Mathcad inventor and Mathsoft co-founder Allen Razdow’s latest venture is finally bearing fruit. His new company, True Engineering Technology, has officially released Truenumbers, an
application that aims to save valuable time for engineers by ushering in a new way of working with engineering numbers.
Truenumbers is new semantic technology that takes numbers from a static existence and turns them into a rich data type that can be embedded into documents and workflows, allowing engineers to share information more readily, not to mention, helping to reduce the risk and expense of project errors. Unlike PLM and PDM, which store structured engineering data, Truenumbers is designed to create, format, classify and search ad hoc numbers throughout the engineering group or the organization at large in any kind of document. Truenumbers can be used in Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, emails and HTML pages and are also compatible with PTC’s Mathcad 15, ensuring that calculated numbers and their units stay intact outside of Mathcad.
Truenumbers, company officials say, combine numerical representation and data management, relieving engineers of the burden of having to correctly format numbers in documents, perform accurate unit conversions and verify the source of numbers. The personal edition is available now as a free download for a 21-day trial.
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.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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