Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include the development of rewritable paper, a smartwatch that is smart enough to predict when seizures will occur and how you really get your products shipped from Amazon during the Black Friday and holiday rush. Have a great weekend!
The Swanson School of Engineering — located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a short four miles from the downtown — is having its first Student Design EXPO today, Thursday, December 4, from 6:00 to 8:30 in Alumni Hall. This first EXPO has a unique focus on sustainability — each of the 71 projects must include a sustainability component as this is the “Year of Sustainability” at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Swanson School has an obvious strong relationship to ANSYS. John Swanson, ANSYS’s founder received his PhD from us. On December 5, 2007, John presented the University of Pittsburgh with a most generous gift and we became the Swanson School of Engineering. John is a frequent visitor to the Swanson School and is currently mentoring several student projects focused on harvesting and using solar energy, a current passion of his. Continue reading →
While you’re doing your CyberMonday online shopping in preparation for the holidays, don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself.
Have I got a deal for you!! FREE ANSYS webinars this week, while supplies last. You’ll find amazing information, all for the taking, covering topics such as ANSYS HFSS and how to use ANSYS Tools to perform efficient explicit simulations.
Last weekend, I attended the major wine fair in Lille, France. Bottles of St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Chateauneuf du Pape, St Joseph, Saumur-Champigny found their way to my cellar in preparation for the sumptuous dinners I’m planning around Christmas. Young red wines are good for cardiovascular system, whereas, an excess of good wine and good food is not a good idea for a long and healthy life. Continue reading →
What do antennas, sensors and integrated circuits all have in common in an IoT-connected device? They are all fighting for the same power supply resources. Indeed, power consumption may be the biggest challenge facing designers of mobile devices for the Internet of Things. As battery sizes shrink to allow for smaller form-factors, battery lifetime becomes critical to meeting cost, performance, and reliability requirements. Continue reading →
In the U.S., we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. It’s the perfect time of year to take a little vacation and visit our families, so our ANSYS Webinars this week come to you from our teams in Germany and France.
I’m actually in London this week and enjoying the many views and Christmas preparations. One stop I’ll be making is the amazing structure known as the London Eye. Did you know that ANSYS was used in it’s design? Continue reading →
…or so one of my friends, Professor Mark Bachman of UC Irvine said. “It’s up to you to know where to place the buckets” he continued. He made this clever comment at a recent presentation at the University of California Irvine’s Calit2 “Igniting Technology” event on the Internet of Things (IoT) November 13th.
There were presenters delivering corporate insights from Broadcom, Cisco, Frost Data Capital, and several others. The buckets comment was quoted often during the evening to a crowd that numbered well over 100. The other oft-quoted number that evening was $19 trillion in opportunity by 2020. So where are you going to place your bucket? Continue reading →