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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in July 2011
The Case of the Hot Desk
Sherlock Ohms 
7/28/2011  10 comments
Called to a mechanical calculator that was giving off tingle shocks, Sherlock found an unexpected problem.
Putting a Chill Into Battery Thermal Runaway
Electronics News 
7/28/2011  4 comments
Thermal runaway is never far from the minds of design engineers who use lithium-ion batteries.
Gadget Freak Case #191: The FaceMelter3000
Gadget Freak 
7/26/2011  5 comments
Joe Groele wanted to create some unique electric guitar sounds.
What's Your Favorite Engineering Movie?
Electronics News 
7/25/2011  41 comments
Design News looks at the best and worst science and engineering movies.
Monkeys Designed My Ford E-150 V-6 Motor
Made by Monkeys 
7/21/2011  5 comments
Finally, an honest used car dealership – they were willing to take my monkey-infested van back.
EV Sets Record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Automotive News 
7/21/2011  8 comments
Using a powertrain designed by AC Propulsion, an electric placed 21st out of a field of 71 cars at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Local Motors Shifts Crowd-Sourcing Into High Gear
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/21/2011  11 comments
Billing itself as an open-source car company, Local Motors is challenging the traditional automotive design paradigm with a new model that leverages the collective design power of a community to "co-create" limited-run vehicles.
E-Waste Research Bill Proposed
Green Scene 
7/20/2011  6 comments
Congressman John Sarbanes has introduced a House bill that would seek innovative ways to recycle e-waste.
The Case of the Missing 13,000 Watts
Sherlock Ohms 
7/20/2011  10 comments
When the radio station was missing 13,000 Watts, it knew it was time call in Sherlock Ohms.
Terrafugia Transition Inches Closer to Flight
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/18/2011  17 comments
The so-called flying car reached another milestone, having been granted key exemptions by government safety agencies that were critical due to the engineering challenges around a dual-purpose design.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News July Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
7/15/2011  6 comments
Design News's July issue is available in digital form, as an online e-magazine or a downloadable pdf.
The Case of the Jumping Gyro
Sherlock Ohms 
7/14/2011  4 comments
A remote-controlled underwater vehicle had a heading servo referenced to a gas-rate gyro, which had a trimmable dc offset. Every once in a while, the heading took a jump of 10 to 15 degrees.
California Should Mandate the Purchase of EVs
Automotive News 
7/14/2011  25 comments
Is it time for California to tell its residents they have to buy electric cars?
Automakers Balk at California ZEV Plan
Automotive News 
7/13/2011  10 comments
A looming California emissions plan and a proposed federal fuel economy standard are combining to create consternation among automakers.
Final Shuttle Flight Creates Opportunity
Guest Blogs 
7/13/2011  13 comments
Watching the space shuttle Atlantis take flight invoked a sense of optimism that it opens up an opportunity to build even better spacecraft that are more affordable, better integrated, better manufactured, and better supported.
Sawstop Inventor Still Struggling to Save Fingers
Electronics News 
7/12/2011  22 comments
Stephen Gass may finally be on the verge of changing the power tool industry. Then again, this isn’t the first time he has believed that.
Monkeys Messed Up My HP Scanjet, Big Time
Made by Monkeys 
7/12/2011  14 comments
The HP Scanjet 5590 was just one monkeyed-up problem after another.
Are Smart Grids on the Verge of Viability?
Blog 
7/12/2011  5 comments
California utility "grand plans" headline a summer of new smart grid activity, but have we really seen much progress since the 2008-2009 boom and bust?
How Engineering Progress Precipitates Crime
Blog 
7/11/2011  4 comments
Innovation is occurring so rapidly that criminals are often able to exploit vulnerabilities before they’re even known to the manufacturer or designer.
Outsmarting the Appliance Monkey
Made by Monkeys 
7/8/2011  13 comments
One way to outsmart the monkeys is to use the trouble-shooting guide that may be hidden in your appliance.
Auto Engineers Look to an Ethernet Future
Electronics News 
7/8/2011  6 comments
Ethernet could see action in automotive applications involving cameras and infotainment.
Ford's Glucose Monitor & the New Infotainment Model
Electronics News 
7/7/2011  18 comments
Ford's glucose monitoring systems shows how the infotainment engineering model has changed over the past decade.
iNEMI Releases Lead-Free Process Book
Lead-Free Zone 
7/7/2011  2 comments
iNEMI has teamed up with Wiley and IEEE to produce a reference volume that covers a wide swath of information on lead-free solder.
The Case of the High-Resistance Shorts
Sherlock Ohms 
7/6/2011  3 comments
In trying to track down high-resistance shorts, the limits of the materials came into play, even the color of the material itself.
Robotocists Debate: How Human Should a Robot Be?
Electronics News 
7/5/2011  9 comments
Engineers are considering whether robots for the home and office need to look human.
India Passes WEEE & RoHS Regulations
Green Scene 
7/5/2011  10 comments
India has passed e-waste and hazardous materials regulations that are similar to the European Union's WEEE and RoHS.
Moore's Law Struggling to Keep Up
Electronics News 
7/1/2011  6 comments
Multicore solutions will be critical in the next five years to overcome the Moore's Law obstacle, and technical challenges need to be addressed on both sides of the Internet.




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