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An Engineering Prospective on Folding a Quesadilla

09/27/2016
posted in General Discussion
by frankd20
I had a quesadilla for lunch today and for a long time I have always been unhappy with they way they are constructed. I guess this is the engineer in...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by Usbport
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Solar Water Distillation Using Vacuum Pump

09/27/2016
posted in Sustainable Engineering
by Metom
I am doing research about solar vacuum water distillation. The design model will consists of a glass cover, basin water equipped with reflecting mirro...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by tcmtech
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MacGyver Reboot Engineering?

09/27/2016
posted in General Discussion
by frankd20
Did anyone watch the first episode of the MacGyver reboot? I did and I was very disappointed in the engineering displayed. Perhaps I hold MacGyver to...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by jack of all trades
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Oil Free Screw Air Compressors

09/27/2016
posted in General Discussion
by nramesh
Hi! has anyone used ELGI make oil free screw air compressors & if so,pl. share your experience/ feedback on the performance, maintenance issues &a...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by James Stewart
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Bioengineering Breakthroughs for Underresourced Communities

09/27/2016
posted in General Discussion
by BestInShow
Following up on Jonathan's post on this year's MacArthur Fellows, I wanted to single out bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University. I hea...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by James Stewart
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The 2016 Sciencey MacArthur Fellows

09/26/2016
posted in General Discussion
by Jonathan Fuller
The MacArthur Foundation awarded their 2016 Genius Grants on Friday--here are the science and tech awardees. -Jin-Quan Yu--synthetic chemist -Subhas...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by James Stewart
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Fly Away Flywheels

09/26/2016
posted in Sustainable Engineering
by Drew K
This is in the news feed on the CR4 page, a topic I feel strongly about. I think it is about time we started using energy instead of abusing it. If I...
Pathfinder Tags: energy storage flywheel locomotive
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by Tornado
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How Exactly Does Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology Work?

09/25/2016
posted in Communications & Electronics
by Ivanov327950
Dear community, As far a I know about mobile networks (some basics from a Communication Networks University course), coverage is based on the cell te...
Pathfinder Tags: 4G CAT S60 cell Communication Networks gsm ...
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Last comment 09/26/2016 by Mikerho
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Maybe Space X Encountered a Garbage Bag Full of Hydrogen?

09/25/2016
posted in Aerospace
by JE in Chicago
Ok.. not likely.. "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium...
Pathfinder Tags: aircraft airplane frozen turkey garbage bag hydrogen
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by SolarEagle
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Pressure Vessel

09/25/2016
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by purode333
Dear sir, Can ASME sec VIII div. allow to manufacturer to use non ASME materials for non pressure parts to attached it to pressure parts in pressure...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by Tornado
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How to Open Manholes on a Ball Mill dia 6m x 9 m length

09/25/2016
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by Ricardo Pasco
I have to open two manholes on a Ball Mill Shell (6 m dia x 9 m length). Please, Could you tell me your points of view or opinions how to open it. I...
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Views: 202, Comments: 8
Last comment 09/26/2016 by James Stewart
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Nuvo H2o

09/24/2016
posted in General Discussion
by tonyhemet
Yesterday a customer asked me to fix her swamp cooler because it wasn't pumping water, turned out the pump shaft had froze up because of hard water mi...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by lyn
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Transformer' Air Gap

09/21/2016
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Olie
Hi folk I am building a transformer with 1/16" air gap. What material can be used to fill this air gap ?? Thanks for your help in advance.
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Last comment 09/24/2016 by PWSlack
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Leaking AA Cells

09/21/2016
posted in General Discussion
by Autobroker
I have a cordless mouse that I really like. It's a Logitech M515 and it works on all kinds of surfaces; it's pretty cool and it doesn't have a laser....
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by frankd20
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Time Travel Debunked

09/21/2016
posted in General Discussion
by BestInShow
An interesting new explanation of the nature of time from an emeritus professor at Cal Berkeley. Read and discuss.
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Last comment 09/26/2016 by truth is not a compromise
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Should You Hack Your EpiPen?

