Most Commented Content posted in March 2013
'Internet Snacking' Coming to GM Vehicles
Electronics News 3/6/2013
In the auto industry's biggest move yet to build connected cars, General Motors plans to install 4G data modems on millions of its future vehicles, enabling them to serve as Internet hotspots.
Boeing Should Never Say Never
Electronics News 3/20/2013
Boeing's insistence that its new 787 battery design eliminates the possibility of fire may pacify the average consumer, but it hasn't made engineers happy.
What's Your Opinion on a Design Ideas Forum?
Engineering Materials 3/6/2013
What do you think about starting a forum on Design News that focuses on innovative, problem-solving design ideas where individual engineers and companies can trade comments and suggestions for solving design problems?
Robot Helps People Walk Again
The Ekso wearable robot applies torque to the hip, knee, and ankle joints to help people move, powered by a computer worn by the patient in a backpack.
Slideshow: Robotic Hands Mimic Humans
Robot R&D has focused recently on closely emulating the human ability to pick up; manipulate; and move small, delicate objects in unstructured environments outside the factory safety cage.
Results: Your Opinions on a Design Ideas Forum
Engineering Materials 3/25/2013
Here's a summary of your ideas for starting a Design Ideas forum that poses design problems and asks for input from the community to help solve them in innovative ways. We also ask for a bit more feedback to help fine-tune things.
Antenna Tower 4 Has No Base Current
Sherlock Ohms 3/22/2013
Engineering problems in the broadcast field can range from defective components, operator errors, snakes, or a combination of factors. Sometimes you need to call Sherlock in to solve the case.
How Ethernet Is Expanding Its Role
Belden has tried to understand the role of mission-critical communications for manufacturing and has identified four themes that are driving the expansion of industrial networks.
Video: Crowdsourcing App Helps Space Agency Improve Robots
A free iPhone video game app turns your Parrot AR.Drone into a simulated spacecraft, which you can use to simulate docking on the International Space Station. You get points for accuracy and speed, and the European Space Agency gets tons of data to help make better space robots.
Self-Assembly Meets 3D Printing
Engineering Materials 3/8/2013
Self-assembly and 3D printing, two technologies at the edges of manufacturing, are on the verge of coming together to make 3D-printed objects that self-assemble when stimulated by water.
Pico Interactive is developing a stand-alone system, the Pico Neo, that it hopes will transform virtual reality into a more mobile and accessible experience.
A survey by Arena Solutions finds that half of all product companies do not use PLM. They manage their parts using Excel or nothing.
Modular approach simplifies assembly of demand-based, custom-configurable valve systems.
Wearable electronics may soon have another alternative to cumbersome batteries for power with the development of a new ultra-thin solar cell flexible enough to wrap around a pencil.
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