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Podcast title Engineering Word Of The Day
Website URL http://www.engineeringwordofth...
Description An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong, also host of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Produced by Pios Labs. Support the podcast by donating to Pius's studio on Patreon: www.patreon.com/pioslabs.
Updated Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:13:07 -0400
Category Education
Science & Medicine

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1. azeotrope
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Description: And a heliotrope used to describe a flower that turns toward the sun.

2. solder
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Description: Why doesn't solder rhyme with older?

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Description: One who hugs apples? Or average planar linear heat generation rate?

4. isomer
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Description: How are isomers like ice cream?

5. OEM
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Description: It's the OG OEM.

6. circumscribe
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Description: Trying not to talk in circles here.

7. orthogonal
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Description: I'm orthogonal, and I've never felt so right.

8. blue sky
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Description: It's customer-centered design versus blue sky design. Who will win?

9. ephemerides
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Description: When astronomical data becomes hard to pronounce.

10. viscoelasticity
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Description: Sia's new music video for "Viscoelastic Heart" is pretty weird.

11. inclinometer
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Description: A tool for pirates navigating the oceans, and more, yarrr...

12. operator
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Description: Not just telephone operators, folks!

13. sensitivity
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Description: When you're almost done designing something, do you start to feel very sensitive?

14. impedance
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Description: Don't you dare impede my learning.

15. UNF
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Description: Acronyms galore! The UTC defines UNC and UNF standards in the USA. Oof.

16. stem cell
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Description: Both a target and a tool of biomedical engineering nowadays.

17. UX
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Description: Another design buzzword? Or important field? Both?

18. breadboard
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Description: You use it to help design devices that end up in more than your kitchen.

19. verification [Special Guest: Pat Sweet, P.Eng.]
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Description: Special guest engineer and business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., joins the EWOTD podcast for another episode to talk about the important concept of "verification." This is Part 2 of 2 episodes, because verification goes hand in hand with validation during the engineering design process, as Pat discusses. We also discuss the "Professional Engineer" license in Canada vs. the US. Learn more about Pat over at his Engineering and Leadership blog and podcast: http://www.engineeringandleadership.com/

20. validation [Special Guest: Pat Sweet, P.Eng.]
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Description: Engineering and business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., guests on today's podcast! You can find him over at "Engineering and Leadership" on the web: http://www.engineeringandleadership.com/ We talk about his work, the importance of communication in engineering, and the wonderful necessity of "validation" in engineering design. Part 1 of 2, so stay tuned...