June 2011 Blog Posts (24)

To metric or not to metric? Is that (still) the question?

Recently, in response to an article headline that included our good ol’ Fahrenheit temperature unit, a reader took us to task for not using the international Celsius standard.



That sparked a conversation about the U.S.’s continued use of the imperial system of measurement, both in the wider culture but especially in the design engineering world.



So what do you, our Engineering Exchange members, think? Is it worth it to revisit the subject of using only metric units, or… Continue

Added by Miles Budimir on June 9, 2011 at 8:58am — 79 Comments

Patented High Performance Low Cost Disposable Flow Sensors

High performance. low cost Disposable Flow Sensors is now available for Medical, Lifes Science, Food Processing...

The sensors is insensibile to viscosity change, no obstable in flow path, Very wide range of flow rate from milli-liter per minute to hundred of liter per minute. See www.polysensors.com for more information

Added by Rene Lam on June 9, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Smart grid innovation contest

OEM Siemens is holding a worldwide contest to identify five top sustainable business or technology proposals to help the world become a better place. The company will award $21,000 and a trip to Berlin, Germany to meet with Siemens Smart Grid experts to the five contestants with the best ideas. Siemens has also committed to providing more than over $1.5 million to translate…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on June 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Lake Erie sharing agreement, a precedent for future projects?



Being a Cleveland native, I've taken special interest in the offshore wind project planned for Lake Erie. For those of you who aren't as familiar with the story, an initial 5-7 turbines are slated for construction in 2013. But what's especially interesting to me is the agreement to share revenue associated with submerged land leases across four…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on June 2, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

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