Engineers Help Save Endangered Species

2019-06-18T12:25:07-07:00

What does it mean for a species to become extinct? It means that those plants or animal have completely died out, and no longer exist on Earth.

Engineers Help Save Endangered Species 2019-06-18T12:25:07-07:00

Pet Tech – Future Innovations for the Pet Owner

2019-06-11T17:40:44-07:00

New Pet Connection Products are coming to a Pet Store Near You. Keep a look out for them, could make your life easier.

Pet Tech – Future Innovations for the Pet Owner 2019-06-11T17:40:44-07:00

Engineers Tackle Elephant Identification Software

2019-06-10T10:21:59-07:00

We do not want these Smart, Humble, and Beautiful Creatures to disappear from our planet.

Engineers Tackle Elephant Identification Software 2019-06-10T10:21:59-07:00

Engineers Design Airports of the Future

2019-04-24T12:19:35-07:00

These are the types of infrastructure investments and technologies that will, in theory, allow airports to largely eradicate the dreaded waiting.

Engineers Design Airports of the Future 2019-04-24T12:19:35-07:00

Engineers Develop Top Trends in Vehicle Safety Features for 2019.

2019-04-09T14:41:01-07:00

New-car buyers are faced with the prospect of their ride being equipped with a greater amount of safety technology than ever before.

Engineers Develop Top Trends in Vehicle Safety Features for 2019. 2019-04-09T14:41:01-07:00

Engineers Add New Updates to Medical Advances – 2019

2019-04-02T15:29:08-07:00

Pharmacogenomic testing determines patients' genetic makeup to tailor prescribed medical treatments based on individual drug metabolism. Pharmacogenomic testing, for example, can determine how patients will respond to opioid therapy, potentially decreasing opioid abuse.

Engineers Add New Updates to Medical Advances – 2019 2019-04-02T15:29:08-07:00

Engineers Develop Awesome Ways Drones Can Be Used

2019-03-26T14:27:40-07:00

With their growing presence in the media, their potential is becoming recognized more and more. They can be used for reasons other than spying and warfare. People are now using drones in many awesome ways.

Engineers Develop Awesome Ways Drones Can Be Used 2019-03-26T14:27:40-07:00

Engineers Develop Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Can Walk.

2019-02-27T14:50:34-07:00

Still pricier than motorized wheelchairs, exoskeleton weighs just 27 pounds and is custom-fit to the user’s body.

Engineers Develop Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Can Walk. 2019-02-27T14:50:34-07:00

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot

2019-01-30T09:26:32-07:00

So you’ve made the decision, robotics process automation (RPA) is for your business. You’ve winnowed down a list of suitable vendors and are ready to start some serious shopping. Great. But before you plunge right in, there are some final things to consider.  The following is a list of questions for would-be buyers to which they should give serious thought to before moving forward. They range from the existential — what role will your employees play as RPA expands within your organization? To the practical, such as training time frames. 1. RPA Tool Selection is Less Important Than You Think The actual tool itself is not that important for most companies, especially those that are just starting with RPA. What [...]

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot 2019-01-30T09:26:32-07:00

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age

2019-01-30T09:34:32-07:00

Engineers Say Personal Robotics Will Become an Important New Category in Family Lives  I have the idea of a “sociable” robot—one that people can have relatively natural interactions with—has been the lore of science fiction for decades. From Lost in Space to Star Wars to WallE and beyond, interactive robotic machines have been the stuff of our creative imagination for some time. In 2019, however, I believe we will start to see more practical implementations of personal robotics devices from several major tech vendors. While several companies have tried, and failed to bring personal robotics http://glewengineering.com/robotics-semiconductor-industry-prepares-for-450mm-wafers-part-2/the mainstream in the recent past, I believe several technologies and concepts are coming together to make the potential more viable this year. First, from [...]

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age 2019-01-30T09:34:32-07:00

Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves

2019-01-08T14:43:20-07:00

Engineers Say Public is Hungry for More Wi-Fi Capacity, the telecom industry is looking to snatch control of underutilized airwaves reserved for the auto industry. But this is coming just as carmakers begin to make progress on developing and adopting technologies for connected and autonomous cars that currently rely on that spectrum. The Big Picture: Tech and telecom companies have been fighting for years over spectrum to support exploding demand for mobile services and smartphones. Automakers have had exclusive access to a band of spectrum for almost 20 years but haven't done much with it, prompting telecom providers to argue, "Use it or lose it." The Dilemma: Some safety advocates and automakers worry that commercial Wi-Fi will interfere [...]

Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves 2019-01-08T14:43:20-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business

2018-10-26T09:39:38-07:00

Engineers Explain How Good Ventilation Helps Your Business We’ll start with a fact that often startles people: (indoor air quality is a major health threat in the country).  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside buildings is often 3 to 4 times worse than the air outside. This goes against what most people think air pollution is like— fumes from cars and smoke stacks casting dark clouds over cities.  Heavy wall insulation, tightly fitted, non-opening windows ( Window Efficiency ), and commercial synthetic carpeting in modern buildings allows for the rapid build-up of contaminants inside without the chance to escape. Proper ventilation in your business that was designed by a licensed mechanical engineer(Licensed Mechanical Engineer ), is a key [...]

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business 2018-10-26T09:39:38-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Recommend Home Drainage – Winter Months are Coming !

