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  • 3 types of information make for great decision-making

    ASCE SmartBrief
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    It's impossible to lead well if you don't have access to "factual and relevant" information, Stirling Cox writes.  -More- 
  • Handling Ebola Patients: An Engineering Problem

    Engineering Ethics Blog
    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…
  • Scottish project may help cut high energy costs in Chile

    ASCE SmartBrief
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Chile has to import 75% of its energy, which leads to high prices, particularly for low-income residents.  -More- 
  • Denver student hit in chest with jet of flaming methanol

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    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…
  • The World Is Analog

    Circuit Cellar
    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The world we live in is analog. We are analog. Any inputs we can perceive are analog. For example, sounds are analog signals; they are continuous time and continuous value. Our ears listen to analog signals and we speak with … Continue reading →
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  • Senior Bridge Engineer

    btcareers
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Buckland & Taylor, with six offices across North America, is a leading bridge engineering consultancy firm with an international reputation for excellence. A world leader in the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and construction engineering of long and medium span bridges, we are a highly successful, growing and expanding organization. To support our high profile North American projects and aggressive growth, we are seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer who is passionate about project management to join our team in Halifax.   Role Summary The incumbent will be a part of a highly…
  • Electrical Engineer II

    bradley
    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

    bradley
    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

    bradley
    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)

    bradley
    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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  • Supersonic laser-propelled rockets: Hybrid approach may help power rockets, launch satellites, push future aircraft past Mach 10

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Researchers have described a new system that integrates a laser-ablation propulsion system with the gas blasting nozzles of a spacecraft which can increase the speed of the gas flow out of the system to supersonic speeds while reducing the amount of burned fuel.
  • Projecting a robot's intentions: New spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind. Standing in its path is an obstacle — a human pedestrian who’s pacing back and forth. To get to the other side of the room, the robot has to first determine where the pedestrian is, then choose the optimal route to avoid a close encounter. As the robot considers its options, its “thoughts” are projected on the ground: A large pink dot appears to follow the pedestrian — a symbol of the robot’s perception of the pedestrian’s position in space.
  • New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    A multidisciplinary engineering team developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity.
  • Upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had been upgraded or modernized, according to a new study.
  • New technology shows promise for delivery of therapeutics to the brain

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Researchers have created “a tool for blood-barrier-brain disruption that uses bursts of sub-microsecond bipolar pulses to enhance the transfer of large molecules to the brain.” According to the authors, the current medical use of chemotherapy to treat brain cancer can be inefficient because of the blood-brain-barrier that impedes the delivery of drugs out of blood vessels and into the tumor.
 
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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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  • Do Not Sit Here: The Exploding Airbag Recall

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Airbags are a required safety feature on cars sold in the U. S. since at least 1998.  They have undoubtedly saved lives, especially in situations where the driver or passengers neglected to use seatbelts.  So whatever else we say about them, we should bear in mind that overall, cars are probably safer with airbags than without them.  But only if the airbags themselves are safe.  And lately, some drivers have found that the airbag cure was much worse than the accident disease.Over a hundred injuries and at least two fatalities have been attributed to defective airbags made…
  • 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…
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  • GEI Consultants Hires Dr. Jesus E. Gomez

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Dr. Jesus E. Gomez has joined GEI Consultants as a vice president and will lead their geotechnical and geostructural practice in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Gomez has over 30 years of experience, and was previously a principal with Schnabel Engineering. He is well known in the geotechnical community for his work on various FHWA/ADSC publications on soil nails and micropiles, among others. [Source: Read the full press release from GEI Consultants. Image: GEI Consultants]
  • Shotcrete Made From Tailings Could Insulate Underground Mines

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Underground metal mines can have extremely high temperatures, making it hazardous for employees to work there for more than a few minutes at a time. Researchers from my alma mater, the University of Arizona, are studying the possibility of using a common mining waste product, tailings, as aggregate in shotcrete with good insulation properties that will be used to coat rock surfaces that readily conduct heat. [Source: Arizona Engineer. Image: Arizona Engineer]
  • DIGGSML.org website revamped

