Conducting Electrical Panel Infrared Inspections Conducting Infrared Electrical Panel Inspections Why Infrared Scanning Increased resistance and heat are the primary reasons most electrical components fail. Before electrical components fail, they heat up. Infrared scanning is used to inspect electrical equipment because excess heat is usually the first sign of trouble.
Electronics World Magazine Radio News was started by Hugo Gernsback in 1919, he lost control of it in early 1929 and immediately started Radio Craft. The magazine was then published by Radio-Science Publications and Trek Publications In March 1938 Ziff-Davis Publications acquired Radio News. Radio News was changed to Radio & Television News in July 1948. and to Radio & TV News in May 1957. The magazine became Electronics World in May 1959.
Our Future World: global megatrends report This report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. It presents six megatrends that will have a major impact on Australia over the next 20 years. In this seminal report, CSIRO Futures identified six social, economic and environmental megatrends that will have a major impact on Australia over the next 20 years. Web providers must limit internet's carbon footprint, say experts The internet's increasing appetite for electricity poses a major threat to companies such as Google, according to scientists and industry executives. Leading figures have told the Guardian that many internet companies are struggling to manage the costs of delivering billions of web pages, videos and files online – in a "perfect storm" that could even threaten the future of the internet itself. "In an energy-constrained world, we cannot continue to grow the footprint of the internet … we need to rein in the energy consumption," said Subodh Bapat, vice-president at Sun Microsystems, one of the world's largest manufacturers of web servers.
Best practice for accurate wind speed measurements A typical anemometry mast will have a number of anemometers (devices to measure wind speed) installed at different heights on the mast, and one or two wind vanes (devices to measure wind direction). These will be connected to a data logger, at the base of a mast, via screened cables. It is unusual for there to be a power supply at a prospective wind farm site, so the whole anemometry system is usually battery operated. Some systems have battery charging via a solar panel or small wind turbine. Millimeter wave scanner Active millimeter wave unit A millimeter wave scanner is a whole–body imaging device used for detecting objects concealed underneath a person’s clothing using a form of electromagnetic radiation. Typical uses for this technology include detection of items for commercial loss prevention, smuggling and screening at government buildings and airport security checkpoints.
Beyond the Basics Whitepaper for Connected Fleet Telematics With data at your fingertips, connected fleet solutions use telematics technology to accurately measure a variety of activities, allowing organizations to develop policies that aim to improve key metrics and then enforce those policies to make meaningful change. By measuring performance more accurately and in the context of time and location organizations can more readily identify and realize areas for operational savings. These efforts inevitably lead to a stronger bottom line. “Telematics really is big data. It’s a collection of data in a host of environments.
MiFi A Novatel MiFi 2372 "Intelligent Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot" A MiFi device can be connected to a cellular network and provide internet access for up to ten devices. The MiFi works at a distance up to 10 m (30 ft) and will provide internet or network access to any Wi-Fi-enabled peripheral device. The first MiFi device was introduced in the U.S. in May 2009 by Novatel Wireless, and Novatel owns a registered trademark on the "MiFi" brand name in the United States. The Novatel MiFi is also marketed as such in the Netherlands, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Canada, and Mexico. 3' "MiFi" is a similar line from Huawei under the name. Devices
Innovative Infrastructure: Smart Bridges There are over 600,000 bridges in the United States and almost 13% have some sort of structural damage. Most bridges still require field methods to assess this damage, including visual inspection, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, and ultrasonic techniques. These field methods can miss structural problems or fail to catch them in time to prevent a catastrophe. In the case of the Minneapolis steel truss bridge that collapsed in 2007, resulting in 13 lives lost, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that 16 of the gusset plates that connected the trusses failed. Smart bridge technologies are being implemented in the redesign, providing more efficient and real-time monitoring and inspection. Smart Bridges in Action
Home automation server with router Install the Linux based OpenWRT firmware on the router. The TL-WR741ND instructions can be found here: If you are stuck, start here: After you have a working SSH connection you can proceed. Because of the router (by default) runs the web admin page on the port 80, we need to add a secondary port to serve our custom web site. For that, we need to configure the uhttpd (web server application) configuration file. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) > Background on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Français | Español | 中文 (Simplified) | 中文 (Traditional) | Italiano | Português | عربي | Русский | हिंदी | ไทย | 日本 | 한국어 Available in PDF (51KB). About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable.
light-pack - USB content-driving ambient lighting system UPD 12 December 2013: Since Google is about to close binaries uploads, new releases are available for download at Github This is an English version of Russian open-hardware Lightpack project. Lightpack is a monitor light device used for presence effect strengthening.