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IoTeach investing heavily in technical training and engineering education

By |2018-07-31T06:33:19+01:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , |

IoT and its influence on our life IoT has begun to enrich our lives in variety of ways and improves our interaction with technology. By the use of technology in sensors, we are now capable of receiving notifications and alerts about conditions of our environment which is becoming safer, healthier and dynamic. At Ioteach, we are pioneering the technology and training systems that could be integrated in schools, colleges and universities to train our youth and get them ready to take on the next technical role in their career. IoTeach training kits IoTeach® is a comprehensive tool chain of hardware and software components designed specifically to promote engineering, scientific research and innovation. Our products ensure modern technology is taught in the best way possible (hands-on), with the most relevant literature supplied in the right format. Users  encounter a world of fascinating, practical interfacing challenges from engineering, mathematics, physics, to biomedical sciences and beyond. IoTeach-SensorsTM Smart Agriculture and Internet of things in agriculture concept. Farmer using digital tablet to monitor conditions from wireless sensor network in agricultural field. ‘IoTeach-SensorsTM’ teaches sensor applications including ultrasonic ranging, silicon pressure, gaussmeters, hall effect, thermometers, pan/tilt controller, LED displays, stepping motor, video surveillance, electronic compasses,data acquisition. We keep up with sensors technology development and more sensors are added on regular basis. ‘IoTeach®-Sensors’ is a toolbox full of solutions, packed [...]

#IoTest- #ATE #solution for #test and #measurement industry using #IoT

By |2018-04-03T13:07:17+01:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , |

IoT is truly revolutionising how we interact devices which include consumer electronics, critical medical data as well as gadgets to monitor our PB for another marathon effort made for some good cause. IoTest is our featured data acquisition software app to acquire, log, analyse and report test and measurement data from such IoT devices which are manufactured at large scale. Once passed through our Automated Test Equipment ATE, these IoT devices are then released into the market for purchasing and use. IoTest is reliable, tested and recommended solution to test your product whether it is a piece of furniture or a mission-critical servo-actuator for Eurofighter Typhoon. Following are amongst the few characteristics of IoTest: Available as portable pc, desktop or ruggedized industrial panel pc. Sensor data representation as graphical charts, digital displays or gauges. Connectivity terminal block for sensor cables termination. High Frequency Sampling and Logging Rates up to 3MHz. Available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux deployment. Tracking of sensor calibration is also possible and system could be configured to create alarm when calibration due date is passed. Multichannel Count and easily reconfigurable to extend logging capacity up to unlimited number of channels. Signal Type: +/-10V, +/-5V,4-20mA – Option to choose from differential or single-ended. Real-time stamped data. Configuration Mode to reconfigure channel calibration data such as zero offset, raw signal values, full scale engineering values. [...]

Robots as pets and home chores companion

By |2020-08-13T22:24:32+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Robots for Home Chores There is something therapeutic about handing over the responsibilities to a machine instead of another human. Robots have no feelings, no demands, no agency over their actions — they’re simply perfect vessels of servitude. I used to be a skeptic if robots are ever going to avoid collisions and identify objects. However, the recent advancements in AI and machine learning could be employed to assist robots with making wiser decisions. Robots could be  packed with cameras and a 3d LiDAR scanning and  navigation system. We could then achieve a sense of depth perception, which in turn could help robot estimate distance and avoid impact with objects. In addition to this, robot 'vision' could be further sharpened by 'deep learning' techniques which involves training it on thousands of images so it can navigate away from unnecessary collisions. Empowered with the above technologies, Robots could soon be trusted with household chores such as mopping, cleaning and even providing a safer companionship. Pet Robots Are robots going to be our future overlords? Robots are certainly making their way into practically every facet of modern life. Slowly but steadily, robots modelled after the animal kingdom are replacing machines that now mimic the look and feel of our companion pets. Robotic innovations are producing pets with the likes of a robotic dog that won’t poop, chew on [...]

Current Innovation Projects

By |2020-08-13T22:20:33+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , , , |

Ioteach Current Innovation Projects Ioteach is currently working on these innovation projects: IoVent A cost effective ventilator to meet the requirements of Covid-19 treatment. IoVent is modification of BVM. Ioteach Sensors Our innovative approach to sense and monitor for emerging 5G and IoT. Ioteach Ed-Tech A solution for home schooling of STEM subjects by conducting Laboratory Experiments on the Web. We are also innovating STEM kits to be able to learn robotics, codings and electronics from home.

Engineering Covid-19 Ventilator

By |2020-08-13T22:17:40+01:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Engineering, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Requirement Specification: Have you thought about Covid-19 Ventilator - Engineering Requirement Specification document? Although, the impact of such engineering innovation is invaluable, it is nothing different to any other systems that engineers design. Being medical device, undoubtedly - slows down the process of bringing such device into the market. It is mainly due to the requirements for additional certifications, However, technically and from the engineering perspective - it is based on same principles. Before designing and engineering, we need to establish our 'Requirements'. What is it that we really want! Such design document is called 'Requirement Specification' document. Requirement Specification will include sections on how the device should look like. It should reflect in great deal what the device is expected to do. Modularising the Requirement Specification: It is essential to divide the specification in to modules. In this way, it is easier to assign jobs to more engineers and get work done faster. For engineering projects such as Designing a Covid-19 Ventilator, the modules could be 1- Functional Requirements, 2-Mechanical Design Requirements, 3-Electrical Design Requirements, 4- Software Design Requirements, 5-Safety Requirements, 6- Operational Requirements, 7-Commercial/Pricing Requirements. It is also inevitable to find that there are further sub-modules for identified modules. The list could easily extend to many more modules. It is essential to focus back on questions ' What is it that we really want?'. [...]

Covid-19 treatment with ventilator

By |2020-08-13T22:11:53+01:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |

Ventilator for Covid-19 Today we hear a lot about ventilators as treatment to Covid-19 and respiratory diseases. What are the ventilators? Ventilators force air and oxygen into the lungs. Not only for Covid-19, ventilation is used in many others situations. For instance, we perform as first aid act soon we find someone is not breathing. Ventilation is also given if someone suffers acute asthma, cardiac arrest, chronic lung disease, even acute heart failure. Ventilator is not the only way to pump air into lungs. Mouth resuscitation has been performed since the 17th century. Bag Valve Mask for temporary resuscitation Later on, bag valve mask was invented which pumps air with clinicians squeezing bag in a controlled manner. Where Covid-19 is different, is that in the past clinicians have only ever be required to squeeze ball when patient is taken to intensive care unit. On contrary, Covid-19 requires much longer ventilation. Covid-19 Patient might need mechanical ventilation for several weeks or it might lead to months. If you have seen my other video on vaccine and human body systems, you would have remembered that Covid-19 causes inflammation to air sacs also called alveoli. Inflammation then prevent oxygen from reaching the lungs. So we could use ventilators to force oxygen into lungs until immune system has defeated the virus and let alveoli to self-heal naturally. Ventilator Challenge UK [...]

Coronavirus, Vaccine and Immune System

By |2020-08-13T21:11:47+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |

Vaccine trains body to fight illness rather than treat illness. It trains body by harnessing our immune system. Bacteria/virus exist in unlimited quantity around human body and on human body. These bacteria/virus could find easy entry in to human body through nose/mouth/eyes. Body itself is highly porous. On average, human body contains over 5 million pores with over 20,000 pores on face alone. Some of these virus could cause illness. It could hurt and damage us. So we need some defence. The surfaces of virus is coated with protein or sugar element. And this is the target point. This is the weak point of bacteria. Kill protein/sugar, we have killed the virus. Our body has a natural defence system, called immune system which is powered with a large army of white blood cells type Lymphocytes. Seeing body under attack, immune system develops a strategy to prepare for the battle. It commands its army of lymphocytes to generate weapons and tools. These weapon and tools are called anti-bodies. These weapons, Antibodies have to match with the virus protein structure. It is like key and a lock arrangement. Antibodies attack virus on its weakest point. Which is? Yes, protein structure! With any battle strategy, trouble is time for strategy to work. And it takes a while often few days for lymphocytes to produce right weapons of antibodies. Once [...]

Covid-19 and Coronavirus attack, A brief timeline

By |2020-08-13T21:03:14+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

December 31, 2019 - first cases of coronavirus were reported to World Health Organisation office in China. January 11th, 2020 - first death was confirmed of a regular visitor to Wet market in Wuhan. January 23rd, 2020 - Wuhan, a city of over 11 million residents - was cut off and locked down by Chinese authorities. January 30th, 2020 - WHO declared Covid-19 a global pandemic and a public health emergency of international concerns February 5th, 2020 - Diamond Princess Cruise ship carrying 3600 passengers after trip to South-Asia was quarantined. It reported highest number of corona positive cases outside China. February 19th, 2020 - Iran reported 12 deaths second highest after China. The geographical placement of Iran put public health experts in worries. Iran’s borders are crossed each year by millions of religious pilgrims. Cases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon, UAE followed shortly. February 23rd,2020- Italy faced major outbreak when number of reported cases exceeded 150. Officials locked down towns, schools were closed. Sporting, cultural events were cancelled. February 28th, 2020- Infection spiked in Europe. From Italy to Northern Ireland and Wales, Germany, France, England, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania! All reported Covid-19 cases. March 17th, 2020- France imposed nationwide lockdown. EU barred travelling and closed off 26 European countries from rest of the world. March 23rd 2020- Britain under lockdown. People were instructed to stay home. [...]

