Yes, Elon Musk's SpaceX story would be a good idea for a biography, Rob. Which reminds me, I'm told that the Astronaut Farmer was supposed to be a pretty good engineering movie. (I haven't seen it, though.)
Thanks Jon, I will definitely watch Azorian being an engineer i am too much into engineering movies no doubt flight of Pheonix and No Highway In The Sky are one of the best engineering movies. But i would like to share that BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI is also an excellent engineering movie for civil engineers it shows how the British prisonors during world war 2 were ordered to construct a bridge in order to acomodate a railway under the supervision of Nicholson.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.