Now space and NASA can be found right at your fingertips, through a new partnership between NASA and Dreamtime Holdings Inc., opening the door for public access to thousands of images, sounds, documents, blueprints, and plans from the space agency's archives. This portal, found at www.dreamtime.com , combines video, audio, space-related bulletin boards, educational activities, chat rooms, even e-cards online. You can see 3D views of the Mars Sojourner rover and the Hubble Space Telescope, video footage of the Wright brothers, even the addition of HDTV to NASA projects, specifically the Shuttle. This is a seven-year project with new materials added monthly to the site. Check it out often.
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.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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.