With thousands of new websites going online daily, searching for the information you need can be a nightmare conglomeration of "miss-hits." Because Design News understands that design engineers need information now, we did the searching for you and built a better search engine. Search Engineer scopes out more than 3,000 sites, including OEM manufacturers, associations, consultants, publications, government agencies, and more. How did we come up with this database of sites? Design News editors reviewed more than 10,000 sites. A site had to meet at least four out of 15 criteria of interest to design engineers, including CAD drawings, product spec sheets, technical papers, online catalogs, etc. In addition, Search Engineer will be updated on a monthly basis with sites suggested by our readers, advertisers, and our own editorial staff.
We encourage you to try out Search Engineer online at www.designnews.com.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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.