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A New Assembly Metric

Patty arrived at work an hour early to prepare for her meeting with ACME CEO Mike Madigan. Nineteen days ago he had asked her to develop an electronics assembly metric that would correlate with profitability.┬áThis metric would, in turn, be … Continue reading

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HazMat: An App For That

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week demonstrated a cellphone that can detect life-threatening chemical exposures. The device works using sensor technology made very small — but effective enough to detect, say, dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. I … Continue reading

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Will Cancer Warning Hang Up Cellphone Use?

Yet another body is warning of links between cellphone use and deadly brain cancer. The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today announced it would classify radio frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans, based on an increased … Continue reading

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Bouncing BGAs

I dropped my cellphone on the pavement the other day. That’s bad enough, but in my instinctive attempt to catch it, I actually hit it and increased its downward velocity. Luckily, everything still works. The odd thing is that I … Continue reading

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