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SME SourceTM and NanoGuitars

:: ebrary and SME Launch World’s Largest Full-Text Database of Publications in Manufacturing Engineering. The new database is called SME Source™, and includes:

    4,000 books, journals and technical papers in manufacturing engineering, including the nine-volume Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook series, current and all back volumes of Journal of Manufacturing Systems and Journal of Manufacturing Processes.

:: As a guitar player of some 37+ years, I was interested to see this news release about the new, Flying V NanoGuitar. It falls under the category of NEMS (Nanoelectromechanical Systems), which is two orders of magnitude smaller than MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems).

The original "nanoguitar", about the size of a blood cell, was developed in 1997.

I'm looking forward to the first CD release of nanoguitar music!

:: Stephanie White at Olin College Library in Needham MA, sent a note about this article that appeared in The Daily Yomiuri Online. Japanese authors are asking libraries in Japan to consider not lending out new books for during the first six months of their publication, and that they compensate authors financially, based on circulation statistics.

BTW, check out the Olin College Library Blog, at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

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