Hot Links

Take the Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 Quiz

Subscribe To The Magazine

Join Our Association

Pay Dues

President’s Message February 2016

President’s Message February 2016

Greetings,

February is upon us and so is our annual Skatefest. Please take the time to attend this event for family and friends. Bring a neighbor’s kid along too, if you like. Time spent with family is worth twice the time spent with work, so drink it up.

January saw us celebrate. The inauguration of a new board and the beginning of our centennial year as an organization We honored two members of our CEAC family as Man of the …

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on President’s Message February 2016 | Read More »

Michigan Regulator Resigns Amid Flint’s Lead-In-Water Crisis

Michigan Regulator Resigns Amid Flint’s Lead-In-Water Crisis

By David Eggert

Michigan Dept. of Enviromental Quality Director Dan Wyant resigned Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, after elevated blood-lead levels were found in children in Flint during a drinking water crisis that a task force …

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Michigan Regulator Resigns Amid Flint’s Lead-In-Water Crisis | Read More »

Shorter Illinois Highway Emerges From Failed Interstate Bid

Shorter Illinois Highway Emerges From Failed Interstate Bid

By Alan Scher Zagier

Federal transportation officials quietly withdrew their support this past summer for the long-planned 66 Corridor project that would have run across southern Illinois. (Credit: Ivo Shandor)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A long-planned federal highway across southern Illinois connecting Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Paducah, Kentucky is no more — at

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Shorter Illinois Highway Emerges From Failed Interstate Bid | Read More »

Taco SCI and SFI, First SelfSensing End Suction Pumps

Taco SCI and SFI, First SelfSensing End Suction Pumps

Taco’s new self-sensing, variable-speed end suction pumps help to reduce contractor costs and eliminate expensive wiring, among other benefits.

Taco has introduced self-sensing, variable speed end suction pumps.

The pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They help to reduce balancing contractor costs, eliminate expensive wiring and the need for external sensors.

New SCI close-coupled end suction pumps, and

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Taco SCI and SFI, First SelfSensing End Suction Pumps | Read More »

Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz

Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz

Pasternack’s new rackmount digitally controlled variable gain amplifier offers accurate attenuation levels over the entire frequency band.

Irvine, CA — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces a brand new rackmount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. This 19-inch rack mounted RF amplifier is designed for lab use and various test

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz | Read More »

Symmons Industries Selects ICC-ES PMG to Certify Code Compliance of New Lavatory Faucet and Showerheads

Symmons Industries Selects ICC-ES PMG to Certify Code Compliance of New Lavatory Faucet and Showerheads

Symmons Industries’ lavatory faucets are among its products now certified compliant by ICC Evaluation Service Plumbing.

The ICC Evaluation Service Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Listing Program (ICC-ES PMG) has issued PMG-1351 and PMG-1352 to Symmons Industries for its latest lavatory faucet and select hand-held showerheads and showers. Both reports show compliance with the requirements of the International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Residential

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Symmons Industries Selects ICC-ES PMG to Certify Code Compliance of New Lavatory Faucet and Showerheads | Read More »

Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds

Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds

By Ryan Nakashima

In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, photo, a charging case for an iPhone 6 sits on a wireless charger, both made by Bezalel, at the Sands Expo …

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds | Read More »

News TV Tech Promises Sharper Colors, But Not Much To Watch

News TV Tech Promises Sharper Colors, But Not Much To Watch

By Ryan Nakashima

Attendees watch a presentation at the Samsung booth at the International CES, in Las Vegas. For years, TV …

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on News TV Tech Promises Sharper Colors, But Not Much To Watch | Read More »

The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us From the CES Gadget Show

The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us From the CES Gadget Show

By  Ryan Nakashima

The EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle is unveiled at the EHang booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. The drone is large enough to fit a human passenger. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look

February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us From the CES Gadget Show | Read More »

Aerial Drones Fly Wisconsin Skies, Go Into Legal Gray Area

Aerial Drones Fly Wisconsin Skies, Go Into Legal Gray Area

By Pat Schneider

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (AP) — On a recent golden autumn morning, a half-dozen members of the Madison Area Radio Control Society basked in lawn chairs on a former cow pasture in Cottage Grove where they fly their planes when the quiet was interrupted by a buzzing sound.

“Mosquitoes!” shouted one of the retirees, setting the others to good-natured laughter. The faint, high-pitched buzzing wasn’t from an insect that survived the frost, but a pair of

January 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Aerial Drones Fly Wisconsin Skies, Go Into Legal Gray Area | Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech

By Brian Wallheimer

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Grace Hoening sold 800 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies last year, but that will look like a drop in the bucket if the Rockford 12-year-old has her way.

“My goal is 2,500,” Hoening said.

That’s because any scout who hits that magic number wins a free trip to Disney World. And while more than tripling her best year of cookie sales might seem overly optimistic, Hoening thinks she has a new …

February 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go High-Tech | Read More »

Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92

Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.

Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed.

(Continued)

Born in Germany, Baer escaped the Holocaust with his family.

He started thinking about what later became the home video game console while …

January 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Pioneer Of Video Games, Simon Dies At 92 | Read More »

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering

Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering


David E. Goldberg, President of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, – are two men on a daring mission. Their goal is to transform the entire world of engineering. Their objective is simple – they aim at humanizing the engineering profession.

Their new book, A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, …

December 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Engineers Embark on a Mission to Bring Humanity to the Field of Engineering | Read More »

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books

By Dave Gong
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Stepping into the rare books room at the Allen County Public Library is like stepping back in time.

Antique furniture complements the character of a room devoted to the library’s ever-expanding collection of rare and antique – even ancient – books and artifacts.

Display cases containing replicas of important Lincoln documents line the walls in front of the hall windows, while a rocking chair – a replica of the one Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated – sits in the …

November 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Digital Effort Increases Access To Rare Books | Read More »