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Electricity in a Climate Constrained World [Book Review]
This latest study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on world electricity consumption, its current status, and the most likely developments we are going to see during the next few years. If you are familiar with ...
Robustness and accuracy of SPH formulations for viscous flow
Numerous methods are available for the modelling of viscous stress terms in smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). In this work, the existing methods are investigated systematically and evaluated for a range of Reynolds ...
High-resolution measurement of the unsteady velocity field to evaluate blood damage induced by a mechanical heart valve
We investigate the potential of prosthetic heart valves to generate abnormal flow and stress patterns, which can contribute to platelet activation and lysis according to blood damage accumulation mechanisms. High-resolution ...
The Innovations and Inventions of Steve Jobs [IP Corner]
Much of the world of patents is shrouded in layers of legal mysticism, semantic nuances, and subtle complexities. Those of you who are regular readers of "IP Corner" will know that I often try to explain the principles ...
Scale-up of an unsteady flow field for enhanced spatial and temporal resolution of PIV measurements: application to leaflet wake flow in a mechanical heart valve
A scale-up approach is developed to enhance effective spatial and temporal resolution of PIV measurements. An analysis shows that complete similarity can be maintained for certain unsteady flows and that all types of error ...
Repairability Smackdown II: iPhone versus iPhone
Following our award-winning article last January , I thought it might be time to have another repair "smackdown," courtesy of Kyle Wiens and the iFixit repair gurus. But what could we do that would equal our previous ...
Kickstarting Collaboration [Notes from the Editor]
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The Patent Prosecution Process [IP Corner]
Patents are legal documents, but they capture and preserve rights to important engineering ideas. For this reason, they are very important to the corporations and research institutions that employ engineers. And as a ...
A Lexicon of Patent Jargon [IP Corner]
Often when I am doing work related to patents and IP, I find myself talking a different language. It is a strange legal dialect that patent lawyers have developed over many years. Now while its original purpose was ...
Broadening Our Horizons [Notes from the Editor]
As many of you will be aware,IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine evolved from the quarterly newsletter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. Jim Farmer edited the newsletter before I took over from him during 2010. ...