This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general, though, are a big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
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.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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.