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Mars: The Search for Water, the Search for Life - VIDEO This clip looks at images of Mars and compares them to similar features found on Earth and addresses possible consequences of finding liquid water on Mars. Watch Now
- PODCASTTim Gasparrini of Lockheed Martin describes the mechanical engineering challenges of building a Lander that will function on the Martian North Pole from May to November.
Sponsored Technology Content Light Matters: Energy EfficiencyIn partnership with Avnet
Even though high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs) are rapidly advancing in terms of energy efficiency, heat remains the nemesis of most HBLED illumination systems. Heat is primarily generated by non-radiative recombinations of electrons and holes in the HBLED semiconductor material. Read More Hysteresis Blocks MagicIn partnership with Analog Devices
Can I recalibrate my precision analog circuits to achieve higher accuracy? There is no magic process for upgrading the precision of analog circuitry. A phenomenon know as hysteresis limits just how repeatable it can be. Read More
Engineering Concept ConduitIn partnership with Digi-Key
Welcome to Engineering Concept Conduit, this site takes a look at the engineering challenges your peers faced and examines the components that solved those challenges. Find out how this translates to a concept you can implement immediately. Our first video features the functionality of the Omnimouse. Read More
Webcast: Mechatronics in the Age of Digital ImagesIn partnership with Bosch Rexroth, National Instruments and Siemens PLM
Avid photographers talk about image focus, shutter speed and depth of field, but rarely do they talk about image sensors, gyroscopes, actuators and ultrasonic motors. But the digital camera is truly a mechatronics marvel. Kevin Craig's three-part webcast takes you through the basics of photography through the birth of the digital age to explain how mechatronics is revolutionizing the digital camera. Read More
AeroTEST America 2008In partnership with AeroTEST America
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Webcast: Supercharge products with Embedded RFIDIn partnership with Skyetek
Join SkyeTek for a complimentary webcast to learn how RFID is transforming every-day products into intelligent devices – adding increased functionality and driving incremental revenue. The live event will take place May 1st at 8:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT. Read More
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Wireless Temperature Sensing Tackles Tough Industrial ApplicationsVendor:Banner Engineering | Type:White PaperWireless sensing has many benefits for industrial applications, but in the past, the problems have outnumbered the benefits limiting its use. Recent technology advances have made wireless sensing practical for many industrial applications. One answer is Banner Engineering's Sure Cross wireless technology.
Sensorless Field Oriented (FOC) Control for AC Induction MotorsVendor:Microchip Technology Inc. | Type:Web EventThe requirement of low-cost, low-maintenance, robust electrical motors have resulted in the emergence of the AC Induction Motor (ACIM) as the industry leader. Learn how to apply sensorless field-oriented control of induction motors using a dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller (DSC) from Microchip Technology.
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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.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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.