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  • Engineering Happiness

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

    Knovel Blog
    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…
  • Power-Electronics Engineer

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

    ASCE SmartBrief
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    The Oregon Department of Transportation developed the first solar highway project in the U.S., according to this article, and -More- 
  • Rains Prevent King Fire From Damaging Power, Water Infrastructure

    Top Stories from ENR.com
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After destroying multiple structures, the King Fire in California is 90% contained after rains assist firefighters’ efforts.
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  • Power-Electronics Engineer

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

    Rothem1
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    PE must have experience with soils, PI, and the designs of concrete foundations. This position requires the certification of designs we provide to clients in the residential home building sector. Pay is commensurate with experience. $70,000 minimum. Candidate must be registered in Texas.
  • Electrical Engineer II

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

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

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Advantage Technical Resourcing require a “Sr. Project Engineer” in Hauppauge, NY: The Senior Project Engineer owns the product line… Senior Project Engineer position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering… jobs by
 
 
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  • Where humans, animals and robots meet

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    To meet our everyday needs in an increasingly multifaceted technological world is a challenge that pushes researchers to find innovative tools using a multidisciplinary approach. We inhabit a globalized planet, made up of complex systems, where domains such as communications, business, healthcare, energy or transportation converge, interact and integrate. In this context, a thriving technology trend applies the concept of animal swarms or swarming to the development of complex systems that bridge the gap amongst disciplines as dissimilar as biology, robotics or networking.
  • How things coil: Simulation technology designed for Hollywood to predict understanding fundamental engineering problems

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Researchers have combined computer simulations designed for Hollywood with precision model experiments to examine the mechanics of coiling. Their study, which bridges engineering mechanics and computer graphics, impacts a variety of engineering applications, from the fabrication of nanotube serpentines to the laying of submarine cables and pipelines.
  • In-flight sensor tests a step toward structural health monitoring for safer flights

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    A flight test program is underway on nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes that are carrying sensors to monitor their structural health, alongside their routine maintenance. The flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines.
  • New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study.
  • Studying nanocrystals by passing them through tiny pores

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Researchers have now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures' surfaces. Their findings suggest new ways of using this technique, known as 'nanopore translocation,' to analyze objects at the smallest scale.
 
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  • Denver student hit in chest with jet of flaming methanol

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

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

    Jyllian Kemsley
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Following up on the flash fire during a “tornado” demo in a Nevada museum, the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board released a statement today containing details of the incident and warning against using methanol in combustion demonstrations. CSB investigators responded to the museum fire, and their description of what happened confirms what the Associated Press reported: Our investigative team determined that the incident occurred during a “fire tornado” demonstration where salts of different elements were combusted in a dish in the presence of alcohol-soaked…
  • David Snyder pled no contest to all charges in UC Davis explosives case

    Jyllian Kemsley
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    A playground occupies the center of a group of apartments at the complex where Snyder allegedly made and possessed explosive devices. Credit: Jyllian Kemsley Former University of California, Davis postdoctoral chemist David Snyder was headed to trial next month on 17 explosives, hazardous waste, and firearms charges stemming from a 2013 explosion in his campus apartment. At a hearing today that was supposed to deal with legal motions prior to an Oct. 20 trial start, Snyder pled no contest to all of the charges, according to an update from the Yolo County District Attorney’s office:…
  • Chemical safety for teachers webinar next week

    Jyllian Kemsley
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Just a quick post to spread the word that the American Association of Chemistry Teachers is holding a webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 7-8 pm Eastern on “Chemical Safety for Teachers”: Join professor and chemical safety expert Sammye Sigmann as she discusses laboratory standards, stockroom management, and answers your questions about safety in the chemistry classroom. Register here. Related Posts:Webinars: Safety culture and chemical safety committeesDow teams up with universities on lab safety, how’d…CSB report on Texas Tech includes recommendation for…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • The Limits of Diversity

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

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

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    By now, almost everybody with a cellphone and a car knows that it's a bad idea to text while you're driving.  But people still do it, and some of those people die in text-related car crashes and take innocent victims with them.  What if technology existed that simply prevented people from texting from a moving car at all?  Wouldn't that solve the problem?Scott Tibbetts thought so.  Tibbets and his company Katasi were profiled in a recent New York Timesarticle for developing a promising technology that would simply block texting from any phone that was in a moving…
  • A Close Shave With Plutonium Foam

