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Auto Giant Goes Off-Roading With Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Automotive News 
10/21/2016  Post a comment
General Motors is putting an off-road twist on hydrogen fuel cell technology with an imposing new pickup demonstrator called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2.
IoT Devices Scale from Billions to Trillions
10/21/2016  6 comments
At ARM TechCon 2016, CEO Simon Segars will discuss how he sees billions of devices scaling to trillions as IoT applications proliferate. We know it’s happening. How do we prepare?
Germany, Tesla in War of Words Over 'Autopilot'
Automotive News 
10/20/2016  3 comments
The term “autopilot” is now at the heart of a growing debate between Tesla Motors Inc. and Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.
Breaking Engineering Barriers By Breaking Personal Barriers
10/20/2016  2 comments
Highly regarded engineer and physicist Ransom Stephens speaks with Design News about his extensive science and engineering background, the serious yet funny study of neuroscience, and how one primes their brain for innovation.
Vote for Reader’s Choice of Most Innovative Embedded Product
10/20/2016  Post a comment
It's your turn to cast your vote for one of these 12 finalists to win the ARM TechCon Reader's Choice Award for the most innovative product of the past year.
Choosing Between Supercapacitors and Li-ion Batteries in Industrial Applications
10/20/2016  1 comment
While supercapacitors and rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries both store energy, these two technologies are very different in their design and in their performance capabilities.
Scalability, Agility, Extensibility will Determine the Future of the IoT
10/20/2016  2 comments
The Internet of Things is at an important and exciting tipping point in its evolution. ARM exec Ian Ferguson shares his perspective.
Apple’s Automotive Scale-Down Is No Surprise
Automotive News 
10/19/2016  4 comments
Twenty months after news leaked about Apple Inc.’s secretive automotive project, the high-tech giant has apparently decided it will not go toe-to-toe with Detroit, leaving few in the Motor City surprised.
The Future of Scaling: Dire or Not?
10/19/2016  1 comment
Greg Yeric, an ARM Fellow leading the Future Silicon Technology group, shares his opinions on what he’s focused on and where he sees both challenges and opportunities in scaling.
Apple Puts the Brakes on Its Automotive Ambitions
10/18/2016  4 comments
Internal reports are indicating that Apple has scrapped its plans to build a production car and is shifting its focus to systems for autonomous vehicles.
Keep Calm and Go to Pluto
10/18/2016  Post a comment
“It was a once and lifetime opportunity to fly by Pluto and none of us were willing to give that up without a fight.” – Alice Bowman, New Horizons Mission Operations Manager.
7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2016  Post a comment
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing, as engineers design products for tougher environments.
The 15 Worst-Designed Cars in Automotive History
Automotive News 
10/17/2016  53 comments
From the Corvair and the Pinto to the Gremlin and the Pacer, we’ve collected the worst vehicles that suffered from design and engineering hiccups.
Molten Silicon Offers Unprecedented Solar Energy Storage
10/14/2016  13 comments
The most abundant element in the Earth's crust can store up to 10 times more solar energy than existing solutions, and is uniquely suited for urban areas.
How IO-Link Improves Sensor-Level Diagnostics and Communication
10/13/2016  Post a comment
New sensors for the IO-Link standard are helping manufacturers reduce machine costs and downtime and simplify configuration. Here’s a look at how it helps and how it compares to previous technologies.
Could Determined Hackers Change the Outcome of the Election?
Electronics News 
10/12/2016  32 comments
It would be difficult and highly unlikely, but it’s certainly possible for computer hackers to change the outcome of next month’s presidential election, experts say.
Multiple Materials Challenge Adhesive Manufacturers
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
More and more assemblies are joining parts made of dissimilar materials in cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Adhesive makers are stepping up to the challenge.
The Extraordinary Tale of the Raspberry Pi 
10/11/2016  5 comments
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton will deliver a keynote Oct. 26 at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Hack-A-Jeep 101: Renowned Security Expert Will Explain How He Did It
Electronics News 
10/10/2016  5 comments
Charlie Miller, whose hacking exploits on a Jeep Cherokee sparked a recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will explain how he did it and why society needs to be aware of vehicle vulnerabilities at the upcoming ARM TechCon 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.
Automakers Deal With Inevitability of Autonomous Car Crashes
10/7/2016  41 comments
The fallout from the fatal crash of an auto-piloted Tesla Model S earlier this year continues, as automakers and suppliers battle, and experts caution that more such tragedies could occur as the technology evolves.
'Edible' Electronics Can Be Powered by Melanin
10/7/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that melanin is a viable basis for bio-batteries to power a new class of edible medical devices.
Readers: Help Us Pick The Best and Worst Science Movies
10/6/2016  26 comments
It’s time once again for the Annual Design News Science and Engineering Movie Contest. This year, we're letting you vote on the best science and engineering movies.
