The sundial from the Terman Engineering Building has been re-mounted on the south side of Huang Engineering Center near the main bike rack area next to the bridge. The sundial was originally installed on the Terman Building in 1997 by Prof. Ronald N. Bracewell. It was built by Prof. Bracewell and his son Mark. Read more about the sundial in the March 1997 Civil Engineering at Stanford Newsletter on page 17.
Later this summer, the team will practice dismantling and re-assembling the house in preparation for the Solar Decathalon competition, which will be held in October in Irvine, Calif.
Terman Engineering Library has a new homepage, check it out. We updated and revised our content to meet our users needs. This includes an expanded list of online resources, an updated technology section with information about our Kindle lending, Gadget bar and available software. We also completely revised and updated all of our research guides. Information about Course Reserves is included in the section on Using Terman Library.
We welcome your feedback on the new website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
A new software and hardware product by Leonar3do allows users to design, manipulate and analyze 3D objects from within a virtual 3D environment. The system utilizes a software application, 3D monitor and glasses and a spatial input tool called a bird. The bird is used to move, rotate, sculpt and mold objects that appear to float in front of the monitor, and the 3D glasses assist with head-tracking for viewing objects from different visual angles. A brief explanation of various design tools found in the menu is all it takes to begin molding and sculpting a sphere into something resembling a head with contoured facial features. Leonar3do succeeds with input and visualization tools that mimic the way many people analyze and manipulate objects in the real world. With a few hours of practice with some of the more advanced design menu tools, some interesting objects could be ready for export and 3D printing.
Leonar3do is currently available at the Terman Engineering Library.
Mendeley is scheduling a database software upgrade on Monday, February 18, 2013 between 1 AM and 10 AM Pacific Time (9 AM and 6 PM GMT). The software upgrade will improve the performance and the stability of the Mendeley platform. However, during the upgrade, a large part of the Mendeley platform will be unavailable, including:
Users will still be able to use the desktop software in offline mode to manage citations, insert citations into word processing programs, read and annotate pdfs, etc. Access to support.mendeley.com will still be available, but users will not be able to log in to submit reports.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Helen Josephine.