Harvesting Energy from Walking Around
Eng-Tips
Posted September 29, 2014 by in News
A shoe fits a device that saves the energy the person makes by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "ca...
           
Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can’t Afford to Ignore
Epicor
Posted September 29, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning thei...
           
Turning the Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector
Eng-Tips
Posted September 26, 2014 by in News
Scientists from the University of Southampton are to turn the Moon into a giant particle detector to help understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays -- the most energetic particles i...
           
Maximize Power and Efficiency with PADS Placement and Routing
Mentor Graphics
Posted September 26, 2014 by in Editorial
Some of the most time-consuming tasks in PCB design are placing parts on the board and routing traces. Designers who complete these tasks efficiently can make a more positive and direct impact on desi...
           
New Mobile Solar Unit Is Designed to Save Lives When the Power Goes Out
Eng-Tips
Posted September 25, 2014 by in News
Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison, Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem...
           
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Epicor
Posted September 25, 2014 by in Editorial
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that imped...
           
Taking Advantage of Graphene Defects: Security Screening
Eng-Tips
Posted September 24, 2014 by in News
Scientists have discovered a potential application for graphene in security screening. A new theoretical model estimates electric current rectification in graphene. Electronic transport in graphene c...
           
Keep Your Design Clean with HyperLynx DRC
Mentor Graphics
Posted September 24, 2014 by in Editorial
Today’s increasing PCB complexity is triggering significant design methodology and analysis paradigm shifts that are driving rapid adoption of new simulation and performance verification design tool...
           
‘Bendy’ LEDs: Displays and Solar Cells Closer
Eng-Tips
Posted September 23, 2014 by in News
"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of...
           
Eight Simple Steps On How To Successfully Select An ERP System
Epicor
Posted September 23, 2014 by in Editorial
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality...
           
Trees That Can Increase Biomass Production
Eng-Tips
Posted September 22, 2014 by in News
Thanks to biotechnology, researchers at UPM have increased the production of woody species. This result is of great interest to the energy market. By modifying the gene expressions responsible for th...
           
8 Steps for Ensuring PCB Design Success
Mentor Graphics
Posted September 22, 2014 by in Editorial
Printed circuit boards are the backbone of electronics products, providing the electrical system upon which the performance, life span, and reliability of the end product depend. When designed correct...
           
Superabsorbing Ring: Ultimate Camera Pixel
Eng-Tips
Posted September 19, 2014 by in News
A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems that could make the 'ultimate camera pixel'. [capti...
           
SaaS ERP for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers
Epicor
Posted September 19, 2014 by in Editorial
Download this whitepaper now to learn about how the Software as a Service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It details how...
           
‘Honeybee’ Robots Replicate Swarm Behavior
Eng-Tips
Posted September 18, 2014 by in News
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behaviour of swarming honeybees. Colias -- named after a genus of butterfly -- is an open-...
           
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