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  • 9 Famous engineering mistakes

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    15 Feb 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Engineers are often prone to making mistakes. That is why we constantly have to check and double-check everything that we do. It is this type of keen focus on what we do that allowed generations of past engineers to create some of the most remarkable engineering projects.  However, details are sometimes overlooked, numbers misrepresented or even units misread.  While some of these mistakes are miniscule and can be corrected, history has witnessed some colossal oversights that led to huge disasters and in some cases, popular travel destinations. The Leaning Tower of Pisa One of the…
  • Concrete, other building materials still being improved

    ASCE SmartBrief
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Concrete and wood have been around for centuries as building materials, but are still being improved through technology and i -More- 
  • Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer

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    IntegralConsulting
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Integral Consulting Inc.www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science and environmental chemistry.We are currently seeking an Entry-Level Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer for our Salt Lake City, UT, office. Responsibilities may include performing technical tasks in support of remedial investigations and feasibility studies for a variety of constituents of concern under CERCLA, RCRA, and state…
  • Construction Groups Say Obama Immigration Directive Will Slow Search for Legislative Fix

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    20 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Executive order would provide millions with protection for being deported, but with conditions, and only for three years at a time.
  • Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots.
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  • Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer

    IntegralConsulting
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Integral Consulting Inc.www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science and environmental chemistry.We are currently seeking an Entry-Level Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer for our Salt Lake City, UT, office. Responsibilities may include performing technical tasks in support of remedial investigations and feasibility studies for a variety of constituents of concern under CERCLA, RCRA, and state…
  • Coastal Engineer & Scientist

    IntegralConsulting
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Integral Consulting Inc.www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science, and environmental chemistry. We are currently seeking a Coastal Engineer & Scientist for our Santa Cruz, CA office. Responsibilities of this position include the ability to analyze, visualize, and interpret geospatial and time-series data; design, manage and contribute to field programs, data analysis and numerical modeling tasks;…
  • Senior Bridge Engineer

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

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Electrical Engineer II” in Lansdale, PA: Engineer II Position: Electrical Engineer IIType: DirectLocation: Lansdale, PA Electrical Engineers II Job… of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers… jobs by
  • 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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  • Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots.
  • New terahertz device could strengthen security

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    We are all familiar with the security hassles that accompany air travel. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove its promise. Researchers have developed a room temperature, compact, tunable terahertz source that could lead to advances in homeland security and space exploration. Able to detect explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances, devices using terahertz waves could make public spaces more secure than ever.
  • 'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    For the first time, researchers have grown a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers using an industrially scalable technique.
  • Streamlining thin film processing for electrodes, display screens

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they’re not. When an electrical engineering professor teamed up with and computer scientists to make a less expensive supercapacitor for storing renewable energy, they developed a new plasma technology that will streamline the production of display screens.
  • Impact of power prosthetic failures on amputees studied

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing more robust powered prostheses.
 
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  • Judge says Harran complying with prosecution agreement in #SheriSangji case

    Jyllian Kemsley
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Post written by Michael Torrice Attorneys for University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor Patrick Harran were in court today for a status check on the chemist’s compliance with an agreement with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Harran made the deal in June so that the DA’s office would eventually drop charges of four felony violations of the state labor code stemming from a 2008 fire in his lab that led to the death of research assistant Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji. Judge George G. Lomeli said in court that he had reviewed reports submitted by…
  • Sharing safety practices among academia, government, and industry

    Jyllian Kemsley
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Council for Chemical Research is playing matchmaker to pair up academic institutions with government or industrial organizations to share safety practices. Says CCR: If you would be willing to share your safety practices with any interested academic CCR members, we would share contact information and a brief description of potential ways you might prefer to interact with the academic CCR members through various means (letters, emails, CCR website). … Through this simple process, we hope to help academic chemistry and chemical engineering departments work together with industrial and…
  • More discussion on the U Minnesota azide explosion

    Jyllian Kemsley
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Credit: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health We’ve had blog post the first (“Explosion injures…”) and blog post the second (“More details…”), plus a C&EN safety letter and “C&EN Talks Safety with William B. Tolman.” A reader responds in this week’s issue: I was disappointed by the lengthy chemical safety letter from T. Andrew Taton and Walter E. Partlo on the azidotrimethylsilane explosion in Taton’s lab (C&EN, Oct. 27, page 2). Lacking was the admission that Partlo, a fifth-year graduate student, was…
  • Lesson learned video: An acid spill without a lab coat

    Jyllian Kemsley
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    From Northwestern University and a chemistry graduate student who suffered a chemical burn from a triflic acid spill: “I probably would not have thought to go to the hallway right away, if someone wasn’t there to point me in the direction. I probably would have run around the lab trying to remember where the shower is, knowing full well that there wasn’t one in there.” “It was a freak accident in terms of it shouldn’t have shot out at me. But if I would have been wearing my lab coat, probably almost 99% chance it would have never contacted my skin, just…
  • Organolithium preparation, properties, and safe handling

    Jyllian Kemsley
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Credit: Org. Process Res. Dev.“Auntie Markovnikov” left this in a comment last weekend, and I thought it deserved highlighting in a post of its own: Organic Process Research & Development had a review article in its October issue on “Preparation, Properties, and Safe Handling of Commercial Organolithiums: Alkyllithiums, Lithium sec-Organoamides, and Lithium Alkoxides,” by Terry “Li” Rathman of t-Links Consulting and James Schwinderman of RohnerChem (DOI: 10.1021/op500161b). It seems very thorough and well worth reading, whether you use organolithium…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • Red Vs. Blue: Politics of the Nobel Prize in Physics

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to three Japanese scientist-engineers who developed the first practical high-efficiency blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuki Nakamura received the awardfor the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."  Shortly after the award was announced, former University of Illinois researcher Nick Holonyak made the news by complaining publicly that the Japanese work would not have been possible without the invention of the red LED, which he and…
  • Yik Yak—Yuck

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    In discussions about the ethics of technology, every now and then you hear something like the following argument:  "Technology is neutral—it's just people who are good or bad."  Or take the bumper sticker favored by some members of the National Rifle Association:  "Guns don't kill people—people do."  While there is a measure of truth in this idea, it applies better to some technologies than to others.  It doesn't make much sense to apply it to the gas chambers used by the Nazis to kill Jews at Auschwitz, for instance.  So those who use this argument as a…
  • Space Flight: A Risky Business

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    The commercial space flight business suffered a one-two punch last week.  On Tuesday, an unmanned rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station and launched by Orbital Sciences Inc. failed a few seconds after launch, falling back to the launch pad and exploding to make a spectacular nighttime video that must have been shown on every TV outlet in the U. S.  It was the company's third commercial launch of a contract to supply the Space Station, whose residents will now have to wait a while longer for the next garbage pickup.  (A side benefit of the long-distance…
  • Do Not Sit Here: The Exploding Airbag Recall