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    DIGGSML is an XML-based schema designed for transfer of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data between different organizations. In 2013, the ASCE Geo-Institute was awarded a 2-year contract by the Ohio DOT to implement DIGGS. The current version, 2.0a, is undergoing pilot testing through early 2016. [Source: Find out more about this data framework at DIGGSML.org via LinkedIn Geotechnical Data Hub. Image: DIGGSML]
  • Alaskan megathrust fault more active under Kodiak

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    The 1964 Alaska Earthquake was 9.2 in magnitude and caused dramatic destruction and dramatic examples of surface rupture, subsidence, and liquefaction. New paleoseismic evidence points to a previously unknown earthquake that happened on the same fault segment approximately 500 years ago. This new evidence would change the recurrence interval for the earthquakes on the Alaskan megathrust fault, which would affect seismic hazard in Alaska, but could also increase the tsunami hazard in places as far away as California and Hawaii. [Source: EARTH Magazine via AEG Insider. Image: Wikipedia]
  • 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…
 
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  • Appropriate Technology and Focus on Improving Lives at MIT

    curiouscat
    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

    curiouscat
    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%

    curiouscat
    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

    curiouscat
    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

    curiouscat
    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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  • 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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  • Logjams and Debris Flows

    Mike Thomas
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Fresh debris on the Illecillewaet River Log Debris at Greely BridgeThis logjam at the Greely Bridge across the Illecillewaet River was a result of a debris flow last week. I provided information gathered on this event to the Revelstoke Times Review for an article. The slide caused water flows to increase almost six-fold in the span of less than two hours. According to hydrometric data collected by Environment Canada, flows went from 34 cubic-metres per second at 7:45 p.m. all the way to 185 cubic-metres per second at 9:20 p.m. Flows didn’t return to normal until late the following morning.
  • Finding the Leak

    Mike Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    City of Revelstoke crews operating the vactor truck to locate a watermain break using hydro-excavation.
  • 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…
 
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  • Android and iOS app ideas

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Hi All, Not sure if this discussion already exists. Can we all discuss about new app ideas or possible improvements we can suggest to existing apps to make it more useful and reliable?
  • "And" Vs. "&" - Correct English Usage

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I learned something new - the difference between the usage of word 'And' and the symbol '&'. I had no clue that they were different. So here's when to use 'And' and when to use '&'. When you are connecting two nouns, you should use '&'. For example: @Abhishek Rawal & @Harshad Italiya are moderators at CrazyEngineers. Jack & Jill went up the hill... In all the other cases, you can safely use 'And'. PS: 'And' can replace '&' anywhere.
  • How To Disable VSync For GLXGears In AMD Graphics Card ?

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I wanted to test fps in my Radeon graphics card using glxgears. Using: fgl_glxgears Using vanilla glxgears : You can see in both output, the fps is stucked around 60fps. That is because it is getting synced to display frequency. I want to test my gfx fps, which I think can only be done by disabling Vsync. I checked amdcccle (Catalyst Center) & couldn't find option to disable it. Does anyone with AMD gfx card knows method to... How To Disable VSync For GLXGears In AMD Graphics Card ?
  • Purchase Custom Vinyl Stickers In India ? Where ?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I would like to purchase few linux stickers for my laptop. Something like : http://www.unixstickers.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=KDE The shipping charge is at peak. So, it would be better if I purchase same quality stickers from Indian sellers. So are there any Indian online seller of such stickers ? Please link below.
  • Tph groundwater

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Hey I'm Abdo Jondi student specialized In minimg engineering and in an early in process of paper project that is summarized in detaining total petroleum hydrocarbon and ground water effective
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  • Five Trends Transforming the Medical Device Industry in 2014

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Trends such as an aging world population, emerging markets, increased regulation, healthcare provider consolidation, and consumerization are radically transforming the industry as we know it. Device companies poised to take advantage of these trends are destined to become market leaders. Companies that are hindered in any way, perhaps by antiquated operational processes or technology, will find it difficult to adapt to the transformative nature of today's global medical device market.This white paper will highlight some of the current trends shaping this extraordinarily diverse industry and…
  • 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…
  • Turn Disruptive Changes Into High Tech's Next Big Thing

