VisiLine USB 3.0 cameras feature integrated image memory for safe…
  • CorelCAD 2015 Delivers on Promise of Affordable 2D/3D CAD

    Barb Schmitz
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Though there is little question that CAD tools have become more powerful and feature-rich, they are still quite expensive. A typical mid-range CAD system will set you back about $5,000 per seat. To overcome any cost barriers to entry for smaller companies, startups and those that might just need CAD from “time to time,” many vendors have introduced monthly subscription pricing for CAD software. One company, Ontario-based Corel, has taken a different approach by delivering 2D and 3D CAD software that is actually affordable. The company has released CorelCAD 2015, which offers tools for 2D…
  • High Moment Rodless Linear Actuator Series from Parker

    Pat Curran
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announce the release of the High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series. The HMR represents one of the most versatile actuator lines on the market today. With five different frame sizes, two different drive train options, multiple motor mounting, carriage and sensor options, and an IP54 protective cover option, along with a multitude of other customizable features, the HMR was designed with application optimization in mind with a goal of reducing overall design time, along with simplifying the installation and integration…
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    Self Proclaimed Die Expert

  • 2014 Oct Meeting: Stamping and Dies Tech Group, Stretch Forming

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    We were very pleased to have a guest from our membership at large lead us in a discussion of his manufacturing process: Stretch Forming. Robert Strasser of Triumph Fabricating Shelbyville took the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SME Monthly meetings and WEBCASTS

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Stamping & Dies Monthly Meetings and Tech Sessions The 2nd Wednesday of every 1 months,                Time:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FABTECH 2014: The AutoForm CHALLENGE, the gauntlet is down

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    This November the Self-Proclaimed-Die-Expert will be on site for all 3 days.  Where I will man my employers booth, as well as present in two educational sessions during the technical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sept 2014: HotStamping, Stamping and Dies Techgroup meeting

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    For our September meeting we revisited the "materials" theme with a discussion on the topic of HOT Stamping of Boron Steels (or Advanced High Strength Steels, AHSS).  Many of our members might... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

    Bill Myhren
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    EVstudio won two Awards this weekend at the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards gala which honors the top achievers in the Denver area new home industry. The awards were presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver. Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design, architectural, and builder awards. The competition this year drew over 250 entries and 500 home building professionals were in attendance. Jim Houlette, PE, won the “Rising Star of the Year” award and was highly praised for his leadership over the last five years as the…
  • Does IBC Allow Stairway Exception on Private Stairways

    Sean O'Hara
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Does the IBC allow the old UBC 3306 (c) Exception of 8″ max rise & 9″ min run, for  “private stairways serving an occupancy load of less than 10?The design situation is a small retail store (Lubbock, Texas), owner access only, to a second story storage loft…Would appreciate your wisdom – Richard Richard, unfortunately, the answer is no. There are only 5 exceptions to the 7 inch maximum rise and 11 inch minimum tread depth: Alternating tread devices Spiral stairs Aisle stairs where the sightlines dictate steeper slope R-3 stairs in dwelling units can go to…
  • A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management

    John W. Olson
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Bump-outs (also known as “curb extensions“) have become commonplace in many subdivisions across the country.  They are also common in the existing neighborhoods as a means of traffic-calming.  The purpose is to provide an additional element in protecting the vehicles parked on the street and enabling shorter, safer crossing for the pedestrian at the intersection.  The bump-out can be a costly add-on for a neighborhood considering the additional curb that is involved and additional measures that need to be taken to handle stormwater.  Careful consideration should be given…
  • Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building project and does not include land costs, entitlements costs, soft costs, financing costs, other site improvement costs or furnishings, trade fixtures or tenant equipment. This data is for College Dormitories. If you would like to discuss a Dormitory project with our design team, we would be happy to help…
  • Are you Smarter Than a 6th Grader…When it Comes to Flood Preparation?

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    We recently received a question from a local 6th Grader regarding flood preparation… Hello, My name is Molly and I am I sixth grader at a local middle school. I am participating in a program were we are researching a problem related to the Colorado 2013 flood. I have decided to research all about the infrastructure and architecture damage. I visited your website and I saw that you have great advice to help prepare your house for a flood. I was wondering if you could help me understand more about the damage to the houses and how to better prepare your house for a flood. -Molly…
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    Piping Info

  • Principal Piping Engineer – Wood Group Mustang

    Antony Thomas
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Vacancy Title: Principal Piping Engineer Company:  WG Mustang Location: Al Khobar, Corniche Easter Province Discipline: Pipeline Job Description: Brief Posting Description We are currently recruiting for a Principal Piping Engineer located at our Wood Group Mustang office in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Detailed Description Responsible for safe, technically accurate, and cost effective
  • Piping Layout Engineer – ATKINS Sharjah

    Antony Thomas
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Reference: EN-001342 Location: Sharjah, UAE Piping Layout Engineer Job in Atkins Sharjah Job Details Atkins is one of the world’s largest employers of professionally-qualified staff, with operations focused in four regions globally – Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific.  Established in 1938 by Sir William Atkins in London, Atkins now employs over 17,000 staff in more than 300
  • Sr. Piping Design Engineer – Samsung Engineering Thailand

