Rockwell Automation Inc. and SuperPower Inc. announced they will work together to design, build, and install high-temperature superconducting (HTS) electric motors and generators for high-horsepower commercial, industrial, and military applications. Under terms of an exclusive agreement between the two companies, Rockwell's Reliance motors and generators will incorporate SuperPower's ceramic-based second-generation (2G) coated conductor technology. Compared to commonly used "first generation" wire, this 2G HTS wire is expected to offer enhanced current carrying capabilities at higher temperatures. For more info, visit www.igc-superpower.com.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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.