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Designing Software for Engineers - Your Feedback

05/06/2016 by UXrulez
Hello! I am a UX Designer for a firm based out of Tampa Florida. We design software for engineering firms as well as architect firms. Currently, we a...
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SpaceX Nails Landing for 2nd Time

05/06/2016 by SolarEagle
"For the second time in less than a month, SpaceX has landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship at sea. The booster settled softly onto...
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What Is It?

05/05/2016 by Fredski
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Making A Beam More Rigid.

05/05/2016 by cnc jim
So I had a plan to make a clamp for a long aluminium section scoring device. I needed a bridge 3m long, supported at each end, 4 threaded inserts with...
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Last comment 05/06/2016 by BubbleRob

Patent Illustration Services ? Step By Step File

05/04/2016 by JE in Chicago
Once upon a time I was filing for a patent and in the spirit of things I dusted off the old drafting square and compass to provide the necessary techn...
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Commercial Space

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[Free App] Vessel Calculator

04/27/2016 by Anonymous Poster
This vessel calculator is programed for calculating the wetted area and volume of these vessels for various types of curved ends including: hemisp...
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Last comment 04/27/2016 by PallaS

How to Build Your Own SMT Production Line? Start With Neoden Pick and Place

04/22/2016 by neodensmt
Established in 2010, NeoDen Technology Co.,Ltd., is a high-tech corporation located in Hangzhou, China. Our primary products are desktop automatic pic...

How to Render Realistic Images of Your Cad Designs

04/17/2016 by iamcadguy
Today I will show you how to render realistic images of your Cad designs using the Keyshot 5 software. If the video was helpful give it a thumbs up al...
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Young Engineers: How to Reach Succes at the Beginning of Your Career

04/14/2016 by pidussau
Here are some insights for new engineers about how to reach success at the beginning of your career. Please share your thoughts on that topic. htt...
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CR4 Feedback

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Spam Activity

04/12/2016 by Tornado
Did last night's nine spams in a row set a new record?
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Editor's Desk

75 blog entries, 259 comments (1 Viewing)

Good Engineer or Good Project Manager? Cost Considerations

05/05/2016 by wagman262
The second part of our series on how to be both a good engineer and a good project manager. This article looks at cost considerations that can help en...
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Rail-based Energy Storage Project Moves Forward

04/26/2016 by wagman262
This project scores points in my book for using existing technology and gravity to address a need. Now we need to learn if it is sufficiently cost-eff...
Views: 191, Comments: 6
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VW, Mitsubishi and the Ethical Engineer

04/22/2016 by wagman262
What ethical lessons can be drawn from the recent string of bad news from engineering powerhouses like Volkswagen and Mitsubishi? What practical chall...
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Last comment 05/06/2016 by wolfie62
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Defense & Security Technology

99 blog entries, 1476 comments (0 Viewing)

Handheld Detector Finds Explosives

05/03/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A University of Utah team has created a handheld scanner that sniffs out alkaline fuel vapor, a component of explosives. Twin composite nanofibers th...
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Flamethrowers Find Industrial Uses

04/27/2016 by HUSH
The citizens of the United States love weaponry. Ignoring all the political and social implications of gun ownership, the U.S. is first in private g...
Pathfinder Tags: fire flamethrower weapons
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Last comment 04/28/2016 by HiTekRedNek

Ducted-fan Wing Seeks VTOL, Cruise Efficiency

04/15/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
As an alternate to the tilt-rotor, the U.S. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has Aurora Flight Sciences developing a canard configur...
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Last comment 04/15/2016 by Rixter
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Notes & Lines

33 blog entries, 252 comments (1 Viewing)

Earth Day, And Problematic Predictions

05/02/2016 by Jonathan Fuller
There are few more polarizing issues than environmental ones: climate change, the feasibility of alternative energy, and, in recent news, Earth Day....
Pathfinder Tags: earth day long now Prediction sustainability
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Last comment 05/03/2016 by Phys