    Antony Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    JOB OPENING FOR SENIOR PIPING DESIGN ENGINEER IN SAMSUNG ENGINEERING, THAILAND Qualification: Minimum in Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Process Engineering. Minimum 12 years experience or more  in piping design engineering for refinery, petrochemical business. Minimum 3 times of experience as piping design Lead Engineer. Minimum  5 years experience or more in Software for piping
  • Piping Supervisor – AMEC - UAE

    Antony Thomas
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Job Title: Piping Supervisor Auto req ID: 19830BR Employment Type :Regular - Full Time Country : UAE Region : Abu Dhabi Office Location : Abu Dhabi Business Sector :Oil & Gas Business Operation : MAC Business Stream/Area : MAC UAE Are relocation funds available? Yes External Job Advert · Function as a "Safety Champion" to help Contractor and Fabrication Subcontractor build a strong
  • Designer/Sr.Designer- Piping Offshore Technip

    Antony Thomas
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Designer/Sr.Designer- Piping Offshore Region: India Location: Mumbai Contract type: Contract Start date Immediate Job posting reference:15738 Job description Job purpose: Is responsible for all engineering activities in one bulk discipline for specific projects in accordance with contractual requirements (design, budgeted hours, schedule etc.) by leading a team of Engineers/ Designers
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    Knovel Blog

  • The 3 Most Important Things to Remember Before Starting an Engineering Project

    Chris Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    I have spent the day building a wooden playhouse for my daughter. It’s been a bit of a mission and has taken much longer than it should have. I’ve been reminded of a few basic principles which will be helpful in all sorts of engineering situations, not just when building a glorified garden shed. Measure Twice. Cut Once. Perhaps this is a more specific version of the more general principle of planning well. It’s always better to take time over making sure measurements are correct before committing to an irreversible course of action. Thankfully in my case, I only had one…
  • Publisher Spotlight: IGI Global

    Claudine Berti
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    From time-to-time, we’ll feature interviews with authors and publishers offering content on the Knovel platform. Today’s interview is with Lindsay Johnston, Managing Director, IGI Global. We asked Lindsay about her growth plans, subject areas of interest, IGI Global’s 25th anniversary and the future of engineering.  1. Please tell us a little about IGI Global, your mission, and the communities you serve. Founded in 1988, IGI Global, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA), is a leading international academic publisher of more than 2,500 reference books, including major reference…
  • 3 Tips for Surviving Your First Year as an Engineering Undergrad

    Craig the Rocket Scientist
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Put Title Welcome to college! While many big challenges are still on the horizon, don’t forget how far you’ve come already! Getting into college is not an easy task, so soak it up! That said, while the excitement of your first days on campus is high (and well deserved,) I am confident that the butterflies are also floating through your stomach, when you think about your coursework. Going into science and engineering can be daunting, academically speaking. So many numbers, the long equations, the complex new rules and long nights of studying…how does anyone make it through?! First…
  • 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…
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    Screaming Circuits

  • VTP - Very Tiny Parts

    Screaming Circuits
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    A while back, I wrote about a new ARM Cortex M0+ chip from Freescale. It's not the first M0+, but I do believe that it's the smallest. I've been checking stock off and on and finally found the smallest package...
  • Cost Reduction in Design - More Advice for Makers

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    If you're looking for the absolute, cheapest possible assembly service, you'll need to look outside of North America. If you really need a decent price with good quality and good service, you can keep your gaze West of the Atlantic...
  • Choose Your Package Wisely

    Screaming Circuits
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    As I mentioned in my prior blog, there are reasons to consider different packages than just physical size. Sometimes it is just space available on the PC board, but there may be other considerations as well. One of the first...
  • QFN? QFP? QFwhat?

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    The QFN (quad flat pack, no leads) has become my favorite integrated circuit package. It's very compact, yet is easier to use than a micro BGA. Micro BGAs of 0.5mm and smaller pitch become a bit more difficult and costly...
  • Does Anybody Really Care?

    Screaming Circuits
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The upside of a visible identity is that people see you can might possibly care and understand. The downside, is that people can find you. Today, I'm sort of treading the line between the two. I'm testing out some Twitter...
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    Screaming Circuits

  • VTP - Very Tiny Parts

    Screaming Circuits
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    A while back, I wrote about a new ARM Cortex M0+ chip from Freescale. It's not the first M0+, but I do believe that it's the smallest. I've been checking stock off and on and finally found the smallest package...
  • Cost Reduction in Design - More Advice for Makers

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    If you're looking for the absolute, cheapest possible assembly service, you'll need to look outside of North America. If you really need a decent price with good quality and good service, you can keep your gaze West of the Atlantic...
  • Choose Your Package Wisely

    Screaming Circuits
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    As I mentioned in my prior blog, there are reasons to consider different packages than just physical size. Sometimes it is just space available on the PC board, but there may be other considerations as well. One of the first...
  • QFN? QFP? QFwhat?

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    The QFN (quad flat pack, no leads) has become my favorite integrated circuit package. It's very compact, yet is easier to use than a micro BGA. Micro BGAs of 0.5mm and smaller pitch become a bit more difficult and costly...
  • Does Anybody Really Care?

