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  • Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Generation Electronic Devices

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Silicon has been the most successful material of the 20th century, with major global industries and even a valley named after it. But silicon may be running out of steam for high performance/low power electronics. As silicon strains against the physical limits of performance, could a material like InGaAs provide enough of an improvement over silicon that it would be worth the expense in new equipment lines and training to make the switch worthwhile?
  • Construction Week: TVA OKs $975M for 1,000-MW Plant; OSHA Investigates Fatal Fall in Ark.

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    OSHA probes worker fatal fall.
  • Jurisdictional Dispute: Which Trade Installs Solar Panels?

    Top Stories from ENR.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    An argument broke out over installation at a San Mateo, Calif. school project despite a union project labor agreement.
  • Lawsuit filed against Md.'s $2.37B Purple Line project

    ASCE SmartBrief
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    A lawsuit has been filed by an environmental group and two individuals claiming two amphipod species could be endangered beca -More- 
  • IABSE Future of Design 2014

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

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Exciting new work has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a butterfly.
  • Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Generation Electronic Devices

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
  • New technology may identify tiny strains in body tissues before injuries occur

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking have been developed by researchers. The technology, which needs to be refined before it is used in patients, one day may help pinpoint minor strains and tiny injuries in the body’s tissues long before bigger problems occur.
  • Lignin: New process helps overcome obstacles to produce renewable fuels and chemicals

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    There's an old saying in the biofuels industry: 'You can make anything from lignin except money.' But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for the successful conversion of lignin into a variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for a sustainable energy economy.
 
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  • Academic lab safety: One chemist’s observations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Just before I wrote this, I learned that a cease-fire negotiated last Friday between Israel and Hamas collapsed after less than two hours.  For the last few weeks, the Gaza-based Hamas organization has been shooting Grad-type rockets at Israel, and Israel has lately been responding both with aerial attacks and ground action in Gaza itself.  By many reports, the damage done by the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel would be much worse if it were not for Israel's air-defense system called Iron Dome.  According to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), Iron Dome succeeds in…
  • Imagine There's No Email

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    For people of a certain age, you're supposed to sing that title to the tune of the John Lennon song that uses the word "heaven" instead of "email."  The other day our wireless hub here at home went out, and it took a day or two before we could get a new one going.  In the interim, my wife, who was initially distressed at her lack of connectivity, remarked that actually it was a refreshing thing to go without email or looking at the Internet for a couple of days.  Without meaning to, we accidentally endured what you might call a period of fasting from email and the…
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  • Scot Litke Named 2014 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • PASO A PASO: Verificando tu identidad en cuentas Google Apps y Gmail

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

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

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

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

    Jan Blogxpert
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Si eres usuario de Google Apps o Blogger, y por algún motivo deseas contactar al soporte técnico de Google Apps, puedes hacerlo a través del siguiente enlace. Ten en cuenta que cada enlace es exclusivo para los distintos usuarios de Google Apps. Más aun para los usuarios Business que deberán tener su PIN a la mano. Ayuda Google Apps: Usuarios Google Apps (Basic) y Blogger Usuarios Google Apps
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  • When are your creative times?

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    For over last 8-10 months, I've never used the internal speakers on my iMac. Why? Because the internal speakers in a Mac can never match the awesomeness of the Audio Engine desktop speakers I got. I've hooked my AudioEngine speaker set to the headphone port of iMac and never take them out. But a strange thing happened today - there was no sound from the speakers. So I unplugged the headphone jack and was surprised that there was no sound from internal speakers as well. Upon researching, I... Internal Speakers Not Listed In Sound Settings In Mac - Fix
  • How & Where Can You Get A .भारत Domain & How Does It Work ?

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    You all might be aware the government of India launched the .भारत domain name yesterday. The idea is people can build websites with domain names in Devanagari script covering eight languages including Hindi, Konkani and Marathi. The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) announced its first website रजिस्ट्री.भारत which interestingly redirects me to the... How & Where Can You Get A .भारत Domain & How Does It Work ?
  • Flipkart Joins Hands With Intel To Launch 5 New Digiflip Pro Tablets

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Months after its first tablet, Flipkart sought the expertise of Intel to build and launch five new tablets on its website. Flipkart has launched Digiflip Pro tablets in three screen sizes, 7 inch (ET 701), 8 inch (XT 811 & XT 801) and 8.9 inch (XT 911 & XT 901). The prices of these Android Jelly Bean tablets start from Rs. 5999 and go up to Rs. 15,999.... Flipkart Joins Hands With Intel To Launch 5 New Digiflip Pro Tablets
  • Creative Crazy Ideas For Computer Science Final Year Project