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Economic times have been hard for federal, state and local transportation agencies as well as industry representatives since the recession started.  Getting approval to travel for conferences or training classes has been difficult if not impossible.  The Geotechnical Team at the FHWA and the National Highway Institute (NHI) has come up with a solution to that problem by offering training in an online virtual environment. In the near term they will be offering a tour of the virtual training venue and technology showcase and plan to have more demos in the coming months.  They…
  • Video: Secant or Tangent Piles

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    I like Hayward Baker's series of videos using animations to demonstrate different geotechnical construction methods. This video demonstrates how tangent pile shafts or secant pile shafts are constructed. Check out the video. Note: Hayward Baker is a sponsor of this website. [Source: Hayward Baker YouTube Channel. Image: YouTube]
  • Video: Massive Earthworks to Stabilize US 89 Landslide

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    By April of 2015, the contractor for Arizona DOT's US 89 Landslide Stabilization project will have move over 1 million cubic yards of material to build a massive stabilizing berm. They are using CAT 773 haul trucks to move material, equipment more commonly seen in mining applications. Check out the video! [Source: ADOT YouTube Channel. Image: YouTube]
  • The Case for BIM in Geotechnical Data

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Getting the Message Across Applying Building Information Modelling principles to geotechnical data will reinforce the message that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project – not just site investigation, argues Gary Morin, Technical Director, Keynetix. [Editor] In this contributed article, Gary describes the justification for using BIM for geotechnical data.  Among those benefits are the ability to perform detailed alternatives analysis and optioneering, reduction of risk during construction, and the ability to perform cost-effective repairs and maintenance during…
  • GeoPrac Newsletter 051

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:07 am
    The 51st edition of the GeoPrac.net newsletter was published this week. Content includes: Let's do better as mentors Hayward Baker Atlanta Stadium Chuck Ladd In Memoriam Port of Oakland Soil Stabilization Most Popular GeoPrac Content Underwater Landslide in 2011 Tsunami Lidar Applications in Landslides Check it out if you missed it, and be sure to subscribe to future newsletters!
 
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  • Leslie Lamport Receives 2013 ACM Turing Award

    curiouscat
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing messages. He devised important algorithms and developed formal modeling and verification protocols that improve the quality of real distributed systems. These contributions have resulted in improved correctness, performance, and reliability of computer systems. ACM (Association for…
  • RoboBoat 2014 – Student Designed Autonomous Boats

    curiouscat
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The first video gives a recap of RoboBoat 2014. In 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took 1st place. University of Florida was 2nd, followed by the Robotics Club at UCF and in 4th place the Georgia Institute of Technology. The teams must design and build an autonomous boat to compete in challenges. During the competition, student teams race their autonomous surface vehicles through an aquatic obstacle course. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following, and autonomous docking. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in system engineering…
  • 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…
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  • RoboBoat 2014 – Student Designed Autonomous Boats

    curiouscat
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The first video gives a recap of RoboBoat 2014. In 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took 1st place. University of Florida was 2nd, followed by the Robotics Club at UCF and in 4th place the Georgia Institute of Technology. The teams must design and build an autonomous boat to compete in challenges. During the competition, student teams race their autonomous surface vehicles through an aquatic obstacle course. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following, and autonomous docking. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in system engineering…
  • Appropriate Technology and Focus on Improving Lives at MIT

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

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

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

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

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

    Mike Thomas
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Last time I was in Kelowna, I had an opportunity to see the new bus terminal and roundabout downtown. Designed by MMM Group, and with visionary input from the City of Kelowna and BC Transit, this project sets a new standard for urban transportation and spaces in the interior of British Columbia. And for those who are wondering how to use a roundabout, the City of Kelowna has a helpful guide on their webpage. Camera: iPhone 5cTaken: 8 October, 2014Location:  
  • Finding the Leak

    Mike Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    City of Revelstoke crews operating the vactor truck to locate a watermain break using hydro-excavation.
  • Watermain Replacement

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

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    When i was go throughing my dad's shine owners manual i came across a passage where they described that if in case alcohol is in petrol, it should match good octane number to get operated.I understand that its harmful to engine life and emission but for emergency situations, can i use alcohol instead of petrol as fuel?
  • CrazyEngineers Gets First Ever Doodle!

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    The CrazyEngineers anniversary week starts in the next ~1.15 hours and boy, our first ever doodle is already live! If you can't see it yet - you need to clear your browser cache and browse a few pages on CE. Hope you all like it! Oh yeah - brace yourself for the awesomeness throughout the week. PS: There will be giveaways - and those who stay alert all the time will have the chance to win!
  • The Great CE T-Shirt Selfie Thread - Because...Why NOT?

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Buy CrazyEngineers T-Shirt: Fill up - <this form>. We clicked a selfie at the CrazyEngineers Global HQ for all of you - Yogesh - Kaustubh - Ankita
  • Any project based on c /c++

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    I want to make project which should be based on c.if you have any ideas then post it. thank you!
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  • 6 Critical Steps to Data Management Implementation

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    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!
  • 10 Data Management Problems You Can Solve in 3 Weeks

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    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!
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing -- What it is and how it works

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) is a process that produces parts directly from a CAD file. Companies can adopt DDM to:Eliminate the investment in toolingRemove time lag between design and productionEliminate penalty for redesignReduce the size of an economical lotDDM takes advantage of additive manufacturing technologies to accomplish this objective.In this white paper by Stratasys CEO Scott Crump, you will learn:What applications are best suited to DDMIndustries that are leading in DDMWhy almost all manufacturers can leverage DDMRequest Free!
  • EXALEAD OnePart Webinar

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    You know the problem. An engineer will decide to design a new part after failing to find the same part in a legacy database. This single decision creates ever increasing costs and risks with version control, new manufacturing setups and excess inventory.Search and discovery solutions are evolving to help engineers quickly and easily find the parts they need across multiple legacy systems.In this on-demand webinar, experts Martha Cox and Rob Donath from EXALEAD demonstrate how their OnePart solution helps engineers locate and reuse 2D/3D legacy parts, designs, and associated…
  • Top 5 Benefits of SuDS - What Your Developer Needs to Know

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    With recent flooding incidents and increasing emphasis on sustainability, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) have become increasingly important in construction and development. While clued-in engineers know the myriad benefits of sustainable drainage, the immediate benefits might not be apparent to your developer.Request Free!
 
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  • GaN quiz hints!

