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Content posted in July 2013
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Slideshow: BMW Unveils Premium Electric Car
Automotive News 
7/31/2013  31 comments
In a glitzy ceremony that featured a New Years’ Eve-style countdown in three cities around the world, BMW AG unveiled its all-electric i3 this week.
Video: This Touchscreen Can Sense Fingerprints
Blog 
7/31/2013  20 comments
The Fiberio tabletop touchscreen detects fingerprints and other objects.
Now Is the Time for Battery Alternatives
Guest Blogs 
7/31/2013  20 comments
From a design, environmental, and reliability standpoint, energy harvesting is the technology with a future.
NASA 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Is Ready
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/31/2013  13 comments
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne created a 3D-printed rocket engine using fused deposition modeling and stereolithography.
Computer Vision Enhances Crop Yield
Blog 
7/31/2013  6 comments
Roboticists from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have designed a system that uses computer vision to count grapes for an exact crop yield.
Can 48V Be the Auto Industry's Next Big Thing?
Electronics News 
7/30/2013  57 comments
Another new powertrain technology may be poised to bring major change to the auto industry by delivering the advantages of hybridization without some of the complexity.
Slideshow: Ford Steps Up Sustainable Materials
Engineering Materials 
7/30/2013  11 comments
Already ahead of the curve in using renewable and sustainable materials, Ford is stepping up its use of recycled, biobased, and recyclable materials in components throughout the car.
Video: Kinect Sensor Enables Sign Language Recognition & Translation
Blog 
7/30/2013  11 comments
Microsoft Research Asia and the Institute of Computing Technology have developed a Microsoft Kinect-based sign language tracking interface.
Software Engineering Is Changing the Design Workflow
Guest Blogs 
7/30/2013  4 comments
Software engineers should be added to the new multi-disciplinary design teams.
NASA Tests 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Part
Engineering Materials 
7/29/2013  28 comments
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed hot-fire tests on a rocket injector assembly made with a selective laser melting 3D printing process and powdered metals.
Orthogonal Awakenings & Innovation Ice Breakers
Guest Blogs 
7/29/2013  13 comments
The journey from disruptive concept to implementation is orthogonal awakening, and it’s considered such when the implementation is extraordinary.
Don’t Agonize Over Apple-Based Peripherals
Blog 
7/29/2013  4 comments
Cypress Semiconductor's digital-audio development kit makes connecting to the Lightning interface quite simple.
Codeanywhere Takes Software Dev Tools to the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/29/2013  3 comments
Startup company Codeanywhere allows users to edit code online either on laptops/PCs or mobile devices as long as there is a connection.
Slideshow: 3D Printed Multi-Material Audio Speakers
Blog 
7/26/2013  17 comments
A New Zealand designer has 3D-printed a speaker for his home audio system made with the multi-material Objet Connex 3D printing system from Stratasys.
Keep Prying Eyes From Data Storage
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/26/2013  9 comments
Cloud Guys Corporation makes a device that allows users to store and transfer data from a host of devices without the need for cloud-based or third-party services.
Scanadu Breaks Indiegogo Crowdfunding Record
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/26/2013  2 comments
Scanadu received funding for its Scout, a medical tricorder of sorts that monitors the user's vital functions in conjunction with a smartphone.
Take Your Social Media out to the Ball Game
Blog 
7/25/2013  9 comments
Qualcomm and Major League Baseball Advanced Media have struck a deal to provide fans with mobile access, live video, audio stream, news, and up-to-date stats at ballparks.
Introducing a DIY, Open-Source Virtual Reality Initiative
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/25/2013  8 comments
An open-source DIY virtual reality project from the University of Southern California's MxR seeks to produce a better HMD head-mounted display.
Bell Lab Researchers Send Data at 400 Gbps
Blog 
7/25/2013  8 comments
A new technique promises bandwidths four times faster than the absolute best that can be offered today.
Power Plants & Water Treatment Facilities Diagnose Motor Problems
Guest Blogs 
7/25/2013  3 comments
With advanced, user-friendly surge testers and windings analyzers, motor diagnostics can now be performed at the push of a button.
Unlimited Lifetime Data Storage Using Nanostructured Glass
Blog 
7/24/2013  20 comments
Researchers at the University of Southampton have created a glass storage disk that holds an unprecedented capacity of 360 terabytes.
X-Wind Envisions Wind-Powered Electric Railways
Blog 
7/24/2013  27 comments
Turbines could bring a renewable source of power to railways and any areas where there is wind and limited space, restricted access, or noise considerations.
Video: Dance Performance Perfected Through 3D Virtual Experience
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/24/2013  13 comments
Dassault Systemes' 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is being used in the arts to allow dance performers to preview their routine through 3D virtual experiences that accurately simulate real-world environments.
Redefining the Kelvin
Blog 
7/24/2013  3 comments
Researchers have announced they have rederived the Boltzmann constant with unprecedented accuracy.
Siemens PLM Uses Rapid Start to Speed Product Development
Blog 
7/24/2013  Post a comment
Siemens PLM Software has introduced new tools to help its customers speed the product development process.
