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Category: Electronics Engineering

Serving Top Comments in Professional Social Networks

For the purposes of comment relevance, we needed a serving subsystem that could satisfy the following requirements: A system with an index that is able to retrieve all comments on a comment thread (quickly). Fast access to the list of joined features for each comment on the thread. The ability to service thousands of QPS at scale and produce relevant comments for each request on the feed. While (1) and (2) are easy tasks, it’s (3) that drives the design.…

Screaming Circuits: Last Minute DFM

Learn about last minute DFM, and enter to win… In a prototype world, with competition breathing down your neck, you need everything to work, work fast, and work the first time. Sit in on my “Last Minute DFM” class to see what you can do to ensure your designs can get built with minimal chance of delay. October 4th, I’ll will be speaking at the NEDME (NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo) on last minute DFM, at Tektronix, in Beaverton,…

Updates on the Dropbox Bug Bounty Program

We first launched our bug bounty program in 2014, with initial bounties for critical bugs in the range of $5,000, ramping up to (currently) over $10,000 for critical bugs. Over the past three years, leading security researchers from around the world have participated in our programs with some amazing, often original research. Beyond just the individual bugs, we have learned many a lesson, uncovering unique, interesting threats, exploit vectors, and new research as well as rejigged our priorities based on…

Innovative fuel manufacturing process moves closer to market

First steps toward the additive manufacturing of U3Si2 fuel. Credit: Idaho National Laboratory INL researchers are working with industry partners on an innovative method of producing advanced nuclear fuels that improve the attractiveness of new nuclear plants as reliable, emission-free baseload energy. As part of a DOE accelerated technology commercialization project, INL’s Dr. Isabella Van Rooyen and Dr. Clemente Parga worked with Westinghouse’s Ed Lahoda to develop an innovative process for producing uranium silicide (U3Si2) fuel for advanced reactors. …

A way to help Mexico Earthquake victims

             Photo Credit: United Nations Photo (Flickr) On September 19, 1985 Mexico City was hit with the most damaging earthquake in its history. Yesterday -exactly 32 years later- Mexico's capital and neighboring areas were hit again by a large earthquake that caused significant damage. While the scale of the destruction is still being assessed, countless people passed away and the lives of many have been disrupted. Today, many heroes are on the streets focusing on recovery and relief. We at…

Double Up Your E-commerce Sales Through Efficient Implementation of SEO

Many business owners struggle to increase their e-commerce sales online. For many doubling e-commerce sales on the Internet is an unrealistic proposition. However, it is not a distant dream if you are smart, and embrace the following top five SEO practices to double your e-commerce sales online. Make sure that your pages take customers to the right products- When you have an e-commerce website check your pages and ensure that they take the customer to the right product. You can…

Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

Researchers collect drone impact data at an athletics facility on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus under the direction of the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. Credit: Virginia Tech New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft—including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management—entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however…

Revealing the cause for high air content in concrete

A study carried out in Aalto University showed that the effectiveness of the mixing process has a great significance when newer plasticizing additives are used. Lately, high air contents of concrete have been occasionally observed in Finland. Problems with the compression strength of weather-resistant concrete structures were discovered in the summer of 2016; for example, a railway bridge in Kemijärvi had to be demolished shortly after it had been cast. It was found out that one significant cause of the…

Cloudflare and Google Offer App Developers $100,000 in Cloud Platform Credits

When Cloudflare started, our company needed two things: an initial group of users, and the finances to fund our development. We know most developers face the same issues. The Cloudflare Apps Platform solves the first problem by allowing third parties to develop applications that can be delivered across Cloudflare’s edge network to any of the six million sites powered by Cloudflare. The Cloudflare Developer Fund alleviates the second by giving developers the financial support they need to fund their company.…

Making Money by Blogging on WordPress

Believe it or not, most bloggers, when they tell people that their full-time job is blogging, get weird looks from all around. Blogging? Is it even possible to make a living out of that? Does blogging even count as a profession? Is it feasible to make enough money from blogging so that that one can sustain their way of life? There is much confusion and many questions regarding this. Even though you can do your best to answer as many…