You may now be a know-it-all in the pump industry, thanks to the Hydraulic Institute's e-learning program, "Centrifugal pumps: Fundamentals, Design and Applications." The computer-based training course, developed in direct response to an HI survey, covers both centrifugal and vertical pump technology, in addition to the basics of hydraulics needed for pump application. Users may buy the program on CD-ROM at www.pumps.org or in online format at www.pumplearning.org.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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.