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Which Technology Is The Most Cost Effective?

06/24/2016
posted in General Discussion
by ronseto
As a starting point; if we take oil, refine it to gasoline; then transport and distribute it for use as automobile fuel, how does that compare in bott...
Pathfinder Tags: batteries energy conversion hybrids ICE's
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by JNB
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Induction Motor Acting as Generator

06/24/2016
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Anonymous Poster
Hello, We have a motor driving a vertical pump. The problem is there is no check valve at the discharge, so whenever the pump is stopped, due to the...
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Last comment 06/25/2016 by Tornado
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Electric Trucks

06/24/2016
posted in Transportation
by ronseto
There is an experimental electric truck operating in California. It uses trolley car technology that is 150 years old. It is a concept that has been u...
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Earth's Rarest Structure Created by Asteroid?

06/24/2016
posted in General Discussion
by BestInShow
The headline of this article made me think of a megascale structure, maybe a curious rock formation. I wonder if the structure discussed has any value...
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Last comment 06/25/2016 by Tornado
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High Gloss Plastic Finishes on Television LCD Frames

06/24/2016
posted in Chemical & Material Science
by Ind_design
Hi Folks I would like to understand the techniques to get high gloss finish (black or white) typically observed in plastic frame used in LCD televi...
Pathfinder Tags: high gloss plastic material black shine
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Last comment 06/25/2016 by Ind_design
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Sticker Removal needed

06/23/2016
posted in Chemical & Material Science
by Olie
Hi every one. Does any one know where I find a solution able to remove hard sticker ??
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by lyn
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I Am Looking for Obsolete Transistors 2SC4953 and 2SC5392 Quantity 100 Numbers

06/23/2016
posted in Instrumentation
by Shyam
I am looking for obsolete transistors 2SC4953 and 2SC5392 quantity 100 numbers. Does any one know where I can get these genuine parts for old design?...
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by LongintheTooth
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Is It safe?

06/23/2016
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
There is a firestorm of controversy raging over the oil pipeline that runs across the Great Lakes....The pipeline is 60 years old, and people fear it'...
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by Brave Sir Robin
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Affinity Laws

06/23/2016
posted in Electrical Engineering
by eltech
Good Morning, We are using a 4 pole motor on a evaporator motor, The power is about 5.5kw. We would like to replace with a 2 pole. Can someone tell m...
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by dhayanandhan
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Schematic Needed

06/23/2016
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Olie
Hi everyone. I am looking for electric / electronic schematic for : Hi-Velocity heating / cooling system - model HV-101H. Which is used in townhous...
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Last comment 06/23/2016 by Paulusgnome
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A Robotic Dog That Can Do the Dishes....Tell Me More!

06/23/2016
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
OK kinda creepy....but still pretty cool.... https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/23/boston-dynamics-made-a-robot-dog-that-can-do-your-dishes/
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by SolarEagle
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Dark Matter Identified?

06/23/2016
posted in New Technologies & Research
by BestInShow
Did the gravitational wave detector also detect dark matter? Read this and find out.
Pathfinder Tags: dark matter gravitational wave
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Cordless Weed Wackers

06/19/2016
posted in Electrical Engineering
by ronseto
I have been looking to buy a cordless weed wacker. I think they are the ideal garden tool; no gas/oil, no electric extension cord and light weight. Th...
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by Jpfalt
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In Person Interview for an Engineering Position. Advice Please!

06/20/2016
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by varun213
Hi everybody, I got called in for an in person interview this week, but I dont have much of an idea on this job honestly. I've copy and pasted the...
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Last comment 06/23/2016 by lyn
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Cutting Steel Bar

06/19/2016
posted in Quality Assurance / Control
by Olie
Hi every one. Any idea how to cut steel bar 20mm x 40mm in very precise and smooth manner ? Thanks for your help.
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by ronseto
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on UFOs and Logical Fallacies

06/21/2016
posted in General Discussion
by Bayes
Neil deGrasse Tyson at his very best. I love when he says optical illusions should just be called "brain failures" because that's what they are... Ne...
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What Is It?

