An extensively updated version of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code is scheduled for release in July. Recognized around the globe, the code covers safety rules for design, manufacture, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. Systems for nuclear power are also included. The update incorporates recent advancements in design, materials, and applications. It details what is needed to maintain ASME code symbol stamps on products. You can order the new code along with other pressure vessel documents online at www.bsi-global.com/index.html.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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