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Plutonium is nasty stuff.  It's highly radioactive, so breathing plutonium dust is not a good way to live to a ripe old age.  And did I mention it's an essential ingredient in most thermonuclear weapons?  For these and many other reasons, nuclear waste contaminated with plutonium is not something you just toss in the ordinary trash can.  That is why, at great trouble and expense, the U. S. Department of Energy built the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) about fifteen years ago, a few miles outside Carlsbad, New Mexico.  It is the nation's only federally operated…
  • The Toll of Patent Trolls

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inventions and engineers go together like songs and musicians, and consequently every engineer should know something about patents.  The practice of patenting inventions to give the inventor a temporary monopoly as a reward for ingenuity is something that most countries do today, and by and large, we are probably better off with patent systems than without them.  But patent systems can be abused, and some of the biggest abusers of the patent system in the U. S. are "nonpracticing entities" (NPEs), otherwise known as patent trolls, as pointed out in William J. Watkins' recent book…
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  • New Version of RockWorks16 Available

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Geological software developer RockWare announced last month that their free update for RockWorks 16 contains over 75 changes since the previous update. And if anyone is counting, that's 672 changes since the initial release of RockWorks 16. They seem very receptive to user feedback, and very proactive with their new releases. I wish more geo-software companies were like that! [Source: The RockWare Blog. Image: RockWare Blog]
  • Underwater landslide may have doubled 2011 Japanese tsunami

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    A seismologist at the University of Tokyo believes that the monstrous tsunami that was responsible for so much damage and loss of life during the 2011 Fukushima earthquake may have been a result of a submarine landslide the size of Paris. The researchers reached their conclusion by back-analyzing the wave motion measurements from buoys on the day of the earthquake. After modeling the size and approximate location of the landslide, other team members were able to compare bathymetry data from before and after the earthquake to locate the slide. [Source: Read more at Science/AAAS. Image: The…
  • Hayward Baker to Provide Ground Improvement for New Atlanta Stadium Project

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Hayward Baker will construct their Vibro Piers(TM) foundation system at the new stadium to house the Atlanta Falcons and a new MLS team. Their holes will be 2.5 feet in diameter and 27 feet deep and filled with vibro compacted No. 57 stone. The project is anticipated to take 5 weeks, operating 6 days a week to keep the project schedule on track. Hayward Baker is a sponsor of GeoPrac.net. [Source: Hayward Baker. Image: Hayward Baker]
  • ENR Releases Top 200 Environmental Firms of 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    ENR's annual ranking of the Top 200 Environmental Firms has been released. Their survey ranks firms based on revenue, and the results of their survey show a growth of 4% from 2013 to 2014 to $53.7 billion which reverses the trend observed in last year's survey. [Source: Check out ENR: Engineering News Record to see the full top 200 list. Image: ENR]
  • Video: Construction Begins on Buttress for US 89 Landslide

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The Arizona DOT and their contractor have begun blasting and earthwork to realign a portion of US 89 in northern Arizona near Page that was cut off by a large landslide in February of 2013. The massive blasting and excavation operation to push back the slope above the road will generate around 1 million cubic yards of material which will be used to construct a massive buttress at the toe of the slide. Check out the video below. [Source: ADOT YouTube Channel. Image: YouTube]
 
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  • Self Driving Cars Have Huge Potential for Benefit to Society

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

    curiouscat
    26 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm
    I find the current status of government granted patents to be very flawed, including patenting life. Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’ A group of scientists and food activists is launching a campaign Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new “open source pledge” that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely. Irwin Goldman, a vegetable breeder at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, helped organize the campaign.
  • Refusal to Follow Scientific Guidance Results in Worms Evolving to Eat Corn Designed to Kill The Worms

    curiouscat
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    An understanding of natural selection and evolution is fundamental to understanding science, biology, human health and life. Scientists create wonderful products to improve our lives: vaccines, antibiotics, etc.; if we don’t use them or misuse them it is a great loss to society. There is also great value in genetic enhanced seeds and thus plants (through natural human aided processes such as breeding and providing good genetic material over a wide area – distances that would not be covered naturally, at least not in a time that helps us much). Genetic Modified Organisms (GMO)…
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  • Engineering Graduates Earned a Return on Their Investment In Education of 21%

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The magic of books

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    does pre-process deduplication worths now-a-day?? am doing my final project in this technology, kindly give some idea to proceed with it.
  • Microsoft To Setup Data Centers In India To Deliver Azure & Office 365

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella is in India and has made an important announcement - the company will set up data centers in 3 cities in India to deliver its cloud services to local businesses and institutions. Nadella is on his first ever trip to India after he took up the top job at Microsoft, replacing Steve Ballmer. With Microsoft serving the cloud from data centers located in India, users will be able to experience lower latency, data sovereignty and geo-redundancy. Microsoft said that the... Microsoft To Setup Data Centers In India To Deliver Azure & Office 365
  • Windows 10 Overview: The Old's The New New

