While the slowing economy is deterring orders for high-tech devices, makers of thermal imaging cameras have received enquiries of their products as airports worldwide are beginning to install the cameras to help halt the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). At Singapore's Changi airport, the first airport to deploy such technology, the cameras capture thermal maps of each passenger, thus helping authorities spot those who have an above-normal temperature, an early symptom of SARS.
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.