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10 Military Robots of the Future
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5/26/2016  1 comment
These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
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5/26/2016  Post a comment
Icon Labs has developed a whitepaper to help determine the type of cybersecurity needed based on the type of device.
Top Job Prospects for Engineers in 2016
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5/25/2016  1 comment
Here's a look at the Bureau of Labor stats on engineering jobs over the coming decade.
Augmented Reality Becomes the New Plant Instructor
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5/25/2016  Post a comment
DMDII is working with a number of partners to create and utilize augmented reality instructions for the plant floor.
Choosing the Best Incubator for your Startup
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Being in an incubator can be analogous to shopping in a “big box retailer.” You can find many things you need under one roof along with moral support to sustain and move your startup to a successful launch.
Active 3D-Printed Materials Controlled by Light
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Scientists at four major universities in Europe have released a joint paper describing the use of light to put active materials into motion and to control that motion, producing lifelike mechanisms that may or may not contain living organisms, but can produce useful work.
Each Cyber Attack Has Its Own Cure
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5/23/2016  2 comments
Verizon's new cyber attack report outlines protection measures designed to the style of the attack.
Video Game-Inspired Bionic Arm Comes With a Drone
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5/23/2016  Post a comment
James Young's prosthetic arm doesn't just look it came from a video game ,it works like it comes from one, too, with features like Bluetooth, USB, and an attachable quadcopter.
InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Gadget Freak 
5/20/2016  9 comments
Kerry Erendson wanted to create a DIY robot that could write. The result was InkBot. Kerry shares the process of designing and building InkBot and shows you how to build your own.
Top 10 States for Engineering Jobs
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5/19/2016  8 comments
Are you an engineer who is looking for a job? Here are the 10 states where you will have the best luck.
UL Develops Cybersecurity Certification
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5/16/2016  Post a comment
UL's Cybersecurity Assurance Program aims to detect weaknesses, minimize exploitation, address known malware, review security controls, and increase security awareness.
Ford Wants Startups to Help It Create Connected Cars
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5/12/2016  Post a comment
To meet consumer demands around connected vehicles and IoT, automakers like Ford are turning to startups. But where should the focus lie for companies looking to work with the car giant?
Cyber Attacks Increase in Danger
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5/10/2016  4 comments
Cybersecurity is getting to be a greater issue as attackers become better organized and more dangerous.
Engineers, Thank Your Mothers
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5/6/2016  4 comments
You didn’t become an engineer on your own, junior.
The World’s Most Dangerous Device Is …
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5/4/2016  32 comments
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
Seeking Global Consensus on IIoT Standards
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5/4/2016  Post a comment
There is a new cooperation between the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts: the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).
7 Skills Every Engineering Grad Needs to be Successful
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5/3/2016  5 comments
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
Lock Your Home With Energy Harvested from Your Smartphone
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5/2/2016  1 comment
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.
The Pros & Cons of Drive-Train Tech
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5/2/2016  Post a comment
This charts show the pros and cons of five drive-train technologies.
Cybersecurity Is Top Concern of IEEE Members
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4/28/2016  Post a comment
Members of the IEEE Computer Society name cybersecurity as the top technology affecting their industries.
Best Paying Bachelor's Degrees? Engineering, By Far
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4/27/2016  6 comments
PayScale.com ranked the top 15 salaries for bachelor degrees, and 13 of the highest-paid degrees are in engineering.
Biobots Powered by Muscle Cells See, Follow Light
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4/25/2016  Post a comment
A biobot developed by researchers at the University of Illinois has an infrastructure of human muscle cells that can sense and follow light.
Wind Turbine Uses 3D-Printed Parts to Provide Portable Power
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4/18/2016  7 comments
A recent PhD in engineering from Canada was inspired by time living in Nicaragua to design a portable wind turbine for regions not served by the power grid
Robotic Spacecraft Will Service Local Satellites & Build Remote Ones
Engineering Materials 
4/15/2016  Post a comment
NASA is getting closer to a long-held dream: using robots to refuel and service GEO satellites in space, plus enable deep space exploration.
IoT Security Top of Mind at ESC
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4/15/2016  Post a comment
IoT security was a concerned voiced frequently at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week.
Manufacturing Is More Vulnerable to Cyber Attack as IoT Proliferates
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4/12/2016  1 comment
The GMSA in Europe has release cybersecurity guidelines to help protect manufacturing from attack.
Google's AI Beat a Go Champion by Mimicking Human Intuition
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4/6/2016  Post a comment
Google's AlphaGo has bested Korean champion Lee Sedol. But can the new AI technology find a role outside of playing games?
IPC to Develop New Shop Floor Communication Standard
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4/5/2016  2 comments
IPC seeks to replace IPC-2541 with a broader standard for connecting shop-floor equipment.
Building Your Engineering Team: More Tips on Finding and Retaining Talent
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4/4/2016  5 comments
We’ve long reported on the fact that there is a shortage of engineers and designers. Here are more ways companies can tap into a talent pipeline.