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Microsoft has officially announced the next Windows operating system and if you were expecting it to be called Windows 9, please be informed that the next Windows will be called Windows 10. That's right. Microsoft wants to tell us that they are going a step beyond what's expected and is trying to make things easier for everyone who's used to Windows OS - from the end users to the developers. Here's an overview of what's new in Windows 10, expected to release sometime in late 2015. Runs... Windows 10 Overview: The Old's The New New
  • DEDUPLICATION

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:57 pm
    does pre-process deduplication worths now-a-day?? am doing my final project in this technology, kindly give some idea to proceed with it.
  • The Great CE T-Shirt Selfie Thread - Because...Why NOT?

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Buy CrazyEngineers T-Shirt: Fill up - <this form>. We clicked a selfie at the CrazyEngineers Global HQ for all of you - Yogesh - Kaustubh - Ankita
 
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  • 10 Data Management Problems You Can Solve in 3 Weeks

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn how companies like Dow Chemicals, FedEx, Keurig, General Mills, Tiffany's and others were able to:Secure their engineering documents and easily control accessFind engineering documents quickly and accuratelyAutomate revision controlEliminate engineering change order nightmaresSimplify transmittal chaosImprove departmental or global collaborationAutomate workflows and other manual processesWatch this on-demand webcast and discover how you can tackle your biggest document management headaches in 3 weeks or less.Request Free!
  • The Role of Product Data Management in Engineering Efficiency

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    See how forward-thinking companies are employing product data management to create, manufacture and deliver higher quality products at reduced costs. Interviews with executives reveal how PDM is:A critical business initiative for efficiency and growthA key driver for more effective product developmentA platform for improved collaboration and increased capacityLearn how PDM is a business strategy to compete and run lean.Request Free!
  • 6 Critical Steps to Data Management Implementation

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every IT or engineering professional has horror stories; grizzly tales of an enterprise software roll out gone wrong; where failure to plan meant planning to fail...In this on-demand webcast, learn 6 critical steps that will steer you clear of roll-out pot holes:How to create the internal alignment and generate the positive buzz essential to successHow to avoid the most common pitfalls that can crater your ROIHow to ask the right questions early...before it's too lateView this on-demand webcast today for a smooth-ride, no-surprise implementation.Request Free!
  • 4 Product Development Challenges You Can Crush with PDM Technology

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to solving product development challenges, there are many technology options. A Product Data Management (PDM) system is an affordable solution that provides these capabilities:Find, access, track and re-use product design information to avoid costly mistakes and delaysAutomate and enforce business processesAttain, track, manage and document regulatory complianceControl access to product designs documents outside engineering and beyond the companyLearn how PDM streamlines product development for maximum efficiency while keeping you ahead of competitive threats.Request Free!
  • 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…
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    Self Proclaimed Die Expert

  • FABTECH 2014: The AutoForm CHALLENGE, the gauntlet is down

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

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    It was a great meeting (if that is not too bold for me to brag as I was the lead moderator). But truly had great interaction with new members of SME who are looking to learn and engage with other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • Unique Mountain House, A Young Engineer’s Dream

    Katelyn Spainhour
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A modern mountain house is under construction in Evergreen, Colorado.  It has unique architectural features that offered new engineering challenges.  Working on this project was a dream come true because it gave me the chance to think outside the box and work with the licensed engineers in the office to create interesting solutions to achieve the architect’s vision. That vision included large stone walls that segment the house, expansive window openings, and exposed steel.  All of these things are slowly coming to life at the construction site. During my last visit to the site, the…
  • Green Roofs – Extensive

    Anthony Ries
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    I recently wrote about intensive green roofs. On the other side of the green roof coin is the extensive green roof. This type provides many of the same benefits of the intensive system but does it with a lot less fuss. These green roof systems are typically designed to be self-sustaining after the first year. They are constructed in a similar manner to an intensive green roof. However, the growing medium is much shallower, generally 2”-6”. This substantially reduces the weight down to a more manageable 16-35 pound per square foot. Unfortunately, this does not allow for trees, shrubs and…
  • All Kids Dental Pediatric Dentist – Evergreen, Colorado

    Sean O'Hara
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    All Kids Dental Pediatric Dentist – Evergreen, Colorado All Kids Dental is a pediatric dentist office in Evergreen, Colorado. The client hired a theming consultant to help them achieve their jungle atmosphere. The office occupies the entire top floor of the Tepees Office/Retail building that EVstudio also designed. Originally posted 2009-09-04 16:11:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
  • Waterproofing Exterior Wood Products