06/19/2016
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by Fredski
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System Detects and Disables Unauthorized UAVs

06/25/2016 posted in Aerospace Blog
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Each month, the FAA receives more than 100 reports from pilots and others who spot what appear to be unmanned aircraft flying too close to an airport...
06/25/2016 Views: 10, Comments: 1
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Gravity Stabilizes the Grid

06/24/2016 posted in Alternative & Renewable Energy Blog
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Gravity is the power behind a commercial-scale rail energy storage project to be sited in southern Nevada. The 50 MW scheme is expected to provide 12....
06/24/2016 Views: 50, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/24/2016 by Brave Sir Robin
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RoHS Compliance and Rubber Products

06/23/2016 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) isn’t just about wires, chips, switches, and circuit boards. RoHS compliance involves component-level...
06/23/2016 Pathfinder Tags: e-waste electronic waste electronics EU hazardous substances ...
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Caption This for 6/24/16

06/23/2016 posted in Caption This!
by LakeGrl
------- This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption!
06/23/2016 Pathfinder Tags: engineering images engineers life funny images golf carts ladders
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Plastic Bag Filters Water on the Cheap

06/23/2016 posted in Water & Wastewater Systems
by HUSH
Clean drinking water is an issue no matter where you live. In the U.S., news headlines have been filled with stories of lead, PFOA and other contamina...
06/23/2016 Pathfinder Tags: filtration sustainability water treatment
Views: 116, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/23/2016 by SolarEagle
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Historic Vehicles to Gain Exemption from Paris Old Car Ban

06/23/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
In a case that may have ramifications across Europe and perhaps the world, French historic vehicle enthusiasts have convinced the authorities in Paris...
06/23/2016 Pathfinder Tags: classic auto history legislation Paris
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What Makes Your Smartphone Smart?

06/23/2016 posted in Appliance Technology
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Typically, a smartphone consists of components like microprocessors, system-on-a-chip (SoC) IC, cameras, sensors, display, operating system (OS), appl...
06/23/2016 Views: 111, Comments: 5
Last comment 06/24/2016 by Phys
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Accelerated Construction Speeds Up Bridge Fix

06/22/2016 posted in Building & Design Blog
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
To speed replacement of some of the worst bridges in the country, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has invested in an accelerated bridge...
06/22/2016 Views: 143, Comments: 3
Last comment 06/23/2016 by JohnDG
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U.S. Postal Service to Debut Pickup Trucks Forever Stamps

06/22/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
The United States Postal Service has a thing for old cars. After honoring hot rods and muscle cars with a series of Forever stamps (not to mention dom...
06/22/2016 Pathfinder Tags: classic auto collector stamps
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by ronseto
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Gourmet Space Food

06/22/2016 posted in Aerospace Blog
by Chelsey H
Space food is something most people think is sold at the museum gift shop. But for astronauts in the International Space Station, space food is all...
06/22/2016 Views: 94, Comments: 0
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Thinking Precision, Thinking Big: Keystone Threaded Products

06/21/2016 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
The Team at Keystone Threaded Products shows us that “Precision” doesn’t necessarily mean “Tiny” as they thread the ends...
06/21/2016 Pathfinder Tags: manufacturing metalworking precision Thread
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Last comment 06/24/2016 by ronseto
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New York-to-Paris-Winning Thomas Flyer to be Added to National Historic Vehicle Register

06/21/2016 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Until he saw it stripped to the chassis with his own eyes, George Schuster simply wouldn’t take anybody’s word that this old touring car w...
06/21/2016 Pathfinder Tags: history race roadster
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IHS Expects Hydrogen Car Sales Boost by 2027

06/21/2016 posted in MotorBeat
by Jordan Perch
Thanks to drastically longer range and much shorter refueling times than electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are regarded...
06/21/2016 Views: 130, Comments: 11
Last comment 06/24/2016 by SolarEagle
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Predictive Analytics Lead to Better-planned Maintenance

06/21/2016 posted in Industrial MRO
by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The ability to forecast when a machine might go down is the Holy Grail of industrial maintenance. Using data collected from sensors within the equipme...
06/21/2016 Views: 93, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/21/2016 by Rixter
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The Latest Tech for Sharkproofing Beaches

06/20/2016 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Jonathan Fuller
Next month marks 100 years since the Jersey Shore shark attacks. A rogue shark (or multiple sharks, depending on which scientist you ask) killed four...
06/20/2016 Pathfinder Tags: shark attacks sharks
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