Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Electro-active fabrics turn a sports bra into a heart rate monitor — and will soon transform other products too
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Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Make sure your steel prototype tool exactly duplicates production conditions. Issues to consider include cycle times, thermal management, and insert handling for side actions. Another option: aluminum.
Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Many engineers use Excel to perform simple analyses, but this program offers more than basic math and plotting capabilities. Two books will help you make the most of Excel spreadsheets.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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