    Lee Teschler
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    We’ve extended the GaN quiz to Dec. 21, 2014!   And to up the ante, here are a couple of answer hints:   Question 6 and 7 ask for the reduction in power loss in the loop inductance for the buck converter circuit by reducing the value of L. To find the impact of L, start with the basic equation for the voltage across it: V = L di/dt. Now figure out di and dt. You know Vout and Vin and frequency. So in question 6, for example, dt(on)=1.2 V/12 V × 1 MHz = 0.1 μsec (from the definition of the output  on and off times for a buck converter); (12-1.2) V = 0.33 μH…
  • Isolated PCI Express Mini Card

    Megan Hollis
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    ACCES I/O Products, Inc., has announced the release of a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards, the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure just 30 x 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications. 1.5kV isolation is provided port-to-computer and 500V isolation port-to-port on ALL signals at the I/O connectors. The mPCIe-ICM cards have been designed for use in harsh and rugged environments such as military and defense along with applications such as health and medical, point of sale systems, kiosk design, retail, hospitality,…
  • Safe motion monitoring on vertical axes

    Jennifer Calhoon
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Options for safe monitoring of brakes on vertical axes can include a pure brake test to take control of high-performance holding and safety brakes through to redundant fall protection in accordance with Cat. 3, EN ISO 13849-1. The safe motion system PMCprotego DS combines a servo amplifier and safety card, for a high level of safety for the user through various motion, stop and brake functions. The stand-alone safety relay PNOZ s50 provides safe control and monitoring of two holding brakes or safety brakes. Both are designed to PLe of EN ISO 13849-1 / SIL CL 3 of EN/IEC 62061 and can be…
  • Increase packaging performance without adding costs

    Jennifer Calhoon
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Primary packaging is the more challenging task in the packaging industry. In these machines, the packaging material meets the product at the highest possible speed; as a result, the level of precision has a direct influence on product quality and the usage of raw materials. Gravimetric and volumetric filling processes in liquid filling machines, for example, can take advantage of reACTION technology to operate valves and sensors with an unrivaled precision of 1 µs. reACTION technology is an approach to packaging that allows time-critical subprocesses to be managed using standard…
  • How to reduce the weight of a heat shield

    Jennifer Calhoon
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Orion Ground Test Vehicle at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The circular heat shield is visible at the very base of the vehicle. Image courtesy of NASA. Protected by the shell of its launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end. To keep capsule and crew safe under the huge reentry and splashdown loads—temperatures exceeding 4,800° F and speeds up to 25,000 mph—a 16.4-ft. diameter ablative thermal protection system is secured to the MPCV’s base with a carbon graphite and titanium carrier…
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  • The Qingzang Tibet Railway

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The Qingzang Railway (also known as Qinghai-Tibet Railway) is the world’s highest railway and a culmination of the long-held Chinese dream of connecting China to Tibet. This railway line was built to ease the travel and to also provide a passageway for minerals from Tibet to the Chinese mainland. The average elevation of this bridge is between 3000 and 4000 meters above the sea level. Some of the highest mountains rise out of this region and the area is fenced by snowy mountains that Tibetans sometimes refer to as ‘the land of snows’. Given the high altitude and the unforgiving the…
  • Project Spotlight: The Durban Landfill Gas To Electricity Project

    admin
    29 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    For several years, South Africa has battled with its high emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). The country has an abundance of coal reserves, which it relies on heavily for energy. Another major contributor of GHG is the industrial sector which is fundamental in the country’s economic activities. The government of South Africa went on to map a renewable energy strategy which included a target of generating more electricity from renewable source. Landfills are the most used solution in South Africa to get rid of wastes. Each year a million tons of residential and industrial wastes are…
  • 9 Famous engineering mistakes

    admin
    15 Feb 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Engineers are often prone to making mistakes. That is why we constantly have to check and double-check everything that we do. It is this type of keen focus on what we do that allowed generations of past engineers to create some of the most remarkable engineering projects.  However, details are sometimes overlooked, numbers misrepresented or even units misread.  While some of these mistakes are miniscule and can be corrected, history has witnessed some colossal oversights that led to huge disasters and in some cases, popular travel destinations. The Leaning Tower of Pisa One of the…
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • 3 Story vs. 4 Story vs. 5 Story Apartments

    Bill Foster
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    We recently did a search for a good synopsis of the basic differences in costs and requirements for different heights/stories of apartment buildings. Finding none we decided it was time to fix that. 3 stories Type VB construction does not require rating of the structural frame. (Just ratings between units and corridors) No elevator required Ground floor accessible NFPA13R 125/sf 4 stories Type VA construction you need to rate ANY beam that fall under certain restrictions Or Type I podium with Type VB above 3 hr Floor Elevator Required by ADA All Floors Accessible (This means more Type B…
  • Construction Cost per Square Foot for Vocational Schools

    Dean Dalvit
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building project and does not include land costs, entitlements costs, soft costs, financing costs, other site improvement costs or furnishings, trade fixtures or tenant equipment. This data is for Vocational Schools. If you would like to discuss a Education type project with our Specialized Education Studio, we…
  • Apartment Units – How Do They Measure Up?

    evstudio
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    There are several ways to calculate the area of different projects types. At EVstudio, we typically provide both the gross and net rentable areas of dwelling units in apartment projects. Gross area is measured from the centerline of common walls (or “party walls”), and from the exterior face of structure at exterior and corridor walls. Net rentable area is measured to the interior face of structure at all unit perimeter walls. Mechanical spaces that are inaccessible to tenants are excluded from both measurements. The net rentable area is provided to prospective tenants, as it most…
  • Being Your Own General Contractor in Denver

    Sean O'Hara
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The building department regulations in Denver require that you either hire a contractor to oversee all of the work or you do all of the work yourself. That’s correct, you must physically do all of the work yourself if you don’t have a GC. You can have one designated helper but that person cannot be paid. However, there is an exception if you can justify it. You can write a letter to the Denver Chief Building Inspector and ask to act as your own general contractor. There are several points that you need to address: You are living in the home and planning to remain the homeowner.
  • The Neighborhood Unit: How Does Perry's Concept Apply to Modern Day Planning?

    John W. Olson
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In the 1920′s, Clarence Perry introduced a concept that he referred to as “The Neighborhood Unit“.  The image below is a sketch published by Perry in 1929 illustrating the relationships between the residential components of a neighborhood and the uses that could easily be traversed to and from by foot.  Perry utilized the 5-minute walk (See The Five-Minute Walk: Calibrated to the Pedestrian) for more information) to define walking distances from residential to non-residential components, in particular Perry was very concerned about the walkability to and from schools.
 