09/27/2016 posted in Biomedical Engineering
by Jonathan Fuller
About a month ago while mowing my lawn I whacked into a wild border consisting mostly of goldenrod, dislodging dozens of wasps. Shortly after realizin...
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From the Toolbox – A Reader-Submitted Parts Question

09/27/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
It’s been a while since our last From the Toolbox segment, and this one comes to us from reader Dave Wood. Dave is asking for help identifying s...
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Lightweight Sensor Badge Detects Toxic Gases

09/27/2016 posted in Sensors & Switches
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers have developed a prototype wearable chemical sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of toxic gases. According to this article outlining...
09/27/2016 Views: 40, Comments: 1
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When You Are Looking for a MEMS Foundry

09/26/2016 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
With manufacturing a technology as complex (and tiny) as microelectronic mechanical systems (MEMS), you need a foundry with the experience and experti...
09/26/2016 Views: 48, Comments: 0
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Standards Q&A: Interpreting ASME’s Post Weld Heat Treatment Requirements

09/25/2016 posted in Fastening, Joining & Assembly
by reprendergast
ASME Standards often require careful reading in order to interpret them correctly and engineers can be left with questions about some details. In this...
09/25/2016 Pathfinder Tags: ASME standards Welding
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Robots Helping Robots

09/25/2016 posted in Robotic Systems Blog
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Imagine what industry might look like if robots could cooperate with each other spontaneously using body language as their guide. In a manner similar...
09/25/2016 Views: 104, Comments: 4
Last comment 09/26/2016 by tonyhemet
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Raygun Guitar Makes Music with Quadrant Techtron® HPV PPS

09/25/2016 posted in Plastics & Resins Blog
by QGuy
For decades, luthiers (individuals who make or repair string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box) have been searching for the p...
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Views: 231, Comments: 5
Last comment 09/26/2016 by James Stewart
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Battery Technology is Finally Catching Up

09/24/2016 posted in Quality Control
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
At long last, battery technology has begun to show signs of advancing, the way the rest of the electronics industry has for decades. This startup rece...
09/24/2016 Views: 238, Comments: 7
Last comment 09/26/2016 by LOCKDUKE
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Full Steam Ahead!

09/23/2016 posted in Power Generation and Distribution Blog
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Steam is responsible for generating 80% of the world's power. It's required for coal, combined-cycle natural gas, nuclear, geothermal, and even concen...
09/23/2016 Views: 194, Comments: 5
Last comment 09/24/2016 by James Stewart
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Zee, Zed, or Zulu for Thermal Acoustic Insulation

09/22/2016 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Americans say “Zee” for the letter Z. Canadians say “Zed” instead. In both North American countries, their militaries say &ldq...
09/22/2016 Pathfinder Tags: acoustic-thermal insulation thermal-acoustic insulation
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Caption This for 9/23/16

09/22/2016 posted in Caption This!
by LakeGrl
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption! Thanks to brich for submitting this image.
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Last comment 09/26/2016 by Original_Macgyver
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Hemmings Cinema: Ferrari on Ferrari, the First turbine Chrysler, Dying to be a Hero

09/22/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
* Dating to 1984, this 25-minute interview with Enzo Ferrari is probably the best such interview put down on video and the best account of Ferrari f...
09/22/2016 Pathfinder Tags: Chrysler Ferrari turbine video
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Cyclical or Structural - the Oil Price Debate Continues

09/22/2016 posted in Oil & Gas Technology
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Are oil prices still cyclical, or is there something new going on? As the industry digs itself out of the third largest price decline in 30 years, som...
09/22/2016 Views: 148, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/23/2016 by tcmtech
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The Death of 3D Printing Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

09/21/2016 posted in 3D Printing
by HUSH
Did you get the memo? Perhaps you read the obit. 3D printing is dead. Over. Done with. Kaputski. This past summer there were many articles criticizin...
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Last comment 09/27/2016 by phoenix911
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Open Diff: Of Mice and Men

09/21/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Last week, I decided that the two-year-old cabin air filter in my truck had served out its useful life and was due for replacement. Swapping it out wa...
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Last comment 09/23/2016 by C-Mac
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