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Update: Project Topics for the year 2014 with full papers http://www.scribd.com/doc/232819739/2014-IEEE-Project-Titles-with-full-papers Excerpt from New Final Year Project Ideas for Computer Science in java , .Net No List. We shall put forward the Idea, Ask your queries about how to proceed, we will provide guidelines. No source code offering No Abstract Offering. These will be Ideas that one can Implement. Just come and Enjoy the Discussion. Present your Ideas also.
  • 6 Months Java Training after B.Tech(CSE)

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I want to pursue an Industrial Training in Java after btech for having confidence in Java and getting good job. Will it help me? or I will just waste my time so instead i must prepare for my on-campus recruitments going on in college??
 
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  • Pumps Inside Arteries Help Cardiac Patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:25 pm
    HRW's mission is to provide a worldwide network for sharing practical, technical information and expertise on hydroelectric power. HRW brings together the international community sharing a common interest in hydro. This community includes:Developers, owners, and operators of hydroelectric plants and dams.Service providers, including engineering and environmental consultants.Equipment vendors.Regulators, financiers, and legal specialists.Request Free!
  • Medical Design Briefs

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:50 pm
    From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space. Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue will report on electronics, sensors, test & measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing/prototyping, and much more.Request Free!
  • Water & Wastewater International

    3 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Water & Wastewater International provides practical knowledge and insight that saves time and money for water system operators, wastewater engineers and other professionals in the water and wastewater industry worldwide. Addressing the ever-changing demands of the water and wastewater industry requires up-to-date information on market trends, major projects, and problem-solving technology. Their subscribers count on Water & Wastewater International for all the news, analysis and information they need to succeed in this complex and competitive arena. Monthly editorial topics include:…
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  • Clippard EFB Series Electronic Fill & Bleed Circuits

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

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

    Lee Teschler
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    By David Herres Capacitance is everywhere. Electronic circuits make use of this phenomenon of the physical universe because of it can be used to separate dc from high-frequency signals, to store electrostatic energy, to block reverse-polarity current flow, and for many other applications. The other side of the coin is that unwanted, or parasitic, capacitance becomes increasingly problematic at the higher frequencies necessary for contemporary high-bandwidth connectivity. Engineers have developed techniques for mitigating parasitic capacitance in transmission lines by, for example, employing…
  • MSC Rolls Out New Releases of Marc 2014 and Adams 2014

    Barb Schmitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The developers at MSC Software have been busy this summer. The Newport Beach, CA-based developer of multidiscipline simulation software has made two major product announcements this month, releasing new versions of Marc nonlinear FEA software and Adams multi-body dynamics simulation software. Let’s start with Marc 2014, which is used by product engineers for nonlinear and multiphysics simulations of engineering parts, ranging from automotive parts to rubber components to medical and consumer electronic devices. With intensifying safety and performance standards in product design,…
  • LED Lights Provide Superior Protection From Oil, Chemical and Water

    Jennifer Calhoon
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Banner Engineering introduces a stainless steel version of its WLC60 heavy-duty LED lights. Designed for use in extremely harsh conditions, the WLC60SS protects against caustic solutions, acids and detergents often found in food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical, chemical and marine applications. For enhanced chemical resistance, the WLC60SS is available with either a durable polycarbonate window or tempered borosilicate glass (BSG) window. Its corrosion-resistant 316L housing allows the WLC60SS to withstand high-pressure washdown and high-temperature environments while remaining…
 
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    Self Proclaimed Die Expert

  • August 2014 meeting Stamping and Dies Technical Group

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top Ten Unique Homeowner Requested Rooms

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

    Anthony Ries
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Most buildings that we see are single skin. In low rise structures the outside will be stucco, siding, some type of masonry etc. In taller buildings the exterior veneer is often more varied and includes glass, metals and other materials. A method of construction that is starting to become more popular is a double skin façade. This is exactly what it sounds like; there are two ‘skins’ to the building. These layers can be within less than a foot of each other or far enough apart to allow a person to pass between the two. Not only can this construction method be very interesting visually,…
  • Open for Business During Construction

    Anthony Ries
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    One of our recently designed projects was recently permitted with no review comments and is now under construction. The project is a remodel of an existing retail center at a very busy intersection. The owner and tenants where very concerned about the impact the remodel would have on business. In response to that concern we encouraged the owner to work closely with the tenants and keep them informed of the design process and construction schedule. Open During Construction Thanks to excellent communication and the resulting buy-in from tenants, the project is under construction and everyone is…
  • Staples or Nails? Choosing the Right Fastener for Wall and Roof Sheathing

