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Franklin flew his kite on a Philadelphia night; He saw that lightning was electricity. Coulomb could tell that like charges repel By the inverse square of their ...
PARIS — If you’ve enjoyed the experience of tracing 50 years of the Silicon Valley tech revolution at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., the ...
Cable assemblies with shorts or weak insulation can result in nonfunctional or, worse, unsafe cables. Simple continuity testing isn't enough. Thus, makers of commercial ...
Vicor Corporation announced at APEC the next, designer-oriented, installment in its Power Advantage Educational Program -- the “Whiteboard.” There will be a ...
The flyback is the work-horse of power supply topologies. It works quite well for a wide range of inputs, low to medium power levels, and high-voltage inputs and outputs. ...
As far as the industrial world is concerned, electronic control is about inputs and outputs. What goes on between the two is a "black box." These inputs and outputs are ...
Some time ago, Max Maxfield roped me into his ongoing robot project. I must say that Max is one busy techno-geek -- he has got more things going on at once than you can ...
The current hype about energy harvesting generates lots of attention in and beyond the scientific world. But it is not uncommon for research results to be extrapolated to ...
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As you may recall, one of the things I want to do with the brass panels I'm using in my Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to make them look really old. Since everything is being mounted ...

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11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
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This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
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- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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