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Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer

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7 Skills Every Engineering Grad Needs to be Successful
Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer
5/3/2016  0
Engineering education focuses on the technical details and the science of how to build systems. The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don't teach ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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This Mini Solid-State Battery Powers IoT Sensors, Devices
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/3/2016  0
Powering sensors and other small and low-power electronic components to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) is a top focus of researchers. While many are looking to ...

Charles Murray

Product News
Oscilloscope Adds New Dimension to Motor-Drive Analysis
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
5/3/2016  0
A new oscilloscope-based test system adds a unique dimension to the process of analyzing the dynamic performance of three-phase motors and drives.

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Roadmap for Autodesk A360 Focuses on Data-Driven Collaboration
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5/3/2016  0
Design teams are operating in a business environment that increasingly requires them to collaborate and share data across extended teams, multiple organizations, and widespread ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Lock Your Home With Energy Harvested from Your Smartphone
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/2/2016  0
A Finland-based company has introduced what it claims is the first smart door lock that can be powered from energy harvested from a mobile device.

Travis Schneider, Parker Hannifin

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The Pros & Cons of Drive-Train Tech
Travis Schneider, Parker Hannifin
5/2/2016  0
Understanding drive train selection is key to designing a successful and reliable machine. Each of the potential drive train technologies that can be applied to a motion control ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Consortium to Design, Build Integrated Photovoltaic Windows
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/2/2016  0
We've already told you about several efforts from researchers and companies to add solar-energy harvesting materials to windows and glass to create more options to leverage solar ...

Charles Murray

Product News
Dev Kit Simplifies Force Sensor Applications
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
5/2/2016  0
A new development kit expedites proof-of-concept for applications requiring an ultra-thin force or pressure sensor.

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Harvesting Energy from Swaying Buildings
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
4/29/2016  2
Researchers already have come up with a number of creative ways to harvest energy from uncommon means, such as ambient energy in the air, motion, and even people's footsteps. Now a ...

Features

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

CAD Expands Beyond Graphics
1/28/2016
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CAD programs are beginning to integrate product development tools such as simulation and analysis while also foregoing the 2D drawing.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
1/6/2016
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Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
12/3/2015
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The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
12/3/2015
 1
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
10/21/2015
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High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
10/21/2015
 3
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
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Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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Ever wanted to build your own remote-controlled device? Or your own powerful loudspeaker? ...
Gadget Freak Case #279: Stack Your TVs With a ...
Whether you're a designer, gamer, or just like to have a busy desktop, two monitors (or TVs) is ...
Gadget Freak Case #278: How to Hack an ...
Are you sick of the same boring badges at every trade show? The ESC 2016 Conference in Boston is ...
It's a Gadget Freak Blast From the Past
Since starting Gadget Freak we've seen a lot of amazing, creative, and sometimes outright weird ...
Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
Learning to play guitar can be a long road. But a group of engineering students is going to show ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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