- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- British Standards Institution (BSI)
- Deutsches Institut für Normung, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN e.V.)
- Eurocodes - standard documents are not free, but some publications are.
The generosity of donors to the Engineering Library have made possible an outstanding collection of research materials for students and scholars. This summer the Engineering Library Exhibit, honors our donors from the past and present. The exhibit will be on display throughout the summer.
You can read more about our donors and how you can help support the Engineering Library in the exhibit brochure.
Delaware University scientists have found that not only the latest hi-tech nanotubes or metal composites can store hydrogen effectively, but also a substance that’s been around for millions of years, naturally: carbonized keratin.
Carbonized chicken feather fibers can store hydrogen at least as well as carbon nanotubes or metal hydrides, perhaps even better. The difference between carbonized chicken feathers and the other two is that making a 20 gallon carbon nanotube tank would cost $5.5 million, making it from metal hydrides would cost $30,000, and from chicken feathers only $200. Which one would you choose?
Yale University researchers have created the first solid-state quantum processor. Another step toward the ultimate dream of building a quantum computer. Their findings will appear in Nature’s advanced online publication June 28.
A group of theoretical physicists led by Steven Girvin, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, the team manufactured two artificial atoms, or qubits.
Oliviero Giannini of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', has successfully modeled and tested the concept of a fuzzy damper for brake squeal and demonstrated that in the lab it can be totally suppressed. Patent applications are underway and the next step is to test real braking systems with the fuzzy damper.
Read more about it at AlphaGalileo.
Declining wind speeds in parts of the U.S. could impact more than just the wind power industry. Three Iowa State researchers led by Sara C. Pryor, a professor of atmospheric science at Indiana University Bloomington – found that wind speeds across the country have decreased by an average of .5 percent to 1 percent per year since 1973.
The study will be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.
Why our donors are so specialMany of the libraries at Stanford have supporters who offer materials to the collections or who volunteer time and/or money to keep the libraries functioning. We thank them for providing special support for particular library programs, endowments for materials on subjects of interest, or even funding access to basic necessities for the scholars who use Stanford’s Libraries.
Titles are available from the following collections: Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Material Science Collection and Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Title: An open platform for robotics research
Speaker: Steven Cousins, President & CEO, Willow Garage
Thursday June 18, 2009 4-5pm
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd,
Palo Alto, California
Personal Robotics research and development are accelerating. A growing community of Open Source developers is creating a platform called ROS that anyone can build on to make the breakthroughs that will lead to new applications.