ELECTRONICS:OMEGA ENGINEERING’s high performance, handheld OS-DT8855W infrared thermometer is a non-contact temperature measurement instrument that features a laser circle/dot sight. The patented laser sighting system defines the target for point and shoot measurement of temperatures from -50 to 1370C (-58 to 2498F) and reads surface temperature in less than a second. Comes complete with hard carrying case, mini-tripod, power supply, one type K thermocouple, USB wireless data receiver, PC software and probe lead adaptors. Price starts at $279.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.