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    New advancements in battery technology are having a disruptive impact on product design in the dynamic consumer electronics sector.It's a domino effect. When a change to a component occurs there's a rapid engineering effort to incorporate, source and purchase the component. Manufacturing line/tooling, cut-ins, as well as the production floor are impacted and then there's dealing with scrap and rework, marketing and servicing.Companies without the vision and solution to respond to change and adopt new technologies quickly could lose in this competitive fast-paced high tech market.Discover how…
  • 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!
  • 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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  • Southco adds three models to AV Display Mount series

    Michelle DiFrangia
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new models that provide enhanced functionality and design flexibility. The AV-D32 Series includes a next generation Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Swing Arm (A Series), and a Tilt, Swivel and Dual Swing Arm (A Series) designed with Southco integrated Positioning Technology for precise control and customization of operation. AV-D32 Series Display Mounts offer the same validated cycle life and display mounting capabilities as Southco’s first generation mounts in an economical, streamlined package. Each…
  • Airware unmaned aerial vehicles get ready to go solar

    Michelle DiFrangia
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Alta Devices recently announced its cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to integrate solar power into their aircraft. Alta Devices says the company holds the world record for solar cell efficiency at 28.8%, and has shown that by integrating its thin and lightweight solar material onto the wings of a small UAV, flight endurance can be increased by more than four times. On certain designs, a solar-enabled UAV can fly all day long under sunny conditions, without landing to swap or recharge batteries. “This fundamentally changes the utility…
  • New operating devices for modern machines offer improved readability

    Michelle DiFrangia
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl V transfers the current status of the semi-conductor and display technologies to a completely new portfolio of operating and visualizing devices. The human-machine-interfaces offer more room for more information with improved readability. The displays with robust, anti-reflecting glass surfaces are arranged on the rough surrounding conditions of production and retain their excellent optical properties even after several years of operation. The simple and fast project planning occurs in all variations with a uniform software tool. The new operating and…
  • Enclosure Fan Modules offer IP protection and easy installation

    Michelle DiFrangia
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Oriental Motor recently introduced Enclosure Fan Modules offering ac or dc input, greater IP protection, simple installation and one part number inclusive of all components. The new modules are complete ventilation packages offering exhaust or suction air flow and are designed to provide easy installation, superior ventilation and prevent dust, moisture and foreign objects from entering, says the company. The Enclosure Fan Modules are available with an ac or dc input fan type, offered in three product classes and five outer frame dimensions. Enclosure modules without fans are also available.
  • Software improves visibility of manufacturing operations

    Michelle DiFrangia
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Mitsubishi Electric Automation recently released MC Works64, a PC-based supervisory control and data acquisition software suite that improves the visibility of manufacturing operations. Graphical user interfaces, alarm and event management, and data logging and trending are core features supported by the MC Works64. Other key features of MC Works64 include: vector-based 2D and 3D graphics to contextualize data visibility for geographically dispersed assets grid visualization of large data sets advanced application event scheduling centralized configuration and runtime interface OPC-UA…
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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…
  • EVstudio Announces Mechanical Engineering Affiliation with Dave Buesser in Colorado Springs

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    In an sustained effort to continue growing our scope of services in multiple markets, EVstudio is proud to bring Dave Buesser, PE onto our dynamic and growing team of professionals.  Dave has a strong background in mechanical, plumbing and process mechanical engineering and energy services in a broad range of markets including healthcare, higher ed,  science, technology, laboratories and government. Dave got "old fighter" Dave will be supporting the Mechanical Engineering needs for the  Denver, Evergreen and Copperas Cove offices, as well as providing services in the greater…
  • Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as well as tips during construction as well: 1.) The thickness of the SIP wall is a critical factor in determining your layout geometry. Most SIP manufacturers provide panels in both 2×4 and 2×6 varieties, however, bear in mind that those sizes predicate that the 2×4 or 2×6 is sandwiched between the panels. Therefore,…
  • Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

    John W. Olson
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, a development is required to have one tree for every 25-feet of street frontage and one shrub for every 5-feet of street frontage.  This standard is much higher than other municipalities for frontage.  There is some relief for properties with two frontages where the City will allow one tree for every…
  • Civil Engineering with In-House Surveyor means Cost Savings