    Screaming Circuits
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The upside of a visible identity is that people see you can might possibly care and understand. The downside, is that people can find you. Today, I'm sort of treading the line between the two. I'm testing out some Twitter...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Production and Design Artist

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    Company: Coilcraft Location: Cary, IL Job Description: We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Computer Graphic Artist to join our Marketing department. You will be doing print production work and web page creation, including artwork for both media. You will collaborate with other members of the Marketing department and the Engineering department to determine how best to present our products. Responsibilities Print production of product data sheets, catalogs, application notes and other technical documents. Creating new web pages. Updating currently existing print and web files.
  • Technical Marketing Engineer

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Company: Coilcraft Location: Cary, IL Job Description: We have an opening for a Technical Marketing Engineer to identify and provide technical content for Coilcraft product datasheets, application notes, and web tools. The ideal candidates will feel comfortable collaborating with engineering, field sales, and marketing communications teams. Responsibilities Provide advice on technical content for Coilcraft product data sheets, web tools and application notes. Work independently and in coordination with Coilcraft product designers to obtain data for Coilcraft products to support product…
  • Test Development Engineer Graduate

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Company: Cirrus Logic Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Job Description: The successful candidate will participate in the Cirrus Logic product development process by developing test solutions for high volume complex integrated circuit. If successful you will be responsible for contributions to the development and delivery of test programs and test platforms used in the production of integrated circuits within agreed timescales and to the required quality standards. You will be expected to understand and follow the defined test development process and actively participate and contribute to test…
  • Digital Design Engineer

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Company: Cirrus Logic Location: Austin, Texas Job Description: Primary activities include: design using Verilog, logic simulation, functional verification, and synthesis of DSP and data conversion ICs in a mixed signal environment. Implement RTL modules and work with design team with integration and integrated functional verification. Responsibilities will also include support activities such as behavioral modeling of analog and mixed signal circuits, test vector generation and lab test development.
  • Applications Engineering Graduate

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Company: Cirrus Logic Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Job Description: The successful candidate will participate in the product development process through the creation of evaluation solutions and the characterisation of new and innovative products in a closely supervised environment. If successful you will be responsible for ensuring new design wins and maintain existing design wins through support of the Field Applications Engineer network and directly to customers where appropriate. You will also be the face of the customer within the company on technical issues. You will also contribute to…
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    EEWeb Forum

  • photonic measurements on voltage-current

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Category: General Tagged: photonic, measurements, photonic sensors Question: how does a photonic sensor mesaure voltage-current?do you know any site or blog where i could find anything? I have a thesis which theme is about voltage-current measurements on high voltage using photonic sensors
  • How does the length of a wire affect resistance?

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: Online Printing, Cheap Online Printing Question: How does the length of a wire affect resistance? Does it get lower or higher when the length of the wire increases.
  • What is the difference between apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Category: Power Tagged: Online Printing, Cheap Online Printing Question: What is the difference between apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude?
  • Electric Wiring

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Category: General Tagged: Generic Question: Dear all, First of all I’m not an electric engineer but interested in the profession. I am facing an electric wiring problem as there is one device in the household that switch off and back on again. Here is what happens: The device is connected to an extension cord along with 3 other appliances. When the light is turned on or off the device in subject switches off for a second or two. The other 3 machines have no such problem. I thought it might be an error with the live and neutral sides but after changing of the arrangement did not have any…
  • Surge Measurement

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Category: General Tagged: Current Question: Hi All, Would like to measure input current surge on system.Which is best instrument to measure. Clamp on current meter not able to capture the surge. Any suggestion. Thanks
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    The Mapping Network's Blog

  • New Pond Design and Construction

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    New Pond Construction by Wade Bales, Quality Lakes, Inc. – Quality Lakes Inc. was contracted to design a pond for a client in South Carolina.  The challenge was meeting the permit requirements for maximum surface acreage and maximum storage capacity which limited the overall size of the pond.  “By utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to design a pond to meet permitting specifications while maximizing fish habitat and access by bank anglers to all regions of the pond” said Mr. Bales.
  • Bathymetry and Sediment Survey of Lake in Peoria, Illinois

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A property association in Peoria, Illinois needed to quantify sediment build-up in their coves.  The Mapping Network created a hydrographic and sediment survey of the two lakes and 20 coves.   The amount of sediment in each cove was calculated along with other vitals stats about the current lake condition.  A watershed map was also generated to help understand where sources of sediment are coming from. Water depth of both lakes shown as contour lines and is also color-shaded. The 1,680 acre watershed of the two lakes. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader…
  • Hydrographic and Sediment Survey of Lake in Cleveland, Ohio

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    The Mapping Network created a hydrographic and sediment survey for a property owners association in Cleveland, Ohio.   The main lake inlet has shallow water because sediment settles out at the mouth of the stream, creating deltas. These deltas impede fish migration, act as bedding areas for nuisance aquatic species, hinder recreational activities such as swimming and boating, and force property owners to extend their docks. The POA installed two sediment basins to capture sediment coming from the north but as you can see from the watershed map, much more sediment is arriving from the east…
  • Hydrographic and Sediment Survey of Lake in Kansas City, MO

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    The Mapping Network created a hydrographic and sediment survey for a property owners association in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.  The client was experiencing an increase in sediment on the main inflow and also 7 other coves.  Residents were having difficulties accessing the main body of the lake from their docks due to shallow water.  The POA needed to know how much sediment had accumulated in each cove to budget for removal in the near future.  As a result of the lake survey the POA not only has an understanding of the amount of sediment in the coves, but they also have an accurate…
  • Lake Bathymetry Study of Pond in St. Louis, Missouri

