Welcome to the water-fueled salad-spinner cake box. Here's a muscle-free salad spinner that works from the power of a sink faucet and rotates your salad greens faster than the manual version no matter how much muscle you put into it. Rick Crammond based his spinner on a design invented by Nikola Tesla using his CD Turbine. The turbine combines CDs or DVDs, their spindle case (or cake box as it's sometimes called) and a bunch of magnets. Using your faucet or garden hose, you can spin your greens at 1,000 rpm, giving you superbly dry greens in seconds.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.