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February 2008 Issue
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"Best Wind Farm Layout" and "Back to the Train" are part of this month's Computing column.
A new-style spacesuit needs to address those issues before astronauts can fully explore Mars and carry out other missions.
This month's Technology Focus takes a look at the area of Instrumentation and Control.
News and Notes
"ASME Launches Open-Source Project" and "Water Treatment Plant Aims for Big Numbers" are part of News and Notes.
Climate change and carbon loading are a couple of the topics addressed in the February Letters to the Editor.
In any product design, the most successful ones are typically those that have the users, or human factors, in mind. This seems like a simple concept, but amazingly, it's often overlooked.
Recently published books for engineers and those interested in engineering.
The New Point of View
Design for Human Factors: From the user's perspective, elements that once were afterthoughts have become the essentials that can make or break a product.
A Focus on Use
Design for Human Factors: Sometimes it seems as if industrial designers and engineers are worlds apart, but when they work together, products will fit the people who use them.
Pebbles Making Waves
South Africa is moving forward with a new reactor design that could revolutionize nuclear power.
Real and virtual testing make a safe impact on a light rail design.
Remediation of an old military landfill illustrates trends in environmental engineering.
New & Elusive
A machine tool manufacturer turns to laser light to capture the intricate geometry of a novel idea.
ToleranceCalc 5.0 can be run at any stage of the design process.
Drainers and venters, an integrated circuit and pressure sensors are among the New Products this month.
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