    Maciek Gesikowski
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Waterproofing Exterior Wood Products: Building a wood deck can be expensive, so its important how you seal and maintain your deck or any exterior wood product. It will make an immense difference in whether the product will look great and last a long time, or whether you’ll be replacing it sooner than planned. Wood Waterproofer Options: There are many options on the market when it comes to waterproofing exterior wood finishes.  Depending on the type of surface you are trying to waterproof, some options may work better than others; for example solid wood stains will provide a longer…
  • Multi-Family Apartments in Colorado Springs

    Elizabeth Olney
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    EVstudio is currently working on the schematic design phase of a mixed-use development in Colorado Springs, CO. The ultimate goal of the client is to complete three components on the approximately 16 acre property, including commercial/retail, 344 Apartment units, and associated Clubhouse facilities with Guest Suites.    
 
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    Learning Instrumentation And Control Engineering

  • How a Vibrating Fork Level Switch Works

    Alliakhue M
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Vibration fork switches are only suitable for point level measurement. They consist of an oscillating or tuning fork, which resonate in air with a... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • AGA 3 Gas Flow Equation for Orifice Plates

    Alliakhue M
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recall that we have discussed the ISO 5167 Orifice Meter Equation. While some companies use the ISO 5167 orifice gas flow equation, a vast majority... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • 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!
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    Piping Info

  • EQUIPMENT NOZZLE PLACEMENT

    Antony Thomas
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Placement of Nozzle in Process Equipments: The document explains the placement of nozzles in process equipments for the following nozzles. It is useful and worth to share indeed. Process nozzles Instrumentation nozzles Utility connections Safety connections ( safety valves,rupture disc) Man-holes and hand holes   Placement of Nozzles in Equipment by
  • Senior Piping Designer- SNC-Lavalin Inc.

    Antony Thomas
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Req Number:  CL00074 Workplace: Toronto Sector of Activity :  Mining & Metallurgy Job Type: Regular Company Summary: SNC-Lavalin Inc. Location: 191 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9C 5K8 Position: Senior Piping Designer NOC 2253 – Drafting technologist and technicians Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a
  • Senior Piping Engineer – Offshore - QP

    Antony Thomas
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    JOB / POSITION Job ID: EFD/07/012 Position Title: Senior Piping/ Mechanical Engineer Business Division: Offshore Engineering Senior Piping/ Mechanical Engineer Qatar Petroleum Primary Purpose of the Job: Proven technical competency in piping/mechanical design/engineering and ability to carry out safe and fit-for-purpose designs. Knowledge on material selection for equipment and
  • Piping & Layout Engineer (PLER) –SAIPEM NIGERIA

    Antony Thomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Workplace: Office Port Harcourt - Nigeria Further information: Destination: Port Harcourt & Remote Site   Piping & Layout Engineer (PLER) –SAIPEM NIGERIA Description of position: Ensures Piping & Layout engineering support to different projects. Analyzes the technical documents (specifications, calculation notes, drawings, etc.) in order to assess the scope of the studies
  • Principal Designer (Edmonton) at KBR - Canada

    Antony Thomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Principal Designer (Edmonton) at KBR - Canada   Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada Requisition ID: IRC1194 Brief Posting Description When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial
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    Knovel Blog

  • 3 Tips for Surviving Your First Year as an Engineering Undergrad

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

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

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

  • QFN? QFP? QFwhat?

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

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

    Screaming Circuits
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    My last post mused on the affordability of assembly at Screaming Circuits for the maker/very small business/kickstarter community. My hypothetical Arduino-compatible dual motor driver Kickstarter came out to $9.81 per board at a quantity of 250. That's probably more than...
  • 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 Screaming Circuits, would be too expensive for anything but well-funded big-business and big-education. In reality, that may not at all...
  • 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...
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    Screaming Circuits

  • QFN? QFP? QFwhat?

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

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

    Screaming Circuits
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    My last post mused on the affordability of assembly at Screaming Circuits for the maker/very small business/kickstarter community. My hypothetical Arduino-compatible dual motor driver Kickstarter came out to $9.81 per board at a quantity of 250. That's probably more than...
  • 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 Screaming Circuits, would be too expensive for anything but well-funded big-business and big-education. In reality, that may not at all...
  • 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...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Production and Design Artist

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

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

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

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

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

  • 9v DC to 230v AC converting

    EEWeb
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: low power Question: how we convert 9v dc to 230v ac . anybody knowit. please give me the circuit. i want give shock for protect my self through this circuit.
  • timer delay / read amps / open-close relay for solar array

