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Content posted in April 2012
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Design Decisions: Choosing the Right Silicone Adhesive
Guest Blogs 
4/4/2012  6 comments
Silicone adhesives deliver flexibility and high-temperature resistance in demanding applications.
Petroski on Engineering: Anticipating Failure for Successful Design
Guest Blogs 
4/3/2012  32 comments
Failures can provide lessons and wisdom in a newly proposed design, plan, or policy.
EV Battery Report Says Costs Going Down
Captain Hybrid 
4/3/2012  16 comments
Industry analysts are questioning a government forecast that hybrid-electric vehicle battery costs will drop sharply in the next three years.
Case of the Fried Solar Heater Controller
Sherlock Ohms 
4/3/2012  33 comments
The solar water heater quit working, but some handy debugging by Sherlock Ohms gave it new life.
Case Study: Variable Frequency Drives Cut Energy Costs
Blog 
4/3/2012  5 comments
Increasing energy prices and energy supply concerns have placed pressure on TXI and other companies to reduce energy consumption.
Gadget Freak Case #210: Digital Timer for Night Swimmers
Gadget Freak 
4/2/2012  20 comments
When Doug Conner couldn't track his time while night swimming, he created a digital timer with an LED display to show the time from 10 feet away.
China Teams With Boeing to Increase Aircraft Production
Engineering Materials 
4/2/2012  26 comments
China is becoming much more involved in the production of commercial aircraft, including new aluminum alloys for use in large planes, such as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.
Wilbur Wright Understood It
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4/1/2012  Post a comment
Engineers must understand the physical significance of poles and zeros.
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