Human body and system

By |2020-08-13T20:54:01+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Health, Sciences|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Homosapiens to celts, Saxons to Vikings Reportedly for well over 30,000 years human has existed, travelled, explored new lands and adopted to new climates. human originated from modern Egypt and Africa. Then human, called homosapiens/neanderthals evolved into Celts for those who wandered into the Islands of Britain and France. Those who stayed in regions more exposed to Sunlight and warmer climates produced darker complexions whilst those of our ancestors who moved colder regions acquired fairer complexions. Civilisation, Romanticism and Industrialisation Over centuries of developments, civilisations , we became to be amongst the finest creatures that have lived on Earth. Mind you there are some unwelcoming creatures of wild animals, wolf and beers that perhaps would not tolerate us around them! Through the evolution of romanticism, enlightenment, industrialisation - We made ourselves human, the renaissance creature. Today, We enjoy theatre, relax with a glass of wine and show empathies, care, love towards our fellow human beings. We enjoy meals with friends and family. We make friends and we have no enemies.If we are to look inside our bodies. Astonishingly, our bodies have not changed for 30,000 years. Let’s look at some structures and system in a bit more detail. Human Body Systems Our body is the most complex machine, yes - it is nothing less than the most advanced combination of systems, interconnects, processing units, peripherals. Intertwined [...]

Mission to Mars and Space Technologies

By |2020-08-13T19:46:08+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Engineering, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Space Exploration Human desire to live on another planet has led to Space exploration. However, the costs to achieve a return journey be it ISS or MARS has made it hard to fulfil space  ambition. Until recently, when advancement in space vehicles at private firm SpaceX have made the journey now economically feasible. Mission to Mars It is now expected that by 2035, millions of people will be flying in thousands of rockets to establish a self-sustaining human colony on Mars. To date, there has been nine successful landings on Mars by robotic unmanned spacecrafts. There have been studies for possible human mission to Mars but none has been attempted yet. SpaceX is missioned to enable the colonisation of MARS. It has aimed at reducing the costs of space transportation. SpaceX vehicles and spacecrafts SpaceX has launched several space vehicles including Dragon1 followed by Dragon 2. These space vehicles have recently taken astronauts to International Space Station on May 30th ,2020. Space vehicle Falcon 9 is amongst the most successful to achieve vertical landing for an orbital spaceflight. Their expertise with Vertical Landing is such that, SpaceX has also vertically landed Falcon 9 on fully Autonomous ocean drone ship    For those of us keen to make an entry into the space or build your dream palace on Mars, SpaceX have now built Starship which is [...]

Innovation In Cars

By |2020-08-13T18:43:11+01:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Engineering, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Innovation in Cars Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886 is regarded as the birth year of modern car when German inventor Karl Benz patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. From Motorwagon to Model T, Budgetti to Porche, Volkswagen to Tesla, cars have improved in speed, performance and efficiency. The first locomotive what we recognise today as cars was put on road by Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz. In 1888, she coaxed the wheels, topped the oil tank and through the uneven terrain of the village, set out on the world’s first long distance journey of 60 miles. Unfortunately for her, not every thing went well and the automobile broke down. Nevertheless, determined Bertha did not give up and scarified her garter to plug the leaky valve. Then she boarded back on to complete her target course. Specification of Benz Motor-Wagon Benz motor wagon weighed less than 100 KGs. It was based on open crank case with drip oiling system and similar carburettor to mix fuel and air. The four stroke engine delivered up to 500 W at 250 rpm and is based on identical four stroke engine that we know today. It reached up to 10mph! Innovation of Four Stroke Engine To innovate the automobile industry, it is vital to appreciate the fundamental units that drives the vehicle. Four stroke engine has been implemented to produce required horsepower and [...]

Home Security Technology

By |2018-12-26T17:59:44+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |

With all of the technology available today it is now easier than ever to make sure that your home is secure and that intruders stay out. In addition, you no longer have to spend a fortune or go through a professional security company to keep your family and belongings safe and secure. With all of the products available today, you can monitor everything that is going on at your home even when you aren’t there by simply using an app on your phone. In addition to actually being able to see and, in some cases, even talk to the people who are at your house, your home can also be monitored for things like fire, water damage, and carbon monoxide without you having to do anything extra. Let’s take a look at some of the new technological products on the market that you can use to keep your home and family safe and secure. Ring Video Doorbell II The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to talk to your visitors even when you aren’t home. You can talk to your visitor, delivery person, or even someone who is up to no good through your phone, tablet, or PC. The Ring doorbell will send an alert to your phone in response to movement or when people press the button and you can speak to whoever is at your door through the two-way speaker. The Ring Video [...]

Science Toys and Kits to engage young learners

By |2018-12-15T20:24:42+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|Tags: , , |

As parents and educators, we all know how very important it is for our children and students to have a firm grasp of science and scientific concepts. One of the best ways to teach scientific concepts and foster a love of learning more about something is by using hands-on activities. There are so many amazing scientific kits, projects, and experiments that you can find easily now that will do just that. It doesn’t matter what ages of children you are talking about, there are hands-on projects and kits that are designed for every age and ability level. You get to choose just how deeply you want to dive into a particular concept and then find a project that matches up to it. Hot Wires Electronic Kit Do you have a child who is interested in electronics and learning how to build their own gadgets? Then check out the Hot Wires Electronic kit. This kit comes with a full colour 54-page guide to help your child complete over 100 different experiments. The components snap together making it easy for your child to figure out what goes where and all components are properly marked so that they are learning how everything really works. Your child can build a voice recorder, a burglar alarm for your room, a flying disc, an FM radio, and even a lie detector test. With [...]

The Most Powerful Numbers In The World of Computers

By |2018-12-15T00:55:54+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics, Technology|Tags: , , |

Believe it or not, the most powerful numbers in the world of computers are zero and one. Now that you know that, then you might not want to continue reading this article. The thing is we haven’t asked the real questions of “why” and “how.” The reason for 0 and 1 to be the most powerful numbers in the computing world is because these two numbers determine the value or data that is processed by the processor. Our computing devices have evolved from a one-room calculator (ENIAC – Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) to the latest smartphone that we are using. All of these computers have one thing in common - they all use the principle of the binary system – the numeral system that uses 0s and 1s. Do we even have to know about how the binary system works in the computers? Some would say, “I will let the engineers who designed and manufactured the gadgets do the thinking as long as the device can do what I want it to do.” That may be true, but let us try to look at a different perspective. When we have a human partner in life, we wanted to know and understand more about that person for us to really appreciate or work the relationship with that person. The same is true with our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. The more we understand how it works, [...]

The Two Best VR Headsets For Your Money

By |2018-12-13T13:00:19+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts|

Buying VR headsets can be a full time job if it is not something you are used to doing. Digging through manufacturer sites, retail sites, reviews, and business recommendations can be daunting for even the most experienced shopper. So, to help with the cause, here are the two best VR sets you can purchase between £200 and £500 for users of different experience levels. DJI GOGGLES VR DRONE HEADSET For the ultimate crossover experience with VR and drones, you will want to look into the DJI Goggles set. This set is for the more experienced VR and drone users. Depending on the store you go through, this system will cost you roughly £499. Considering what this set can do, though, this is a good price. The drones this unit are compatible with are the Mavic Pro, Phantom 3, and Inspire 2. It comes with a remote control which can be used if needed, or the head movement option for controlling the drone can be used. Some product sites will tell you that it is for use for those over the age of 18, yet also will tell you that it must be used under adult supervision. This seems to be the most confusing part of this product until you have played with the system for a bit to learn the intricacies of the operations. It shouldn't take too [...]

Smart Home Technology and Devices for Today’s World

By |2018-12-11T19:10:39+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |

With the state of technology today, it seems that there is some kind of device or app to help us perform just about every function of daily life. That includes apps and devices to help us out with the daily activities that we need to get done around the house or products to reduce energy usage or secure our home. Most smart home products on the market today are now designed to be compatible with devices you might already have, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant, but when you are considering purchasing any of these products, make sure that they are compatible with your phone and devices. So, let’s talk about a few of these devices and see what kind of benefit they might bring to our own homes and family life. Appkettle AK000001 Stainless Steel Smart Kettle Have you ever woken up all cozy in your bed and wished that the water for your tea was already hot on the stove? Well, wish no longer because the App Kettle will allow you to do just that. The App Kettle comes with a kettle and a base that can work with an app on your phone or tablet and voice controlled with Alexa. You can control the temperature of your water by setting your preferences in the favourites, and you can also set the timer settings so there [...]

