Even camping lanterns are going green. Rather than burning camp fuel, camping lanterns from Favour Light Enterprise Ltd. of Dongguan, China, illuminates campsites with low-power LEDs powered by batteries. Favour, one of the largest flashlight makers, employs Cree’s XLamp XR-E power LEDs for camping lanterns and numerous flashlight models. The white Cree XR-E LEDs produce typical luminous flux of 80 lumens at 350 mA, yielding 70 lumens per watt.
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.