    Dean Dalvit
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    We are often asked by contractors if they can substitute framing staples instead of nails for their wall and roof sheathing fasteners. There is no easy universal answer to this question because the location of the project may place it in a high wind or seismic zone that may require special engineering for the fastening systems. However, according to the International Building Code, there is a fastening schedule under Table 2304.9.1 (2006 IBC) that lists the approved equivalent fasteners for nails and staples in a wide array of assemblies not subject to these special engineering conditions.
  • Wild Ivories Dueling Piano Bar – Denver, Colorado

    Sean O'Hara
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Wild Ivories Dueling Piano Bar – Denver, Colorado Wild Ivories Dueling Piano Bar is an 11,000 square foot bar and restaurant at 1400 Market in Denver. We were responsible for the architecture, structural changes, mechanical and electrical engineering for this remodel. It was done on an extremely quick schedule where we did phased demolition, liquor license and construction drawings. Originally posted 2010-08-21 17:16:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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    Learning Instrumentation And Control Engineering

  • Operating principle of Nuclear Level Sensors

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

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

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

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

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

  • PIPING MATERIAL ENGINEER – MALAYSIA

    Antony Thomas
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Piping Material Engineer Job ID #: 16928 Country: Malaysia Job category: Technical/Engineering Location: Kuala Lumpur Discipline: Piping and Layout Department: 626 Piping (375) Position type: Employee Education required: Bachelors Degree Experience required: 3 - 5 Years Corporate overview Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas
  • Piping Lead Designer – Kuala Lumpur

    Antony Thomas
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Piping Lead Designer Job ID #: 16554 Country: Malaysia Job category: Technical/Engineering Location: Kuala Lumpur Discipline: Piping and Layout Position type: Employee Education required: Trade Certificate Experience required: More than 10 years Corporate overview Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Our engineering,
  • PDMS Administrator – AMEC - Sharjah

    Antony Thomas
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Job Title: PDMS Administrator Auto req ID: 19363BR Position Status: Full Time Term Status Regular (Permanent) Country: UAE Region: Sharjah Office Location: Sharjah Business Sector: Oil & Gas Business Operation: MAC Business Stream/Area: MAC UAE Are relocation funds available? Yes External Job Advert · Responsible for the management of PDMS to enable engineering design data input. ·
  • Senior Piping Engineer – AMEC - Azerbaijan

    Antony Thomas
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Job Title:Senior Piping Engineer Auto req ID: 20705BR Position Status: Full Time Term Status: Regular (Permanent) Country: Azerbaijan Region: Baku Office Location: Landmark 1 Business Sector: Oil & Gas Business Operation:  MAC Business Stream/Area:  MAC Azerbaijan Are relocation funds available? : No External Job Advert Purpose / Role • To support the Principal Engineer, and
  • Senior Piping Designer- Aker Solutions

    Antony Thomas
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Location: Aberdeen Discipline: Piping and Layout Department: 803 Talisman Flyndre (125) Experience required: Not Indicated Job ID #: 16547 Responsibilities and tasks To carry out design activities within an area of a project and ensure that the technical and safety integrity of the design is maintained and that the Company and Project procedures are adhered to To be aware of and
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    Knovel Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Part 1, Screaming Circuits and the Maker community

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

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

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

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

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

  • Part 1, Screaming Circuits and the Maker community

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

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

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

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

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

  • Device Engineer

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Company: Linear Technology Location: Milpitas, California Job Description: The Device Engineer will be responsible for various devices, structures, and systems that are critical components for IC design but currently have no direct technical support. The primary responsiblity of the position is fuse/anti-fuse structures and associated circuitry used for trimming and generating rules, guidelines, and CAD automation for implementation of these systems. In addition to the above responsibilities, this position has several career path options. Depending on the skill and interests of the applicant,…
  • Electrical Engineer Section Lead

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Company: Linear Technology Location: Milpitas, California Job Description: Electrical Parameter Test and Yield Enhancement Section Lead Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Manage engineers to support daily production in electrical test To improve yield in Fab/Sort/Final Test and to improve product quality Support Fab by: – Daily disposition lots in electrical test (parametric) – Work with process engineer to find and fix electrical issues – Run defect reduction program and PDCA team – Foundry support for multiple design groups – Run/monitor daily SPC…
  • CAD Engineer

