Monday, October 22, 2012

What New Ideas Need

What will be the next new invention that changes our lives? That is a question that has become quite popular lately. Spawning TV reality shows and a large market for private investors, the search for the next great invention is well underway.

Innovations in manufacturing are also big these days, drawing lots of attention in the tech world. When manufacturing products, robotic machines are often used to perform the labor functions of the task. The 'brains' of these machines are the PCB assembly boards that are programmed to perform the specific tasks in the exact same manner thousands of times per day.

For every new invention or product that hits the market, there are machines that must manufacture them. This is why PCB Production is such a growing industry right now. Unlike processors for home computers and laptops, the circuit boards on PCBs are programmed to do only one specific task, and to it millions of times without error or wavering standards.

To learn more about PCBs and their many varied uses, visit the website of the popular PCB Manufacturing company Best Proto for more detailed statistics and information.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Presidential Election

Information below provided by: wikipedia

The next United States presidential election is to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will officially elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. Incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a second and final term during this election.[1] His major challenger is former Massachusetts Governor, Republican Mitt Romney.[2] Two other candidates have attained ballot access sufficient enough to mathematically win the election by a majority of the electoral college: Gary Johnson, former New Mexico Governor who is the Libertarian Party nominee;[3] and Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee.[4]
As specified in the Constitution, the 2012 presidential election will coincide with the United States Senate elections where one-third of the Senators will face re-election (33 Class I seats), and the United States House of Representatives elections (which occurs biennially) to elect the members for the 113th Congress. Eleven gubernatorial elections and many elections for state legislatures will also take place at the same time.

Eight states (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington) gained votes, due to reapportionment based on the 2010 Census. Similarly ten states (Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania) lost votes.
In the political climate of 2011, this would give the Democratic Party a net loss of six electoral votes in states won by Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama in the past three presidential elections, rendering the party a national total of 242. Conversely, the Republican Party will achieve a net gain of six electoral votes in states won by George W. Bush and John McCain in the past three presidential elections, rendering the Republican Party a national total of 181. Votes allocated to remaining states (i.e., those where the majority voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates during the last three presidential elections) remain unchanged from the national total of 115.