"The Lab in the Corner"Ode to test engineers
and the role they play in product quality, by Test & Measurement Magazine's Senior Technical Editor
A video collection of really clever
Rube Goldberg mechanisms.
Control the Show
Show is a unique Christmas display which allows anyone in the world with a computer connection to log
on and control the lights. We are currently live each night from 5pm until midnight until New Year's
This year the Virginia Tech / Wake Forest University
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) has been generous enough to sponsor the entire
the salt patterns on the membrane change in response to varying frequencies. It gives me terrifying
flashbacks of physics exams with Bessel equations.
You will have to sit through a commercial first,
but it is worth it!
Click here to
see lightning strike a Boeing 747 airplane.
switching station circuit breaker opening video. I've actually watched one of these things opening -
University of Iowa Farm Machine
This is just amazing
- a work of genius! Click on either image to view the video. This incredible video has been passed around
the Internet as a real-life contraption. The myth is repeated widely; indeed, I received it in an e-mail
from a friend that believed it to be real. The first thing I did was look at the University of Iowa
website for the named music and engineering schools, and of course they did not exist. Here is the text
that goes with the video clip:
"This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music
Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Amazingly, 97% of
the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft Iowa, yes
It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up,
alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the
It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to
be donated to the Smithsonian."
The real source of the video is the Animusic
company. Amazon has the best price on the DVD set - please
"It's an eyesore."
"It's a monstrosity." Whiny neighbors in an exclusive Lubbock, TX development want to take down this
40-year Ham's antenna. The FCC protects him. Score one for the good guys!
Invisibility at Duke University. "The cloak would act like you've opened up a hole in space," said David
R. Smith, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke's Pratt School.
a teardown of the Sony PlayStation 3 by Semiconductor Insights
Swiss veteran combat
and commercial airline pilot Yves Rossy has done the "impossible."
Really cool slide
show of construction of the "Gateway Arch" in St. Louis.
This is a video with a little sound, so you might want to turn down your speaker volume.
Digital Phosphor Technology (DPX™)
(video link below)
This is NOT a paid advertisement for Tektronix, but after reading about this new technology in an
article in RF Design magazine and then visiting the Tektronix website, I felt a duty to bring it to
Shown above is a couple screen captures of one of the videos available on the Tektronix website.
It pits an Agilent E4440A PSA against the Tektronix RSA6100 RSA with Digital Phosphor Technology (DPX™).
The signal is a signal that is experiencing an infrequent frequency hop due to a faulty PLO. The DPX
display not only captures more information in less time, but it uses color coding to imply the relative
length of time a signal dwells at a particular frequency. Hotter colors (more duration) are redder,
and cooler colors (less duration) are bluer. Click on the image above to select narrated videos of a
number of different scenarios on ISM band and radar signals.