Fitness Trackers to Improve Your Health for Every Budget

By |2018-12-09T19:33:02+00:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Health|

If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle and become more active, a fitness tracker may be just the technology product that you are looking for. Fitness trackers come in different styles and sizes, and depending on the functions that you want it to have, there are many to choose from. How do fitness trackers work? Most wearable fitness technology is designed to be worn like a watch or bracelet. You wear this device 24 hours a day and it will track the number of steps you take, heart rate, calories burned, sleep quality, sedentary time, and activity level. Some models will also track your blood pressure and GPS location. If you enjoy swimming as a way to workout, make sure that the fitness tracker you choose is waterproof and submersible. Some of them are fine for the shower but are not going to function properly underwater. In addition to the fitness tracker itself, each model has a specified app that you will download to your cell phone. This app allows you to view your fitness activity and sleep quality on your phone. You can also use the app to set daily or weekly fitness goals such as the number of steps you want to take each day, amount of time spent exercising, or amount of calories burned. Some models also have SMS text messaging capabilities, [...]

#Solar #Energy in the #UK Advantages/Disadvantages

By |2018-10-16T18:27:53+01:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|Tags: , , |

Solar energy is a completely renewable resource and it makes a lot of sense to use it at least in addition to other energy sources, if not using it solely to replace them. So, you might be wondering how does solar energy work? Can solar energy power my home? What happens at night when the sun is not visible if you are relying on solar energy to power your home? Well, let’s find out! How does solar energy work? The sun shines down onto the solar panel where the generating direct current electricity, or DC electricity, is stored. The energy is then converted by a solar inverter into alternating current electricity. Alternating current electricity is referred to as AC electricity and it is what all of the appliances in your home run off of. So, how does solar energy work at night when the sun isn’t shining? Well, the energy from the sun’s rays can be stored in a battery bank for use at night or on cloudy days. Can I use solar energy to power my home? Yes, you can absolutely use solar energy to power your home. Solar energy use is actually beginning to gain a lot of popularity globally. This is a great thing because not only is it a renewable source of energy, but it also makes the products needed to use solar [...]

Avoid #colds and #flu this #winter

By |2018-10-14T15:03:59+01:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Health|

Cold and flu season is fast approaching and experts are saying that this may be one of the worst flu seasons we have had in decades. Considering the number of deaths, particularly in children and the elderly, the length of flu season, and how widespread the flu was last year and that is a scary thought. There are some things that you can do to try and protect the health of you and your loved ones this cold and flu season. There are quite a few herbs that have traditionally been used to boost the immune system and ward off infectious viruses like the cold and flu. Garlic Garlic is a well-known immune system booster and it can be taken daily with no harsh side effects. You can take garlic in supplement form or just add it to foods that you are already eating. If you are already feeling the effects of the cold or flu virus you can mince fresh garlic, let it sit for a few minutes, and then swallow it with liquid like a pill. You may not have the freshest smelling breath, but if you repeat this routine every couple of hours you may not get any sicker at all. Echinacea Echinacea should not be taken long term but it can be taken when you feel a cold coming on, or after a [...]

#Technology And #Arts #Challenging Themselves

By |2018-10-11T14:58:41+01:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Arts|

There is a difference between using technology for technical purposes and using that same technology for the purpose of creating art. Making robots for instance is, by the end, a finite process. There is only so much you can add to a robot to function in the ways the creator intends. Artwork, on the other hand, is limited only by the imagination of the artist. There is very little imagination needed in order to create a robot. Only technical formulas and abilities that have already proven effective and absolute are necessary. This is why the marriage of high tech and art is taking off as much as it is. The artists can explore new ways of creating and the technical gurus are challenged with improving their technology to meet the unlimited imagination of the artists using it. This is a very exciting time for both parties involved because they are very much breaking new ground here. The artists suddenly have a new outlet for their creativity, and the ones providing that outlet are challenged with making improvements and adjustments as the needs arise. There are periodic fairs and gallery-type showings that showcase the talents of people on both sides that bring everyone together in one setting. A meeting of the minds, if you will, that is conducive to the making of new ideas. These are much more [...]

#Robots: The #Teachers of #Tomorrow

By |2018-10-08T13:56:01+01:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Assembling and programming small cars is still a great introduction to science and engineering, but we are moving forward these days by having robots act as the direct teachers. As they take on human-like appearances, using easy-going names like Nao, Milo, or Pepper, education is able to take a step further. They focus on providing support in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (shortened into STEM) study sessions. Earlier this year in March, primary school students in Tampere, Finland started to learn languages with Elias. He is a humanoid robot equipped with 23 languages, software to analyze the students' skills to decide what questions to ask, and a feedback system for the human teachers. On the other side of the globe, a kid in Texas, U.S. took his lessons via a robot. This robot attended the class for him, performing everything the kid told him to do, and facilitated communication from miles away. The robot allowed him to be an active participant despite not being physically present, unlike the teleconference situations that we already know. Researchers are also spending their time creating robots that can further help those with autism. Several trials show that the robots' patience, lack of facial features, and predictable behaviors seem to calm autistic kids. As they keep on adjusting themselves to the children's needs, everyone can learn more effectively. The teachers can also [...]

#Exciting #Science #Experiments

By |2018-10-07T18:52:28+01:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|Tags: , , |

What is the easiest way to get your children or students actively engaged in learning about science? Make it fun! There are so many really awesome and easy science experiments that you can do at home or in the classroom with everyday materials you already have on hand. Whether you are trying to engage a classroom full of inquiring young minds or are just trying to keep the kiddos busy on a rainy Saturday afternoon, these science experiments are just what you need. Lava Lamp This experiment is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours and it is super easy too! Here’s what you will need: Clean plastic bottle with a lid Vegetable oil Food coloring Water Alka-seltzer tablet Fill your clean plastic bottle most of the way with vegetable oil and fill the bottle the rest of the way (not quite to the top) with water. Add a few drops of food coloring, and break your Alka-seltzer tablet into a few small pieces and drop it in the bottle. Voila, you have a homemade lava lamp! Want to watch your lava lamp glow in the dark? Put a flashlight behind the bottle for a cool night light! Hot Ice experiment Here is another experiment that is sure to intrigue your kids. Instead of using frozen water to make ice crystals, what about making ice that [...]

#Unique #Skyscrapers from around the #World

By |2018-10-02T17:42:47+01:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , |

Skyscrapers are high rise buildings that have more than 40 floors and are roughly taller than 150 meters. For a skyscraper to be classified as super-tall, they must be approximately 300 meters, and to be classified as mega-tall they must be at least 600 meters. Skyscrapers are unique pieces of engineering and architecture on their own, but here we are going to take a look at some of the most unique skyscrapers in the world. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Burj Khalifa is a stunning 829 meters tall and is currently the world’s tallest building, although no skyscrapers hold that title for very long. It has 211 floors and an astounding 3.3 million feet of floor space accompanied by 58 elevators. Burj Khalifa was designed by architect Adrian Smith of the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill firm of Chicago, and the chief structural engineer was Bill Baker. Construction began in 2004 and was finalized in 2009 with an official opening date of January 2010. The building is home to an array of office space, a hotel, residences, and storefronts. The Shard, London, England The Shard is a uniquely styled spiral structure that is 309 meters high and has 95 floors. The Shard was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and has a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, offices, and shops inside. Construction began in the spring of 2009 [...]

Wind and Solar Power Technologies Are Coming Up Fast

By |2018-09-28T16:59:15+01:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |

If it concerns you about the energy we use and how it impacts the planet we are energizing, you are not alone. Whether or not you believe in global warming, the fact remains we have been using up finite resources to create electricity. Wind and solar are both infinite sources of energy. The wind will always blow and the sun will always shine. In both cases, more in some regions of the country than others. The professionals in both fields know where to go to find the most of both, and they are working hard to make them viable sources of electricity for the entire country. The challenge as of late is not how to harness these sources, but the amount that can be harnessed versus the amount we need. Knowing this will allow electric companies nationwide to know how much of this energy they can implement into their grid. They do not want to shut down all of their steam turbines in favor of wind and solar power unless those latter sources can produce as much electricity as the steam turbines. If any one region can only get 50% of their energy needs through wind and solar, and the electric companies in that region find it cost productive to switch over, then they will do so in modest amounts. The technology used here has been fine-tuned to [...]

#Chemistry, #Save Us From #Plastic #Waste!

By |2018-09-27T17:49:59+01:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Plastic is one of our greatest inventions and worst enemies. National Geographic's research shows that plastic production has increased dramatically since 2000, and many plastic products, such as water bottles, are discarded after a single use. Half of the world's total plastic is manufactured in Asia; 29% of it happens in China. Global production grows at the rate of 8% per year. US residents use one plastic bag per day compared to those in Denmark who use four in a year. We also have microplastics on cosmetics and clothing which are released during washing and carried all the way to the sea, poisoning the marine life. Plastic consists of organic polymers which are made up of monomers. Carbon is the main component; it combines with oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur to make a monomer. Each polymer has a side chain attached to it which defines the final characteristics--one of them is the difficulty in degradation. Many industries support the recycling of polyethylene, being the easiest one to destroy among all. On the other hand, other types like polystyrene rarely get the same treatment because it takes more resources and time to disrupt the structure. Ironically, these are the building blocks of most food packaging and disposable cutlery. Also, these plastics consumed by the public can hardly be recycled because the organization of the waste is not as clear [...]

