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Veteran medical designer Ted Kucklick of Cannuflow gives his views on the essential steps in developing products for one of the OEM's fastest-growing - and toughest - markets. Full Story View the Medical Supplement Table of Contents
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The battle between Thomas Edison, a major stakeholder of direct current (DC) power distribution and George Westinghouse, who believed that alternating current (AC) was a superior technology. Westinghouse's AC system which employed pairs of step down transformers, ultimately proved to be the best method for delivering electrical power over long distances. If the dominant artificial light source at that time had been high-brightness LEDs, it's possible Westinghouse would not have won so easily. Read More
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The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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