Technical Consumer Products SpringLamp 190 Series (http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-546). A direct replacement for a three-way incandescent bulb, this compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) has two lower light output and power consumption levels and lasts eight times longer. The CFL consumes only 32W to provide 1950 lumens, the same light output as a 150W light bulb. Selecting a lower 1100 or 450 lumen light level requires only 19 or 14W. TCP engineers chose the IR2156 high voltage control IC from International Rectifier for its control and power management features, including built-in protection and programmability in a single package. For more information on International Rectifier's IR2156, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-547.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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.