    12 May 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The Mapping Network and Leisure Ponds teamed up to create a bathymetric study for a pond on a commercial property in St. Louis, Missouri.   Up-to-date water depths and volume are required for treatment applications, fisheries management and monitoring sedimentation rates.   Jim Darlington, owner of Leisure Ponds also generated a report on the health of the pond to ensure proper management and continued enjoyment for employees. One foot Contour lines showing depth of the pond. Inflow and Outflow are noted. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in…
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • How Lean Six Sigma Reduces Costs & Increases Efficiency

    Michael Glavin
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lean Six Sigma is a management strategy that leaped into the forefront of business thinking when legendary executive Jack Welch applied it at General Electric in 1995 — and now more companies are adopting its principles to increase efficiency and reduce costs. At its core, Lean Six Sigma exists to improve the performance of business processes by identifying and removing the causes of waste and minimizing variation. I can’t think of a single business that wouldn’t benefit from those things. Start Early for Maximum Impact The key to getting the most out of Lean Six Sigma is adopting its…
  • Webinar: Master Planning Today for Payback Tomorrow

    Jon Schwartz
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Utility master plans are one of the most critical tools for campus infrastructure systems. Without a master plan in place, campus systems are flying blind, reacting to increased demands on the utility systems as they come. Each rushed decision impacts the next and creates cascading effects. The good news: With a little upfront planning today, utility master plans can help campuses achieve big paybacks tomorrow — and can update systems to run more efficiently and cleanly. What Is a Master Plan and Why Do I Need One? Simply put, a utility master plan (UMP) is a comprehensive study of existing…
  • NOvA Project Studies: The Mysteries of the Universe

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Scientists and engineers from around the world are involved in a groundbreaking project designed to unravel some of the mysteries of our universe. It’s called NOvA, and it’s a collaboration among about 170 scientists from 34 institutions around the globe. They are creating an experiment to detect and analyze one of the most abundant, yet least understood, particles in the universe, the neutrino Neutrinos are thought to be a billion times more abundant than the particles that make up all the stars, planets and people in the universe. Unimaginably large numbers of neutrinos are still…
  • Key Takeaways from the 136th NGAUS Conference

    Pete Karnowski
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Two weeks ago, I was in Chicago for the 136th Annual National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Conference. It’s the must-attend event for anyone who works in the defense industry, particularly with national security and disaster response. I’ve found this conference to be the best opportunity for exchanging information with our citizen soldiers and colleagues from around the country, specifically as it relates to the National Guard and the companies that support it. The theme of the conference was The National Guard: Now More than Everwhich is the same message the…
  • LEED Leads to Big Energy Savings for Military Buildings

    Pete Karnowski
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The topic of energy savings for the military isn’t new, but in light of recent budget cuts for the U.S. Army, there’s a renewed focus on lowering operations costs for new and existing National Guard facilities. Top it off with a government mandate to design all new National Guard buildings to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards, and that can lead to big energy savings for military buildings. When a building achieves LEED certification, it demonstrates that it meets environmental goals for sustainability, which inherently lowers operations costs in the…
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    Composites Today » News

  • Carbon Fibre Production Costs Could Drop by 90%

    John Shury
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    In the race for cheaper carbon fibre, the company backed by Germany’s federal government, businesses and research institutes, says it is making good progress towards reducing carbon costs by around 90% Exactly how MAI will cheapen carbon fibre hasn’t been made clear just yet, but the $102 million project has been backed by some very big players in the market, including carbon fibre manufacturer SGL Carbon, Audi and Airbus. Klaus Drechsler, head of the project told Bloomberg; We’ve certainly reached a halfway point on our cost-cutting target for suitable carbon fibre parts and we’ll…
  • Boeing to Expand Its St. Louis Composites Facility

    Andrew Brooks
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Boeing has announced that the new parts for the 777X would be made at the companies St Louis, bringing back work that is currently being performed overseas. The design for major composite parts of the wing and tail on the new 777X will be done in St. Louis which will generate around 700 jobs at peak production. The parts built by the St. Louis team will support 777X work at the composite wing centre in Washington, home of the 777X program. The new composite wing centre is currently under construction and will be more than 1 million square feet. Bob Feldmann, vice president and general…
  • Reichhold Applies for Bankruptcy Protection

    Andrew Brooks
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Reichhold has announced its filed for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware. This action was taken to facilitate a restructuring of the debts of Reichhold, Inc. which represents only the U.S. portion of the global Reichhold organisation. The Company announced that it has arranged $130 million dollars in financing from its bondholders to fund continuing operations, of which $100 million (subject to court approval) will be available to Reichhold in the form of debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. The financing will also be used in part to…
  • Quickstep U.S Agrees to Integrate with Vector Composites

    Andrew Brooks
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Quickstep Holdings has entered into an agreement with Ohio‐based Vector Composites Inc, its US licensee, under which Quickstep will integrate its US business with that of Vector Composites. As a result, Quickstep’s existing US facility will be closed. Vector Composites provides composite structures, development and fabrication services for aerospace, marine and ground vehicle applications. The agreement follows the successful completion of a Small Business Innovation Research contract awarded by the US Department of Defence to the Vector/Quickstep team in 2010. Under the agreement, Vector…
  • Airbus A350 XWB Gets the Thumbs up to Fly

