HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Content posted in July 2012
<<  <  Page 2/2
Big Battery Means Big Range, Cost for Tesla's Model S
Captain Hybrid 
7/11/2012  39 comments
The recent introduction of Tesla Motors' Model S electric vehicle (EV) raises an important question: How is Tesla able to get a 300-mile range when other EVs are lingering around 100?
Robots Predict Humans' Moves
Blog 
7/11/2012  15 comments
An algorithm developed by MIT researchers aims to help robots adapt better to humans on the factory floor by predicting their moves.
Mechanical Switches Solve Sprinkler Control Problem
Made by Monkeys 
7/11/2012  21 comments
Simple mechanical switches triumphed over an overly complicated "simple" user interface.
Kenesto Takes an Un-PLM Approach to PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/11/2012  4 comments
Kenesto aims to make product development process systems more palatable via its use of cloud technology and adherence to simple and familiar collaboration metaphors.
How Do You Educate Yourself?
Blog 
7/10/2012  17 comments
We asked our LinkedIn group, "How do you learn about new engineering technologies?"
Slideshow: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Teardown
Blog 
7/10/2012  25 comments
Google introduced its first branded tablet, the Nexus 7, at its I/O conference June 27 with a price tag of $199, meaning it will compete directly with the Kindle Fire.
EV Battery Design Challenges Tackled by ANSYS CAE
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/10/2012  3 comments
ANSYS is developing new battery CAE models as part of a Department of Defense program to bolster engineering simulation tools for the challenges of EV and hybrid battery development.
Case of the Strange Antenna Patterns
Sherlock Ohms 
7/10/2012  17 comments
When the plastic stand was replaced by a wooden stand during the testing of an antenna, everything went wrong.
Send Machines, Not People, to Space
Mechatronics Zone 
7/10/2012  28 comments
If we have an urge to explore outer space, let's leave people on Earth and conduct experiments and gather data at a distance.
Slideshow: Electronics Beef Up Auto Safety
Blog 
7/9/2012  19 comments
From airbags and vision systems to communications and safety cages, we present a few of the latest and greatest advances in auto safety.
Pegasus XL Launch Rocket Flies on Composites
Engineering Materials 
7/9/2012  13 comments
A Pegasus XL air-launched rocket, and the NASA X-ray observatory satellite it has just sent into space, are both made partly from carbon composites.
Corrupt Data Filled the Air Waves
Sherlock Ohms 
7/9/2012  14 comments
The answer to the problem of corrupted data was a room full of powered-up personal computers.
3D Printer From Objet Serves Up Materials Mix
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/9/2012  17 comments
With its expanded palette including seven different materials and functional properties, the Objet30 Pro aims to give professionals a versatile platform for producing highly realistic parts at a desktop price point.
Gadget Freak Case #219: Watching the Alpha Sparks Fly
Gadget Freak 
7/6/2012  18 comments
John Iovine created a homemade alpha particle spark detector with a high-voltage power supply and radioactive materials.
Video: Robots Develop Sense of Touch
Blog 
7/6/2012  14 comments
A new combination of sensors, actuators, and software will give them a sense of touch for identifying textures that's even more finely tuned than a human's.
CFD Study Explores Cycling Drag
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/6/2012  20 comments
With the competitive cycling season underway, a new ANSYS CFD study reveals how to optimize the position of multiple cyclists to reduce drag and boost team performance.
Bioplastic Packaging Is Cheaper Than Cardboard
Engineering Materials 
7/5/2012  30 comments
Although bioplastic shipping containers may cost more per unit, they can be cheaper overall since they're reusable and can be recycled back into the supply chain in a closed-loop/reverse logistics setup.
Missing Magnet Revives Washing Machine
Made by Monkeys 
7/5/2012  35 comments
A critical magnet -- that was not even indicated in the user manual to be part of the washer -- was missing.
Understanding Time Delays Is Essential in Engineering Systems
Blog 
7/5/2012  3 comments
The impact of time delays continues to grow in many fields, including the control of distributed systems such as energy and computing grids.
Slideshow: Scenes From the Freescale Technology Forum
Blog 
7/3/2012  6 comments
The highlight of the recent Freescale Technology Forum was arguably the Tech Lab, which showcased the company's technology in use in real-world applications.
Do We Need Indoor Navigation Apps?
Blog 
7/3/2012  18 comments
Researchers claim to have developed a way to get a GPS position fix indoors, which might let shoppers' cell phones tell them about products in front of them, or help parents locate their children in malls.
There's a Heater in the Freezer
Made by Monkeys 
7/3/2012  31 comments
Design News' own Richard Nass recently ran into a problem with his refrigerator, leading him to believe it was made by monkeys.
Petroski on Engineering: Checklists & Design
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2012  21 comments
A properly devised checklist for design could prevent mistakes from being made.
Salt Container May Raise Your Blood Pressure
Made by Monkeys 
7/2/2012  28 comments
Flaws in the plastic injection molding process made the popcorn salt a mess.
Composite Ferry Pontoon Floats in Australia
Engineering Materials 
7/2/2012  19 comments
The first all-composite floating ferry pontoon has been installed at Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia.
eDrawings App Launches on the iPad
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/2/2012  14 comments
SolidWorks has entered the mobile design app arena with an iPad version of its eDrawings lightweight collaboration tool.
Video Over Fiber Gives Surgeons a Clearer Picture
Electronic News & Comment 
7/2/2012  13 comments
Surgeons who depend on video images in the operating room are about to get a big boost in picture resolution.
<<  <  Page 2/2




Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
From pitchers and forwards to quarterbacks and defensemen, we offer a peek at some of the more memorable engineers in sports history.
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
A soundproofing invention called Acoustiblok recently won a television challenge to silence an air horn with only a fraction of an inch of polymer material.
Rethink Robotics has upgraded Baxter the Robot so it can be easily trained by co-workers who simply show the robot how to move.
Robots came into their own in the 1970s. Gone were the low-budget black-and-white B movies. Now robots roamed in full-color feature films with A-list actors.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 21 - 25, Design Products With Bluetooth Low Energy
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service