The Evolution of Tech Grammar, or: Language is Goofy

04/18/2016 by Jonathan Fuller
From 2008 to 2009 I worked for HSBC Bank, one of the more interesting workplaces to be in during the Great Recession. A disgruntled non-customer, wh...
Pathfinder Tags: ap style grammar words
Views: 382, Comments: 20
Last comment 04/25/2016 by Alex. Roman

Combining Optics and Audio to Save Historical Recordings

03/31/2016 by Jonathan Fuller
My sister-in-law works as an archivist, and from what I hear her daily work is pretty much what you'd expect of the job. She spends a lot of time in...
Pathfinder Tags: archive radio recordings
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Last comment 04/03/2016 by ronseto
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Challenge Questions

339 blog entries, 27992 comments (2 Viewing)

Permanent Magnet: Newsletter Challenge (May 2016)

05/01/2016 This month's Challenge Question: Specs & Techs from IHS Engineering360: You have two steel bars. One is a permanent magnet and the other is not...
Pathfinder Tags: challenge questions Magnets
Views: 1205, Comments: 44
Last comment 05/06/2016 by horace40

Gliese 581g: Newsletter Challenge (April 2016)

04/01/2016 This month's Challenge Question: Specs & Techs from IHS Engineering360: Earth has sent a team of scientists to explore Gliese 581g, a super-Eart...
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Last comment 04/19/2016 by James Stewart

Liquid in Motion: Newsletter Challenge (March 2016)

02/29/2016 This month's Challenge Question: Specs & Techs from IHS Engineering360: Entering a laboratory, you notice a motionless clear cylinder resting on...
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Last comment 04/10/2016 by Casper71
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Caption This!

358 blog entries, 15476 comments (4 Viewing)

Caption This for 5/6/16

05/05/2016 by LakeGrl
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption!
Pathfinder Tags: construction engineering engineering images engineers life funny images
Views: 309, Comments: 31
Last comment 05/06/2016 by MR. Guest

Caption This for 4/29/16

04/28/2016 by LakeGrl
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption!
Pathfinder Tags: construction engineering engineering images engineers life funny images
Views: 481, Comments: 28
Last comment 05/04/2016 by MR. Guest

Caption This for 4/22/16

04/21/2016 by LakeGrl
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption!
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Unmanned SpaceX Mission to Mars by 2018

04/28/2016 by Bayes
Elon Musk has long declared his reason for creating SpaceX was to see humans become a multiplanetary species. To that end he has long set his sights o...
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Possible Explanation for Impossible EM Drive

04/23/2016 by Bayes
A very interesting theory has been put forth to explain why the EM drive works. Up till now, scientists have been baffled how something that should pr...
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Last comment 04/26/2016 by English Rose

SpaceX Booster Going Home

04/20/2016 by Bayes
SpaceX to refurbish used booster One of Elon Musk's fundamental beliefs regarding the future of space travel is the idea of reusuable boosters. After...
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Last comment 04/20/2016 by redfred
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The Engineer's Notebook

358 blog entries, 5608 comments (1 Viewing)

Living Walls, Living Roofs: Old Ideas and New Technologies

05/06/2016 by BestInShow
The idea for this post came to me last summer, when Mr. Best in Show and I were in Avignon. The central market's north façade is a stunning living w...
Pathfinder Tags: living walls biowalls Patrick Blanc Avignon Les Ha
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Last comment 05/06/2016 by SolarEagle

Time to Plant Some Trees

04/25/2016 by joeymac
Well its spring time and I'm sure you're getting the itch to be outside and working on your garden, pick up your yard, and get ready for outdoor pro...
Pathfinder Tags: Energy saving How to planting Spring spring planting ...
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Last comment 04/27/2016 by Phys

Let Them Eat Weeds: Foraging in Urban Food Deserts

04/22/2016 by BestInShow
This week (April 17 - 23) is Wild and Feral Food Week. I'd planned to follow last week's blog about eating invasive plant species with a post about...
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Last comment 04/25/2016 by Brave Sir Robin
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Animal Science