3D Print Your Own Analog Camera
Blog 
7/23/2013  57 comments
Recently graduated design student Leo Marius has made an open-source working 35 mm analog camera with a 3D printer, and so can you -- he's posted all the files and instructions online.
Apps Provide Useful Data Through Crowdsensing
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/23/2013  6 comments
Apps using a user's location and input can track waits at airports, water, and air quality, and location-specific activity.
GrabCAD Integrates AutoDesk Tools Into Cloud Collaboration Environment
Blog 
7/23/2013  3 comments
Autodesk has partnered with GrabCAD to bring its design tools -- AutoCAD 360 and Fusion 360 -- online as part of the GrabCAD Toolbox.
Pythagoras Smiled From Above
Sherlock Ohms 
7/23/2013  13 comments
The energy measured from the wind turbines was way off. The solution came from something learned in high school.
Panasonic, Imec Develop Vibration Energy Harvester
Blog 
7/23/2013  25 comments
Panasonic and Belgian company Imec have teamed up to develop an electrostatic energy harvester that can power tire pressure monitoring systems using vibration and noise from the tires themselves.
Gadget Freak Case #243: MR Shock Improves Biking
Gadget Freak 
7/22/2013  34 comments
A trio of Colorado State engineering students created a magnetorheological bicycle shock absorber that can be adjusted using a touchscreen to affect the bike's ride.
Video: Interview With an Avatar
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/22/2013  13 comments
The idea of learning to interact socially is being tackled by MIT’s MACH (My Automated Conversation Coach).
Video: Purdue Researchers Develop Hands-On 3D Digital Modeling Tool
Blog 
7/22/2013  16 comments
Researchers at Purdue University have created a hands-on design tool that interprets gestures and movements, thus enabling designers to create and modify 3D shapes with their hands.
Small Hinge Hampers Maytag
Made by Monkeys 
7/22/2013  45 comments
A poorly designed hinge corroded early, sidelining a Maytag washer/dryer.
edX Offers Free Online Courses
Blog 
7/22/2013  6 comments
In an effort to help those all over the globe further their education, MIT and Harvard University created a non-profit organization called edX.
Researchers Develop Electricity-Conducting Yarn for Smart Clothing
Blog 
7/22/2013  16 comments
Clothing is about to get smarter thanks to a new yarn developed by researchers in Australia that can conduct and store electricity, and can be used to create fabric with its own built-in power source.
eBay Unveils 3D Printing App
Blog 
7/19/2013  12 comments
eBay Exact is eBay’s venture into the world of 3D printing. The site has teamed with Makerbot, Sculpteo, and Hot Pot Factory to make it happen.
Researchers Develop World's First Soft Robot
Blog 
7/19/2013  27 comments
A consortium of European researchers are designing a robotic octopus they say will be the first entirely soft robot.
Codename One Allows Developers to Create Apps Across a Spectrum of Devices
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/19/2013  9 comments
The Codename One Java GUI development environment will let users develop and port apps across all mobile platforms.
Design Tools Simplify Load-Pull Measurement
Blog 
7/19/2013  1 comment
Load-pull characterization is an essential tool for increasing the efficiency of power amplifiers.
Thermodynamics of Panel Cooling
Guest Blogs 
7/19/2013  6 comments
As manufacturing becomes more sophisticated, more computerization is being utilized. The problem with this scenario is that sensitive electronics are susceptible to the harsh environments in which they must operate.
Slideshow: Toyota's Humanoid Robot Is Space-Bound
Electronics News 
7/18/2013  14 comments
Toyota Motor Corp. will enter outer space in August, as a robot it co-developed rides to the International Space Station.
Teen Develops Flashlight Powered by Human Hand
STEM Connection 
7/18/2013  16 comments
While other teenagers are out with their friends or playing video games, 15-year-old Ann Makosinski is inventing energy-harvesting devices that she hopes will make the world a better place.
Capturing 3D Images From a Kilometer Away
Blog 
7/18/2013  9 comments
A new camera system developed by a group of scientists at Heriot-Watt can render full 3D images of objects up to 1 kilometer away with millimeter depth accuracy.
Google's One Today App Makes Donating Easy
Blog 
7/18/2013  2 comments
Google releases One Today, an app that lets people easily donate to the charity of their choice.
Developers Get Early Release of Next-Gen Kinect Sensor
Blog 
7/18/2013  4 comments
The vastly improved Kinect sensor will be released to developers this year, shortly after the Xbox One launch.
Preflight Inspection Averted Crash
Sherlock Ohms 
7/17/2013  63 comments
The vacuum in the plane's gas tank was suspicious. Sure enough, there was a potentially devastating fuel line blockage.
Video: WiSee Takes Gesture Recognition to the Next Level
Blog 
7/17/2013  12 comments
University of Washington scientists have developed WiSee, a way to sense human gestures and movement using WiFi signals inside a room.
Favorable Economics & Strong Design Boost American Manufacturing
Guest Blogs 
7/17/2013  5 comments
After years of off-shoring their manufacturing operations, companies are bringing long-shuttered US factories back to life.
Dexter Highlights Its DexTemp 1000 IR Temperature Monitor
Blog 
7/17/2013  2 comments
The Dexter DexTemp 1000 MEMS temperature sensor can send alerts to users via SMS and email.
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