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    Piping Info

  • Metallic Pipe types (SMLS / SAW / ERW)

    Antony Thomas
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Metallic Pipe types (SMLS / SAW / ERW) Seamless Pipe (SMLS) These pipes are extruded and have no longitudinal seam. There is no weld and is the strongest of the three type pipes mentioned. The greatest advantage of seamless steel pipes is their increased ability to withstand pressure. The weakest point in a welded steel pipe is the welded seam. But because a seamless steel pipe
  • Graduate Piping/Layout Engineer - Petrofac

    Antony Thomas
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Job Description Graduate Piping/Layout Engineer-008852 Description Graduate Piping/Layout Engineer Petrofac is a leading international services provider to the oil and gas production and process industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the worlds leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Our values are at the heart of everything we
  • Mech/Piping Principal Designer – NANA WorleyParsons

    Antony Thomas
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Piping Designer Career,  Industrial Design Career, Designer Job in WorleyParsons, Mechanical Designer Job Description Mech/Piping Principal Designer - North Slope-ANC00292 Description Job Title:  Mechanical/Piping Principal Designer Reports To:  Engineering Supervisor Summary: Applies engineering principles to design, modify or develop facilities, testing, machines,
  • Sr. Principal Designer - KBR

    Antony Thomas
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Job Description Sr. Principal Designer-1030929 Description KBR COMPANY INFORMATION When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, procurement, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets on six continents.
  • Piping Engineer – PENSPEN Doha Qatar

    Antony Thomas
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Piping Engineer – Penspen Doha Qatar   This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer with minimum 3 years of experience in feasibility studies, conceptual design, FEED, onshore detail design experience in the Oil and Gas sector required. Consulting background & construction experience an added advantage. Engineering design knowledge of oil and gas pipelines and
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    Knovel Blog

  • 6 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Engineers

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

    Craig the Rocket Scientist
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    My daughter is learning to ride her “big-girl” bike and it has been pretty terrifying… for me. For example, the other day she was riding along, when her training wheel got too close to where the sidewalk and our yard meet. I watched in slow-motion as she tumbled from her seat. Seeing the shocked look on her face as her and her bike teetered from side to side sent shivers up my spine. Before she could hit the ground I was already in motion sprinting to her. Too late for me to save her, she hit the grass and tumbled, a confusion of arms and legs. But before I could even reach her she was…
  • The 3 Most Important Things to Remember Before Starting an Engineering Project

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

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

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

  • Who Are We?

    Screaming Circuits
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    People sometimes ask who we are as Americans, or who we think we are. We are a diverse lot. We are people who couldn't hack it in the old world. We left the old world because we were chased out,...
  • New Electronic Screaming Circuits Business Card Holder

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    It isn't easy to differentiate yourself from the rest of the world. Use this electronic business card holder to impress your peers and customers. And well, it's just plain cool. If you are an existing customer of ours, we’d like...
  • Freescale KL03 and PCB123 at 0.4mm pitch

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

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

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

    Screaming Circuits
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    People sometimes ask who we are as Americans, or who we think we are. We are a diverse lot. We are people who couldn't hack it in the old world. We left the old world because we were chased out,...
  • New Electronic Screaming Circuits Business Card Holder

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    It isn't easy to differentiate yourself from the rest of the world. Use this electronic business card holder to impress your peers and customers. And well, it's just plain cool. If you are an existing customer of ours, we’d like...
  • Freescale KL03 and PCB123 at 0.4mm pitch

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

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

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

  • Architect - Mobile Power

    EEWeb
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Company: Intersil Location: Milpitas, California Job Description: This position reports to the Director of Applications for the Mobile Power products group. Mobile Power consists of mobile computing, display and backlight power, DC-DC converters, and PMIC product lines. The successful candidate will work with the different product lines within Mobile Power to define differentiated products and create new IP for the mobile device market. This individual should be an expert in power topologies and their uses and have a track record of defining successful products in this domain. This role…
  • Mixed Signal Verification Engineer – Entry Level

    EEWeb
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Company: Intersil Location: Harlow-Essex, Job Description: Intersil is recruiting Analog/ Mixed Signal (AMS) verification engineers to support the development of highly integrated power module systems (PMICs) for smart phones and tablet systems at their Harlow UK design center. Successful candidates will be responsible for all aspects of analog and mixed signal functional IC verification. Responsibilities In conjunction with verification and design leads, prepare AMS verification plans for new products Write and validate behavioral models Build and validate test benches Prepare self-checking…
  • Verification Engineer – Entry Level

    EEWeb
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Company: Intersil Location: Milpitas, California Job Description: Responsibilities include but are not limited to Interfacing with analog design teams to understand their design and write behavioral models in Verilog-AMS to represent the design. These models would then be validated against the designs to be used in chip top level simulations. Interfacing with digital design teams to understand their design and write test benches and tests to validate the digital design. Writing directed and/or constrained random tests to exercise the design. Writing System Verilog Assertions and/or other…
  • Verification Engineer – Entry Level

    EEWeb
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Company: Intersil Location: Morrisville, NC Job Description: Intersil is looking for a NCG Verification Engineer for the PMIC development team supporting mobile systems with emphasis on tablets and Ultrabooks. This team is developing the highest performance highly integrated solutions in the market with a focus on cutting edge power solutions for Mobile Application Processors (SOCs). This verification team will also introduce with new ways of executing on all phases of the IC development process. The environment will be highly dynamic and very fast paced. Responsibilities Works with Design…
  • Design Engineer

    EEWeb
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Company: Intersil Location: Bridgewater, NJ Job Description: This is an opportunity to join a top-notch Design Team at Intersil’s Bridgewater, New Jersey Design Center. As part of one of Intersil’s industry leading Power IC Design Groups, this Design Engineer will work on next-generation IC products for multiple DC/DC power topologies. The design engineer will design complex chips that may include multiple power handling blocks along with digital control circuitry. Coursework in submicron processes and detailed understanding of layout tradeoffs are a must. Must be able to work in…
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    EEWeb Forum

  • Electrical engineering project

    EEWeb
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: power Question: I’m doing a final year project on Three-phase Smart Power Meters for Solar panels and Telemetry. The information I have received so far from my supervisor is that, I have to build a circuit with current and voltage sensors that will measure power. However, I have no idea how to begin and where to begin my research. How do I start?
  • Surge current measurements using DC power source

    EEWeb
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Category: Test & Measure Tagged: power Question: Hi , I am testing a TV for Input surge current. I am using Tektroniks Probe with Tek Oscilloscope. My voltage source is 315 Votls constant current type. The DUT is LCD TV operated on AC 230 V ( Indian standard @50Hz ) In AC input I could not find any significant level of surge current. So I used a DC power source. ( The power input is fed across the bridge ) The TV uses An smps PSU.which delivers about 100W . Let me know if this is correct method or else Kindly suggest. I have only one INput source of 300 Volts at 1Amp PSU. Regards…
  • Digital IO – PIR Sensor – Arduino for Beginners

    EEWeb
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Category: General Tagged: pir sensor Question: In the below link the PIR sensor was used to detect the motion..from that i have doubt …I have PIR sensor in my outdoor …to detect the motion …but it gives an alarm even if birds crossed or any other light movement …..it was exceeding even I reduced the sensitivity value….why I don’t know????? http://www.ingenstech.com/6-digital-io-pir-sensor-arduino-beginners/
  • Servo Motor Control – Arduino For Beginners

    EEWeb
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Category: General Tagged: Arduino,Servo motor Question: Since in the below link the servo motor was controlled from arduino…It is possible to control a servomotor by Raspberry Pi? http://www.ingenstech.com/21-servo-motor-control-arduino-beginners/
  • LED Blink – Arduino for Beginners

