ELECTRONICS: OMEGA ENGINEERING’s new CE compliant OM-80 series of data loggers and readers are economical, accurate and provide a reliable solution for cold chain environmental monitoring. The OM-84 model features a miniature weather-resistant design with a factory replaceable battery. Each logger can store up to 10,000 readings and is reusable. Stored data can be downloaded and saved to your computer using the reader and software that is included. Each package of data loggers comes with a certificate stating NIST-Traceability (No Points). Built-in LEDs display high and low alarm verification indicating whether or not measured temperatures have remained within the user programmable alarm window throughout deployment. This product is ideal for produce, seafood, dairy, supermarkets, or any applications where temperature monitoring is needed.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
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.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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