    DJ Zehnacker
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Being licensed as both professional engineers and professional land surveyors allows us to offer significant cost savings and drastically helps improve the efficiency of our projects. For example, when we do a site visit at the start of a project we are already thinking about what surveying services are going to be required in order to complete the civil engineering that is needed for that particular project. To that end, we make sure our clients are not paying for what we call “overkill” surveying. In this competitive marketplace there is no need for clients to pay for a surveyor…
 
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    Piping Info

  • Piping Engineer III - JACOBS

    Antony Thomas
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Job Title: Piping Engineer III (Upstream) Location: Houston, TX, US Primary Job Responsibilities: Works under the direction of the Piping Engineering Lead Engineer and in training for the duties of lead piping engineer at the project level to accomplish the following: Develops conceptual layouts and cost studies, Produces detailed design calculations, hand calculations or
  • Sr. Piping/ Mechanical Engineer – QP Qatar

    Antony Thomas
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    JOB / POSITION Job ID: EFD/07/012 Position Title: Senior Piping/ Mechanical Engineer Business Division: Offshore Engineering Primary Purpose of the Job: Proven technical competency in piping/mechanical design/engineering and ability to carry out safe and fit-for-purpose designs. Knowledge on material selection for equipment and piping items and facilities.
  • 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
  • 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
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    Knovel Blog

  • 6 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Engineers

    Robby Corrado
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Let’s face it. Tomorrow is Halloween and you don’t have a costume ready. This may not be the case for all of you, but if you do fall into this camp, you’re panicking. Have no fear. As always, Knovel is here to help you engineers. Here’s a list of a few simple Halloween costume ideas that even your non-engineering friends will appreciate: A Slide Rule While the engineer’s most trusted gizmo may be a little out of date, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a lasting impression with it at your Halloween party. For this costume you can take a white shirt, transpose the data from your…
  • Rocket Powered Training Wheels

    Craig the Rocket Scientist
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    My daughter is learning to ride her “big-girl” bike and it has been pretty terrifying… for me. For example, the other day she was riding along, when her training wheel got too close to where the sidewalk and our yard meet. I watched in slow-motion as she tumbled from her seat. Seeing the shocked look on her face as her and her bike teetered from side to side sent shivers up my spine. Before she could hit the ground I was already in motion sprinting to her. Too late for me to save her, she hit the grass and tumbled, a confusion of arms and legs. But before I could even reach her she was…
  • 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…
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Freescale KL03 and PCB123 at 0.4mm pitch

    Screaming Circuits
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Small component packages seem to be a recurring theme with me. It's understandable, I guess. Super tiny packages are becoming more and more common and we build a lot of product with them. The smallest we've built is 0.3mm pitch....
  • 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...
 
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Freescale KL03 and PCB123 at 0.4mm pitch

    Screaming Circuits
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Small component packages seem to be a recurring theme with me. It's understandable, I guess. Super tiny packages are becoming more and more common and we build a lot of product with them. The smallest we've built is 0.3mm pitch....
  • 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...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Principal Systems Engineer

    EEWeb
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Company: Allegro MicroSystems Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Job Description: We are seeking an experienced electronic engineering professional to join our expanding systems engineering team in Edinburgh, Scotland. The successful candidate will help define and promote innovative next generation power integrated circuits particularly for the Automotive market and support on-going developments in this product family. As an experienced Systems Engineer you will contribute to the success of the company by: Understanding customer issues and influencing technical/engineering decisions, including…
  • Senior Legal Counsel

    EEWeb
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Company: Allegro MicroSystems Location: Worcester, MA Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, this position provides legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management regarding complex matters which have or may have a significant impact on business activities and operations. This position will combine a knowledge of patent prosecution and intellectual property management with sound business acumen and knowledge of the business objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. This position may negotiate matters of some complexity, research…
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer (Sensors)

    EEWeb
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Company: Allegro MicroSystems Location: Manchester, NH Job Description: As an Integrated Circuit Design Engineer in our Sensor Group, you will quickly take a lead role including customer interaction through all phases of the design process. Using your proven silicon track record, you will lead a small chip design team from product definition through layout as well as test definition. Working with marketing and systems engineers, you will have the opportunity to influence the Company’s product and technology directions. You will work with the latest Cadence analog, digital, and…
  • Fresh Graduate Electronics Program