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Company: Linear Technology Location: Milpitas, California Job Description: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop scripts to modify and monitor job submissions to an LSF cluster. Implement and maintain LSF job scheduling policies. Automate QA regression tests of verification runsets and pcells. Generate QA test suites. Develop scripts to integrate, automate, and maintain IC design flows. Support a wide range of applications, responding to tickets and providing clear and concise updates to the design/ mask-design community. Write detailed documentation for all development and…
  • Analog Semiconductor Test Engineer

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Company: Linear Technology Location: Phoenix, Arizona Job Description: Candidate will design, develop, debug, document and release a production worthy test package. This will require the candidate to interface with Design and Product Engineering to help characterize and correlate new products. After release to production the candidate will continue production product support.
  • Analog Design Engineer

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Company: Linear Technology Location: Santa Barbara, California Job Description: This group designs products for a variety of power supply protection and control applications. Examples include over voltage transient protection, hot swap circuits, ideal diode controllers, and redundant power supply controllers. These products require the ability to design numerous circuits including voltage references, amplifiers, gate drivers, linear regulators, analog to digital converters, and communication interfaces. You will have the opportunity to own an entire project. Your responsibilities would…
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    EEWeb Forum

  • to Make a ROBORT

    EEWeb
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Category: General Tagged: ROBORT Question: any one tell me about any circuit of any type of robort using L293D IC?????
  • Need Parts

    EEWeb
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: power Question: 3 pCs power one pcc -48 DE part no:1-149160G i need any body help me
  • What is the differance between a TO-220 package and a 314D?

    EEWeb
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Category: Analog Tagged: analog Question: Hi All, I am looking for a MC3484S4-2 that is in a package case 314D. I can find a MC3484S-1 but it is a TO-220 case. What is the differance?
  • Tech wants to build circuit for a model railroad building lighting control.

    EEWeb
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Category: Digital ICs Tagged: CMOS Question: The building has 10 separate rooms. Want the circuit to turn on LEDS to light each room sequentially. Another words you turn the circuit on, a 555 timer pulses and turns on room one. About 5 seconds later, the clock pulses again and turns on a second room while the 1st stays on. this continues until all 10 rooms are finally lighted. Than they reverse and start to go out one by one. Than the cycle keeps repeating. I want to build this using the CD4000 family. Any clues as to what specific chips to use would be greatly appreciated. I am at the point…
  • postive edge triggered D flipflop

    EEWeb
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Category: General Tagged: digital electronics Question: In the above circuit if clock(CLK 1) goes from 0 to 1 and input D =0 ,this makes Q=0. It is stated that when the clock is at HIGH any further change in input does not affect output,how it is so .Can you explain me please.Thank you in advance
 
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • New Technology Is Changing Aircraft Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

  • Russell Athletic & Boeing Breath New Life into Old Carbon Fibre

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

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

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

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

    Andrew Brooks
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Tex Tech Industries has announced the acquisition of Universal Carbon Fibres Ltd, based in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Universal Carbon Fibres have been around for over 30 years and has designed and manufactured high-performance yarns and fabrics. The company specialises in applications for automotive fuel cells and friction materials, fire blocking for the transportation and aerospace industries, and water-blocking technology for communication and power cables. Bill Capstick, Managing Director of UCF said; Our partnership with Tex Tech will allow us to deliver value-added solutions to…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner.  The team was also able to modify the scanner operating software so it presents an “all-clear” image to the operator even when contraband was detected.  
  • COSMOS program celebrates 10th anniversary

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

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The four-day Summer PrEP program is organized by the IDEA Student Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. In all, 51 students took part this year. They met with faculty members who gave them advice about academics and with students and alums who gave them advice on student life and life after graduation. Students also took part in many fun activities. In fall, they will become IDEA Scholars, who received mentoring from Jacobs School students, alumni and faculty and are involved in undergraduate research, among other things. 
 
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    OurEdu Blog

  • Books for Information Technology for 2nd year

    Tushar Garg
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Thank you for reading! In this article, I am going to give you some information about “Information Technology” and for the “books for Information Technology for 2nd year “.  About Information Technology: Information technology is the branch which gives all the details of the technology that are updated day by day.Actually it is branch that covers the various portions of other [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best available Embedded C books for preparation

    Abhilash Bhattacharya
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    Thank you for reading! About Embedded systems Programming: Embedded systems programming use C language as the major language. Now, most of the C programmers are said to be spoiled because, there is a presence of many other no of libraries. In the cold fact even to this system the professionals have grown used to. But the problem is that [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top C sharp reference books for preparation

    Abhilash Bhattacharya
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    Thank you for reading! About C Sharp: C# or as it is pronounced C sharp is a multi-paradigm programming language. The programming language encompasses strong typing, imperative, Declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented and component oriented programming. The programming language was initially developed by Microsoft as its initiative towards the .NET program. This programming language was standard and thus was approved [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best Visual Basic books for programming

