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12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs
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2/8/2016  Post a comment
Here's a list of engineering and tech jobs ranked by outlook, work environment, stress, and income.
5 Pre-, Post-, and On-Site Activities that Will Boost Your Presence at the Next Industrial Trade Show
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2/7/2016  Post a comment
Industrial trade shows, like Design News' upcoming Pacific Design & Manufacturing, deserve proper planning in order to truly get the most out of them as marketing tools. Here's how to plan effectively.
What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?
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2/6/2016  Post a comment
Take a peek into the world of a test engineer – and then tell us about yourself! We want to know what part each of our readers plays in the wonderful umbrella known as design engineering.
MTS Aligns Sensors to EtherNet/IP Compatibility
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
Design News Seeks Gadget Freaks for Slot Car Race at Pacific Design & Manufacturing
Gadget Freak 
2/5/2016  Post a comment
Gadget freaks at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim next week are in for a special treat: a chance to participate in a slot car competition on the show floor.
Report: Solar-Energy Storage Market to Grow to $8 Billion by 2026
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2/4/2016  1 comment
A recent report from Lux Research is predicting the market for energy storage for solar-energy systems to grow to $8 billion by 2026.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Electronics & Test
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2/3/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Electronics & Test category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Demystifying Data Logging -- and Why Stepping It Up Has Benefits
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2/3/2016  8 comments
Data logging, a critical part of test engineering, is often treated as an afterthought, but giving it the following considerations can net big payoffs.
Medical Device Plastics Toughen Up for Harsh Hospital Environments
Engineering Materials 
2/3/2016  Post a comment
More plastics are coming into hospital equipment, as well as single-use, patient-friendly medical devices and wearables.
German Firm's Inductive Displacement Sensors Reach New Low (in Size)
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2/2/2016  Post a comment
Engineers and developers looking for linear variable differential transformers for confined spaces and harsh environments now have a 4 mm option with ±0.5% linearity.
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
Gadget Freak 
2/1/2016  1 comment
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso.
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized Math Learning for Kids
STEM Connection 
1/31/2016  Post a comment
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, personalized way to promote STEM education.
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
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1/30/2016  23 comments
Star Trek brought us many pioneering ideas that designers have acted upon, and we can glean a few engineering bits of wisdom from this iconic show.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
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1/28/2016  16 comments
There is a shortage of engineers and designers. That's nothing new, but companies can tap into a talent pipeline using these steps.
Google Glass Overtaken By Rivals in Enterprise Adoption of Augmented Reality
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1/28/2016  1 comment
As augmented reality solutions in manufacturing and other sectors begin to take hold, Google Glass -- the pioneer in technology in the field -- is being pushed aside in favor of better, rival technology, according to a new report by Lux Research.
See How Electric Vehicle Sales Stalled in 2015
Automotive News 
1/27/2016  32 comments
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US fell by about 5% in 2015, despite a record-setting year for the rest of industry.
Let's End the Buyer-Supplier Negotiation Countertactics Spiral
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1/27/2016  Post a comment
The modern procurement approach to sourcing is like a good old-fashioned wrestling match between buyer and supplier, full of moves and countermoves. Does it have to be so painful?
LED Lighting: More Intelligent, More Beautiful, More Affordable
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1/26/2016  4 comments
Continuing dramatic improvements in component packaging, intelligent driver and power architectures, and thermal performance are giving design engineers indispensable weapons in LED lighting design and creation.
Forget Batteries, Hydrogen Fuel Cells Can Power Your Devices
Electronics News 
1/26/2016  7 comments
Never mind those lithium batteries batteries. A UK-based energy company wants to power our consumer electronics with hydrogen fuel cells.
4 Tips for Designing the Most Effective Touchscreen Interface
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1/26/2016  2 comments
If you’re thinking about implementing a touchscreen into your next product, you don't want to forget these guidelines.
Ham Radio Operators Have Been Design Engineering Innovators
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1/23/2016  12 comments
Just like any design engineer, hams are constantly striving to use their technical skills and the parts and equipment available to them to improve and innovate, in their case ways to communicate through radio waves.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
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1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
Best of Both Worlds: Home Solar Giving Electric Vehicle Owners Cleaner Charging
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1/22/2016  7 comments
Besides the environmental benefits of driving a solar-charged EV, homeowners are also attracted to the financial savings.
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion Program to 11 Cities
STEM Connection 
1/22/2016  1 comment
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications for annual summer technology learning programs that have expanded to 11 cities.
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Crazy gadgets, salaries, hoaxes, and scary true stories made up Design News readers' favorite slideshows of the year.
VW Dieselgate Puts Auto Emission Control Systems in the Crosshairs
Blog 
1/21/2016  18 comments
Clean diesel took a punch in the gut last September when regulators said Volkswagen Group was manipulating the pollution control devices in its diesel passenger cars to fool emissions tests.
Metallic Bonding Glue May Bring Extinction to Soldering and Welding
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1/21/2016  6 comments
Scientists from two US universities have created a gallium/indium nanoglue that sinters at room temperature to produce a bond as strong as a weld.
