Q3 Innovations ThermoHAWK Series Infrared Thermometer (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-543). Small enough to fit on a key chain, this pen-sized thermometer measures temperature within as little as 0.5s without contacting the object. The unit employs a patent-pending thermopile sensor on a chip technology to provide infrared sensing capability and extends the calibration requirements to several years. The metal cylinder case prevents electromagnetic and electrostatic interferences and also eliminates the effect of ambient temperature changes during temperature measurements. Available in a temperature range of -27 to 230F for household use or -27 to 428F, the units have 2.5 percent accuracy.
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.