    Abhilash Bhattacharya
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Thank you for reading! About Visual Basic: The Visual Basic is 3rd generation event driven programming language and an Integrated Development environment. The software is given by Microsoft for the COM development and programming model that was released in 1991. The motive of Microsoft was to make the interface of Visual basic as simple and easy to use as [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best available books for Perl programming

    Abhilash Bhattacharya
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Thank you for reading! About Perl Programming: Perl can be defined as a family of high level general purpose, interpreted and dynamic programming languages. In this family programming languages such as Perl 5 and Perl 6 lie. Perl itself is not an official acronym but still many different acronyms are in use. These can be listed as: Perl is [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Being Brunel

  • IABSE Future of Design 2014

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

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

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

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

    thomas michael wallace
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog In fear of being accused of racism towards kettles; engineers are not famed for their proficiency with the written word. This poses a bit of a problem when you consider that 19% of civil engineering is writing reports. So, following from my last key skills post, here is the first of a two part series on a few of the common writing mistakes that the spell checker cannot save you from. it’s or its? We can talk about possession and abbreviation, but frankly there’s an easy test for this one: Take out the apostrophe. If the sentence makes…
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    EETimes:

  • Friday Quiz: Forgotten T&M Companies

    Martin Rowe
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Remember the names of these test-equipment companies? Most are long gone, but a few remain.
  • Touch Taiwan: Display Vendors' 10 Bold Forecasts

    Junko Yoshida
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple.
  • Rohm Opens MEMS Foundry Operation

    Peter Clarke
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Rohm Co. Ltd. created a foundry business at the six-inch Miyazaki wafer fab of its Lapis Semiconductor subsidiary that integrates product design and manufacturing based on the combination of thin-film piezoelectric processes and MEMS.
  • Power Week: RF Charging Startup & Dialog Semi Team Up for Over-the-Air Power

    Rich Pell
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    This week, "over-the-air" power got a boost when RF charging startup Energous and Dialog Semiconductor agreed to jointly develop a proof-of-concept reference design to help develop the market for a remote, wire-free charging technology.
  • 9 Notorious Automotive Electronics Recalls

    Alison Dorantes-Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    It's been a banner year so far for automotive recalls, including problems stemming from badly written code, flawed machinery and or flawed electronics. Here is a look at 8 of the recent automotive recalls involving electronics (hardware or software).
 
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • A Day With US Chia Seeds

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cities, Space, and Worms

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

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

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

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

    mbparks
    31 May 2014 | 10:01 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #43 31 May 2014 Google Neural Networks and Data Center Energy Efficiency | White Paper Smartphone Compass Used To Map Building Interior Create Matter From Light Mapping Entire Animal’s Neuron Network Remote Controlled Construction Equipment Creating “Alien” DNA Papilio FPGA | FPGAs Ham Radio Field Day 2014 [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…
 
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    Bench Talk

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • ‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks in Concrete Infrastructure

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

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

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

  • New gTLDs: The Wild, Wild Web

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

    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.
  • Productization Plan: Preventing Product Failure

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

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

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

  • Mizoram PSC recruitment for Assistant Engineer Civil, Mizoram

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

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

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
      Recruitment for Executive Civil Engineering Click Here for Job Details                       Click here to Apply Online Eligibility : BE/B.Tech(Civil, Mechanical Engineering) Location : Bangalore Job Category : 1 to 3 Yr Exp Last Date : 02 Sepeptember 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written-test/Interview Job Details Advertisement No. 1 /2014  Vacancies in  Bharat Heavy
  • Delhi Technological University recruitment for Jr. Engineer Civil in Delhi

    17 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
     DTU Recruitment for Jr. Engineer Civil in Delhi Click Here for Job Details                        To Download Application Format Eligibility :  BE/B.Tech(Civil, Electrical),Diploma(Civil, Electrical) Location : Delhi Job Category : 1 to 3 Yr Exp Last Date : 05 Sep 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written-test, Face to Face Interview  Job Details  Jobs opportunity in
  • JKSSB recruitment for Junior Engineer Civil in J&K

    17 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
     Recruitment for Junior Engineer Civil Click Here for Job Details & Apply Online Eligibility : ME/M.Tech, MA(Economics), BSc(Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Tech, Chemistry, CS, Electronics, Stati), BE/B.Tech(Agri, chemical engineering, Civil, Environmental, Food Tech, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical, Textile /Leather Technology, Electrical), PG Diploma, MSc(Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Tech
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