Practical #Calculus, Part 1

By |2018-09-26T12:35:17+01:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|Tags: |

Calculus - the word itself will scare most people away from it. We often shy away from things we don’t understand or comprehend. We start liking something when we begin to have an idea of what that thing is. The objective of this article is to help us get a glimpse of what calculus is and what it does to us. We are not going to study how to solve calculus. We are not even going to learn the meaning of the big words, or sometimes they can be considered scary words, like the derivative, the integration, the limit, the function, and any other words we use to study calculus. For this specific study, we will focus on how calculus is affecting us in our lives. Even though we won’t study how to calculate calculus, we need to identify the two basic parts of calculus. The two foundations of calculus are the differential calculus and the integral calculus (don't let the words scare you away!). This is why we have part 1 in the title because we will be looking at differential calculus in this study. Have you ever tried playing with your friends or family the game “breath-holding contest,” either underwater or just sitting around holding your breath? Each of us has the capability to hold our breath, but we differ in how long each of us [...]

With Affordability Comes Accessibility

By |2018-09-25T20:10:34+01:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Arts|Tags: , , , , |

  If you are still new to both the VR concept and the 3D printing concept, join the club. These ideas and the implementation of them have been around in some fashion for decades. Only recently, though, have they been seeing the amount of print that they have been. This is because the technology in both have made great progress over the decades. Not the least of which is the possibility to marry both technologies and make fantastic works of living art with them. The more expensive VR systems and the most expensive 3D printers are also the most detailed in their respective fields. These are what is now being used to make lifelike renderings of monsters, plants, desks, people...you name it, and there is a great possibility it can be made with these technologies in a realistic fashion. The practicality of being able to do this in a more cost-effective way than the old-school method of real-life materials, with human hands doing the making, is still yet to be realized. The fact that it is possible, though, raises the chances that this will take the place of people making these things in the near future. Again, this is only being done with the most advanced and detailed VR and 3D technologies. Only major corporations, art studios, and movie companies are able to do this at this [...]

#Intermittent #Fasting-Can it work for you?

By |2018-09-24T22:58:26+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |

Intermittent fasting is the practice of not eating for a set period of time, which can vary based on which method of intermittent fasting you are using. Intermittent fasting has proven to help people lose weight and the most recent studies are showing that there are many other health benefits to intermittent fasting as well. So, what are the benefits of intermittent fasting to your health? Intermittent fasting can lower insulin resistance, reduce incidence of breast cancer and other types of cancer, can improve brain health, and may prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It has also shown to be beneficial to heart health and cellular repair which can reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis and other diseases. There is also evidence that it reduces blood pressure, lowers bad cholesterol levels, and may increase life expectancy. There are so many potential health benefits that there seems to be no reason not to give it a try. So, how do you start intermittent fasting? First, you have to decide how you want to do it because there are several different methods. Fast for 12 hours This type of fasting is pretty easy - you simply fast for 12 hours each day. For example, you would eat dinner before 7:00PM in the evening and then not eat anything for 12 hours until breakfast at 7:00AM. This method has been shown to be [...]

The #Smart #Home #Devices You Should Check Out!

By |2018-09-23T14:27:37+01:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What pops into your mind when you hear words like "futuristic house" or "smart home?" Almost every technology company out there is racing to create the most sophisticated gadget to simplify our daily chores and boost our productivity. Answers like remote security control, temperature management, and voice-controlled speakers are common, but there are other inventions you should also check. Some of them may be just what you need! 1. Smart plugs/switches/outlets Many people think that upgrading to a smart home means spending a lot of money, but the issue can be solved by using these smart plugs. They extend the power outlets you already have by allowing you to control it from a distance. That means you can control whatever you stick into the outlet anytime you want with your phone. You can even use voice control via Siri or Alexa. Depending on the item you buy, you can set a schedule based on the time, temperature, or humidity. The app on your phone may also show the power usage for better control. To maximize the compatibility, get the plugs which are compatible with your existing gadgets. 2. Pet cameras Regular cameras can show you what your pet is up to, but the dedicated pet cameras take it one step further. Despite looking like a water dispenser, they can offer a high-definition video camera combined with a [...]

Amazing #Bridge #Engineering

By |2018-09-22T17:21:45+01:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , |

When one is thinking about engineering and the beauty and science behind how structures are uniquely designed, you can’t help but to think about bridges. There are millions of bridges around the world and the construction of each of them is uniquely different. There are definitely some bridges that are more well known than others. Let’s look at a few of them and see what sets them apart and makes them so special. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California The Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California was completed in 1937. The bridge spans 4,210 feet and was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it opened and held that title until 1964. The bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County California and has a length of two miles over the strait where the San Fransico Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The bridge was designed by Chicago-based engineer Joseph Strauss and has long been considered an iconic U.S. landmark due in part to its bright orange color. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia The Sydney Harbour Bridge, nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design, opened in 1932. The bridge was designed and constructed by the British firm of Dorman, Long, and Co. Ltd. of Middlesboro. This bridge carries rail, pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic from the Sydney business district to the North Shore. [...]

Practical Uses For Drones

By |2018-09-19T17:16:04+01:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

  Personal and commercial drone sales have been seeing a steady increase for at least the past five years. This is a growing industry and for good reason. The military and hobbyists have been the main consumers of this product for a long time. The middle of the road, however, the more practical uses that people and businesses can implement, are the real reasons for the continuing surge in popularity. We all know about Amazon and their implementation of the technology, but there are a great number of other practical uses for drones Monitoring Traffic Conditions The days of helicopters with a pilot and reporter on board may be in their golden years. With a GPS enabling system and high resolution camera that can stream live videos back to the station, traffic reports can be just as accurate and less costly. Monitoring Road Conditions The maintenance of roads that people travel on is just as important as how people are driving. Drones can be used for monitoring the conditions of roads and to verify complaints lodged by drivers in regards to potholes or other hazards that come with the age and deterioration of asphalt. Real Estate Advertising Most of us have seen the 360 degree tours that agents make with camera equipment inside of a house. With the current drone technology we have, this can also be [...]

#Helpful hints for #weight loss

By |2018-09-14T17:29:19+01:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |

Let’s face it, losing weight is tough and it seems that there are temptations to a healthy diet at every turn. There are things that you can do to combat these challenges, though. Eating healthy and monitoring what and how much you eat is crucial to a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are also trying to lose weight. You may find these tips helpful in your quest for a healthier diet. Drink water Regardless of whether or not you are trying to lose weight, you need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. Water keeps you hydrated, can keep you feeling full, and helps to push waste and toxins from your body. Having water with a meal instead of soft drinks or alcohol can help you keep your calories in check as well. There are many hidden calories in soft drinks, juices, and some alcoholic beverages. Eat the rainbow All diets need plenty of fruits and vegetables, but this is certainly true if you are trying to lose weight. Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of colors and if you are filling your plate with all of these beautiful, tasty colors, you are getting a diverse selection of vitamins and nutrients too. If you aren’t a huge fan of vegetables, or if you have kids that aren’t, learn how to sneak them [...]

Improve your #fitness with new #technology

By |2018-09-13T21:20:14+01:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , |

Technology is a fascinating topic and it has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our daily lives. The health and fitness industry is no different. Now you can track your activity level, heart rate, sleep, and calories burned with a simple device worn on your wrist. Many people find that wearing a fitness tracker keeps them more motivated to stay active, and it definitely makes it easier to see what you are doing and where you can improve. There are lots of different fitness trackers out there to choose from and some of the more expensive models do come with a few more bells and whistles. For example, if you are a swimmer, you may have to pay a little more for a fitness tracker that is truly waterproof. Nearly all of them are waterproof enough for getting caught out in the rain or getting splashed when you are washing dishes, but actually submerging it can be a different story. There are also social aspects to wearing a fitness tracker. You can share your workout results or steps taken on social media. You can also compete against friends or family or even perfect strangers with some of them. There are also lots of apps you can load to your phone and sync with your fitness tracker that will even pay you to lose weight and be more active. Many [...]

Treating #Cancer with #3D Printing

By |2018-09-12T09:18:40+01:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Arts|Tags: , , |

Based on the report of the World Health Organization1, respiratory-related cancers are third of the list of the top causes of death in the world resulting in 1.7 million deaths in 2016. If we combine all the different types of cancer, then this disease will be the leading cause of death in the entire world with 8.8 million deaths in 20152. There are many types of cancer and five major cancer killers are found in the lungs, liver, colorectal, stomach, and breast. We all have cancer cells in our bodies. Don’t be scared because it is normal for all of us to have it. Cancer cells cannot be transmitted from one patient to another because these cells are a part of our bodies. We can say that cancer cells were good cells that became radical cells. Our lifestyle, diet, and environment affect these good cells, one way or another, that changed them into cancer cells. Our immune system is equipped to fight off these cancer cells, but when we continue living a life that will transform the good cells into bad cells then our immune system cannot keep up and it will eventually lose the battle. When cancer cells combine together they will form lumps, and that is when malignant cancer begins. We shouldn’t be afraid of cancer because it is curable. We only need to help [...]