    John Shury
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    The EASA A350–900 Type Certificate was signed was handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus’ A350 XWB Chief Engineer, Gordon McConnell. Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said; Receiving the A350–900 Type Certification from EASA is a great achievement for Airbus and for all our partners who have contributed to designing, building and certificating this fantastic, new generation aircraft. The A350–900 is now ready to fly from the nest and be enjoyed by airlines and passengers, the A350 XWB embodies many extra innovative…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    After the industrial revolution and the Internet revolution, we are now poised for the robotics revolution. Influential robotics researchers and industry leaders made this prediction in many different ways on Friday at the Contextual Robotics Technologies International Forum. The speakers and more than 250 attendees gathered to reflect on what opportunities and challenges this revolution would bring, and how San Diego fits into this picture. 
  • Nineteen new faculty join the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nineteen new faculty members will join the Jacobs School of Engineering this year, which is growing to meet the intense demand for its engineering education programs. 
  • Students, Faculty Celebrate Women in Computing

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nearly 40 students from the University of California, San Diego – most of them affiliated with the university’s chapter of Women in Computing – attended the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing Oct. 8 tp 10 in Phoenix, Ariz For two of the undergraduates majoring in computer science, it was also an opportunity to showcase research projects in the area of sketch recognition.
  • Fun, bounce houses and snow cones: Engineers on the Green helps boost student involvement

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tritons of all majors got to take a study break Oct. 6 at the Engineers on the Green fair in Matthews’s quad. Students made themselves busy playing games, making friends and most importantly gathering information about student engineering organizations eager to recruit members. 
  • Team Internship Program: Building the next generation of engineers.

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    They worked on the next generation of drones for 3D Robotics. At Cubic Transportation Systems, they created applications to allow public transit users to enhance their mobility and pay fares on their own mobile devices. At UTC Aerospace Systems, they re-engineered the designs for manufacturing aircraft parts. In all, 330 students participated in the Team Internship Program at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego this summer. They worked for 42 companies in the United States and around the world, including Yahoo!, Qualcomm and Solar Turbines, among many…
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    OurEdu Blog

  • How to write a thesis for a Research Paper

    Tushar Garg
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Thank you for reading! This article tells you about the description of how to write a thesis for a research paper and about the essential topics used in this. Research Paper:   Composing research papers is not the most effortless of problems for the normal students as there are others subjects and exercises that need ones consideration as well. For students to [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top Banking Coaching Institutes in Patna

    Aliza Ibrahim
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Thank you for reading! Today banks are considered to be one of the most reliable career options in India. The talented youth is desperate to get into some reputed bank. Getting a job in public sector banks has become the aim of every second aspirant. People face stiff competition to get job in the banks. This needs a lot of  [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top GATE Coaching Centers in Ahmedabad

    Dimple Mahajan
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Thank you for reading! GATE is well known and most popular entrance exam in order to get entrance in reputed college for the post engineering courses like M.Tech etc. Thus, the paper is in great demand by the students passing engineering in order to go for higher studies from the best possible M-tech college. The exam is little bit [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top GATE Coaching Center In NOIDA

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Thank you for reading! The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India level exam for higher education in Technology that is M-Tech or for Job in PSU’s that is Public sector units like ONGC , GAIL etc. earlier GATE exam was conducted only for M-Tech education in premier technical colleges of India like IIT’s , NIT’s [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top books for IBPS Exam

    Tushar Garg
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Thank you for reading! This article tells you about the short description of IBPS and about the top books for IBPS Exam  What is IBPS: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (Ibps).It is an independent organization in India, which began its operation in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). In 1984, IBPS turned into an autonomous substance at the command of [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Being Brunel

  • The Future of Design 2014: Part 1

    thomas michael wallace
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Every year I go to the IABSE Future of Design conference (sample size: 2 years). It has a good selection of speakers, but more than that- it has a good selection of attendees. It’s nice to meet people the same level as me in different firms, who are at least interested in engineering enough to take a day off work to hear about it. For those of you who know nothing of the IABSE Future of Design events, they’re day long conferences aimed primarily at young designers; although the speakers are typically experienced members of the industry.
  • Engineering Happiness

    thomas michael wallace
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog The ICE has commissioned a music video. And you know what- it’s pretty damn amazing. Honestly; I’m not joking. I’ve known that a video involving engineers dancing had been in the pipeline for a while, and frankly my natural cynicism grown from too many years in the industry left me fairly nonplussed about the whole affair. Social media is a difficult game to play, and it’s an even harder one when you target is the “yooof of today“. Today sees the release of the ICE’s Engineering Happiness video, and…
  • Engineering Stack Exchange

    thomas michael wallace
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Around two years ago I wrote a post rhapsodising on the benefits of Stack Exchange, about how it was the best thing in the world and why Civil Engineers should totally have a presence there. It finished with a link to the petition, which needed X amount of signatures to get it off the ground. Well- it died a horrible death. It turns out, however, that civils weren’t the only engineering discipline attempting to float this idea. Those few of us who had seen our hopes and dreams of a better future for our metaphorical children banded together on…
  • #ILoveCivil Engineering

    thomas michael wallace
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I realised I had created the best short film in cinematic history. I mean, who among us can truly fathom the genius that lurks within the heart of someone who can make it through an engineering degree? Let us just say that the likes of Kubrick, had he still been alive, would have quaked at my mastery of- Well, why don’t you see for yourself: The ICE Video Competition I’m sure you have a billion questions; of course, it does take ten to twelve viewings before the many subtleties reveal the…
  • 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…
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  • Sensors for Wearables Market to Double in 2015

