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Team finds reason behind defects in 3-D printing

High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that leads to defects in printed metal parts. Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3-D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that leads to defects in printed metal parts, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers reported. In a…

How to Remain Secure While Using Public Wi-Fi

We are stuck to our smartphones the whole day, and businesses are taking advantage of this addiction by offering free public Wi-Fi. It is now being offered almost everywhere and has become a way to attract more people to your business. It has worked wonders for owners all around the globe as they have started to get more and more customers, which comes as no surprise. People are addicted to their smartphones and internet, and when they are getting it…

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web. When Tim Berners-Lee announced HTML in 1991 there was no method of styling pages. How a given HTML tag was rendered was determined by the browser, often with significant input from the user’s preferences. To many, it seemed like a good idea to create a standard way for pages to ‘suggest’ how they might prefer to be rendered stylistically. This was adapted from…

The Coffee Shop Kiosk – Square Corner Blog – Medium

When I joined the Developers team at Square, the first thing I did was build an application that uses our APIs. Every new engineer on the team does this (you can read about my colleague’s example Android app here) so that we can walk in our customers’ shoes. It’s become a great tool to reinforce feedback from developers when building real world applications. For my project, I chose to build a customer-facing kiosk application as we’re seeing more and more…

How we built automated support – Kickstarter Engineering

This is the story of how Kickstarter’s Data team collaborated with the Community Support team and the Engineering team to build a support automation tool called Sassy — and how our workplace collaboration was enriched in the process. Origins in empathy Successful companies tend to have a deep, fundamental empathy with their users. At Kickstarter we try to bring empathy to every part of the organization, from the design of human-oriented products to the care and tone of our Community Support emails. On…

July 2017 – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Lightning talks on the theme “Nerd Out Loud.” We just wrapped up another edition of Hear + Now, Square’s quarterly series of lightning tech talks that we offer to marginalized groups as a non-intimidating space to present. After one of our WomEng members attended AlterConf, we decided to open up the speakers to anyone who identifies as belonging to a marginalized group (and wrote a blog post explaining these changes). Our latest event featured six speakers: three technical, two on…

How Uber Engineered a New Feature to Celebrate Drivers

Architecting seamless and enjoyable experiences for our users drives our engineering vision at Uber. As part of this mission, our team constantly develops new ways to better recognize and celebrate drivers. One example is Driver Profiles, a platform designed to enhance the Uber experience by spotlighting driver stories and achievements in the app and creating meaningful connections with riders. From a technical perspective, developing and shipping Driver Profiles seemed straightforward. The data–e.g., name, trip count, and driver-submitted information–that we needed…

Hazards of high oxygen concentration, mixing incompatible materials, and more in process safety newsletters

Posted By Jyllian Kemsley on Aug 1, 2017 in Accidents, Featured, Industry, Safety resources | From AIChE’s “Process Safety Beacon” newsletters: Hazards of high oxygen concentration – “Autoignition temperature (AIT) and minimum ignition energy (MIE) are lowered markedly by higher oxygen content. Substances ignite more readily, burn faster, generate higher temperatures, and are difficult to extinguish.” Mixing incompatible materials in storage tanks – “Understand potential hazardous interactions among different materials that you unload into your plant’s storage…

Micro-membrane diaphragm pump for delivering ambient air to gas sensors

The world’s smallest micromembrane pump measures just 25 square millimeters. Credit: Fraunhofer EMFT Particulate matter harms the heart and lungs. In the future, a smartphone with an inbuilt gas sensor could be used to warn of heavy exposure. To help the sensor respond quickly and provide accurate measurements, researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a powerful micro diaphragm pump for delivering ambient air to the sensor. “Our smart pump measures only 25 square millimeters, making it the world’s smallest pump. That…

Automated painting of individual pieces

Multi-physical simulation of a high-rotation atomizer with internal charging. In this example, the simulation is being used to calculate the drop trajectory on the car body of a Volvo V60. Credit: Fraunhofer FCC Reductions of 20 percent in paint use, 15 percent in energy consumption and 5 percent in production time – the SelfPaint automated painting system offers significant advantages compared to manual painting operations, which have previously been the preferred option. SelfPaint’s biggest advantage could well be that it…