Factory of the Future Belongs to the Automation Vendor
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4/4/2016  Post a comment
GE is offering a factory-as-a-service business model to get small- and mid-size manufacturers automated.
Wind Turbines Turn to Palm Tree-Like Design for Next-Gen Power
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4/4/2016  7 comments
The Department of Energy has come up with a new design for gigantic wind-turbine blades (longer than two football fields) for harvesting offshore wind energy.
Tesla Model 3 Drives Green Future
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4/1/2016  25 comments
With the newly-unveiled Model 3, Tesla isn't just releasing a $35,000 car. It's also betting big on a future where electric vehicles are the norm, and pushing the infrastructure to make it so.
10 More of the Greatest Hoaxes in Engineering History
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4/1/2016  5 comments
A car that gets 200 miles per gallon? Gold from sea water? Chemtrails? Cloaking spray? Design News celebrates April Fools with a look at a new crop of engineering history's greatest hoaxes, cons, and tricks.
New-Age Hackers Are Ditching Smash-and-Grab Techniques
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4/1/2016  1 comment
Cyber attacks are taking a new form, with hackers going into a network and exploring for extended periods of time.
Gadget Freak Case #278: How to Hack an Electronic Trade Show Badge
Gadget Freak 
3/29/2016  6 comments
Are you sick of the same boring badges at every trade show? The ESC 2016 Conference in Boston is featuring an electronic one you can use to play games, control robots, meet new friends, or build your own custom hacks.
Car-Pulling Microbots Inspired by Ants
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3/25/2016  2 comments
Researchers at Stanford University have developed microrobots inspired by ants that can pull large loads that outweigh them considerably.
Does a Mechanical Engineering Master’s Pay for Itself?
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3/23/2016  11 comments
Let's look at the costs of a mechanical engineering master's degree and see if it pays for itself in higher salaries.
Real Hoverboard For Consumers Flies On Aerospace-Grade Composites
Engineering Materials 
3/21/2016  42 comments
On April 14, you'll be able to buy what its makers say is the first real hoverboard: no wheels. That is, if you've got $14,900. Just watching this video will make you wish you did.
The Cold Forming Value Chain in Micro/Miniature Component Design - Part 2
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3/21/2016  Post a comment
This second part of a two-part series examines the roles of the four main participants in the cold forming value chain.
10 of History's Greatest Women Inventors You Should Know
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3/10/2016  10 comments
Did you know a Hollywood actress laid the foundation for WiFi? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman? Design News celebrates Women's History Month by honoring some of history's greatest female inventors.
Should You Trust a Rescue Robot? A New Study Says Probably Not
Engineering Materials 
3/10/2016  3 comments
A new Georgia Tech study reveals that people trust robots way too much, even when their own safety is jeopardized.
GE Adopts OPC UA as Its IIoT and Security Standard
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3/8/2016  1 comment
As OPC UA continues to grow in popularity as an IIoT protocol, GE is the latest company that has decided to standardize it.
QuickSilver Controls Resurrects the Long-Popular SilverMax Hybrid Servomotor
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3/8/2016  Post a comment
QuickSilver Controls has brought its SilverMax integrated hybrid servomotor line out of retirement with some new capabilities and enhancements for the non-integrated space.
What's It Like To Be a Female Engineer?
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3/7/2016  3 comments
According to a new report only 12% of engineers are women and there are way fewer women in computing today than back in 1990. Read on for why that is, plus advice from women engineers in a recent webcast.
How 7 HMIs Wow the Tech World
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3/4/2016  2 comments
The consumer-powered technology trends in new industrial HMI products become easily evident from a look at the latest offerings, which demonstrate how vendors are investing their development dollars.
Who'd Thunk It? Arduino and PLCs Hook Up Via RS232 and Modbus
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3/3/2016  Post a comment
There is a thriving online developer community using RS232, Arduinos, and PLCs to build industrial and home automation systems on the familiar serial communication protocol Modbus.
3D Vision Sensing Is Elevating Robotic Random Bin Picking
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3/3/2016  Post a comment
Sophisticated vision sensors and integrated software tools are delivering fast recognition of complex parts to reduce bin picking cycle times.
ABB Introduces Its First SCARA Robot with un-SCARA-like Performance
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3/2/2016  1 comment
ABB has announced a first-ever line of SCARA robots -- with a twist that these small robots are targeting applications that require fast, repeatable, and precise motions not typically associated with robotics.
Condition Monitoring, Predictive Analytics Materializing in the IoT
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3/1/2016  1 comment
Most manufacturing operations would put maintenance on the top of their pain lists. Lessening that pain is the long-promised ability to know when a machine is about to go down and do something about it.
Can ‘Moneyball’ Work in Manufacturing and Industry?
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2/29/2016  2 comments
Sabermetrics has almost replaced traditional scouting in eyeing baseball talent. Now the proliferation of data being promised is expected to change the game in analyzing industrial and manufacturing performance. Are humans still needed?
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