Aprox 5 years ago BCHydro techs were upgrading the Scada system at Williston substation, and did not block trip switches, this caused all 500 kv breakers in the substation to open, close and open again, a major system disturbance resulted.
Although the presence of a programming flaw is not required, the accidental introduction of defects into software is expected to comprise a significant portion of the vulnerabilities addressed by this framework.
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Every now and then the presenters of these sessions ask for subjects to cover. I would like to suggest that the potential opportunities that will be generated through the Jumpstart Our Business Startups(JOBS) Act be organized and included in the notes section of the slides if not in the presentations.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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