Are We Ready for #Automated #Cars?

By |2018-09-07T17:09:52+01:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thanks to the dreams we've had for centuries, technology has been evolving with the speed of light. Cars are no exception. From just the idea of having easier transportation, soon we will reach the point of having a self-driving car which runs with minimal human intervention. According to Wikipedia, the term "automated car" implies that the system is run by a machine following the driver's decisions instead of a pure independent concept. The experiment started in 1920, but the first automated car was created in 1977 in Japan with cameras to read the road markers. Since then, the U.S. government has dedicated more funds to the research, adding more automated elements in the car and the road infrastructure. In 2015, automated cars were approved for testing on public roads. The automation system breaks down into six levels (the lowest being 0 and the highest being 5) to illustrate the level of control. One of the most popular automated cars, the 2018 Audi A8 Luxury Sedan, is on the third level. This means the system is capable enough to allow the driver to turn his attention away from driving. He must still be ready when the system needs an emergency intervention, though. Recently, ZMP of Japan has started public testing for its driverless taxi which is the highest system level. They are planning to mass produce this product [...]

The #Game of #Maths

By |2018-09-06T09:48:36+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|Tags: , , , , |

Try imagining going to a place where there is no electricity. Therefore, we can’t use any electronics for our entertainment. Don’t despair because we can create own amusement with the game of maths. Sudoku This game has an interesting history. The origin of this game is from Switzerland. Leonhard Euler invented this game with the name “Latin Squares." It arrived in Japan where it became popular and got its popular name, which is su (number) and doku (single). Draw a 9x9 grid. Fill in the squares with the numbers 1 to 9 so that the columns, the rows, and the 3x3 boxes will contain the numbers from 1 to 9. Palindrome A palindrome is a game that a group of people can play. The players don’t need to know much about numbers to play this game because words can be used to play this game. A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward. An example of a palindrome is the word madam or race car. The principle of the palindrome of the numbers is the same as the word. We only use numbers instead of letters for this game. 11, 232, 45654, and 9009 are examples of number palindrome. All numbers have their own palindrome. Let us take 10 for example. Ten is not a palindrome because the number 10 is [...]

Algebra in Everyday Activities

By |2018-09-06T04:43:33+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|Tags: , , |

Algebra, which literally means “the reunion of broken parts," is the foundation of many higher branches of mathematics. It is hard, if not impossible, to understand subjects such as geometry, trigonometry, physics, and calculus without the knowledge of the principles of algebra. Algebra is like the advanced principle of simple arithmetic. We replace the unknown with letters and that will transform the arithmetic problem into an algebraic equation. For example, we write 5 + 2 = 7 in arithmetic and then we can write that into an algebraic expression as X + 2 = 7; solving for X will give us an answer of 5. We use letters so that the equations will become more flexible as the letters can contain any number, and we call them variables. We use algebra in our everyday lives without actually knowing about it. From the time we wake up until we get back to bed and even during sleep, we use the principles of algebra. Let us discuss algebra in two ways - the simple and the hard principles. Knowing these things will help us understand how this branch of mathematics helps us in different ways in our lives. What is the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning? Many of us get a cup of coffee or have a bowl of cereal. Others take [...]

The #VR And #Movie Industries

By |2018-09-04T00:30:43+01:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Arts|Tags: , , |

  There has been talk of making movies in VR format for years. While you can find many YouTube videos showing how to convert movies into a VR format, we seem to be no closer than 10 years ago to making a movie in VR. Yes, there have been VR movie entries in film festivals like Sundance, but the reviews are mixed…to put it nicely. The story line may intrigue, but implementing the technology is still sub-par. This is rather frustrating for those who have held out hope for years that this would come to fruition and we would have full-blown VR movies. Some are beginning to doubt that it will ever happen and are happy enough for now to just convert movies already made into the VR format. If this is where the focus will stay, in keeping current with the abilities to convert and the devices this is compatible with, then progress in the other arena will continue to move slower than it otherwise could. The biggest obstacle most people see is how the movie would be shown and how it would be viewed. Another point of concern, or debate if you will, is how much the viewer would be interacting with the actors/actresses and to what degree. Would the viewer just be an inactive viewer in a VR world? If so, what’s the point? [...]

The Power of #Genetic #Testing

By |2018-09-03T03:47:28+01:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sciences|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do you remember why Angelina Jolie removed her breasts? Have you ever wondered about whether someone is a part of your family tree? Can you imagine waking up and finding your lost siblings? Genetic testing is the answer to all those questions. Genetic testing is a medical procedure which aims to identify changes in proteins, genes, or chromosomes. This is especially useful to people with a history of gene-related diseases, such as Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, or cancers. As the scientists find more reliable methods to examine the genes, now the test can be taken by those who show symptoms and the healthy ones alike. Those without specific symptoms can use it to check which potential genes they carry (called the carrier testing). In addition, this procedure is also applicable to fields like forensics and research. We can confirm the identity of an unknown person, find parents or siblings, or determine ancestry. It is important to note that genetic testing only calculates the risks to develop a disease; it doesn't guarantee that the disease will or will not happen in the future. Genetic testing also cannot determine how severe the disease will be if it does happen. The test requires a tissue sample; it can be blood, hair, skin, saliva, or the inside surface of the cheek. The tissue is obtained using a brush or a [...]

Finding Ways to Exercise with a Hectic Schedule

By |2018-08-31T19:42:42+01:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Health|

Exercise is so important to a healthy lifestyle, but it can be hard to fit in a trip to the gym with a hectic schedule. There are kids to care for, meals to be prepared, bills to be paid, and a job to go to. That’s okay, though...you don’t have to go to the gym to incorporate more exercise into your daily routine. Here are a few simple tips to get you up and moving around more. Buy a fitness tracker First things first, buy yourself a fitness tracker. That way you can see what your activity level is now and how much it improves when you incorporate these tips. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy fitness tracker, either. You can find one online for around fifteen pounds that will track your activity, steps, sleep, and heart rate. You can also set them to notify you when you have been sedentary too long. If you have a desk job, it can be easy to sit for hours without realizing it; a little buzz on your wrist can remind you to take a walk, at least around the office. Walk more One simple way to incorporate more activity in your life is simply to walk more. If you can, walk or cycle to work instead of driving, or taking the bus or tube. If [...]

#Crime Solving with #3D Printing

By |2018-09-12T09:26:51+01:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Arts|Tags: , , |

Printing has come a long way from hand-copied manuscripts to printing 3D objects. Printing has changed our world from ignorance to fully-informed through the benefit of printed books. There are many things we can do with 3D printing. One of them is solving crimes. In the world of law enforcement, the evidence is the key to solving any crime. It is impossible to solve a crime without any evidence. 3D printing is changing how evidence is gathered, viewed, and examined. Crime-solving is an art in and of itself. The evidence gathered is like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces should fit exactly for the investigators to see the whole picture. Gathering evidence is not an easy task. Investigators will try to eliminate items or prints that were not there after the crime took place. After doing that then the gathering of evidence can begin. Taking pictures of the crime scene is usually the first thing they do before removing any physical evidence from the scene. Sometimes, there is a piece of evidence that cannot be carried to the laboratory, like a wall, a tree, a floor, or other permanent objects at the crime scene. In these instances, 3D laser scanning can be utilized. The 3D images that are acquired through the 3D laser device can then be printed in a 3D printer on a smaller scale. The investigators can even choose [...]

Simplifying the Laws of Physics

By |2018-08-30T04:12:27+01:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|

Most people have no interest in learning or knowing something about physics because the word itself is like a skunk. We don’t want to know or learn about it because we might end up with nothing but problems. We tend to think of it as a very hard principle to understand; so hard that we shouldn’t waste our time understanding it. Understanding the laws of physics is actually not that difficult. The reason we need to understand it is because without these laws then the natural world, even the universe, wouldn't be the same as we know it. These laws hold us, protect us, and even give us life. How is that even possible? That is what we are going to study. The law of gravity is the most popular law of physics yet it is one of the hardest laws to explain. Sometimes the best way to understand a principle is through its effect. The gravity of the Earth holds us firmly so that we don’t float in space. The sun’s gravity is holding the Earth and the other planets in their respective orbits. Our solar system has its own place in our galaxy which is held by the power of the black hole in the middle of our galaxy. To understand this, try imagining a large bucket of water with ping-pong balls. Create a whirlpool [...]