    EEWeb
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Category: General Tagged: Led,Resistor Question: In the below mentioned link….I have a doubt ….in that I used 220 ohm resistor for LED…Is Resistor have any range for LED? ….We can use any range of Resistor or not? http://www.ingenstech.com/1-digital-io-led-blink-arduino-for-beginners/
 
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • Transforming Trash into Energy

    Scott Martin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Although energy collection is possible from sources like sun and wind, these natural options don’t generate renewable energy as consistently as another abundant component of our everyday life. What’s this less glamorous resource? Trash — buried, decaying, we-don’t-ever-want-to-see-that-stuff-again trash. Our garbage is the perfect source of renewable energy because the gas flow in landfills is consistent: it’s generated morning, afternoon and night. Unlike solar and wind power, which are burdened with climate and weather restrictions, landfills generate fuel all day, every day…
  • Beyond Manufacturing: Practical Applications for Lean Six Sigma

    Michael Glavin
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology adopted by many manufacturing organizations to improve their bottom line and customer experience. While Lean Six Sigma has more than proven its worth as a management technique to achieve maximum efficiency, it has many applications beyond manufacturing. The program can help streamline everything from city government processes to managing health care services. Here’s a look at how: City Government Applications Government entities are notorious for delays in approving things like permits, which can affect city coffers. It can be up to six…
  • Kansas City Braces for the Big Reveal of Two New Science City Exhibits

    The Burns &#38; McDonnell Team
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you ready Kansas City? The big reveal you’ve been waiting for is almost here. After 10 months of detailed and innovative design and construction, two new exhibits, inspired and designed by Kansas City kids, will open at Science City on Dec. 10. In 2013, students at Leawood Elementary School (LES) and Olathe North High School (ONHS) competed against 3,500 students from nearly 200 area schools to win the K-12 STEM education competition, Battle of the Brains, a partnership between the Burns & McDonnell Foundation and Union Station’s Science City. Tasked with creating a comprehensive…
  • The Importance of Optimum Filter Performance in Water Treatment Processes

    Rachel Thompson
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The filtration process is often one of the most misunderstood and overlooked processes in a water treatment plant, despite its critical role. Filtration is the final barrier in the water treatment process, removing contaminants and making the water safe for consumption. Filters play a crucial role in protecting consumers against viral and bacterial contamination, so it’s important that the filters function as intended. Filter evaluations can be extremely beneficial in optimizing the filtration process. But before we dive in to the importance of water filtration, let’s back up a bit. Water…
  • How Lean Six Sigma Reduces Costs & Increases Efficiency

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

  • Storytelling Starts with Authenticity

    Ron
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    I’ve come to hate the word authentic. My animosity has grown through eight years of helping companies adopt social media/content marketing. I cringe whenever I hear it, because it’s frequently used with a qualifier such as: “We need to seem authentic…” “We need to be more authentic…” Just writing those two fragments increases my already heightened blood pressure. Authenticity is like a poisoned well; it is or it isn’t. You can’t be more or less authentic. And although you can make the well seem less poisoned, the very act…
  • The Battle for Story

    Ron
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Recent articles from Harvard Business Review (Storytelling That Moves People,  Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers, The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool) Forbes (How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool), Fast Company (The Simple Science to Good Storytelling),and LinkedIn (This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years) have narrowed-in on the importance of business storytelling. And although such drum-beating is raising interest in the concept, resistance remains. Most people understand the importance of story from an…
  • 3 Years of American Idol Social Data

    Ron
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    Those who follow this blog know that I like all sorts of data. Whether it be tracking the tweets of a company dealing with a public relations issue, or analyzing the social media posts of a public utility company during a blackout, I love finding stories in data. For the past three years, I’ve been collecting social media data for the top 13 contestants on the television show, American Idol. I wanted to know if social media data could predict who was going home every week. I started by capturing both Facebook and Twitter data. It didn’t take too long to see a correlation between…
  • Project Lizzie

    Ron
    9 Feb 2014 | 9:57 am
    On Saturday, February 1st, I launched Project Lizzie, a storytelling effort that’s built upon 99 postcards that were postmarked between 1904 and 1925. I first wrote about the project in a September 2012 post entitled Adding Measurable Value with Story. Since publishing that post, I’ve been working to uncover the life story of a woman whom I’ve never met, nor to the best of my knowledge, have any family connection to. I’ve followed clues from both digital and analog artifacts–from online services like Google and Ancestry.com–to snail-mailing city clerks to…
  • Amazon’s KOLL Turns Two

    Ron
    26 Dec 2013 | 9:32 am
    Last year I wrote a post entitled Amazon KOLL Turns One,describing the success of the Kindle Owners Lending Library.Since another year has passed, I decided to revisit the subject. At the end of that article, I noted that Amazon had doubled its $700,000 monthly investment to $1.4 million for December 2012. Based on what appeared to be a goal to put $2.00 per borrow into the hands of authors, I anticipated that  700,000 books would be borrowed. Looking backward, Amazon crushed that number, lending 744,000 books (the highest number loaned in a one month period during the entire two years of…
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    Composites Today » News

  • Element Announces Ceramic Matrix Composites Expansion

    Andrew Brooks
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. The company has significantly invested in doubling its CMC testing capacity at its laboratory in Cincinnati, setting the stage to continue its rapid development of newly emerging capabilities. CMCs, which are capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 3,000°F and deliver unprecedented performance gains within aero engines, have been hailed as the future of the aerospace industry. The material is being utilised within the CFM International LEAP high-bypass…
  • Hexcel Invests in New UK Facility and Capacity Expansion

    Andrew Brooks
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    A ceremony was held at Hexcel’s Duxford, site in the UK to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and additional investments for capacity expansions at the site. The Duxford site is Hexcel’s largest centre for research into resin systems and adhesives, the site is also the company’s centre of excellence for process technology including product scale-up and research into new process methods for making composite materials, including quality control methods. The company wants to create a brand new facility to house all its chemistry functions, to further…
  • Boeing and Toray Expand Composites Wing Agreement to 777X

    Andrew Brooks
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Boeing has announced the signing of an agreement with Toray industries to expand its current contract for the 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. The long-term contract extension is expected to take effect in 2015 and represents a significant increase in the material provided to Boeing by Toray. The two companies will also collaborate to improve the overall commercialisation of advanced composites in the aerospace sector, with specific attention being paid to consistency and performance of composites in production environments and an improved cost structure that is more competitive with…
  • Haydale Buys EPL Composite Solutions

    Andrew Brooks
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A specialist in design, development and commercialisation of advanced composite polymer materials, EPL Composites spans the entire development cycle from applied research, product design, process development, product testing and certification, to setting up manufacturing plants. This acquisition will maximise EPL’s access to the nano-enhanced composites market and is expected to significantly boost Haydale’s sales potential. Haydale and EPL have already collaborated on a number of projects, and the acquisition of is a significant step towards monetising Haydale’s proprietary technology…
  • 3A Composites Set to Acquire PNG Balsa

