Members and prospective members of SMMA (The Motor & Motion Association) will discuss "Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Today" at the SMMA 2005 Spring Management Conference. It will be held May 4-6 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. Presentations will include the future of electric motor technology, sales channel changes, creative healthcare options, and an economic forecast. A panel of industry leaders will preview developments that will impact the motors and drives industry during the next five years. For more information, visit www.smma.org.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
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.