Unique #Architectures Around the #World

By |2018-09-03T03:50:43+01:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

City landmarks and buildings do not only make for great travel destinations, but they also allow us to look into the past. These cultural legacies are the silent witnesses to many moments in history and illustrations of the social environment of a certain era. Through the years, big cities like Athens, Barcelona, Beijing, Chicago, and Dubai have caught the attention of casual travelers and architecture lovers alike. Today we are going to take a look at the less-mentioned names which hide equally outstanding designs. Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul is well-known for being the meeting point of various culture and ethnicity. Byzantine buildings typically have a circular design and arching ceiling with a dome at the central area. The museum Hagia Sophia displays the combination of such style with the Greek and Roman concepts. The Ottoman style emphasizes semi-domes, columns, and tall towers to play with light and shadow; this is most apparent in the creation of Topkapı Palace and Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque). A mix of other designs such as Neoclassical (Classicism) and Art Nouveau is visible in certain areas such as Istiklal and Beyoğlu. Mumbai, India The first architectural style to stand out in Mumbai is the Gothic-Victorian style which utilizes expressive colors on lancet windows and stained glass. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a railway station displaying this style gracefully. The city's Islamic and [...]

Ten Years Back And Ten Years Forward With VR

By |2018-08-28T00:28:23+01:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

Almost 8 years ago there was a list of the most important technological advances of the ten years before that. VR/AR was not on that list. Currently poised to be a $2 billion a year industry, the VR/AR markets are showing no signs of slowing down. Many industry experts even predict that 3D imaging, such as 3D television screens, will be out of the marketplace in favor of virtual reality viewing. Instead of watching re-runs of, for example, Star Trek: The Next Generation, you will be IN Star Trek: The Next Generation. From the bridge, to the transport station and even out to an as-of-yet unexplored planet, you will be there with the crew. You may have seen these shows before, but you have never been in these shows before. That's the draw. This may not happen for another ten years, but we saw the days of technology turning films shot in black and white, into color. We saw 3D technology as far back as the days when they handed out “3D glasses” at the movie theater. Google Glass has come and gone. These technologies were thought of before they turned the thought into reality, so now the greatest minds in the business are thinking of ways to implement VR where lesser technologies were once on top. The complexity of VR being coupled with the systems that can support it [...]

Encouraging students who struggle with Maths

By |2018-08-27T17:18:17+01:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|

It’s a well-known fact, that the subject of maths can be intimidating to some students and this can cause them to not want to participate in the subject at all. If students get frustrated with math because of principles and concepts that they don’t fully understand, it can be hard to encourage them to look at the subject with even an ounce of enthusiasm. However, there are things that teachers can do to help encourage those students who are struggling with this subject. Maths do not have to be a dry, boring subject full of drills and worksheets. There are more engaging ways to teach math effectively and creatively. If your students are having a good time, they are much more likely to retain the information being presented. Use games to attract kids interest in math There are lots of games that you may already have in your classroom that help to teach mathematical skills. Here are just a few that are popular with teachers: Monopoly Yahtzee Phase10 Sequence Numbers Pizza Fraction Fun When using games to teach maths skills you may find it helpful to break students into smaller groups. Most games have a suggested number of players listed. Pair up the students If you have students who are doing well with a certain concept, pair them with a student who is still struggling. Let [...]

Science is fun and funny!

By |2018-08-26T17:50:08+01:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|

Developing a love of science and an inquisitive nature in children is very important, and doing so is so much easier than you might think. A few interesting science experiments that you can do at home or in the classroom, coupled with some funny science jokes and puns, and they are hooked. They will be begging to know when you can work with science again. There are so many really fun, inexpensive science experiments that you can perform with kids of all ages to get them asking questions and thinking scientifically. Here are a few examples, followed by some science jokes and puns. Yes, some of them are really, really awful, but most kids think they are hilarious! Slime! Slime only takes a couple of minutes to make and it can provide HOURS of entertainment. There are so many different ways that you can jazz up your slime, too, with gel food coloring and glitter. This is really like a science experiment with art! You will need: Plain school glue (clear or white) Contact lens solution that contains boric acid or borax Bicarbonate soda Gel food colouring Glitter (optional) Pour one cup of glue into a clean bowl. Add one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate into the glue and mix together. Add one tablespoon of contact lens solution into the mixture. Stir the mixture until it starts becoming [...]

Sleep: Its importance to your health and how to make the most out of what you get

By |2018-08-26T17:45:00+01:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Health|

Getting a good night’s sleep is so much more important to your health than just how you feel the next day. You may not realize it, but there are a lot of things going on inside your body while you are sleeping. The current recommendations for a good night’s sleep for adults is 7 to 9 hours, while for children the recommendation ranges from 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night depending on their age. So, why is sleep so important for your health? All of your body systems need an adequate amount of sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is an important part of healing. While you are sleeping, your body is busy repairing blood vessels and reducing inflammation from irritation or injury. Getting enough sleep has also been linked to weight loss because stress hormones, like cortisol, decrease while you are sleeping. Sleep also raises your creativity levels and sharpens your brain, especially when you are trying to learn something new during your waking hours. This is why it is imperative that children get enough sleep, but it is very important as adults, too. As adults, getting enough sleep may seem impossible. There are kids to care for, jobs to go to, bills to pay, and a home to keep up, but all of those things get easier if you simply get enough [...]

Science is fun and funny

By |2018-08-26T00:29:15+01:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

Developing a love of science and an inquisitive nature in children is very important, and doing so is so much easier than you might think. A few interesting science experiments that you can do at home or in the classroom, coupled with some funny science jokes and puns, and they are hooked. They will be begging to know when you can work with science again. There are so many really fun, inexpensive science experiments that you can perform with kids of all ages to get them asking questions and thinking scientifically. Here are a few examples, followed by some science jokes and puns. Yes, some of them are really, really awful, but most kids think they are hilarious! Slime! Slime only takes a couple of minutes to make and it can provide HOURS of entertainment. There are so many different ways that you can jazz up your slime, too, with gel food coloring and glitter. This is really like a science experiment with art! You will need: Plain school glue (clear or white) Contact lens solution that contains boric acid or borax Bicarbonate soda Gel food colouring Glitter (optional) Pour one cup of glue into a clean bowl. Add one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate into the glue and mix together. Add one tablespoon of contact lens solution into the mixture. Stir the mixture until it starts becoming [...]

Sleep: Its importance to your health and how to get the most out of what you get

By |2018-08-24T22:01:00+01:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

Getting a good night’s sleep is so much more important to your health than just how you feel the next day. You may not realize it, but there are a lot of things going on inside your body while you are sleeping. The current recommendations for a good night’s sleep for adults is 7 to 9 hours, while for children the recommendation ranges from 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night depending on their age. So, why is sleep so important for your health? All of your body systems need an adequate amount of sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is an important part of healing. While you are sleeping, your body is busy repairing blood vessels and reducing inflammation from irritation or injury. Getting enough sleep has also been linked to weight loss because stress hormones, like cortisol, decrease while you are sleeping. Sleep also raises your creativity levels and sharpens your brain, especially when you are trying to learn something new during your waking hours. This is why it is imperative that children get enough sleep, but it is very important as adults, too. As adults, getting enough sleep may seem impossible. There are kids to care for, jobs to go to, bills to pay, and a home to keep up, but all of those things get easier if you simply get enough [...]

The Drone Identity

By |2018-08-16T11:58:26+01:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

Drones are becoming a common thing for everybody. We use them for so many purposes and occasions. Tourists can get an overview of the places they are visiting. Videographers can capture the moments of a wedding or birthday celebration from a bird’s eye view. Engineers can check the outline of the site where they will construct a building. There is an experimental use for drones to carry police officers so that law enforcers won’t be stuck in traffic when they need to apprehend someone. Lastly, and shall I say destructively, drones can become a weapon of mass destruction. We don’t need to be afraid of drones flying above our homes as long as there are laws to protect us from bad people using drones to violate our freedom. The problem right now is that drones are becoming a norm and that one day someone might use it in a bad way. The military has been using drones for surveillance. They also use it for quick responses when they see a threat from the surveillance they gathered. The drones have saved lives (or have taken lives, depending on what side we are on). The usefulness of these drones, both flying and roving, is limitless in the military. In the field of science, drones have gone ahead of us to reach places where we can’t yet reach. The deep sea voyages were [...]

The Illusion of Time

By |2018-08-15T15:06:15+01:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|

What is time? What is the past, the present, or the future? We can’t hold back time and we can’t bring it back either. We can remember the things we have done in the past and we can set a schedule for the things we will do in the future. In the present, we are doing the things we want to correct from the past or trying new things for future purposes. One thing is for certain, though - time is an illusion. How is that so? Let’s find out. Before we delve into knowing what time is, let us try to see it how physicists see time. Let us begin by understanding the dimensions of the universe. 1D is just a straight line. We draw a line upwards, sideways, or diagonally. This is basically one dimension in space. 2D, or two dimensions, is what we consider shapes or in maths, we call them planes. We now consider not only the length, but also the width. Three dimensions, or more commonly known as 3D, has the length, the width, and the height. When we are viewing a movie in a theater in a normal way, then we are seeing the images in 2D because the screen has the height and the length. However, when we watch a 3D movie then the width is added and that is the feeling that the images are coming out from [...]

