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SolarCity Corp Offers Tesla Motors Inc Powerwall Battery For $5,000

05/02/2015
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
The much touted battery packs for the masses will hit the store shelves soon....the capacity is still a little sketchy, but makes sense in a first ste...
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Last comment 05/03/2015 by lyn
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Using Static to Adhere Plastic Sheet

05/02/2015
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Tonymech
Hi all How do I apply a static charge to plastic sheets? I have a project where I am required to temporarily adhere two 200 micron (0.008") plastic...
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Last comment 05/03/2015 by Ed Watts
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Inverse Fourier Transform in VBA Excel

05/02/2015
posted in Software & Programming
by amitabha0107
For an electrical system I have harmonic magnitudes in amps for various frequencies. Now, I want to construct the time domain signal of the same using...
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Last comment 05/03/2015 by Ed Watts
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India Having IT Issues Due to Monkeys Eating Cables

05/01/2015
posted in Civil Engineering
by adreasler
Perhaps I'm oversimplifying things here, but if cables are getting chewed on, and chemical deterents cannot be used (because nobody in India wants to...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by SolarEagle
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DC Motor Design

05/01/2015
posted in Electrical Engineering
by andy_mccanix
I'm looking for a really groovy chart. This chart had dimensional parameters regarding sizing of DC Motors. Number of windings, diameter of wire, volt...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by classic
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Quadratic Equation of Vessel Thickness

04/30/2015
posted in Chemical & Material Science
by VIRENCHOCHA
I came across following equation of determining for vessel under external pressure. t^2-(p*D/2*f)t-(1.5*U)p*D^2/[200*f](1-0.2*D/L) = 0 this is a qua...
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Networked ESD Testing System

04/30/2015
posted in Electrical Engineering
by jlfiegel
Hi I have a large clean room with multiple smaller, internal rooms. 6 of these internal doors require the users to be tested for ESD. Multiple oth...
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File Sharing on a Network Using Windows 7

04/30/2015
posted in Software & Programming
by tevoip
Good morning everybody ! This is my issue!!! With 4 Pcs on a network,users usually access the sharing folder on the Admin's Pc,but when someone just...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by SolarEagle
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What is This?

04/30/2015
posted in General Discussion
by roeblinggrid
I posed this question earlier today in another discussion and thought I would try a thread devoted to it alone. Does anyone know what this is: I kn...
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Last comment 05/01/2015 by BestInShow
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VFD Damage

04/30/2015
posted in Electrical Engineering
by CanukJake
VFDs on a 480 Volt system, where matrix passive filters have been applied, are being damaged when power is re-established after very short power inter...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by Andy Germany
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Online Rubik's Cube

04/30/2015
posted in General Discussion
by SavvyExacta
While I was doing my usual morning browse of the web, I found a Rubik's Cube you can do online. It was a Google Doodle last year. If you go to this...
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Last comment 05/01/2015 by tcmtech
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Search Engines

04/30/2015
posted in General Discussion
by justthecowboy
I have seen on here where people say "just google it" and at other times someone will say " use a real search engine" what are your favorite search en...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by JIMRAT
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Calculating Water Flow For Axial Flow Pump

04/30/2015
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by Icemaster
Can anybody help me with the approximation of the flow out of an axial flow pump. At the moment is the best method I have is like this: Radius of pro...
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Last comment 05/01/2015 by Massey
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What Is it? (Sorry, Again I Haven't a Clue.)

04/29/2015
posted in General Discussion
by Randall
I was working in someones house between tenants, and, we found this in the garden. It most resembles a mangle but I suspect that it's for flattening /...
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Fly Paper for Vehicles?