222 blog entries, 2049 comments (0 Viewing)

17-Year-Old Cicadas are Coming to the Northeast

04/22/2016 by joeymac
Next month, when temperatures warm, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground as they become 17 years old. This brood will be located in New...
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Last comment 04/26/2016 by Rixter

Ancient Dung May Unlock Punic War Mystery

04/15/2016 by joeymac
Scientists may have unlocked one of the great mysteries of the ancient world by analyzing microbes from horse manure to discover where Hannibal and...
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Last comment 04/20/2016 by wolfie62

Then There Were Three

02/29/2016 by joeymac
The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is one of the rarest turtles on Earth and now they've become even rarer. A famous Yangtze softshell turtle in Viet...
Pathfinder Tags: breeding program endangered softshell turtle turtle yangtzee river
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Last comment 03/01/2016 by joeymac
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Relativity and Cosmology

147 blog entries, 3955 comments (1 Viewing)

Another Relativity "Paradox"

04/11/2016 by Jorrie
A futuristic spaceship is stationed at its base, which is static at 10 light years (ly) from Earth in free space. The ship and base clocks are rat...
Pathfinder Tags: acceleration relativity
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Last comment 04/16/2016 by horace40

Time Dilation and Lorentz Contraction Revisited

03/27/2016 by Jorrie
- Intro - There are many fundamental relativity discussions that are buried deep inside related threads and hence very difficult to access at a...
Pathfinder Tags: Lorentz contraction Velocity time dilation
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Last comment 05/06/2016 by ralfcis

How Zeons turned into something Useful

06/30/2015 by Jorrie
In the last Blog, How Aeons turned into Zeons, we derived a very simple formula for the expansion dynamics of the cosmos, normalized to a 'natural cos...
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IHS Product Design Blog

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Engineering Webinar Calendar - April 2016

04/04/2016 by SavvyExacta
Engineering360 has a great lineup of webinars each month. Learn about specific topics from industry experts, for free, from the comfort of your own...
Pathfinder Tags: education webinars
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Webinar Calendar – January 2016

01/11/2016 by SavvyExacta
Engineering360 has a great lineup of webinars each month. Learn about specific topics from industry experts, for free, from the comfort of your own...
Pathfinder Tags: adhesives education electronics emissions pollution control ...
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Webinar Calendar - December 2015

12/17/2015 by SavvyExacta
December is halfway over, but there's still one more webinar on the Engineering360 calendar for 2015. Webinars allow you to learn about specific topi...
Pathfinder Tags: microwave power RF Semiconductor
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The CR4 Admin Blog

91 blog entries, 1409 comments (0 Viewing)

A CR4 Scavenger Hunt

04/01/2016 It's April Fools' Day, it's Friday - what more of an excuse do you need for a distraction? Here is a five-question scavenger hunt for you. If you ar...
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A Gentle Reminder about Community Participation

03/23/2016 by SavvyExacta
CR4 is a great place because it's made up of people from diverse backgrounds, both in terms of subject matter and location. This wide range of exper...
Views: 270, Comments: 8
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More News! Electronics360 Articles Added to Feed

03/01/2016 by SavvyExacta
The CR4 homepage and Daily Digest newsletter now have even more news to help you stay informed. - News Feed on CR4 - In addition to the feed of news...
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World's Most Dangerous Dam Threatens Up to 1.5 Million

03/30/2016 by HUSH
There could be an unprecedented engineering disaster in the weeks or months ahead. Mosul Dam in north Iraq is dangerously close to collapsing, years...
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Last comment 03/31/2016 by SolarEagle

Why We Need Others To Catch Our Typos

09/04/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
If yvo'ue raed something aoubt how the brian wrkos you may konw why you can raed tihs snetecne whiuott mcuh tbruloe. I remember the first time...
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Roger's Equations

171 blog entries, 1764 comments (0 Viewing)