    EEWeb
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Category: Power Tagged: pv amps - control relay for novice Question: i was hoping you could give me the email address for an electrical hobbyist that i could hire to do some work for me. i need a design and build. read amps from a pv solar array and if the circuit is producing above a preset level of amps then keep the relay for another circuit closed. in the amps fall below that preset level then open the relay. then with a timer delay check the amps again in 3 minutes and close if we have enough or open if it’s below the preset level. the timer will always be 3 minutes after each…
  • Motor Drive

    EEWeb
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Category: Power Tagged: Stepper Drive, IC Question: Is there a all in one stepper motor drive that can handle upto 4A at 24V. I dont want to use discreet transistor / mosfets, with fet drive etc.
  • how to creat a 22 nanohenry inductor coil

    EEWeb
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Category: RF Design Tagged: jammer Question: The length,crosectionalarea and diameter of core needed to creat a 22 nanohenry inductor coil
  • ARM Cortex

    EEWeb
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Category: Embedded Tagged: ARM Cortex Question: Hello, I want to select a ARM controller for a application. Earlier version of the project was using a PIC controller, now i have need for increase to 32bit. Features I need are same as on PIC controller but with 32bit. I came across NXP 11U microcontrollers are they good.
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • Webinar: Master Planning Today for Payback Tomorrow

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

    The Burns &#38; McDonnell Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Scientists and engineers from around the world are involved in a groundbreaking project designed to unravel some of the mysteries of our universe. It’s called NOvA, and it’s a collaboration among about 170 scientists from 34 institutions around the globe. They are creating an experiment to detect and analyze one of the most abundant, yet least understood, particles in the universe, the neutrino Neutrinos are thought to be a billion times more abundant than the particles that make up all the stars, planets and people in the universe. Unimaginably large numbers of neutrinos are still…
  • Key Takeaways from the 136th NGAUS Conference

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

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

    Greg Graves
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    All across America, children from low-income communities are entering kindergarten without the basic early literary skills necessary for lifelong success. Unfortunately, the Kansas City area is no exception. Of the 15,000-plus children in the Kansas City Missouri School District, only 19% of third graders are considered proficient in reading. The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is doing its part to tackle this national epidemic of childhood illiteracy, starting right here in our own community. To fight the statistically high dropout rate and low academic performance of children in…
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    Composites Today » News

  • Toray Completes New Carbon Fibre Raw Material Plant

    Andrew Brooks
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Toray Industries along with its subsidiary Toray Carbon Fibres Europe held a ceremony last week to mark the completion of a new carbon fibre raw material plat at the Lacq plant in France. The ceremony was attended by about 230 guests led by Japanese Ambassador to France Yoichi Suzuki and officials from French government agencies and municipalities as well as those representing the carbon fibre industry. The completed precursor plant is part of Toray Group’s investment plan announced back in March 2012 to expand carbon fibre production capacity at its four global production sites in Japan,…
  • Lamborghini Is First Automaker Certified for Carbon Fibre Repairs

    John Shury
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Italian super car maker Lamborghini has received certification from TÜV for its carbon fibre car repair service over the entire product range. The company manages the entire carbon fibre composite processes in-house, from simulation to design, production, testing, quality control, and repair. Due to the large amount of carbon fibre composites in its cars, Lamborghini established a repair service for its customers back in 2011 following the launch of its carbon fibre clad Aventador. With an emphasis on customer service the repair team in some cases will even fly out to fix cars, avoiding the…
  • AIP Aerospace Creates New Business Structure

    Andrew Brooks
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Since the company’s creation back in 2012 AIP the company has grown through both acquisition and organic growth, the company plans to focus on factory automation in a bid to increase aircraft build rates which is driving customer demands for increased productivity and lower manufacturing costs. The new structure will mean that the company will be organised into two Groups, Tooling and Integration; The Ascent Tooling Group which will include Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems, combined, will offer customers the widest set of unique capabilities and the largest…
  • Momentive Completes New Epoxy Facility in Brazil

    John Shury
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Momentive Specialty Chemicals has announced the completion of its new epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Brazil. The new expansion, which will allow the company to grow into the South American market will produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large diameter wind turbine blades. Rich Altice, Vice President, Epoxy Specialty Resins said; The Itatiba expansion brings us closer to many of our current South American customers while also enlarging our global footprint. It positions the Company for continued growth in this important region Momentive have been in the wind energy…
  • Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre

    John Shury
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    The Felicity is a 13’ solo canoe designed for both freestyle and touring, despite the boats short length the makers say it paddles well and is very easy to manoeuvre. Lake Constance build the canoes in-house, in a vacuum infused all-natural-fibre construction, the integrated gunwales are made from cork cores which provide improved shape and the moulded seat bars and thwarts were made of western red cedar and ash. The Flax materials supplied by Composites Evolution are a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as glass fibre. The biotex materials are designed by composites…
 
