What Does Brexit Mean for CE Marked Products?

The impending exit of the UK from the European Union shakes many foundations. In our world, the acceptance of products through the CE Marking process affects billions of dollars of trade in electronics, medical devices, construction materials and a myriad of others....

Throwback Thursday: EMC Founders Found!

I’ve been a member of the “EMC Society” for several decades, working and communing with fine folks aplenty. This throwback goes back a while and features our EMCS Historian Dan Hoolihan, who is keen to protect the memories of our Society’s glorious past and...

Throwback Thursday: Lightning Catches Bullet

Combining our Interest in Lighting and our Fascination with China Lightning Catches Bullet Mike Violette Pan frantically pulled on the emergency lever, but too late and to no avail. Traveling just over 30 meters per second, the nacelle of high speed Train D301 closed...

Throwback Thursday: Protecting the Statue of Liberty

Lightning and Miss Liberty Mike Violette One hundred million volts, more or less. That is the potential that is developed during thunderstorms, as roiling masses of air and water and ice molecules swap electrons. Charge separation, caused by the friction in the air,...

Throwback to China 2008. We’ve learned a few things.

Beijing Olympic Village We’re back to China on this TBT during what was simpler times, in retrospect. Sam and I got to attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics and witness many eye-popping sights (and sounds and smells). This TBT was originally penned during that period of...

Throwback Thursday: Jack and the Music Box

Jack and the Music Box Mike Violette Prohibition (1920-1933) created opportunities for many “entrepreneurs.” Before the wide-spread deployment of radio sets, families would congregate around their Victrolas, spinning 78s and (literally) grooving on the likes of...

Throwback Thursday: Static Electricity Rules

Mike Violette Using ESD Guns to Settle Employee Disputes We were young once, and not a little foolish. In the beginning of a company, work rules and policies don’t always get well-defined. This is particularly true if you haven’t held a real job yet and no experience...

Throwback Thursday: A Jungle Survival Story from Norm Violette

Throwback Thursday Mike Violette Long before EMC was his interest and, I daresay, his passion, Dad flew airplanes for a living. It was during an era unto its own. Norm had a load of stories and loved to tell them, throwing in an occasional embellishment. His flight...

Throwback Thursday: Into the Cold/The Big Inch

Into the Cold Mike Violette The daffodils now warm their necks in the sun, but we remember winter… A sheet of sleet grips the ground and freezes wipers to windshields. This winter has been brutish and, except for an occasional glimpse of Mother Sun, this is Yukon....

Throwback Thursday: April in Asia

Throwback Thursday Mike Violette Hello Friends, Sharing excerpts from a letter to a buddy a few years back and looking forward (hopefully soon) to seeing how our friends in Vietnam and Korea are faring. I’m sure that Monkey Mountain (So’n Trà) is still beautiful,...

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