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The Importance of Modernizing the Electric Grid and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Even though support and action towards a new and improved “smart” grid was introduced by President George W. Bush with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Obama was committed to proceed with this when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or stimulus) came into law. Coming into office, President Barack O...
The New Technology in Welding Aluminum in the Auto Industry
New fuel economy regulations the auto industry is turning to reduce the weight of vehicles. New techniques in welding aluminum are being created. Some industries are growing because of it. Such as Algoa and Novelis have invested 1 billion in their plants to produce more aluminum sheets for supplying the automotive industry....
The Similarities and Differences Between the BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) and Mercedes Benz
BMW VS Mercedes Benz BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) and Mercedes Benz is the most popular European car of this century. BMW founded in 1916 and Mercedes Benz founded in 1926 both also founded in Germany. In 1959, BMW almost bankrupt and almost sold to Mercedes Benz, but it was able to revive in 1992 when BMW managed to pen...
Matthew Carter and the First Typing Machines
“Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters” (Matthew Carter quote, n.d.). Few truly understand this idea more than the man himself. Master type designer, Matthew Carter. It’s a rarity for people to profoundly reflect upon the fonts, of which are feverishly plugged into address bars, emails; bris...
A Discussion on the Problem of Antenas in the Apple Devices
I've been following Apple's stocks closely for awhile now. Because I work on a lot of Apple devices for my side business, I'm pretty familiar with the defects and issues they seem to have, particularly the ones that make it to national headlines. These issues are typically launch defects with a new product or firmware roll...
An Overview of the Technology of Electric Cars
Electric cars are inevitably in our future but is the technology advanced enough to achieve the same standards that have been set by gasoline cars? For years new electric vehicles have come out of the obscure shadows of which they are built, only to never gain traction in the market. The auto world is split on the topic of...
The Improvement in Efficiency of the Automotive Industry in the Last Century
Automotive Efficiency To an engineer the glass is never half empty or half full, it is twice as big as it needs to be. To be efficient one must make the most of all the resources available. In todays world the word efficient is defined by dictionary.com as “performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the le...
The Life and Contribution of Jack S. Kilby
Abstract This paper uses two works to outline the work, history, and contribution to the world of technology by Jack S. Kilby. The integrated circuit is one of the most important pieces of technology in every pieces of technology that uses them. The integrated circuit is so important because it allowed for higher speeds...
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Electric Cars
With global temperatures rising and fuel prices threatening to increase as oil becomes a scarcer resource it seems that we have to press the reset button on the automotive world if we want the Earth complete with low lying islands, cities and polar icecaps to be recognisable in the next century. Electric cars like the tesla...
Steam Engines, Railways and the Victorian Tube in the Victorian Era
The Victorian era was a real turning point in human kind’s history and one that paved the way to our modern society and way of living. It was a period in a history where we actually deserved the “Great” in Great Britain (That and the World Wars) and actually did stuff productive. There was no Elf’ and Safety holding us back...