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    Chemical Engineering Guide

  • Change Process Checklists

    Russ - Editor-in-Chief
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    Leading change and getting others to be engaged and enthusiastic about upcoming changes can often be very difficult. The way to implement change is different for every engineer, however there are some key steps which should always be done, regardless of your skill and style. Due to the vast number of projects I always seem to be working on I find it extremely helpful to formalize the change management process into a checklist document. This is an example of the kind of change procedures that you should consider using in your own perosnal change management checklist: Update maintenance…
  • Increase Chemical Plant Profitability – Part 3 – Production

    Russ - Editor-in-Chief
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    This is Part 3 of the How to Increase Chemical Plant Profitability series. One of the most popular methods to increase plant profitability is to increase the production capacity of the site without using any additional equipment. This method is most common amongst production of commodities where the sale of the product is almost guaranteed. This works in two ways: Direct increase in profit from increased quantity of sales Efficiency increase through dilution of fixed losses The first part is fairly self explanatory, so I won’t dwell on that but part two only works without replicating…
  • Pulp and Paper Production – The Kraft Process Overview

    Russ - Editor-in-Chief
    29 Jan 2013 | 6:30 pm
    The kraft process is a process for creating wood pulp out of wood, for use in paper production. Unlike many other chemical engineering processes, the kraft process is not named after its inventor, but instead derived from the German word kraft, meaning “strong.” This name was chosen by the inventor of the process himself, Carl Ferdinand Dahl, who intended to market the superior strength of the paper created from this process. A resident of Danzig, Kingdom of Prussia (present-day Germany), Dahl invented the process in 1879, and had himself awarded a U.S. patent for the invention on April…
  • Industrial Gold Extraction Process Overview

    Russ - Editor-in-Chief
    22 Jan 2013 | 6:24 pm
    Gold is one of the most highly valued metals today, as it has been since the dawn of human civilization. Its rich yellowish color evokes the very idea that we almost always relate to it: wealth. Gold had been used for several millennia as currency in the past, with the United States being the last country to use the gold standard in 1932. Despite the takeover of fiat currency in virtually every jurisdiction, gold remains of high economic value. This fact is particularly evidenced by the usage of newly mined gold: 50 percent goes into jewelry, 40 percent into financial investments, and 10…
  • Ostwald Process Overview – Industrial Ammonia Production

    Russ - Editor-in-Chief
    15 Jan 2013 | 8:26 pm
    Nitric acid (HNO3), also known as “spirit of niter,” is a very strong acid. Between 75-80% of industrial nitric acid is used as a raw material in the production of fertilizer. It is also used in niche industries such as rocket fuel, woodworking (where it is used to artificially age wood) and cleaning stainless steel. It remains an important chemical, however, in the laboratory as it is used as an analytical reagent. The Ostwald Process The Ostwald process is the procedure for making nitric acid. It was patented in 1902 by Wilhelm Ostwald, a Nobel Prize–winning German chemist. Curiously…
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    OurEdu Blog

  • Best coaching institutions at Erode for Bank PO and clerical exams

    Tanoy Chakraborty
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Thank you for reading! Banking is one of the chief industries in India. There are parcel of openings accessible in the greater part of the organizations in India. This sector is basically overwhelmed by public sector units and there are just less private sector units in India. By reading my article you can get more direction on the most [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Ethical hacking- A promising career

    abi
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Thank you for reading! About Ethical hacking: Ethical hacking, again performed by white caps or talented computer developers, is the usage of programming to concentrate on the vulnerabilities in computers or sites. While the non-Ethical software engineer or dark cap abuses these vulnerabilities for slipperiness, individual profit or distinctive reasons, the Ethical developer evaluates them, points out, and may prescribe [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • GATE Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering 2015

    Roshni Mishra
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Thank you for reading! Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering called GATE is one of the tough test and an all India Examination that essentially test the thorough understanding of different subjects in Engineering and Technology in a well manner. It require the exertion of mastering a whole course of engineering(30+ subjects) which provides for it a level of strength [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Career Options After Graduation

    Bhavna Sharma
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thank you for reading! This is a difficult job market for college seniors and recent graduates as the economy has tanked and the job you were hoping to get after graduation might not be there.The unemployment rate is higher for young people as compared for any other age group. Employers that, in the past, were the top companies for [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • GATE Syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering 2015

