Rise of the Machines?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Artificial Intelligence is a major software technology that has been under development for decades.  As with many forms of technology, the current hype around artificial intelligence doesn’t really…

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Internet of Things Hype

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Internet of Things continues to generate a lot of “buzz”.  One market research firm forecasts $1.9 trillion in revenue by 2020 in global economic value created by…

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Technology Applied

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Technology is a term that is broadly used and highly misunderstood.  It is the art of, or skill that is based on the underlying principle of a certain…

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Technology Defined

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Webster’s dictionary defines technology as “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area” and “a manner of accomplishing a task, especially using technical processes or methods”….

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Bringing Balance to the Force

Sunday, November 16, 2014

There is a delicate balance between electric motors and the power electronics that control them.  This is because semiconductors conduct electricity in a completely different way than wire…

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Electric Motor Application

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The electric motor is all about creating an inexpensive conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy possible.  Being the “cheapest” often overrules being the “most cost effective” or…

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3D Print Car

1 + 1 = 3

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The business world sometimes likes to use the “1 + 1 = 3″ for mergers and acquisitions where businesses seek to leverage the strengths of two complementary businesses….

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Industrie 4.0 is really Work 7.0

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Work is what we do to feed, clothe and house ourselves.  Work in the last 100 years has changed so dramatically that it may not be recognizable as…

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What the buzz about Industrie 4.0?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

It sounds impressive, has a lot of doctors of philosophy signed on as it’s originators, and it’s imported from Europe.  Industrie 4.0, note the German spelling, very fancy,…

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steam generation

Where does electricity come from?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oddly, electricity is one of those things we never think about.  It’s odd because electricity and electric motors have proven to be the most efficient means of producing…

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