    EEWeb
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Company: Melexis Location: Erfurt, Germany Job Description: Accountabilities: You have real jobs, real responsibilities and real results. You will go through our Fresh Graduate Program to build core skills and business knowledge. Your individual plan includes gaining professional qualifications and establishing your network. Your performance is monitored, assessed and rewarded and you will have a individual development plan based on your competencies and your interests. After two years we will offer you flexible career options in a young dynamic successful company working with high technology…
  • Internship Opportunities

    EEWeb
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Company: Melexis Location: Tessenderlo, Belgium Job Description: We are constantly looking for students with a high interest in microelectronics. The internship usually is planned for a period of 3 to 6 months and can also be a bachelor/master or thesis topic. In case you are interested please apply with your motivation letter, CV and grades overview. We will then send you a list of topics related to the area of microelectronics that are of interest for us.
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    EEWeb Forum

  • Companies list

    EEWeb
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Category: Test & Measure Tagged: Testers Question: How do we add our company to your companies list? How do we submit press releases about a new product for your News? Thank you
  • thundering energy

    EEWeb
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Category: Power Tagged: power Question: can we receive thundering energy by the electromagnetic receiver
  • are you interested in urban planning and sustainable development?

    EEWeb
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Category: Connectors Tagged: sustainability Question: Urban Planning And Architectural Design For Sustainable Development Conference Our three day conference at Enna, Italy will withdraw you to exchange the better understanding of sustainable development with environmental resources. Our Urban planning And Architecture design conference deals with aspects of development and planning, It will be a professionally rewarding experience, you can converse with people from other countries to promoting fresh ideas and be intimate with the city where the conference is held Culture. We would be…
  • Can blister or blackspot magnet wire be used transformer application

    EEWeb
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Category: Passives Tagged: transformer Question: Hi, My name is Hajar, I would like to ask on below question. Kindly help me with this. 1. Can blister or black spot magnet wire be used in transformer application? 2. If Yes, is there any limit on the size of the defect? 3. If no, how to deal with these wire as supplier claim that such defect is unavoidable during manufacturing of these type of wire.
  • Magnetic Flux and Induced EMF in a Coil?

    EEWeb
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Category: General Tagged: Online Printing, Cheap Online Printing Question: In a physics laboratory experiment, a coil with 150 turns enclosing an area of 12.2 cm^2 is rotated during the time interval 3.20×10−2 s from a position in which its plane is perpendicular to Earth’s magnetic field to one in which its plane is parallel to the field. The magnitude of Earth’s magnetic field at the lab location is 6.70×10−5 T. What is the magnitude of the average emf induced in the coil?
 
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    The Mapping Network's Blog

  • New Pond Design and Construction

    Moderator
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    New Pond Construction by Wade Bales, Quality Lakes, Inc. – www.qualitylakes.com 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

    Moderator
    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

    Moderator
    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

    Moderator
    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

    Moderator
    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 Wheelchair by Andrew Slorance

    John Shury
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    After six years of planning, funding and development, Andrew Slorance and his company, Carbon Black have transformed the wheelchair from a metal, no-style medical device into this minimal, carbon fibre stunner. A wheelchair user since he was paralysed at the age of 14, Andrew has always been frustrated with standard wheelchairs – what he sees as their limitations and lack of appeal. Constructed almost entirely from Formula one grade carbon fibre, the monocoque-based structure can be customised to the users specific requirements. In addition to making the chair look mighty fine, the…
  • Airbus to Partner with Oracle Team USA

    John Shury
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    The aerospace company will become the official innovations partner of the Oracle team for the 35th America’s Cup race and will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, advanced composites, structures and data analysis to work with their design team. The Oracle Team USA first won the America’s Cup in 2010 racing a trimaran powered by one of the largest wings (223 feet / 68 meter) ever built. In 2013, the team successfully defended its title in the AC72 class – wingsail powered catamarans that flew above the water on hydrofoils at over 50 mph…
  • Quickstep Secures Funding for New Automotive Division