Fitness Apps That Pay You to Lose Weight

By |2018-08-15T08:47:21+01:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Health|

Let’s face it...most of us could stand to be a little healthier than we are currently. We tell ourselves we are going to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise several times a week. Maybe we actually do all of these things for a week or two, but then we just “don’t have time” or work is too “crazy right now” or one of the millions of other excuses we use to avoid following through. So, what if you got paid to exercise? Sounds too good to be true, right? Except that it is not! There are quite a few fitness apps out there that will pay you to exercise and lose weight. HealthyWage HealthyWage is a free fitness app that pays you to lose weight. You tell the app how much weight that you would like to lose, the amount of time in which you want to lose it, and how much you are willing to bet each month. The app then calculates what your reward will be if you are successful in meeting your goals. You will have to have a verified weigh-in before you can begin, but if you meet your goal, you will be awarded a prize via PayPal or Amazon. You can participate in HealthyWage either as an individual or as part of a group. There have been many companies who have [...]

Creating a Love of Science in Children

By |2018-08-14T19:55:18+01:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|

There is a great need to foster a love of science in our children. Literature, math, history, and the arts are important, of course, but science is the future. If we don’t engage our children in science and encourage them to learn and explore, where does that leave us for the future? There are many different ways to engage children in learning about science, depending on the age of the students. For younger students, simple hands-on experiments with cause and effect reactions are enough to get them thinking scientifically and asking why something happens. There are also a lot of scientifically-based television shows and even YouTube videos that are geared towards younger children. These shows introduce scientific concepts in terms that young minds can grasp. When students are a little bit older (8-10 years old), there are even more ways to encourage a love of science in students. At this age, they are ready to start doing some experimentation on their own, with proper supervision, of course. They are also old enough to begin learning about the scientific method and completing science projects on their own. They can make their own hypothesis and draw their final conclusions based on what they have learned. Science projects are also a great way to integrate other subjects such as grammar and art into one final product. If secondary school students [...]

The Great Pyramid of Giza

By |2018-08-13T20:04:36+01:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|

Out of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing tall. How the Great Pyramid and the other pyramids in the Giza complex can stand the test of time and break the laws of physics are the things we will examine here. There are many theories and conspiracies out there about why these pyramids were made and how they are still standing today. From simple burial sites for the dead pharaohs to alien strategy points and other explanations in between, these things have made the pyramids a fascination from their conception until now. However, the focus of this study is to see why the pyramids of Giza remain standing while other ancient architectural designs are slowly disintegrating or have been lost altogether. The Design The triangle is arguably the strongest shape there is in the physical world. A pyramid is a combination of 4 triangles; therefore, the structural integrity based on the triangular strength made the pyramids stand the test of time. The layout of the rocks is such a perfect fit that there are places where we cannot insert anything between the rocks. This layout forms the whole pyramid as one big rock. The Sand It seems impossible, if not crazy, to build a very heavy and huge structure in the middle of the desert. The design of the pyramids [...]

Appreciating Mathematics

By |2018-08-13T18:17:51+01:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|

Many people don’t like mathematics. It is like they have a phobia of the subject and we have to ask - why is this so? Mathematics is something that we cannot get away from, no matter how much we want to run and hide. There are several reasons why people don’t like mathematics. One of the main reasons why this subject is disliked, if not hated, is due to the way it was taught in schools. The mentality of teachers is that the students should follow the understanding of the teacher in order to understand the subject. In order to help the students better understand mathematics, the teacher is the one who needs to go to the level of the students’ understanding. With this kind of mentality, the teacher puts himself/herself into the shoes of the students and tries to understand how the students are coping with the lessons. Another reason for not liking this subject is due to the numbers itself. Most students, if not all, needed a visual aid in order to really grasp the mathematical concept. From simple arithmetic in grade school to calculus in college, learners should be able to see how the numbers work in the physical world. So, we can show on the board (or screen) 2 apples and 2 bananas instead of showing 2 + 2. In Physics, let the [...]

Using The Ketogenic Diet To Control Type 2 Diabetes

By |2018-08-12T17:35:23+01:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Health|

Unfortunately, with the rise of obesity, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has reached near epidemic proportions. However, with this increase in type 2 diabetes, many scientists, doctors, and researchers have been looking into how diet can help to control blood sugar. Here is where the good news comes in. Type 2 diabetic patients who commit to using the ketogenic diet, not only lose weight and have tighter control over their blood sugar, some patients have even been able to reverse their diabetes! So, what is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic diet consists of eating high fat and low carbohydrate meals. The Atkins Diet induction phase (the first two weeks) is a good example of what the ketogenic diet looks like. During those two weeks, there are only 20 grams of carbohydrates allowed per day. This kick-starts weight loss and puts the body into a ketogenic state. When the body is in a ketogenic state, it relies on using fat cells stored in the body for energy instead of carbohydrates from the food that you eat. This is why there can be significant weight loss on a ketogenic diet. How does the ketogenic diet help control blood sugar? The ketogenic diet helps diabetics control their blood sugar because it maintains glucose levels at a steady level without the highs and lows that occur by eating a large [...]

E-Skin: From VR To Robotics

By |2018-08-12T13:33:21+01:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

The evolution of E-Skin technology has been something to behold. It was not too long ago that the only seen practical use for E-Skin was with VR technology. Now people are talking about incorporating E-Skin into the robotics field. There is a big difference between moving a hologram in a VR simulation and having a robot pick up a bag of flour through the sensors in the E-Skin. The sensor(s) in E-Skin is/are what makes it work. This technology differs from the skin itself, but they have both advanced to where they work in tandem well. These days, a sensor can “tell” the skin how hot an object is, then lets the skin know how much or little pressure is needed to pick up the object and how quickly the “hand” wrapped in the skin should move. This is obviously suited for robotics or for prosthetic hands. It gives “life” to a limb that, for all intents and purposes, has none. This is where the technology is implemented in ways we may not have thought of yet. Think of everything a hand or arm does via the neural transmitters in your brain. Now think of a layer of skin wrapped around a prosthetic hand that has a sensor in it that allows a person to do the same things that a regular hand can do. Picture this, if you [...]

Hands on Science for Kids

By |2018-08-11T16:00:11+01:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|

In the past, science could be a pretty dry subject, but with all of the advances in technology, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Gone are the days of just reading the textbooks and testing on what you have learned. Now science can be interactive with computer simulations, video tutorials of experiments, and so much more. But how do you get younger children interested in science? By letting them participate, of course! There are tons of simple science experiments that even young scientists can explore, many of them with household items you already have on hand. Here are just a few examples of science experiments for young children that you can do at home or in the classroom. Make ice grow So, do you have a Disney’s Frozen fan, or perhaps a classroom full of them? Here is a super simple experiment where your child (or students) can make ice grow just like Elsa did in the movie. For this experiment, you don’t need anything more than ice, a cup or bowl to put the ice in, and several bottles of almost frozen water. Before you begin this experiment, you will need to place the unopened water bottles in the freezer for approximately three hours. You don’t want the water in the bottles to be frozen solid, and you will need to remove the bottles [...]

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

By |2018-04-18T14:35:00+01:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Arts|

Stunned, I glance at my reflection in the full-length mirror to my left. Staring back at me is a woman I don’t recognize. She wears tight black pants and an unflattering tan T-shirt that clings to the flesh around her stomach. Her The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR thumbnail courtesy of wsj.com

Simple Mathematics Puzzle!!

By |2018-04-18T14:28:55+01:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics|

A new style short post, simply for some quick updates Have you seen? Minimally Different Problems from Jess, (@FortyNineCubed on Twitter) Note the menu on the right-hand side to help you find exercises. As Jess says, text exercises can become Continue reading → Have you seen…? #1 thumbnail courtesy of wordpress.com

The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies, 2018

By |2018-04-18T14:17:47+01:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|

These and many other insights are from a recent research study Deloitte in collaboration with the Council on Competitiveness and Singularity University published this month titled Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing (PDF, 64 pp., no opt-in). The study’s goals include discovering the latest opportunities and barriers manufacturers face in evaluating and adopting technologies, and explores how global manufacturing companies can best capitalize on emerging technologies. The study defines exponential technologies as those that enable change at a rapidly accelerating, nonlinear pace facilitated by substantial progress and cost reduction in the areas of computing power, bandwidth, and data storage. Key takeaways from the study include the following: Source: Deloitte, Council on Competitiveness & Singularity University Report Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing Louis Columbus is an enterprise software strategist with expertise in analytics, cloud computing, CPQ, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies, 2018 thumbnail courtesy of forbes.com

NASA: Previously Unknown Asteroid had a Near Miss with Earth today

By |2018-04-18T14:12:04+01:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Sciences|

We dodged a bullet today. It came within one half of the distance to the moon. I got this notice in email from NASA about a surprise asteroid that gave us only one day of warning passing halfway between the Earth and the moon.  It was the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth NASA: Previously Unknown Asteroid had a Near Miss with Earth today thumbnail courtesy of wattsupwiththat.com

IoTab- #Ioteach solution for condition monitoring leveraging #IOT through #augmented reality

By |2018-04-03T13:08:06+01:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , , |

Many of our clients are now driving better business outcomes by leveraging the ‘ Internet Of Things IoT ’ to accelerate business by transforming data into insight. We believe that in the near future IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analysed, and acted upon close to - or at the edge of - the network. To meet these demanding requirements, we collaborate with trusted equipment manufacturers to create and integrate industrial condition monitoring solutions that run in real time entirely at the network edge. We combine the latest data acquisition methods, secure wireless, edge computing, and analytics platforms. Plant owners and operators can now economically instrument all of their machines and instruments to proactively detect and diagnose faults for optimal performance, longer uptime, and lower mean time to repair. Our solutions and systems provide unprecedented edge compute, data capture and control, datacentre-class security, device and systems management, as well as large storage capacity to provide heavy-duty analytics and insights to the edge. This approach enables our clients to make real-time decisions and add value to their operational processes, resulting in better business outcomes. IoTabTM  combines augmented reality application to build new, immersive user experiences in order to transform the way our clients create, operate, and service products. We deliver augmented reality and real-time visualization of data, anomalies and predictions, enabling mobile service technicians and system engineers [...]