A Gravitational Wave Observatory in Space

03/18/2016 by Bayes
Given the recent success of LIGO detecting gravitational waves, it shouldn't be surprising there is renewed interest in the press regarding other plan...
Views: 142, Comments: 3
Last comment 03/22/2016 by Bayes

Mathematical Structures in Classical Books

01/28/2016 by Bayes
I came across this very interesting article regarding fractal structures in classical literature and thought I'd pass it along. - R - Scientists find...
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Last comment 02/03/2016 by BestInShow

Failures in Hypothetical Planets - Vulcan

01/24/2016 by Bayes
Mercury's Perihelion Precession In 1859, Urbain Le Verrier was the first to report that the slow precession of Mercury's orbit around the Sun could n...
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Last comment 01/25/2016 by Phys
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Rockaholic Adventures

49 blog entries, 598 comments (0 Viewing)

Levees Fail Again

03/10/2016 by Shawn
Lack of accurate data plagues geological predictions. Whether we are assessing climate change, tropical storm probabilities, or the significance of...
Pathfinder Tags: big old muddy levees mississippi Old River Control Structure ORCS
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Last comment 03/14/2016 by Shawn

East Coast Mourns

03/04/2016 by Shawn
I'm afraid there is an epidemic going around that has all but squandered any resemblance of a winter for portions of the East Coast of the United S...
Pathfinder Tags: 2015/2016 winter El Nino
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Engineering Your Climbing Rack (Part II)

02/25/2016 by Shawn
A climber's rope is the life line of their fall protection equipment. It connects the climber to his partner and renders all other fall protection...
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What Is It?

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What is It? for December 16

12/16/2015 Do you know what this is? Share your answer, below! Submitted by CR4 user Whitephone.
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What is It? for July 26

07/26/2015 What is it? Share your guess in the comments below! Thanks to CR4 member Nigh for sharing this image.
Views: 779, Comments: 26
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What is It? for July 19

07/19/2015 What is it? Share your guess in the comments below! Thanks to CR4 member SolarEagle for sharing this image.
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Physics In Film

11 blog entries, 91 comments (0 Viewing)

Back to the Future Tech - How Do We Compare?

10/23/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
So two days ago was October 21, 2015 - the monumental day when Marty McFly time traveled into the future in the movie Back To The Future Part II. Be...
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Do We Finally Get Hoverboards in 2015?

07/29/2015 by HUSH
Since skateboarding doesn't require enough agility and balance, next week Lexus will officially unveil a hoverboard. Ever since Marty McFly used a h...
Pathfinder Tags: Back to the Future hoverboard Lexus maglev
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3D Printing a NASA Space Wrench - Video

02/01/2016 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
Watch our 3D printer create a NASA space wrench! You may have seen our previous posts explaining that we would be conducting a live Periscope broadca...
Pathfinder Tags: 3D Printing additive manufacturing NASA nasa space wrench periscope
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Electrical Engineering Master's for Busy Professionals

10/18/2015 posted in Engineering...Beyond the Classroom
by Penn State
Penn State World Campus, the online learning platform for The Pennsylvania State University, offers a 100% online, 30-credit Master of Engineering...
Pathfinder Tags: ee degree electrical engineer masters degree penn state
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Scrap Metal Wire Stripper

12/12/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by frankd20
I have been working on a lot of building projects, with not much time for anything else these last few years. As part of these projects, I ended up...
Pathfinder Tags: copper wire recycling wire stripper
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Slo' Mo' Hat Cam

07/04/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by Del the cat
I wanted to see how my arrows were flying from my bow, specifically flight arrows. A flight arrow presents a conundrum, you'd think you would want...
Views: 927, Comments: 67
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Whistling Walnut!

12/28/2013 posted in Workbench Creations
by Del the cat
What to do with the walnut shells left over from Christmas? Make a whistling arrow . I'd been toying with the idea for ages, and if you try an...
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Detective Work On An Exploded Warbow

07/11/2013 posted in Workbench Creations
by Del the cat
It's often impossible to actually work out how and why a bow explodes. But this time I think I know! I was building a copy of a Mary Rose Warb...
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