    John Shury
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Quickstep has announced it has been awarded a grant of $1.76 million from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund. The grant which is an Australian Government, Victorian Government and Ford Australia funded initiative will help Quickstep to create a dedicated automotive division, co-located with Deakin University in Geelong, where the company will have access to composite research and automotive specialists from Deakin and the wider Geelong community. Quickstep will establish a new facility to design and develop Automotive manufacturing cells which will incorporate the Quickstep…
  • Qatar Airways’ First A350 XWB Completes Maiden Flight

    Andrew Brooks
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The first customer A350–900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight. The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests. Qatar Airways will become the first operator of the A350 XWB when it takes delivery of its first aircraft later this year. The airline currently has 80 A350s on order, including 43 A350–900 and 37 of the larger…
  • New Research Show Bird Feathers Are Similar to Carbon Fibre

    John Shury
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Scientists at Southampton University have revealed in a new study that feather shafts are made of a multiple layers of keratin, a fibrous material similar in construction to carbon fibre. Since their appearance over 150 million years ago, feather shafts or rachises have evolved to become some of the lightest, strongest and most fatigue resistant natural structures. Until now relatively little work has been done on their morphology, especially from a mechanical perspective and never at the nanoscale. Scientists at the University were the first to use a material testing technique called…
 
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Engineers develop novel ultrasound technology to screen for heart conditions

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory at Gregorio Marañon Hospital, in Madrid, Spain. In order to make the study possible, researchers have developed a novel ultrasound technology that makes screening cheaper and much easier, making it possible to reach a large number of people and even infants. Intra-ventricular flow imaging is currently…
  • 'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over the surface of light-sensitive material to create complex surface patterns that form the sensors and electronics components on nanoscale devices. Their research was published recently in the journal Nature Communications.
  • SunShot Project aims to make solar cost competitive

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity. Their work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program, was published recently in two separate articles in the journal Nano Energy. 
  • ARCS Foundation Awards $232,500 in Fellowships for UC San Diego Graduate Students

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dustin Richmond, a third-year graduate student in computer science and engineering, builds complex computer hardware systems with the power to process large data sets—such as the data involved with DNA sequencing. In his first year, Richmond worked with technology company Cognex to design an ultra-high-speed image processing pipeline—specifically for active 3D scanners—that could decompress and process 20,000 images per second. He is one of 31 UC San Diego graduate students who have been awarded a fellowship from the San Diego chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. for the…
  • With Phased-Array Radar Technologies, UC San Diego Electrical Engineers Aim to Make Car Travel Safer

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Electrical engineers from UC San Diego have developed hardware for a new generation of automotive radar systems designed to keep drivers, and the pedestrians around them they may not see, safe.
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    OurEdu Blog

  • SSC Exam Preparation books

    Tushar Garg
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Thank you for reading! This article lets you know about the Staff Selection Commission(SSC) and about the SSC Exam Preparation books Staff Selection Commission: Staff Selection Commission(SSC) is an Indian association to select staff for different posts in the different Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. This commission is a connected office of [&hellip This was originally posted on 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

    kalpikagupta
    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
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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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    The Engineering Design

  • steel detailing commercial building

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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?

    admin
    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

  • Paint Mixer

    Stephen Pierce
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    If you are looking for a paint mixer, you are probably looking for one of two things. Either you’ve already bought your paint, and you are looking to keep it from coagulating; or you are trying to make paint, and you’re looking for the finest grind this side of Tang. Either way, we’ve got you covered.   Keeping Your Paint Stirred Back in the day, if you wanted to mix paint, you’d have to take the lid off your container, grab a wooden stick, and get after it like you live in an Amish Paradise. However, inventions came around that would allow you to mix the paint with an electric…
  • How To Keep Your Kitchen More Sanitary

    Aaron Oneal
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    “The kitchen sink is 6,000 times more contaminated than the average toilet”, says Dr. George Szatmari, an expert in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at University of Montreal. Let us explain ourselves before you cue up the Debbie Downer music. At Mixer Direct we work with a variety of food processing companies and we understand the importance of keeping things sanitary. As much as we would all like to suppress the truth, it is prime “everyone is sick” season.  Our goal in writing this is not to convert you into a cult of germaphobia, but rather to keep…
  • Mixing Tank

