From in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi options to food choices and seating arrangements, the differentiations between one airline and another have never been as distinctive for passengers as they are today. While the quality of in-flight entertainment and food choices are certainly important, perhaps nothing can dictate a flight experience quite like the comfort of an airplane seat.
Virtual Seat Solution 2016 supports multiple virtual prototyping processes ranging from manufacturabilit… …read moreContinue reading →
The post Automatic Subsea Blowout Preventer Stack Control System Using PLC-based SCADA first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.
Abstract: An extremely reliable remote control system for subsea blowout preventer stack is developed based on the off-the-shelf triple modular redundancy system. To meet a high reliability requirement, various redundancy techniques such as controller redundancy, bus redundancy and network redundancy are used to design the …read moreContinue reading →
I get about four sinus infections a year, and I depend on antibiotics to get better. But my infections have started to show some resistance to amoxicillin and the z-pack, which don’t work as well anymore. That’s why I was concerned by a recent news story.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that science’s strongest known antibiotic – colistin – has been ineffective against bacteria containing a gene named mcr-1. Even more terrifying: this gene resides on a plasmid, a small loop of DNA that can break off and move from one bacterium to another. In other words, this …read moreContinue reading →
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee dramatically cut blood wastage and saved millions of dollars by implementing guidelines they developed for themselves. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Since blood is such a limited resource, the medical staff had to prioritize initiatives to make the best use of their donations.
The team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say they reduced blood used by 30% and saved $2 million dollars by changing their ordering process, usage and storage techniques. Together, all the improvements resulted in fewer than 80 units of blood being wasted …read moreContinue reading →
As far as CAD viewers go, users of all abilities from multiple stages of the product lifecycle have never had as many options—both free and paid—as they do today.
SOLIDWORKS users may prefer to stick with eDrawings and those looking for a budget-friendly option with advanced analysis tools may look towards CADbro; however, a new update to 3DViewStation Desktop from German IT company KISTERS may offer an ideal solution for those looking for powerful 2D viewing and markup capabilities… …read more