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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in May 2012
Slideshow: Scenes From the Indy 500
Blog 
5/31/2012  5 comments
We got a chance to tag along and capture some of the sights and technical essences of modern racing and bleeding-edge automotive electronics during the Indy 500.
Dishwasher's Jammed Water Pump Blamed on Bug
Sherlock Ohms 
5/31/2012  46 comments
It was pieces of a broken glass, not a water bug, that jammed the water pump on the dishwasher.
Video: KV Racing's Tech Director Talks Track
Blog 
5/30/2012  3 comments
KV Racing's Eric Cowdin talks about the importance of electronics and engineering when it comes to getting a top finish at the Indy 500.
Dryer's Heater Element Ran Red Hot
Made by Monkeys 
5/30/2012  30 comments
The Kenmore dryer worked fine, except the heating unit got stuck at red hot.
Slideshow: Robots Creeping & Crawling Into New Territory
Blog 
5/25/2012  52 comments
Robots modeled after animals, insects, and worms are being developed for military and first-responder applications.
EVs Second to Natural Gas for Fiat
Blog 
5/25/2012  25 comments
Almost every automaker has had to 'pick a side' when it comes to alternative fuel options and ways to divest from a reliance on gasoline. Fiat is looking to back compressed natural gas or liquid propane as an interim solution.
Batteries' Chargers Require a Little Muscle
Sherlock Ohms 
5/24/2012  48 comments
The backup batteries on the medical pumps kept failing. For some reason, the electricity from the wall outlets was not making it to the pump.
Engineers Are Happy in Role as Non-Managers
Wolfe's Den 
5/24/2012  17 comments
Our LinkedIn systems and product design engineering group discusses if they are happy with their decision of remaining a technical contributor instead of becoming a manager.
Video: Engineering Ferrari
Blog 
5/23/2012  26 comments
Take a tour of Ferrari's museum and plant, the "Ferrari citadel."
Monitor Goes Dark Over Cheap Components
Sherlock Ohms 
5/22/2012  43 comments
The monitor kept blanking out. A look inside revealed that cheap components had blown a decent product.
Why Is EV Battery Development So Hard?
Captain Hybrid 
5/17/2012  39 comments
Why aren't we getting better performance out of the current crop of EV batteries? The answer is simple. Battery development is hard, slow work.
Failing Sensors Cause Consternation
Sherlock Ohms 
5/16/2012  12 comments
Wire insulation can make the difference between success and failure in sensors.
Smart Meters Create Opportunity for Electronics Suppliers
Electronic News & Comment 
5/14/2012  29 comments
A dramatic increase in demand for smart meters is going to create a big growth opportunity for makers of embedded electronic products.
Engine Shakeup Stumps Service Crew
Made by Monkeys 
5/10/2012  101 comments
When the engine isn't running right, sometimes you have to wait until it breaks before you learn why.
NHTSA to Brake Unintended Acceleration
Captain Hybrid 
5/9/2012  61 comments
The debate over unintended acceleration, having lingered around the periphery of the auto industry for more than two decades, may be about to receive a fatal blow.
Freight Train Kills Cellphone Signal
Sherlock Ohms 
5/9/2012  15 comments
If your antenna malfunctions every day at a specific time, it could be the ghost is running on schedule.
Slideshow: Smarter Cars Paving Road to Intelligent Highways
Electronic News & Comment 
5/8/2012  44 comments
Experts say that the intelligent highway will save more lives than seat belts, airbags, and electronic stability control. For sheer lifesaving capacity, nothing in the history of the auto industry will come close to it.
Slideshow: US Tech Fest Showcases Young Engineers
Blog 
5/4/2012  17 comments
Ten of thousands of K-12 students from around the nation showed up for the second annual USA Science and Engineering Festival.
Case of the Failing 'C' Batteries
Sherlock Ohms 
5/4/2012  27 comments
Sometimes failures during the testing function say more about the test than the product.
Petroski on Engineering: Engineering & Civilization
Guest Blogs 
5/3/2012  33 comments
Experience, both good and bad, guides us in extending the state of the art toward new limits.
Cutlery Basket Damages Dishwasher's Rep
Made by Monkeys 
5/3/2012  39 comments
The poorly designed utensil basket on this dishwasher could have been improved for just a few pennies.
Ultracapacitors Make Wind Power Viable
Blog 
5/1/2012  20 comments
Low-maintenance energy storage system offers better performance and longer life over batteries.




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