    Stephen Pierce
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    So you need a stainless steel mixing tank? Wonderful! But where do you start? Well, first you’ll probably want to know that you have two basic options as far as material goes. You can get a tank made out of 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel. The first thing everyone wants to know about is price. 316 is generally 5-10% more expensive than 304. The question is whether or not you should invest that extra 5-10%. If you’re mixing anything that is corrosive, you’ll want 316. 316 stainless steel has 2% of a material called “molybdenum.” When something corrodes it is slowly…
  • Mixer Direct Ranked 6th On Louisville Business First’s Fast 50

    Aaron Oneal
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    We are honored to announce that Mixer Direct was ranked #6 on Louisville Business First’s Fast 50 that featured the 50 fastest growing independent & privately held companies in our great city. Our CEO and President Mark Franco shared his reaction, “I feel incredibly humbled and astounded by the #6 ranking, we all have had our head down and working;it is amazing to see what has happened when Business First forces us to lift our head up and look around!” Since 2000 the team at Louisville Business First has been giving recognition to local businesses for their fast growth…
  • You’re Invited To The Pack Expo, For Free!

    wpmixer
    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 You’re Invited To The Pack Expo, For Free! appeared first on Mixer Direct Blog.
 
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • Mike And His Massive Melon

    mbparks
    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 http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0…
  • Now on Twitter @steampowernews

    mbparks
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    We are now on Twitter with a dedicated feed twitter.com/steampowernews.  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 twitter.com/mbparks 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

    mbparks
    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)

    mbparks
    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

    mbparks
    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

  • Don’t Leave Your Pins Floating

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    When you are just starting off in electronics, there are many design pitfalls that can lead to hours of frustrating troubleshooting. I highlighted the importance of troubleshooting in this earlier blog post regarding my work on the automated energy harvester. Many times these faults are fixed with a very simple tweak to the circuit design or component selection. One of the most basic of the faults is the infamous “floating pin” or “floating input” that can affect the I/O pins of digital integrated circuits. To best explain a floating input and how it can negatively…
  • 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…
 
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    QsArticle.com » Engineering

  • Precision Machining and its Importance

    admin
    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 QsArticle.com.
  • Brain to Brain Instant Messaging

    admin
    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 QsArticle.com.
  • Finger Vein Recognition- A Password Free World

    admin
    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 QsArticle.com.
  • Wireless Mobile Charging

    admin
    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 QsArticle.com.
  • A Charging Solution for Delivery Drones

    admin
    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 QsArticle.com.
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    Intelligent Product Solutions

  • Design for Manufacturing: Sometimes the Coolest Products are the Hardest

    danademeo
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Begin with the End in Mind.” This well-known Steve Covey habit is especially true during product development. I recently had the opportunity to speak about the early stages of product design at the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Summit in Brooklyn, NY, discussing that without a clear understanding of product requirements from the start (as viewed from ALL stakeholder’s perspectives) most products are doomed to fail. And one of the biggest failure points happens when a large stakeholder, the manufacturer, is unable to manufacture efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at Design for…
  • 5 Keys to Satisfaction Engaging a Product Development Partner

    mitchm11741
    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

    junef2013
    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?

    mitchm11741
    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.
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    Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering

  • How to Use Dumpy Level- Tutorial With Example

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Dumpy level is an optical surveying leveling instrument consisting a telescope tube firmly secured in two collars fixed by adjusting screws to the stage by the vertical spindle. The telescope can rotate only in a horizontal plane. Relative elevation of different points of a surveying land is determined with dumpy level. Dumpy level is a very popular survey instrument. As a civil engineer, if you in need to learn to use dumpy level, its the right article for you. Here in the following slide, the full process of using dumpy level is discussed with the help of six examples. At the end of this…
  • Dumpy Level Survey Tutorial- Staff Reading

