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.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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