The UK RoHS enforcement agency, the National Weights and Measures Laboratory, is recruiting enforcement officers in advance of the July 1, 2006 RoHS deadline, though the organization has still not revealed how many officers it intends to hire or how it intends to enforce the European Union (EU) directive. So far, all eyes are on the UK for enforcement developments, since the UK has revealed more about enforcement than any other EU country. It is generally expected that other EU countries are likely to adopt the UK's enforcement strategy.
Managers at the National Weights and Measures Laboratory noted recently they are restricted from revealing enforcement plans. However, one source at the organization noted plans to hire contractors to do testing of products entering Europe.
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.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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.