Medical Robots – Role Expands

2020-09-15T12:38:43-07:00

Medical Robots while in high demand, medical professionals seek hands-free ways to disinfect environments, helping contain the spread of coronavirus . COVID-19. Hospitals in China, for example,

Medical Robots – Role Expands2020-09-15T12:38:43-07:00

Solar Powered RV : Extended Travel

2020-09-15T12:38:45-07:00

Solar Powered RV - Imagine a Trip Solar Powered RV - Imagine a trip around the country with no budget for fuel! Yes, this is possible now thanks to this impressive motorhome. The RV company has done something people couldn’t even dream of with this Iveco Daily Electric chassis. The Solar Powered RV is perfectly capable of offering you off-grid status. There are solar panels installed, not only on the roof but on each side as well, in total 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels which can deliver up to 3,000 watts of energy. And you don’t even need [...]

Solar Powered RV : Extended Travel2020-09-15T12:38:45-07:00

Layered Composite Heaters for Semiconductor Processing

2018-02-20T12:34:14-08:00

Figure 1: Composite layered heater from patent  US 9,224,626 B2 Alexander Glew, Ph.D., P.E. recently contributed to a new patent on an advanced thin-film electric heaters, layered composite heaters, for CVD semiconductor processing and related technologies titled “Composite substrate for layered heaters”.  Watlow Electric, based in St. Louis, hired Glew Engineering and Dr. Glew to help develop this heater technology due to his experience in the Silicon Valley’s semiconductor industry.  As a semiconductor equipment expert and materials engineering consultant, Dr. Glew’s familiarity with semiconductor manufacturing meant he understood both the limitations of common semiconductor chuck heating methods and the techniques that [...]

Layered Composite Heaters for Semiconductor Processing2018-02-20T12:34:14-08:00

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance

2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Conduction and Radiation of Thermal Energy In my last blog post, I wrote about the conduction and radiation of thermal energy through windows and the thermal transmittance value, called the U-Factor, that characterizes that heat transfer.  The U-factor is useful in evaluating window performance and making wise decisions when specifying components for a building, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.  The National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC) mandates a second value alongside U-factor in its certification process, called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).  SHGC represents the ability of a window to resist [...]

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist

2018-02-20T13:14:29-08:00

Figure 1: Leonardo da Vinci, by Francesco Melzi Over the course of this blog series, I have written about a number of Italian Masters of science and engineering, from astronomers like Galileo and Cassini to physicists like Torricelli and Venturi.  I’ve saved the best for last, however: Leonardo da Vinci.  He is the quintessential renaissance man who fits both our running definition of “Italian Master” as well as being included in the standard list of Masters with Rafael, Donatello and Michelangelo  Leonardo’s incredibly broad array of talents and interests have long been the subjects of movies, books, TV shows, and, of late, [...]

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist2018-02-20T13:14:29-08:00

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering

2018-02-21T10:55:17-08:00

Portrait of Galileo Galilei Justus Sustermans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I’d like to return to our previous series on the Italian Masters, focused not on the usual masters or painting and sculpture but on the masters or science, mathematics, and engineering.  So far in the series I’ve written about the accomplishments of Volta, Cassini, Venturi and Torricelli.  Today, I’d like to look at one of the greats: Galileo Galilei.  Galileo is most famous today for standing up for heliocentrism against the Catholic Church and spending the last years of his life under house arrest as [...]

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering2018-02-21T10:55:17-08:00

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 2014

2018-03-06T13:41:58-08:00

A review of IEEE's article on Top Technology Trends for 2014.

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 20142018-03-06T13:41:58-08:00
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