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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in August 2011
Fukishima Disaster Holds Lessons for Engineers
Electronic News & Comment 
8/29/2011  27 comments
Nearly six months after a devastating earthquake rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, engineers say the design lessons are starting to come into sharper focus.
An Unexpected Failure Mechanism
Mechatronics Zone 
8/17/2011  20 comments
The most solid part of a device can fail even though we test it thoroughly and don't expect it to fail over the life of a product.
What Makes a Great Engineering Manager?
Wolfe's Den 
8/5/2011  12 comments
How do you define great technical leaders?
National Updates LabVIEW in Shift Toward System Design
Wolfe's Den 
8/3/2011  2 comments
National Instruments updated its graphical programming language at NIWeek, introducting LabVIEW 2011.




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