04/27/2015
posted in General Discussion
by HiTekRedNek
I recently purchased a sticky trap for pest control,and I was amazed at how very sticky it really is,and how fast and tenaciously it grabs and holds....
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Last comment 04/28/2015 by micahd02
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Star Delta Starter Power Consumption

04/27/2015
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Anonymous Poster
Hi Guys, Star-Delta motor starter consumes low current which is 58% lower from line current, but how about the power consumption? is there any reduc...
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Last comment 04/28/2015 by pnaban
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Torque and Power

04/28/2015
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by SachinHB
Hi Guys, I am doing a project for High school. As a part of it in that a cylindrical mass of 10 kg is to be rotated at a constant speed of 30 rpm co...
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Altered Interfaces Take on Wider Role in Automation

05/03/2015 posted in Motion Control Components
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Industrial HMIs are changing. Text and semi-graphical panels are disappearing, being displaced by wider screens with touch and multi-touch displa...
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Stop Poor Communication Patterns in Their Tracks

05/02/2015 posted in Plant & Facilities Engineering
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
"What we've got here is failure to communicate." The iconic line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke may have been delivered by a warden to a prisone...
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Styrofoam Slide (May 2015)

05/01/2015 posted in Challenge Questions
This month's Challenge Question: Specs & Techs from IHS Engineering360: Try this experiment: slide a Styrofoam cup full of water across a smooth...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by tonyhemet
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Scientific Scandal

05/01/2015 posted in Plastics Fabrication
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The international scientific community is responding to a serious breach of ethics in the publication of several papers from University of Texas r...
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Caption This for 05/01/15

04/30/2015 posted in Caption This!
by LakeGrl
This weeks image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption!
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by Unredundant
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NASA's Investigation Into EM Drives - What if?

04/30/2015 posted in Roger's Equations
by Roger Pink
Science (Fiction) Sells! There's been a bunch of sensationalist headlines flying around lately: Is NASA one step closer to warp drive? - CNET...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by redfred
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Hardening the Energy Coast

04/30/2015 posted in Editor's Desk
by wagman262
As part of our ongoing look at risk mitigation and engineering, Engineering360 published this terrific article that examines infrastructure hardening...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by SavvyExacta
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The Rare Factor: Rare Doesn’t Always Equal Valuable

04/30/2015 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Just because a car is considered rare, it isn't necessarily valuable. Case in point is this 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible I recently ha...
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European Experts Train the Next Generation of Pump Engineers

04/30/2015 posted in Pump Technology Blog
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Austrian, German, and Swiss pump experts have been working in concert to make Germany's Pump.Ing open-study course the world's premier training gr...
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China's Impressive " Sky City" Gets Downsized-Still Impressive

04/29/2015 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
We have been following the China Sky City project to build the world's tallest building, 220 stories, with prefabricated modules built in advance in f...
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Should the OEM Own the Car You Paid For?

04/29/2015 posted in Automotive Technology
by HUSH
Even 14 years after Napster was taken behind the woodshed and shot by copyrights lawyers, online piracy continues to thrive. Sure, it takes place in...
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Last comment 05/02/2015 by Wal
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How to Import a Newer Exotic Car: One Man’s Struggle to Bring a Maserati Shamal to the U.S.

04/29/2015 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Remember the Maserati Shamal? We're not surprised if you don't. Launched in 1991, after Maserati pulled out of the States, it never officially cam...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by ndt-tom
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Sensor Hub Supports Always-On Strategy

04/29/2015 posted in Sensors & Switches
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A pair of micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS)-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) with integral ultra-low power sensor hub supports the curre...
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4 Hot Topics Related to the ASME BPVC Release (and a Survey)

04/28/2015 posted in Quality Control
by SavvyExacta
ASME will release a new version of its BPVC (Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code) in 2015. This mandatory code sets the requirements for safe operation,...
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The Laniakea Supercluster (Our Home)

04/28/2015 posted in Roger's Equations
by Roger Pink
A Pale Yellow Dot... The Milky Way, our galaxy, is a small part of a much larger structure called the Laniakea Supercluster. Laniakea is a relative...
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Last comment 04/29/2015 by Rixter
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1963 Volkswagen “Herbie” Beetle Sells for $126,500, Setting Auction Record

04/28/2015 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Volkswagen Beetles are recognized and (generally) loved around the world, but the best-known and most beloved Beetle of all is likely Herbie, the...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by Andy Germany
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