Turning Theory Into Reality: Hands-On Design Course on BLDC Motor Control
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1/21/2016  Post a comment
Running code and seeing the resulting motor movements is the best method of learning new motor control design techniques, as an upcoming DN course will tutor one of the most popular motor control algorithms.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  8 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
LEDs Drive Cutting-Edge IIoT Applications
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1/20/2016  Post a comment
New applications driven by LEDs are helping lead the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things, with the combination of efficient lighting and connectivity opening the door for numerous smart facility-management applications.
Overcoming 5 Challenges with Over-the-Air Updates Using MCUs
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1/20/2016  Post a comment
The ability to update an embedded system using a bootloader is an important skill to master, especially in the IoT age filled with connected systems using microcontrollers.
Life Imitates Research For This Year’s Rising Engineering Star
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1/19/2016  1 comment
Jessica Winter is in remission from breast cancer, a diagnosis she received just weeks after joining a team who was working to battle the disease.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
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1/19/2016  8 comments
Most engineers have an interesting story to tell when asked why they decided to pursue an engineering career. Tell us yours!
Printed Electronics Aids New Directions in Medical Diagnostics and Treatment
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1/19/2016  Post a comment
Printed electronics has been the technological facilitator of important health monitoring devices, but it is now hitting exciting new frontiers.
These Engineering Salaries Will Surprise You
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1/18/2016  6 comments
Surprising entries are topping the list of engineering schools that are producing the highest mid-career salaries.
Why Is Embedded Security So Difficult?
Blog 
1/18/2016  1 comment
By identifying and eliminating the weakest links in new products and systems, engineers can make significant gains in implementing security.
Study to Demonstrate Benefits of Exoskeleton for Spinal Cord Injuries
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1/17/2016  1 comment
Engineers are hoping that a four-year government study will demonstrate the benefits of an exoskeleton that could one day help thousands of people with spinal cord injuries.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview Pt III: 8 More Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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1/16/2016  Post a comment
In this third and final preview of the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, Feb. 9-11, 2016, we look at exhibitors of industrial automation, rapid manufacturing, and printed electronics.
IEEE Society: Data Science, 5G, Virtual Reality Among Top Tech Trends in 2016
Blog 
1/15/2016  1 comment
The IEEE Computer Society recently unveiled its top nine technology trends to look out for in 2016.
What's the Secret to Better Batteries for Medical Wearable Devices?
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1/15/2016  Post a comment
Improvements to medical batteries commonly follow technology advancements that come from the broader battery market, and what is a focus of R&D now is on this particular area.
6 STEM Family Films That Entertain and Inspire
Blog 
1/14/2016  31 comments
Looking for a family movie night that will entertain and inspire about science, technology, engineering, and math? Here are our top 6 favorite STEM films for the whole family.
2016 Will Bring IIoT Standards, Smart Testing, and the SmartPhone-ization of Industrial Software
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1/14/2016  1 comment
Trend Watch from National Instruments envisions a 2016 with IIoT standards, smart testing, and the consumerization of industrial software.
Connected Medical Device Makers Are Challenged to Provide Better Security
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1/14/2016  Post a comment
The concept of secure medical devices might still be a nascent one, but it has the medical device industry scrambling to build device security into the new product development process and doing vulnerability testing.
The Hottest Concept Cars of CES 2016 Were All About IoT
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1/13/2016  4 comments
The biggest automotive buzz from CES 2016 came from companies creating new design concepts focusing on Internet of Things connectivity ... and drones.
5 Nations Get Together on Industrial Design Intellectual Rights
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1/13/2016  1 comment
In early December, the US Patent and Trademark Office hosted the first Industrial Design 5 Forum, featuring representatives from the five largest design offices in the world, to create international synergy on protecting ID IP.
Human-Machine Interface Design '101' for Successful Machines and Products
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1/13/2016  4 comments
It doesn’t matter if it is a manufacturing machine or a medical diagnostic machine; poor human-machine interface design will prevent the machine’s use. But follow sound fundamental HMI design principles and you won't go wrong.
The IoT: The Security Risks, The Challenges ... The Solutions
Blog 
1/13/2016  1 comment
With the Internet of Things poised to flood wireless networks with potentially billions of new connected devices, security is top of mind for engineers and designers.
5 Cool Green Technologies at CES 2016
Blog 
1/12/2016  5 comments
CES 2016, the annual technology confab, featured some interesting new offerings on the green technology scene.
SAE Cybersecurity Standard Seeks to Shield Vehicles from Hackers
Blog 
1/12/2016  1 comment
In the aftermath of some high-profile vehicle hacking incidents, SAE will release J3061 as a framework for auto OEMs and suppliers to design in security strategies.
MEMS Industry Group Reveals Anticipated Trillion Sensor Roadmap
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1/10/2016  Post a comment
The MEMS and Sensors Industry Group unveiled the outline of its TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Roadmap
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