IoTrace- a solution for machine vision and image acquisition

By |2018-04-03T13:09:22+01:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , |

Sense of sight is indeed one of the most reliable source of our judgement. Our eyesight provides a lot of information we absorb during daylight hours, and it is no wonder, as nearly three quarters of the sensory receptor cells in us are residing in the back of our eyes-at the retinas! Many of the decisions we make daily are based on what we can see, and how we in turn interpret that data. Today we have entered the era of Cyber Physical Systems where multiple IoT devices sit next to each other being aware of each other’s presence. Computer-controlled robotics play an ever-increasing role in factory automation, scientific, medical and safety fields, surely one of the most quintessential and intuitive advancements we can exploit is the ability to acquire, process and make decisions based on image and video data. IoTeach is delighted to make contribution for our clients who have acknowledged need for machine vision through one of our featured product IoTrace. At basic level, IoTrace is a complete set of hardware and software components that we establish once we have discussed our client’s vision requirements. We could provide vision solution from simple image acquisition via camera over USB to multiple cameras with fast image processing in real time on FPGA controller. Further information is available upon request…

Automotive Hardware-In-Loop HIL System Integration

By |2018-04-03T13:10:05+01:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As we emerge into the era of composite engineering and hybrid to fully electric automobiles, there is an increasing requirement to develop vehicles within a shorter time frame. Achieving a rapid vehicle development program reduces cost and maximises the impact of a new vehicle in an extremely competitive market place. Electronic systems form a key aspect of modern vehicles that contain increasingly more electronic control units. The increased use of electronic control systems requires that a smarter and more efficient means of development and testing be deployed. Hardware in the loop (HIL) systems are an important technology enabling integrated electronic control systems to be developed within the time frame defined by the vehicle development process and with a reduced reliance on expensive prototype vehicles. Such HIL systems provide a flexible test environment that can be updated and modified as the vehicle and corresponding systems develop throughout the duration of a vehicle programme Automotive control systems developers focusing on powertrain, HEV/EV and chassis/safety applications have an increasing need to accelerate and improve their development process as to ensure they can deliver high quality and reliable software on time. To identify opportunity for improvement in the development process, we at IoTeach Ltd are accelerating the growth and production for our client by designing ‘Model-Based Design’ using Hardware-in-the-Loop systems We take our clients through four type of ‘in-the-loop’ technologies [...]

Labview Development Skills

By |2018-04-03T13:10:59+01:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to have on board engineering team qualified to Certified LabVIEW Architect status which is the highest-level qualification with National Instruments platform and LabVIEW programming language. The Certified LabVIEW Architect is the final step in the three-part LabVIEW certification process. The exam for this step presents a set of high-level requirements and tests the user’s ability to build a sensible VI hierarchy and project plan for delivering an application that fulfils those requirements. This certification could be used to assess and validate an individual’s LabVIEW development and project management skills for project staffing or career advancement. For example, having Certified Architects on staff to provide technical leadership and guidance ensures that less experienced developers are following best practices that will make them more competent and efficient developers. In addition, Certified Architects can design the application architecture and manage the development of the individual components by other engineers. LabVIEW is a graphical programming language shipped with various debugging tools; it is ideal for rapidly putting together a control and measurement system. The LabVIEW base package is shipped with a variety of ready-to-use subroutines for signal analysis, processing and control systems development. Powered with Control Design and Simulation Module, it provides analysis of open-loop model behaviour, design of closed-loop controllers, simulation of online/offline systems and conduct physical implementation. LabVIEW also provides built-in tools to convert models [...]

Industrial Condition Monitoring Systems

By |2018-04-03T13:11:49+01:00January 16th, 2017|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , |

Many of our clients are now driving better business outcomes by leveraging Internet Of Things IoT to accelerate business by transforming data into insight. We believe, in near future, IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analysed, and acted upon close to, or at the edge of, the network. To meet these demanding requirements, we collaborate with trusted equipment manufacturers to create and integrate industrial condition monitoring solutions that runs in real time entirely at the network edge. We combine the latest data acquisition methods, secure wireless, edge computing, and analytics platforms. Plant owners and operators can now economically instrument all of their machines and instruments to proactively detect and diagnose faults for optimal performance, longer uptime, and lower mean time to repair. Our solutions and systems provide unprecedented edge compute, data capture and control, datacentre-class security, device and systems management, as well as large storage capacity to provide heavy-duty analytics and insights to the edge. This would enable our clients to make real-time decisions and add value to their operational processes to result in better business outcomes. Our solutions combine augmented reality application to build new, immersive user experiences in order to transform the way our clients create, operate, and service products. We deliver augmented reality and real-time visualization of data, anomalies, and predictions enabling mobile service technicians and system engineers to view a digitized version [...]

Rapid Prototyping and Development of Control and Automation Systems

By |2018-04-03T13:12:35+01:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Rapid Prototyping and Development of Control and Automation System: We have opted for National Instruments Compact Reconfigurable IO CompactRIO platform to meet our client’s requirements of Rapid Prototyping and Development of Control and Automation Systems. National Instruments CompactRIO is a combination of Field Programmable Gate Array and Real Time Controller, which offers the power of creating software defined hardware ideal for rapid prototyping and development of control systems. Our recommended hardware and software architecture allows engineers and scientists to check control algorithms developed during the design/simulation phase and deploy them to real-time system to quickly verify the performance of the algorithm. Prototyping new reconfigurable control strategies would become fast, easy and reliable. Unlike other system packages, our proposed hardware and software equips the scientists and engineers with a complete tool chain to easily create and evaluate subsystem architectures and bring their designs from concept to simulation and to physical implementation in a single system within a single framework. Further information is available upon request…

IoTest- A solution for test and measurement industry

By |2018-04-03T13:13:23+01:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , , , , |

IoTest is our featured data acquisition software app to acquire, log, analyse and report test and measurement data. IoTest is reliable, tested and recommended solution to test your product whether it is a piece of furniture or a mission-critical servo-actuator for Eurofighter Typhoon. Following are amongst the few characteristics of IoTest: Available as portable pc, desktop or ruggedized industrial panel pc. Sensor data representation as graphical charts, digital displays or gauges. Connectivity terminal block for sensor cables termination. High Frequency Sampling and Logging Rates up to 3MHz. Available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux deployment. Tracking of sensor calibration is also possible and system could be configured to create alarm when calibration due date is passed. Multichannel Count and easily reconfigurable to extend logging capacity up to unlimited number of channels. Signal Type: +/-10V, +/-5V,4-20mA – Option to choose from differential or single-ended. Real-time stamped data. Configuration Mode to reconfigure channel calibration data such as zero offset, raw signal values, full scale engineering values. All calibration data could be reused by saving configuration file in system hard drive. Live plotting of sensor measurement against time-stamp. System could be configured to display up to four Y-scales with separate plot colours and scale colours. Ability to add cursors, scroll cursors, zoom in/out and automatic update of signal minimum, maximum, average values between cursors. Ability to Log and replay test [...]

Wireless Data Acquisition System

By |2018-04-03T13:14:16+01:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Ioteach|Tags: , , , |

We recently were enquired with stringent data acquisition and logging requirement, e.g: A self-contained unit that will enable the measurement and recording of process data. Environmentally protected to appropriate standard Weight 30 kg (if possible) Ability to run off mains power for up to 8 hours Some volt free contacts for future upgrade. Data Acquisition rate. Minimum 1HZ continuous logging for up to 8 hrs. Data exportable to excel. Capture Flight bar data via bar code technology or RFID Instrumentation for pH, conductivity and temperature data. Dual voltage 110/230 Volts After deep brainstorming at various levels of design contemplating all aspects of engineering, e.g user-friendliness, portability, costs- we opted to propose solution based on National Instruments Wireless Sensor Network platform. Our featured software solution IoTest is versatile and sensor data could be communicated in various industrial communication protocols eg wi-fi, bluetooth, analogue, ethernet, OPC amongst few. Further information is available upon request...

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