    Peter Clarke
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Market analysis and forecast organization IHS thinks that Apple's Watch will stimulate and set a standard for fitness and health monitoring features on wearable electronics devices.
  • World's Wireless Record Breaks 40 Gbit/s

    R. Colin Johnson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A whole world of engineers is shooting for the next speedup in wireless communications beyond the LTE Advanced 1 Gbit/s ceiling. Now researchers have demonstrated 40 Gbit/s wireless speeds to be used for backhaul for now but for commercial users someday.
  • Intel, Partners Reveal Privacy Survey

    Jessica Lipsky
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The average person's device ecosystem is expanding, exponentially increasing the amount of data and security risks. Intel and several of its partner organizations recently discussed big data and ways to mollify users who are uneasy about access to their information.
  • Big Data & IoT Incite Complexity in Semi Industry

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Moving forward, semiconductor industry trends can be predicted by the 3V model of Big Data -- Velocity, Variety, and Volume.
  • Vetinari Clock: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions …

    Max Maxfield
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Many actions are proceeding apace, but decisions need to be made with regard to the layout of the front panel.
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    The Engineering Design

  • steel detailing commercial building

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    The post steel detailing commercial building appeared first on The Engineering Design.
  • The avails of the adroit CAD drafting services

    4 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    If you are willing to invest in a real estate project, you must be well informed about what you are buying. It is incumbent on the constructors and the agents to provide an overview of the building. They must also supply you the valuable knowledge pertaining to its location, facilities and structural designs. A verbal interaction with your agent cannot provide the sufficient information you need. This will demotivate you to invest your self-accrued finance on a doubtful venture. So the builders and their marketing staffs must focus on presenting a diligent and meticulous 3D presentation of…
  • Tips to Hire CAD Drawing Services

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    CAD drawing is one of the top services provided by CAD outsourcing companies in India. Be it the conversion of paper drawings to CAD or the conversion of file formats such as jpeg, tiff, and bmp, you can rest assured about the quality of service you can expect from a professional CAD drawing service provider. Different types of drawing conversions Architectural and engineering designs are often created by hand in the form of sketches and scribbles. It is the responsibility of the CAD expert to convert them as well as scanned documents to CAD format. Engineers and architects also sometimes…
  • Structural Steel Detailing: How it Helps Your Business

    3 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Structural steel detailing is a service that depends to a great extent upon the information collected from various sources such as architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers and so on. If you are looking for professional structural modelling services, hire a team that has good experience as structural designers. You do not need to do everything under the sun in-house. Outsource the structural detailing part to the experts, while you focus on developing your business. Outsourcing Steel Detailing Jobs Steel detailing services are provided by many outsourcing firms in India. You can easily…
  • How Do Structural Steel Detailing Services Benefit Your Business?

    31 Mar 2014 | 7:58 am
    Are you an architect or an engineer looking for steel detailing services? Then you have come to the right place. We are a CAD outsourcing company based in India, specializing in steel detailing. By outsourcing your requirements for structural steel detailing such as rebar detailing, connections detailing, anchor bolts, fabrication drawings, and so on, you will save time and cost required to do an in-house hiring. Architecture and engineering companies often require the services of professional structural steel detailers. However, hiring such a person in your own country might prove to be very…
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Your Invited To The Pack Expo, For Free!

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Pack Expo Invitation Want to go to Pack Expo for Free? Mixer Direct is exhibiting at Pack Expo International in Chicago, IL. on November 2-5 2014. Pack Expo is one of the biggest shows in the packaging and processing industry and we want to invite you, for free! Just go to the pack expo web site and when you register, enter the coupon code 26P36 at checkout. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions about it feel free to contact us. The post Your Invited To The Pack Expo, For Free! appeared first on Mixer Direct Blog.
  • 10 Distilleries You Should Know

    Aaron Oneal
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    In no particular order 1. 11 Wells Craft spirits are alive and on the rise in Minnesota thanks to 11 Wells Distillery founders Bob McManus and Lee Egbert. 11 Wells is a unique distillery located in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota in the historic Hamm’s Brewery. Ironically there are 11 wells on site of their revitalized location and the 11th well is the source for their spirits. McManus and Egbert are two guys with big vision and mission for distilling in Minnesota. It is incredibly easy to see that these two are passionate about their craft and are bringing some outstanding flavors to…
  • 10 Of The Internet’s Best Chemical Reaction Videos

    Aaron Oneal
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    “DISCLAIMER: DO NOT TRY ANY OF THESE AT HOME” 1. Gummy Bear Vs. Potassium Chlorate 2. Liquid Nitrogen and Ping Pong Ball Explosion 3. Potassium & Water Explosion 4. Make Fake Snow With Sodium Polyacrylate 5. Ethyl Alcohol Whoosh Bottle 6. Coca-Cola and Milk Experiment 7. Caesium rubidium and water video 8. Super Absorbent Polymer 9. The Briggs-Rauscher Iodine Oscillator 10. A Giant Dry Ice Bubble The post 10 Of The Internet’s Best Chemical Reaction Videos appeared first on Mixer Direct Blog.
  • IBC Mixers