‘Typhoon Turbine’ Unbreakable in Japan’s Powerful Storms
10/6/2016  3 comments
A Japanese researcher has built a wind turbine he claims can withstand even the strongest typhoons to harvest the powerful potential for wind energy
Google Launching its First Phone and a New VR Headset
10/5/2016  4 comments
As part of a new push into the hardware space, Google has unveiled the Pixel, its first branded smartphone, as well as new mobile virtual reality headset, the Daydream View.
Greener Solar Cell Developed Using Common Food Additive
10/5/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have developed a plastic solar cell that replaces toxic halogen solvents with a common food additive to create a more environmentally friendly cell
Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools?
10/4/2016  8 comments
This list of top engineering schools combines a wide range of criteria that make up a quality engineering program.
Bubble Wrap, Sponge Work Together to Clean Your Water
10/4/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at MIT have designed a bubble-wrapped sponge that uses sunlight to boil water and create steam for potential use in water treatment/desalination.
Electric Powertrains Light Up Paris Motor Show
Automotive News 
10/3/2016  6 comments
Electric powertrains are stealing the spotlight, as automakers showcase their best and brightest battery-powered vehicles, during the Paris Motor Show, Oct. 1-16.
Flexible Manufacturing Reduces Costs, Increases Variety ... Think Oreo
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Creating product variety in the manufacturing process has been costly. Yet the high cost of variety is coming down now that advanced manufacturing equipment is modular and flexible.
Device Turns Body Heat Into Energy to Power Wearables
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics.
Elon Musk Has 4 Keys to Colonizing Mars
9/30/2016  19 comments
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the company's plans for a Interplanetary Transport System that would make it possible to create a self-sustaining city on Mars.
Automation Vendors Validate the Importance of IoT
9/30/2016  Post a comment
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Chevy Bets Big on Diesel in New SUV
Automotive News 
9/29/2016  3 comments
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
Critical Security Controls Could Thwart 70% of Cyber Attacks
9/29/2016  1 comment
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
What's Happening to Range Anxiety? New EVs Offer More Miles
Automotive News 
9/28/2016  37 comments
The term “range anxiety” began fading into the rear view mirror recently, as major automakers made announcements about longer-range, battery-powered cars.
The Astronaut As Engineer: Winning the Space Race
9/28/2016  4 comments
George Leopold's talk at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis helped restore astronaut and engineer Gus Grissom's role in the beginnings of NASA, and outlined how Grissom played a pivotal role in winning the Space Race.
DoE Creates Thermal Storage System for Nighttime Solar Use
9/28/2016  2 comments
The Department of Energy has developed a new thermal-energy storage system for solar energy so it can be used at night.
A New Era for DSPs
Electronics News 
9/28/2016  Post a comment
Digital signal processors are gaining momentum in applications from voice activation to sports watches to holographic computing.
Obey Your Cat's Demands and Build an Automated Food Dispenser
Gadget Freak 
9/27/2016  5 comments
Your cat demands to be fed on time. With some technical know-how and a 3D printer you can build your own automated cat food dispenser.
Fabric Harvests Solar, Motion Energy to Power Wearables, Textiles
9/27/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
9/26/2016  5 comments
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
The Revitalization of Design & Manufacturing
9/26/2016  Post a comment
Design and manufacturing need each other -- and the engineers behind them. Don’t forget that.
DoE Launches $30M Effort to Develop Solar Modules
9/26/2016  4 comments
The US Department of Energy has unveiled an investment of up to $30 million to accelerate the development of modules and materials to drive down the cost of solar energy.
Designer, Chemist Team Up to Develop Fabric with Interwoven Solar Panels
9/23/2016  Post a comment
A fabric designer and chemical engineer have teamed up to design fabric woven with solar panels for the future of wearable, autonomously powered technology.
iPhone 7 Plus Teardown: No Headphone Jack, More Space
9/22/2016  15 comments
Apple made some controversial decisions with its new iPhone 7 models, so what did they do with the extra space? The latest teardown from iFixit digs under the hood of Apple's new sensor-heavy phone.
Food Waste Eyed as Storage for Alternative Energy
9/22/2016  Post a comment
A team at Eindhoven University of Technology has devised a way to combine food waste and nanotechnology for an alternative-energy storage system.
Fish Scales Used to Create Bio-Inspired Energy Harvester for Medtech
9/21/2016  Post a comment
Researchers in India have devised a way to use fish scales to develop a piezoelectric-based energy harvester that could potentially power medical and other small electronic devices.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Experience VR at ESC Minneapolis With GigaParts
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Engineers wanting a first-hand look at the latest virtual reality technologies are going to get their chance at ESC Minneapolis this week.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Have Moved into Design
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Design engineers are using big data to gather product usage information from the field and circulate it into design decisions. Much of that data is now processed in the cloud.
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