    Roshni Mishra
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Thank you for reading! GATE that stands for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering is one of the hardest test, an all India Examination that fundamentally tests all parts of understanding of different engineering subjects in Engineering and Technology in an energetic way.in Gate 2013,15 PSU’s have marked a Mou with IIT Bombay keeping in mind the end goal to get [&hellip This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
 
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    Engineer Wing - Engineering Tips, career, companies and Industry updates and news

  • Boost your career with a degree in Chemical Engineering

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    With more and more students enrolling to pursue engineering degrees for their higher education, the competition for engineering jobs is also increasing at a rapid pace. In this context, it is worth knowing which engineering field provides the maximum scope for career growth along with a higher pay.There are many engineering fields, which offer huge scope for career progression. However, field of chemical engineering is one of the popular and traditional engineering specializations that offers high pay package for fresh engineering graduates. The following post talks more about a career scope…
  • Top 5 Trending Career Options in Global Engineering Domain

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

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

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

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

  • Engineering Happiness

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

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

    thomas michael wallace
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I realised I had created the best short film in cinematic history. I mean, who among us can truly fathom the genius that lurks within the heart of someone who can make it through an engineering degree? Let us just say that the likes of Kubrick, had he still been alive, would have quaked at my mastery of- Well, why don’t you see for yourself: The ICE Video Competition I’m sure you have a billion questions; of course, it does take ten to twelve viewings before the many subtleties reveal the…
  • Engineering Is Art: 050 – 099

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

  • Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Sometimes, it's the mundane things in electrical and electronic devices that make the difference. The strain relief on an air conditioner's line cord saved the day when the unit fell out of the window.
  • Robots Confront Safety Standards

    Rick Merritt
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    An emerging crop of industrial robots will be more user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they may bump up against safety standards, experts say.
  • Electronic Brain by 2023

    R. Colin Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Progress continues on fake brain to be used as test bed for disease cures, reports European Union at EU's annual Human Brain Project Summitt at the University of Heidelberg in Germany on Sept. 29.
  • Google, Silicon Labs Mesh for ZigBee-Like Protocol

    Junko Yoshida
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Google's Nest-led Thread Group is meeting at its campus in Mountain View to unveil Thread's IP-enabled low-power network, its protocol and software stack that can run on today's 802.15.4 products.
  • Bionic Ear Due Soon

    R. Colin Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    STMicroelectronics collaborates with two companies on a bionic ear that users wears 24/7 to enhance and control their audio experience.
 
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Who is Daniel Schwartz?

    Aaron Oneal
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Close your eyes and imagine you are 32 years old, you are the Chief Executive Officer of a $4 billion fast food chain, and you’re making upwards of $700,000 a year with a potential incentive to double that in cash. Welcome to Daniel Schwartz’s life, you are the Burger King. Daniel Schwartz is the 21st C.E.O of Burger King. Why is that a big deal? Well, since 1954 Burger King has had 21 different CEO’s and 6 different owners. The average age of CEO at a company of Burger King’s size is around 55. Who Is Daniel Schwartz? source: Pinned from…
  • Mixer Basics – How To Choose A Mixer

    wpmixer
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you have no idea what kind of mixer you need, but you know you need one, you are in the right spot. Buying something that you know you need without knowing much about the product is scary.  You’re at the hands of the guy selling it to you.  If you talk to the wrong guy, he might sell you something more expensive than what you need or something that won’t do what you need it to do. The goal of this information is to let you in on how we match customers with the right mixers.  It is a way for you to know you are getting the product you need and to grow your knowledge of the mixing…
  • Mixer Basics – Step 8: Mounts and Stands

    Stephen Pierce
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Once you have your impeller, motor, and shaft you’ll need to mount the mixer to the container or set up a stand where you can lower the mixer in and out of different containers. With mounted mixers, you can mount the mixer to different containers and then move it to other containers as necessary.  This might be helpful if you have a lot of containers that are really heavy and you don’t want to move them. You can mount mixers to different containers using drums mounts, bung mounts, tote mounts, clamp mounts, flange mounts, plate mounts, and pail mounts.  The easiest way to understand…
  • Mixer Basics – Step 7: The Shaft

    Stephen Pierce
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    When you are buying your mixer, you’ll most likely need to buy a shaft.  The shaft is simply the piece of material that connects the motor to the impeller.  The shaft can vary by diameter and length. The diameter of your shaft depends on the amount of torque required for mixing and the length depends on the size of the impeller. The more viscous your mixture is, the more torque your impeller needs.  The more torque your impeller needs, the thicker your shaft needs to be.  As the motor twists the shaft, the motor’s torque is transferred into the shaft.  The shaft is then supposed to…
  • Mixer Basics – Step 6: Power Supply