    Andrew Brooks
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    3A Composites has announced it is set to purchase PNG Balsa in Papua New Guinea. PNG Balsa specialises in the planting, harvesting and processing of balsa wood used primarily as a core support material within wind power turbine blades and for the marine market. With this acquisition, 3A Composites is further strengthening its position in the core material business and is securing the future supply of balsa wood for its customers. Along with the companies investment in a state-of-the-art balsa wood processing plant in Ecuador, the acquisition of PNG Balsa reinforces the strategy of focusing on…
 
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Shu Chien Receives U.C. San Diego Roger Revelle Medal

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Shu Chien has received the Roger Revelle Medal from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla with the citation: “Shu Chien is widely known as an exceptional researcher, instructor, mentor and citizen of the university and his professional community.” 
  • UC San Diego Achieves a Hat Trick with 2014 HPCwire Awards

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has achieved a hat trick in garnering three awards for its university-wide WIFIRE project as part of the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans.
  • Four CSE Undergrads Win 'Best iOS Hack' at USC Hackathon

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Four computer science undergraduate students won the best iOS Hack at the HackSC competition organized by the University of Southern California Nov. 7 to 9.  Josh Anatalio, Noah Martin, Lawrence Luk and Alvin Ho created an app called ezTouch, which allows users to lock and unlock one or more remote Mac computers using an iPhone’s fingerprint scanner.
  • Software engineer Debbie Lu Remembers Global TIES Program

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Software engineer Debbie Lu (BS ’06, Computer Engineering) took a few minutes out of a busy day to talk about her time as a computer engineering student at UC San Diego. 
  • Wireless Center at UC San Diego Organizes Forum on Future of 5G

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Wireless technologies have revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives: the way we work, interact, and socialize. Global adoption and emerging applications are fueling expectations and debate about so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technologies, and the expectations, needs, and directions for 5G are not as clear as those for the previous digital generations (3G and 4G). The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of California, San Diego is organizing and hosting the 5G Forum on Next-Generation Wireless Systems and Applications, bringing together key experts…
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    OurEdu Blog

  • Top SSC Coaching centers in Rohini New Delhi

    Rajitha Rajendran
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Thank you for reading! STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION(SSC)-: Every Indian citizen has a dream of becoming big one day. Most of them dream to get a government job in hand and secure their future life. One way that most of the Indian citizens opt for is clearing the Staff Selection Commission(SSC) exam and thereafter hold a government position. The SSC … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • SAP CERTIFICATION

    Sunali Khanna
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Thank you for reading! SAP CERTIFICATION   Before jumping to SAP Certification let us first know the basics of SAP. SAP INTRODUCTION:- SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system has created many job market for people those who know how to implement and configure SAP systems.SAP AG the creator of SAP systems has a very dedicated division which is in-charge of … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top SSC Coaching centers Laxminagar

    Rajitha Rajendran
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Thank you for reading! Staff Selection Commission (SSC) -: SSC is an examination conducted by Indian government organisation to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Indian Government and in Subordinate Offices. As a child, everyone has a dream of setting up a secured and prosperous life ahead. To accomplish his/her dream, he/she … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top SSC Coaching Centers in North Delhi

    Sunali Khanna
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Thank you for reading!   TOP SSC COACHING CENTERS IN  NORTH DELHI   Here is the list of  all the top  SSC Institutes/ Coaching Centers in North Delhi  for the students who want to take coaching for competitive exams.   INTRODUCTION The Staff Selection Commission exam, is established and followed by the Govt. of India. SSC  is conducted for the … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top Railway exam coaching centers in Rohini New Delhi

    Saumya Aggarwal
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Thank you for reading! Railways have worked on spreading transportation facility all over the India. Huge network has been developed to connect every corner of country with the other whether its a metropolitan city or a remote village. Benefits of employment in railway sector is provided to both workers and their families. Getting job in Railways sector has always … This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Being Brunel

  • Making Space: Housing London

    thomasmichaelwallace
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog So there’s this new idea: Let’s sort out London’s housing crisis by building on top of existing public service buildings. At a glance this approach makes a lot of sense- one of the main reasons developers aren’t building millions of places to live in London is because it’s not exactly teaming with free space. And if the public sector is savvy enough- they can get a new building out of it too: Read the White Paper Here Before I continue and share my opinions that no-one asked for to an internet that couldn’t care;…
  • The Future of Design 2014: Part 2

    thomasmichaelwallace
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog I’m sure you’ve all been at the edge of your seats waiting for the second part from the highlights of the IABSE 2014 Future of Design conference; and for that I can only apologise- some times life gets in the way. I expect it’s a good sign, however, that a day long conference results in enough highlights to span more than one article. In the second half of the conference there was a series of competitive presentations by actual young designers; keen to share their papers about the innovative design, or structural research they…
  • Warm Offices – Cold Sites

    thomasmichaelwallace
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog About the Author Stuart Howie Stuart has built something like 2,500 houses, refurbished 1,500 homes and been involved in 150 contracts of which a 100 were project turnaround roles. He now works as an advisor for GenieBelt. Find out more: GenieBelt Civil Engineering? Ah. Yes. Well. I suppose it is great fun, and brings in a living for all those structural and civil engineers who dream the projects up while they are sat in their nice warm offices. But what about us poor guys who actually have to build it? It is probably only a coincidence, but most of…
  • Big, Medium Or Small Companies?

    thomasmichaelwallace
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Interesting fact: I’ve worked for small, medium and large engineering companies. This is something I realised while I was watching my tonsils return to their normal size over the course of a few drug filled days (sorry for the radio silence last week!). The question of what size company is the best for civil engineers to work for is something that I see get asked a lot; and it turns out, I can answer the question. So here is a tour-de-force of engineering life in different company sizes, drawing from my, and others’, experience; with some…
  • The Future of Design 2014: Part 1

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

  • Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: The Base PCB

    Steve Manley
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, including designing the base PCB upon which the cube will be mounted.
  • Allocating MCU Resources Accurately

    Aubrey Kagan
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When you need a new MCU and new I/O for a project, how do you choose among the many and confusing alternatives?
  • Experts Call for Secure Sensors

    Jessica Lipsky
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Sensor nodes are the most vulnerable point of attack in an Internet of Things ecosystem, so securing the trillions of sensors industry experts expect is of the utmost concern.
  • AMD Integrates X86, GPU & I/O

    Jon Peddie
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Early next year, AMD will ship Carrizo, its most integrated x86 processor to date, combining I/O with -- in some versions -- new x86 and GPU cores.
  • Test Your Way to a Better IoT

    Dr. Mike Bartley
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Better design and test procedures will lead to much lower maintenance costs than for systems where those precautions have not been taken.
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Axial Mixing Impeller