    Stephen Pierce
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    So you’re looking for an IBC Mixer? Great. But then you get on our website and you don’t see anything labeled “IBC Mixer.”  What’s the deal? What Is an IBC? First, for those of you who aren’t in the mixing or chemical industry, an IBC is short for “intermediate bulk container.” Essentially it is a medium sized plastic container (usually around 275 gallons) that is in a metal basket. Some are used just once, and some are mutli-use. The reason people started using them is that cubs can be stacked better than barrels in transport and less space is wasted in between the…
  • 55 Gallon Drum Mixer

    Aaron Oneal
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Looking for a 55 gallon drum mixer? You came to the right place. We’re here to help you navigate the world of mixer lingo and get you the right fit for the right application. What Is A Drum Mixer? A drum mixer is simply a mixer that can easily attach to an open or closed 55 gallon drum or be inserted by a lift. Why Choose A Drum Mixer? Overall simplicity, minimization of transfer waste, and quality control are a few driving reasons to choose a drum mixer.  Drum mount mixers can help you simplify your mixing by attaching or inserting your drum mixer into an open or closed…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • Mike And His Massive Melon

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #51 12 October 2014 A Home Fit For A Dozen American Girl Dolls | Kreg Mini Jig Rolling Batteries and Photovoltaics Into One US Marine Corps Hearts Microsoft Kinect Curiosity And The Brain Arduino + Raspberry Pi = Home Automation World’s Old Artwork Discovered [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: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0…
  • Now on Twitter @steampowernews

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    We are now on Twitter with a dedicated feed  This way you can get all the great STEAMy news you love and less of what Mike had for breakfast.  Of course, Mike will still have his own feed if you’re interested in food pron.   The post Now on Twitter @steampowernews appeared first on STEAM Power Podcast.
  • 50th Episode Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    We just hit our 50th episode here at the S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast.  We think this is just the beginning.  But we need your help!  Please head over to our Listener Feedback Form and leave us some feedback about the podcast.  If you do you will be eligible to win a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate.  Simply click the link and leave some constructive feedback.  If you do you will be entered into a random drawing for the gift certificate.  You have to enter by 11:59PM ET on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  We will select one winner at random that enters by the deadline.  Good luck and thanks for…
  • Let’s Talk About Feelings (And Tech)

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #50 28 September 2014 Super Chic Dollies on Etsy Enter Our 50th Episode $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (enter by 11:59PM ET on Saturday, October 11, 2014) The Engineering Commons Podcast:  Episode 50 – The Art of Engineering Technology, Kids, and Human Sympathy The Future of Public Art Software Patents Crumbling How Big Business Kills Municipal Broadband and Small Towns FCC’s New CTO and The Fight For Net Neutrality Stanford’s New ‘Internet of Things’ Radios Stories that didn’t make the cut: Kid’s Vocabulary and Video Games…
  • On The Wings Of Droids

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #49 14 September 2014 Finger Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs Jaundice Detecting Smartphone App Boy Gets 3D Printed Vertebrae Energy Harvesters Google Project Ara Update | More Project Ara Project Wing, A Drone Project From Google X Can You Run Faster Than A T-Rex? Stories that didn’t make the cut: Google Cartographer: An Indoor 3D Mapping Backpack NASA Working an Air Traffic Control System for Drones 3D Printing and the Future of Toys Scientists Catch Schrodingers Cat [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along…
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    Bench Talk

  • Analog Inputs In a Digital Only World

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    I am going to share a trade secret with you today. It’s a common practice (or at least it was) but seems to have been lost to many judging by the questions I have been asked recently. Did you know you could read an analog signal even if you only have digital inputs on your microcontroller or single board computer? Or what if you ran out of analog pins on your Arduino? You can, and all you need is a simple resistor and capacitor. Welcome to the magical world of RC timing circuits! The secret lies in the fact that it takes a finite amount of time for a capacitor to charge and discharge,…
  • Give Your Next OSHW Project Some Android Love

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Android, iOS tablets, and smartphones revolutionized the idea of the User Interface (UI). These devices are intuitive, powerful, and omnipresent in our daily lives. So instead of reinventing the wheel for a slick UI to control your next OSHW project, why not simply build the interface as an app? Typically the answer is that creating apps isn't quite as simple as using apps. But creating an Android app to control your latest OSHW invention can be pretty darn simple thanks to MIT’s App Inventor. In my opinion, it is one of the best-kept secrets in the maker community. Utilizing a…
  • 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…
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  • Precision Machining and its Importance

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Blending the human talent with the latest technological tools, engineers have made highly intricate machines that are used to build a large variety of items. To build any equipment, the most significant part is the expertise that can be delivered with precision machining. The vehicles we drive each day, airplanes carrying millions of passengers daily, […] The post Precision Machining and its Importance appeared first on
  • Brain to Brain Instant Messaging

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    In the past decades no one could imagine to transmit messages in no time by using any mean of energy or technology. Science has revolutionized the world with its miracles, and this is the era where the common perception is that we have discovered everything but the fact was that “the road never ends”. Scientist […] The post Brain to Brain Instant Messaging appeared first on
  • Finger Vein Recognition- A Password Free World