    Stephen Pierce
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    At Mixer Direct, we sell two basic kinds of motors.  The first motor is powered by alternating current electricity.  The second kind is powered by compressed air.  Though we do sell other kinds of motors, these are the two basic kinds that we sell. If you are buying an electric motor, there might come a point in the purchasing process where when you find yourself asking: “Should I buy a single phase powered motor or a three phase powered motor?” Then, if you’re like me, you find yourself asking, “What’s a phase?” The “phase” here has to do with the…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • Now on Twitter @steampowernews

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

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

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

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

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

  • Give Your Next OSHW Project Some Android Love

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

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

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

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

  • Brain to Brain Instant Messaging

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

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

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

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

  • The Four Truths About Real Innovation

    junef2013
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    DON’T TRY TO INNOVATE BY YOURSELF AT HOME! Or anywhere else. When we think of genius inventors, we’re still inclined to envision the mad scientist in his lab, or the lone Einstein changing the world as we know it. But the myth of the solitary genius inventor (Einstein collaborated frequently) no longer serves the tech community. In its place is a new understanding of collaboration, in pairs and groups, as the next big competitive advantage. In fact, chances are that a solo innovation effort will not be as successful as a partnered one. A new book, “Powers of Two” by Joshua Wolf…
  • New gTLDs: The Wild, Wild Web

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

    mitchm11741
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    A big, surprising deal between Apple and IBM was announced in the WSJ in July – the two giants announced the intention of having IBM offer Apple devices and Big Blue custom apps to corporate clientele. While such a strategy may make sense for supporting knowledge and BYOD (bring-your-own-device) workers, it misses the boat for major commercial vertical markets (i.e. utilities, logistics, warehouse, MRO, health care, retail, etc). A recent article in Wired magazine asks why commercial users of mobile computing devices are not readily gravitating towards consumer grade cell phone devices.
  • 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…
 
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    Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering

  • Surveying

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Surveying   Surveying is the technique of determining the relative position of different features on, above or beneath the surface of the earth by means of direct or indirect measurements and finally representing them on a sheet of paper known as plan or map.   According to the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), Surveying is the science and art of making all essential measurements to determine the relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the…
  • Dumpy Level

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dumpy Level   Dumpy level is an optical surveying leveling instrument consisting a telescope tube firmly secured in two collars fixed by adjusting screws to the stage by the verticle spindle. The telescope can rotate only in a horizontal plane. Relative elevation of different points of a surveing land is determined with dumpy level.   Use of Dumpy Levels in Surveying   The dumpy level is mainly used in surveying for the following purposes: To determine relative height and distance among different locations of a surveing land. To determine relative distance among different…
  • Use of Dams

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A dam is a constructed barrier that holds back water and raises its level.   There are many dams in this civilized world. Although the main purpose of these dams is to hold water back, they often provide additional useful facilities. Some of the uses of dams are discussed below. Water Supply Water stored in reservoirs of the dam is used to provide adequate amounts of quality fresh water to residential, industrial facilities and mining sites. Dams can be used to regulate the flow of water in rivers. This is to say that water can be released from the reservoir to support wildlife and…
  • 8 Main Cement Ingredients & Their Functions

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Cement, as a binding material, is a very important building material. Almost every construction work requires cement. Therefore, composition of cement is a matter of great interest for engineers. For understanding cement composition, one must know the functionality of Cement ingredients. By altering the amount of an ingredient during cement production, one can achieve a desired cement quality.  There are eight major ingredient of cement. The general percentage of these ingredients in cement is given below:  Ingredient Percentage in cement Lime 60-65 Silica 17-25 Alumina 3-8 Magnesia…
  • Civil Engineering

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Engineering is the intelligent application of knowledge gained from science, mathematics, economics, and practical experience in various fields of practical interest. Engineering helps to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve all types of structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. Civil engineering is the engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of public works such as buildings, roads, bridges, water and energy systems as well as public facilities like ports, railways and airports. Civil engineering is all about people. It's…
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    Techno Genome

  • Design Of Steel Beam A Complete Guide With Example

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

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

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

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

    Ranadip Chakraborty
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Ready Mix Concrete is one of the most advancement in concreting industry today. The concrete whose constituents are weigh batched at a central batching plant, mixed either at the plant itself or in Transit Mixer, and then transported to the construction site and delivered in a condition ready to use is what called as Ready Mixed Concrete or RMC.This enables the place of the manufacture and use of concrete being separated and connected by suitable transportation method. This type of concrete is usefull in congested sites or at diverse work places and saves the consumer from the headache of…
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