    Stephen Pierce
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you’re looking for an axial mixing impeller, you probably don’t need someone to tell you what axial flow is (if someone just told you to look for axial flow impellers and didn’t tell you what they meant, you should check out this article on flow patterns to get up to speed on the lingo). What you probably want to know is what kind of axial flow mixing impellers we have here at Mixer Direct. The first thing you should know is that all of our blades at Mixer Direct are designed for axial flow. The only impellers that we design specifically for radial flow are called “radial flow…
  • High Speed Disperser

    Aaron Oneal
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Every year our culture is growing more concerned with how their favorite products came to be. Whether you are here to learn about how your favorite products are made or a business looking for the right tools to mix your product, you have come to the right place. If you were to ask the average person on the street and ask them, “What is a high speed disperser?”, it is likely that their response may be a blank stare followed by a few moments of awkward silence. The terminology in this field may be unfamiliar to you. Don’t be overwhelmed, we are here to help! Our simplified dictionary…
  • Aspirin, The Wonder Drug

    Aaron Oneal
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Welcome to the world of modern medicine and the culture of immediate results. Remember when you would fall as a kid and your dad or coach would say, “get up and rub some dirt on it!”? It’s 2014. Isn’t there a pill I can take for that? Got a problem? There’s a drug for that. Have an ache or pain? Google it. Wait, actually don’t do that. No matter the scenario there is a highly probable chance that you can locate a drug store on your smartphone and pick up an elixir to fix the situation. Living in America has afforded us the great fortune of over the…
  • Multi Shaft Mixer

    Stephen Pierce
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    So you just found out that the goop that you are mixing is 100,000 centipoise. In other words it’s about as liquid as peanut butter. A normal, one shaft mixer is not going to do what you need it to do. In fact, putting your mixture in a one-shaft mixer could make it come out worse than how it started. What you need is a multi shaft mixer.   Dual-Shaft Mixers When we start talking about multi shaft mixers, we’re talking custom jobs. You can’t usually get these at Walmart. They need to be tailored specifically to your needs. Sometimes, you only need a two-shafted mixer. Sometimes…
  • Paint Mixer

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

  • Majoring In STEAM

    mbparks
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #53 9 November 2014 Audio only this week!  In this week’s episode we interview my brother-in-law and his friend who are both current undergrads at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, GO RETRIEVERS!  We chat about STEM majors, relationship between math and music, and women in STEM! [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright:…
  • STEAM Power Now On SoundCloud

    mbparks
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
      We are proud to announce we are going to distribute our podcast through SoundCloud.  You can check it out at soundcloud.com/steampowerpodcast The post STEAM Power Now On SoundCloud appeared first on STEAM Power Podcast.
  • Twitch’in The Night Away

    mbparks
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #52 2 November 2014 Phidgets  |  Mike’s Initial Review of Phidgets Infant Heart Surgery via the Liver Skunk Works Fusion Breakthrough? Colonizing The Solar System on a Budget Twitch.tv: Say Hello To eSports Telling The American Story Through YouTube Android TV Dev Kit XMOS Multicore Microcontroller [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright:…
  • Mike And His Massive Melon

    mbparks
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #51 12 October 2014 A Home Fit For A Dozen American Girl Dolls | Kreg Mini Jig Rolling Batteries and Photovoltaics Into One US Marine Corps Hearts Microsoft Kinect Curiosity And The Brain Arduino + Raspberry Pi = Home Automation World’s Old Artwork Discovered [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0…
  • Now on Twitter @steampowernews

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

  • Seeing The Light: A Circuit For Interfacing With Ambient Light Sensors

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We built a smart mailbox, as related in an article, that had an ambient light sensor to detect when the mailbox door was opened. In that project we used a Vishay ambient light sensor (Mouser Part #782-TEPT4400) that acts very much like an NPN transistor, in fact the part is also referred to as a phototransistor. The difference being (when compared to a normal bipolar junction transistor) that instead of needing a base lead to setup the bias voltage, photons provide energy at the base-collector junction to turn the transistor on, thus allowing current flow from collector-to-emitter. In that…
  • Don’t Leave Your Pins Floating

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

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

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

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

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

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

    mitchm11741
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management. In those pre-consulting roles, I often was the person responsible for finding, engaging and managing product development service providers (see my earlier post on choosing a product development partner.) In fact, my experiences as an engineering management executive inside a large product company were the basis for starting IPS, our own consulting firm. What…
  • The Four Truths About Real Innovation

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

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

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

  • Sources of Error in Measurement

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    While dealing with any kind of measurements, it is important to identify the possible sources of error. It helps to maintain the accuracy of physical measurement in both fields and labs. There are mainly three possible sources of errors. Instrumental The imperfection or faulty adjustment of the measurement instrument may cause errors. Such errors, produced from the equipment, is known as instrumental error. Example: a long or short tape, an angle measurement instrument without proper adjustment. Personal Error may also arise due to imperfection of human sight in observation and of touch in…
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Hoffmann kiln

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Hoffmann kilns is the most commonly used kiln in production of bricks and some other ceramic products. It is patented by German Friedrich Hoffmann for brick making in the year 1858. Hoffmann kiln is very advantageous which make is very popular for brick production. It is used in almost every country. Advantages of Hoffman Kiln Higher efficiency; Fuel economy; Uniform burning of brick; Regulation of heat; Preheating of unburnt bricks; Higher percentage of good bricks; Regularity in shape; No smoke as the combustion of the fuel. Disadvantages of Hoffman Kiln High initial cost of construction.
  • How to Use Dumpy Level- Tutorial With Example

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

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

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

  • Condenser Water System

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Condenser Water System is a post from: Building Engineer Training This post is going to cover an average condenser water system you may see out in your jobs as building engineers. Also, you might find it cool, if you’re not an engineer, to be able to explain to your friends what is happening when you drive by a city and The post Condenser Water System appeared first on buildingengineertraining.com.
  • About Me

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    About Me is a post from: Building Engineer Training To satisfy the thousands of requests from the loyal readers, I finally updated and fixed the about me page. I’ve had the site up now for almost a year and thought it was time ha ha. Who am I you ask? Who is this guy trying to write all this stuff down The post About Me appeared first on buildingengineertraining.com.
  • How a Fridge Works

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    How a Fridge Works is a post from: Building Engineer Training Your refrigerator gets taken for granted, admit it. It’s always on, it controls itself. Cycles refrigeration when it needs to, and turns itself off when the temperature is satisfied. Have you seen the recent Maytag commercial featuring the fridge? It is basically the only appliance in your kitchen that is The post How a Fridge Works appeared first on buildingengineertraining.com.
  • Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade is a post from: Building Engineer Training Lucky you found your way to this page. You must be looking for an easier way to quickly clean up kind of bigger messes or maybe an easier way to vacuum your car? Without having to drag out the huge wet dry vac? Believe me, I know. I have to The post Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade appeared first on buildingengineertraining.com.
  • Green Building Plumbing – Helping or Hurting?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Green Building Plumbing – Helping or Hurting? is a post from: Building Engineer Training Well this little story should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Doing your part to help save the planet are you? Good. We all need to contribute yeah? The article below was sent via email. It is entitled “Drinking Water Odors, Chemicals Above Health Standards Caused by ‘Green The post Green Building Plumbing – Helping or Hurting? appeared first on buildingengineertraining.com.
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    Circuit Cellar

