Ah, the old crossed wiring problem.While you might think this would be easy to catch, it obviously isn't.It is good that they were able to diagnose and fix the problem without any long term consequences.
When I was working on satellites we were warned about the reversed sign problem in attitude control systems.Surprisingly one got by the extensive testing and the satellite was sent into deep space instead of into near earth orbit (oops!).
Now that is a Sherlock Ohms tale I can relate to. How many times does the root cause of the problem end up being something so basic, but likely often overlooked because you're searching for the complicated problem.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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