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WHERE THE JOBS ARE

The following data was taken from a survey done by nerdwallet.com:  Best Places for Engineers, 23 February 2015.

If you follow my postings you know I primarily concentrate on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. 772 more words

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THE STUDENT LOAN "BUBBLE"

The following post uses as references:  Bloomberg Business, National Council on Higher Education, The Business Insider, and The College Board.

May 7 (Bloomberg) — A group of bankers that advises the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors has warned that farmland prices are inflating “a bubble” and growth in student-loan debt has “parallels to the housing crisis.  790 more words

Education

SIX (6) CRITICAL FACTORS FOR SELECTING A MACHINE VISION SYSTEM

For those who might be a little bit unsure as to the definition of machine vision (MV), let’s now define the term as follows:

“ Machine vision (MV) is the technology and methods used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for such applications as automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance in industry.” … 2,384 more words

Education

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASA

References for this post are taken from NASA Tech Briefs, Vol 39, No 2, February 2015.

In 1915 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was formed by our Federal government.  599 more words

Education

THE ROSETTA MISSION & PHILAE LANDER

Wonder how difficult it would be to land a mosquito on a speeding bullet?  What do you think?  Well, that’s just about the degree of difficulty in launching, navigating and landing the… 973 more words

Education

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY

Two days ago I had the need to refresh my memory concerning the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Most of the work I do involves designing work cells to automate manufacturing processes but one client asked me to take a look at a problem involving thermodynamic and heat transfer processes.  610 more words

Education

CNG (COMPRASSED NATURAL GAS) & AUTOMOTIVE

INTRODUCTION:

The use of natural gas in the form of CNG (compressed natural gas) is becoming an accepted alternative to petroleum; i.e. gasoline.   In 2011, the use of natural gas as a fuel for automobiles and trucks rose 7.1 % per year with a remarkable increase of thirty-eight percent (38%) since 2006.  688 more words

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