  • Probe a Circuit with the Power Off (EE Tip #14)

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Imagine something is not working on your surface-mounted board, so you decide use your new oscilloscope. You take the probe scope in your right hand and put it on the microcontroller’s pin 23. Then, as you look at the scope’s … Continue reading →
  • PIC32MX1/2/5 Microcontrollers for Embedded Control & More

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Microchip Technology’s new PIC32MX1/2/5 series enables a wide variety of applications, ranging from digital audio to general-purpose embedded control. The microcontroller series offers a robust peripheral set for a wide range of cost-sensitive applications that require complex code and higher feature integration. The … Continue reading →
  • New Fully Differential Amplifiers (FDAs)

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Texas Instruments has announced two new fully differential amplifiers (FDAs) intended to improve performance in radar and test and measurement equipment and wireless base stations. The LMH3401 and LMH5401 FDAs provide DC-coupled applications with high-quality AC performance to improve system capabilities. They offer a … Continue reading →
  • STMicro Reduces Time to Development with Open.MEMS Licensing

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    STMicroelectronics recently announced the launch of the Open.MEMS licensing program. Its purpose is to encourage broad use of its MEMS and sensors among open-community developers. Open.MEMS licensees can access free drivers, middleware, and application software, beginning with “sensor fusion for 3-axis … Continue reading →
  • 2014 Year-End Notes

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    In every December issue, we like to take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going. Since this is the final issue of the year, let’s review a few important notes about 2014 and the 2015 editorial schedule. CIARCIA … Continue reading →
 
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    Techno Genome

  • To All The Readers Of Techno Genome

    Ranadip
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Hello everyone, I’m Ranadip, The Author and The Founder of Techno Genome . I’m really sorry everyone, because I’m not posting new articles for some time, this because I’m really really busy until mid of the next month, I’m preparing for Entrance of a Govt. Job, Wish me Best of Luck, as it is very much important for me to get this Job for supporting Myself and My Family and to Continue Techno Genome and its Excellence. I’m really sorry please wait a few days more, I will compensate all this gap in the next month with Some of the Finest Article Which You will…
  • Brickwork Quality Control

    Ranadip
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Here I’ve listed the most important factors which are to be taken care of while doing Brickwork of any nature structural brickwork or face lifting works in brickwork for better appearance. These points mentioned below should always be taken care strictly in the site of construction for achieving a long lasting durable structure. The bricks should be of 1st class quality for structural works, or atleast of 2nd class quality in unavoidable circumstances, but those 2nd class bricks must posses atleast 60% of the field quality checks of bricks. The bricks should be immersed in water for a…
  • Septic Tank Design Easily 5 Minutes

    Ranadip
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Septic System Design or Septic Tanks Design can be done in various process, but most of them are critical and time taking laborious process. Here in this article I have given tutorial on how to design Septic Tank Easily within 5 minutes and Determine Septic Tank Size. Here I will also discuss on this article about septic tank design about the general Septic Tank Construction for designing of septic tank successfully you have to follow the steps given below one by one Step 1: Septic Tank Design – Calculation of Numbers of User :  In any septic system design or septic tank design this is…
  • Design Of Steel Beam Fastest Method

    Ranadip
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Civil Engineering is vast field from Culverts to Dam , Buildings To Steel Bridges, so as so the Civil Engineering Materials, It includes Steel, Concrete, Timber, Aluminium, Glass etc. Steel Design is much easier in most of the cases than RCC Design in Structural Engineering. Civil Engineering Broadly has three main phase namely Planning – consisting of Drawing, Estimating etc. Structural Design consisting of Analysis of Structures and Design Of Structures and last of all Execution which means erecting the actual work according to the Planning and Designing. Structural Engineering has always…
  • Top 5 Concrete Problems Turning Catastrophic

    Ranadip
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:30 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…
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    Caster Concepts » Beyond Standard Blog

  • Is Cart Noise A Way Of Life In Your Factory?

    Ferris Ayar
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Patented Heavy-Duty Caster Wheels Provide Relief That’s Easy On The Ears – And Your Wallet Industrial carts are critical to most manufacturing processes. They are like the lifeblood that runs through the veins of the production system. Almost anywhere you look in a plant, there is a cart zooming along, delivering parts or materials to a production area or removing finished goods. This process is continuous – in some robust operations, carts can be shuttling across three daily shifts. Of course, their presence is generally heard as well as seen – cart movement generally is accompanied…
  • Heavy Duty Casters Perform As Part of Thanksgiving Football Rituals

    David Parham
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    It often is surprising to people to learn of the multitude of applications for industrial casters – uses that might never have come to mind in spite of being in plain view. That’s because, generally speaking, the signature of a well-built, heavy-duty caster is that it is neither seen nor heard – casters quietly do their job while helping improve manufacturing productivity. Few examples epitomize this unique material-handling role than in a very unexpected application – pneumatic caster wheels, mounted beneath a stage that will support a halftime show during a Thanksgiving Day football…
  • “WOW what a nice caster!!” Aircraft Engine Stands Ride First Class

    David Parham
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Zach and the entire team at Caster Concepts provided outstanding service. The team worked with us from the start of the first contact we made, providing fast response and handling the wide range of details that we required in configuring our custom casters. The options provided exceeded our requirements and the price was very competitive.  We received our first order and were impressed with the outstanding quality of the product. Our team was full of excitement! “WOW what a nice caster!” What the casters did for our product was amazing. We now have one first class caster on…
  • 5 Reasons Why Polyurethane Might Be A Perfect Fit For Your Caster Wheel Application

    Mike Kulka
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Tough. Durable. Long-lasting. All of these attributes come to mind when describing polyurethane casters – which have become a popular option for wheel tread on industrial casters and wheels of all types. Polyurethane tires – when added to drive wheels, industrial wheels or casters – can have numerous benefits that may not be immediately evident – until one experiences the difference in their manufacturing operation. In a previous blog, we talked about how such tires can extend the life of custom caster wheels. Now, here are some other benefits to consider when considering polyurethane…
  • A Beyond-Standard Approach To Non-Standard Caster Wheels

    Jewell Flora
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Caster wheels come in all shapes and sizes – though, admittedly, most caster customers are simply looking for wheels that are traditional in shape, size and function, and that are durable and lasting. But often, a catalog wheel is not adequate to fill the role. That’s why it’s important to be able to produce custom casters that meet key quality standards and can also be delivered as quickly as something on the shelf. Among the common custom modifications to the typical caster setup is width — wheels that can range up to 10 inches wide. The bigger footprint enables the user to…
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