2018-10-10T09:50:13-07:00

How Do Engineers Handle Rainwater? Engineers can help with proper fitting of gutters, or eaves troughs as they are called in some parts of the country. They are an important part of the drainage system around your house.  If yours are nonexistent, in poor condition, or improperly placed on your house, they could be causing problems and putting your home at risk of water damage. Gutters need to be installed properly so that they catch the water coming off your roof and channel it away from your house and its foundation.  Your eaves troughs should have a downward slope of 1/2 inch for every 10 feet of run to ensure they drain completely.  If your house is more than [...]

Mechanical Engineers Recommend Home Drainage – Winter Months are Coming ! 2018-10-10T09:50:13-07:00

Engineers Develop Ways to Ventilate Your Home

2018-09-25T15:38:05-07:00

Why ventilate? For centuries homes weren’t ventilated, and they did all right, didn’t they? Why do we need to go to all this effort (and often considerable expense) to ventilate houses today?  Engineers have developed several reasons that ventilation is more important today than it was long ago. Most importantly, houses 100 years ago were leaky. Usually they didn’t have insulation in the walls, so fresh air could easily enter through all the gaps, cracks, and holes in the building envelope., the building materials used 100 years ago were mostly natural products that didn’t result in significant off gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, flame retardants, and other chemicals that are so prevalent in today’s building materials, furnishings, [...]

Engineers Develop Ways to Ventilate Your Home 2018-09-25T15:38:05-07:00

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power

2018-09-04T12:40:22-07:00

Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has a typical combined efficiency of 45 percent, CHP systems can operate at levels as high as 80 percent. Some micro-CHP technologies use mechanical engines, such as internal combustion [...]

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power 2018-09-04T12:40:22-07:00

Material Engineers : Pros and Cons of Solar Powered Cars

2018-07-25T09:17:33-07:00

Figure 1.  Solar Powered Cars in the Future Although a solar power car may not be commercially viable right now, there are ways that solar power can be added to existing designs to make vehicles more efficient. Material Scientist examine the pros and cons of this technology, it can continue to move forward in development to help save on fossil fuels, and the electric grid and pollutions. Solar-powered vehicles (Solar Cells ) have zero emission level, as they don’t utilize non-renewable resources and burn fuel. The electric motors generate electricity (See Figure 1.) that doesn't emit any greenhouse gases or any other pollutants. These cars are quieter than the vehicles powered by conventional fuels, which don't cause noise pollution as well. Lets [...]

Material Engineers : Pros and Cons of Solar Powered Cars 2018-07-25T09:17:33-07:00

Electric Vehicle Battery: Electronic Materials, Cost, and Lifespan

2018-07-03T15:48:21-07:00

(Figure 1 - Electric Vehicle on Fire)  Electric Vehicle Battery Materials Most electric vehicle batteries are lithium based and rely on a mix of cobalt, manganese, nickel, and graphite and other primary components, can be very dangerous, battery fires could occur (See Figure 1. Above).  Some of these materials are harder to find than others, though none should be classified as "rare earth metals" ( http://glewengineering.com/the-impact-of-chinese-export-restrictions-on-rare-earth-elements/) . Over 60% of the  global supply for cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has a poor human rights track record; international organizations have denounced for years the exploitative labor practices involved in cobalt production.  Cobalt deposits can be found throughout the world and are most prominent in the African Copper [...]

Electric Vehicle Battery: Electronic Materials, Cost, and Lifespan 2018-07-03T15:48:21-07:00

Semiconductor Worldwide: Samsung Takes Over

2018-06-22T11:44:20-07:00

Samsung topples Intel as top dog semiconductor market share  Gartner beancounters say price rises driven by memory shortages propelled Samsung into the lead based on semiconductor vendor revenue, vaulting past Intel and its CPUs. The largest memory supplier, Samsung Electronics, gained the most semiconductor market share and took the No. 1 position from Intel – the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992. Memory accounted for more than two-thirds of all semiconductor revenue growth in 2017, and became the largest semiconductor category.  DRAM prices rose 44 per cent from 2016 to 2017, and NAND flash prices went up 17 per cent year-over-year for the first time. (See Figure Below)   A Gartner table provides the numeric nitty-gritty [...]

Semiconductor Worldwide: Samsung Takes Over 2018-06-22T11:44:20-07:00

Flat Panel and LCD Screens: Part 1

2018-02-13T16:36:45-07:00

Liquid crystal display (LCD) screens are omnipresent in our technologically saturated lives.  Having largely displaced the older CRT screens, LCDs make up a large portion of the digital imaging we see all around us.  They are present in everything from our ubiquitous smartphones and computer screens to digital billboards, wristwatches and vehicle and aircraft instrumentation.  How do flat panel LCD screens work? One can often find videos and articles documenting eager teardowns of new devices, but few delve beyond the hardware and into the materials and design behind the screen itself.  For this series of blog posts, we will be review some aspects of display technology , why they work, and how they are assembled.  To illustrate my points, I’ve disassembled a legacy Sony Ericsson® S500i phone [...]

Flat Panel and LCD Screens: Part 1 2018-02-13T16:36:45-07:00

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist

2018-02-20T13:14:29-07:00

Figure 1: Leonardo da Vinci, by Francesco Melzi Over the course of this blog series, I have written about a number of Italian Masters of science and engineering, from astronomers like Galileo and Cassini to physicists like Torricelli and Venturi.  I’ve saved the best for last, however: Leonardo da Vinci.  He is the quintessential renaissance man who fits both our running definition of “Italian Master” as well as being included in the standard list of Masters with Rafael, Donatello and Michelangelo  Leonardo’s incredibly broad array of talents and interests have long been the subjects of movies, books, TV shows, and, of late, video games.  Throughout his life, he had one hand in the arts, ranging from painting, sculpting, music, history, and literature, [...]

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist 2018-02-20T13:14:29-07:00