UL really trusts thermal fuses, they're reliable and can not be reset which calls attention to the user that something is very seriously wrong. If the oven was getting hot enough to trip the thermals, then something was seriously wrong and replacing the thermals would not be the cure.
I'm sure that replacing the firmware was the real cure, and that's scary. What if self-clean code was causing a runaway condition? There might be consumers that jumper out the blown thermal fuses rather than paying $260 for the proper repair and then they have a runaway oven with no way to shut it down.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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