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Dumpy level is an optical surveying leveling instrument consisting a telescope tube firmly secured in two collars fixed by adjusting screws to the stage by the vertical spindle. Dumpy level is a popular surveying instrument. It helps to take relative height and distance measurement of different location. In this tutorial Dr. Martin Gibbs, Department of Archaeology- University of Sydney, will teach us how to read staff in dumpy level survey.   Related Articles Dumpy Level Dumpy Level Set-up and Use Tutorial How to Use Dumpy Level- Tutorial With Example
  • Dumpy Level Set-up and Use Tutorial

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Dumpy level is an optical surveying leveling instrument consisting a telescope tube firmly secured in two collars fixed by adjusting screws to the stage by the vertical spindle. Dumpy Level is a very useful instrument for civil engineering survey. In this tutorial you will learn the set up process of a dumpy level along with the use of it. Sir will describe all details of dumpy level in this video. Related Articles Dumpy Level Dumpy Level Survey Tutorial- Staff Reading How to Use Dumpy Level- Tutorial With Example
  • Site Investigation

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Before the engineer can design a foundation intelligently, he must have a reasonably accurate conception of the physical properties and arrangement of the underlying materials. The field and laboratory investigations required to obtain this essential information are called soil exploration or site investigation. A site investigation simply is the process of the collection of information, the appraisal of data, assessment, and reporting without which the hazards in the ground beneath the site cannot be known. British Archaeoligical Jobs and Resources. Site investigation is carried out in order…
  • 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.
 
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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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  • What is a Series Circuit?

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    In the last post, about electricity, or first post in the fundamentals of electricity, we laid the foundation. We started with the basics. Already we are jumping into some heady stuff – series circuits. There are different kinds of electrical circuits – series, parallel, and series-parallel. Later we’ll cover the
  • Which Is More Dense – Ice or Water?

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Telling you right off the bat, it’s sort of a trick question. It’s an easy trick question if you think about it, specifically water and ice separately from pretty much other substances. Most people automatically think of the solid form of a substance as of course being more dense than
  • Electrical Fundamentals Module #1 – The Groundwork

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    You’ve probably been wondering when we were going to finally switch it up a little, get away from that nasty steam and HVAC stuff. We’ll get back to it soon enough as those are both huge parts of building engineering. Everyone has their strengths and electricity is not one of
  • Engineering & Rube Goldberg Machines

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Is anyone else kinda sorta fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines? Do you know what they are? Half the people that check this site (my parents and one friend) don’t. So maybe the other three of you do? Since I was a kid, before I even knew what these little pieces
  • Boiler Classifications

    admin
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    There you are, standing in the boiler room, or even worse, in a boiler room you’re not familiar with. The supervisor walks up and goes “Johnson, what type of boiler is this?” And instantly you’re on the spot. Do you know? Can you look at the boiler and tell? Don’t
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    Circuit Cellar

  • The World Is Analog

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The world we live in is analog. We are analog. Any inputs we can perceive are analog. For example, sounds are analog signals; they are continuous time and continuous value. Our ears listen to analog signals and we speak with … Continue reading →
  • WillowTree Apps Named Microchip Design Partner

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Microchip Technology recently announced its first App Developer Specialist—WillowTree Apps—the latest company to join its Design Partner Network. WillowTree is an iOS, Android, and Mobile Web app developer that enables Microchip’s customers to focus on Internet of Things (IoT) designs. … Continue reading →
  • Small High-Current Power Modules

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
      Exar Corp. recently announced the 10-A XR79110 and 15-A XR79115 single-output, synchronous step-down power modules. The modules will be available in mid-November in RoHS-compliant, green/halogen-free, QFN packages. In a product release, Exar noted that “both devices provide easy to use, … Continue reading →
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module Featuring smartBASIC

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Laird Technologies recently announced the BL620 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, which is the newest edition to its BL600 series. Although it uses the BL600 hardware, the BL620 “has a new firmware load supporting Central mode connectivity,” Laird noted in … Continue reading →
  • Single-Board, Arduino Uno Shield-Compatible Dev Kit

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Nordic Semiconductor’s new Aruduino Uno shield-compatible nRF51 DK development kit supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4-GHz designs. Nordic also announced the availability of its nRF51 Dongle, which is a 16 mm × 28 mm USB dongle for the testing, analysis, and development of Bluetooth … Continue reading →
 
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