Picarro, a manufacturer of trace gas analyzers, has produced the EnviroSense 3000i, a field-deployable, real time, ambient gas monitor. The monitor measures atmospheric levels of methane and carbon dioxide at parts-per-billion sensitivity, while monitoring water vapor at parts-per-million sensitivity. The EnviroSense 3000i was created to maintain high linearity, precision and accuracy over changing environmental conditions with minimal calibration.
The analyzer includes a high-precision wavelength monitor, designed to provide immunity to interfering gases, while also providing meticulous temperature and pressure control. The monitor offers robust digital signal processing that translates raw data into directly usable information. “Researchers investigating global climate change need measurements of greenhouse gases with extreme precision and accuracy to enable better models of the carbon cycle,” says Eric Crosson, CTO at Picarro. “The high accuracy, precision and low maintenance of EnviroSense 3000i make it ideally suited to address the demanding requirements of atmospheric air-monitoring applications.”
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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