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    A group of Japanese researcher introduces a new way of recognition which was successfully used in Barclay bank. The new technology used Finger vein for identification and on approval give you the access to your account with in a second. Finger vein recognition is introduce in order to minimize the risk of fraud and in […] The post Finger Vein Recognition- A Password Free World appeared first on
  • 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
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    Intelligent Product Solutions

  • 5 Keys to Satisfaction Engaging a Product Development Partner

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management. In those pre-consulting roles, I often was the person responsible for finding, engaging and managing product development service providers (see my earlier post on choosing a product development partner.) In fact, my experiences as an engineering management executive inside a large product company were the basis for starting IPS, our own consulting firm. What…
  • The Four Truths About Real Innovation

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    DON’T TRY TO INNOVATE BY YOURSELF AT HOME! Or anywhere else. When we think of genius inventors, we’re still inclined to envision the mad scientist in his lab, or the lone Einstein changing the world as we know it. But the myth of the solitary genius inventor (Einstein collaborated frequently) no longer serves the tech community. In its place is a new understanding of collaboration, in pairs and groups, as the next big competitive advantage. In fact, chances are that a solo innovation effort will not be as successful as a partnered one. A new book, “Powers of Two” by Joshua Wolf…
  • 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…
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  • Privacy Policy

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. A web server typically sends a cookie containing a unique session identifier. The web browser will send back that session identifier with each subsequent request and shopping basket items are stored associated with a unique session identifier. Allowing users to log into a website is a frequent use of cookies. Our site, like most other sites, uses cookies to provide you with a more personalized and…
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    22 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm authorities are committed to provide quality articles about all brunches of civil engineering. All the articles on this site have been either submitted to us via our users or are taken from lecture notes. Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. We respect copyright laws. We are committed to remove any copyright infringing material from our…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Concrete

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Concrete is considered as a chemically combined mass where the inert material acts as a filler and the binding materials acts as binder. The most important binding materials are cement and lime. Inert materials used in concrete are termed as aggregates. Most common aggregates are sand, brick chips, stone chips, gravels, shells etc.   Advantages of Concrete Ingredients of concrete are easily available in most of the places. Unlike natural stones Concrete is free from defects and flaws. Concrete can be manufactured to desired strength with economy. The durability of concrete is very high.
  • Field Test of Cement

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Sometimes it is required to perform tests for evaluating the condition of the supplied cement in site within a very short period of time. As it is not possible to have any laboratory test in this short period, therefore, it is done with the help of some basic field tests. Although these tests are not very accurate, they provides some basic idea regarding the quality of the cement. Field Tests of Cement for Civil Engineers As the strength of cement reduces with age, the date of manufacturing of cement bags should be checked. The colour of cement should be uniform. It should be typical cement…
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    Techno Genome

  • Septic Tank Design Easily 5 Minutes

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Septic System Design or Septic Tanks Design can be done in various process, but most of them are critical and time taking laborious process. Here in this article I have given tutorial on how to design Septic Tank Easily within 5 minutes and Determine Septic Tank Size. Here I will also discuss some about the general Septic Tank Construction for designing of septic tank successfully you have to follow the steps given below one by oneStep 1: Calculation of Numbers of User : In any septic system design this is a very very important step as it will determine the total capacity of the septic…
  • Design Of Steel Beam Fastest Method With Example

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Civil Engineering is vast field from Culverts to Dam , Buildings To Steel Bridges, so as so the Civil Engineering Materials, It includes Steel, Concrete, Timber, Aluminium, Glass etc. Steel Design is much easier in most of the cases than RCC Design in Structural Engineering. Civil Engineering Broadly has three main phase namely Planning – consisting of Drawing, Estimating etc. Structural Design consisting of Analysis of Structures and Design Of Structures and last of all Execution which means erecting the actual work according to the Planning and Designing. Structural Engineering has always…
  • Top 5 Concrete Problems Turning Catastrophic

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Top 5 Constructional Mistakes and Concrete Problems which can bring disastrous results if ignored are not the huge ones but very common in every construction work, which gets out of the notice of the Engineer-In-Charge in most of the cases. As I feel most of the bad construction takes places not due to the unwillingness of the Engineers, but mostly due to the lack of awareness about those small things which they take lightly and thinks they are of no major importance and will not affect the ultimate construction. I do partially agree with them to the fact that it will not harm the…
  • Field Tests Of Building Materials

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Field test of brick, cement, sand and stone chips are very much essential as they are the most common construction materials which are used in almost all of the civil engineering construction from brickwork to floor finishing everywhere. As a civil engineer, working in a site is the challenging one, as on the site engineer all the responsibility and liabilities depends upon for good quality construction.  But alone a good supervision is not enough for a good construction having required properties and durability. A proper quality control is essential at all the stages, specially at the…
  • Prestressed Concrete Structures A Brief Description With Example

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Prestressed Concrete Structure is the one of the most advancement in the Civil Engineering Construction Field, particularly in the Concreting Operation. In the modern day every heavily loaded structures such as Bridges, Flyovers, Railway Sleepers in all these structure where loads are so heavy that Normal RCC will not be enough there prestressed concrete is used. In this article I will share with you the main concept that is the backbone of the Prestressing technique and procedure for the Industrial manufacturing of Prestressed concrete, also after reading this article thoroughly you will…
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