Knovel continues to broaden out its online library of technical content with a new subject area aimed at engineers across all industries incorporating optical components and systems as part of their overall designs.
The new Knovel Optics and Photonics area serves up technical background, guidelines, calculations and best practice material to help engineers leverage optical systems and components to improve product designs. The content area launches with 78 reference titles from a variety of notable societies and publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, SPIE, Sprinter, Wiley, World Scientific, among others. Among the subject matter covered in Knovel Optics and Photonics are biomedical optics; geometric and physical optics; nanophotonics; signal and image processing and sensors; optical materials; and optomechanics.
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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