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Hybrid Energy Harvester Eyed for Solar Cells Captures More of Light Spectrum
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5/27/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have developed a hybrid energy harvester for generating electricity from multiple spectrums of solar energy.
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
Blog 
5/25/2016  1 comment
Here's a look at the Bureau of Labor stats on engineering jobs over the coming decade.
Indoor Location Technology Comes to the IoT
Electronics News 
5/25/2016  1 comment
Using ultra-wideband wireless, any item can be located to a level of pinpoint precision that’s never before been possible.
Virtual Reality: The New Prototype Is Digital
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5/24/2016  1 comment
Visualization and virtual reality tools allow design engineers to build virtual prototypes that can be manipulated collaboratively. You can swap out materials and store data within the file.
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.
Band-Aid-Like Battery Pack Aimed at Wearables
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have developed a lightweight, solar-energy-harvesting mesh of batteries that stretches, making it well-suited to wearable tech.
Li-Ion Components for High-Temperature Aerospace, Industrial Apps
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Rice University have developed a combined electrolyte and separator for lithium-ion batteries that won’t have performance issues or catch fire at high temperatures.
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.
Electric Cars Get Boost from New Test System
Electronics News 
5/23/2016  Post a comment
A new test system could have a profound effect on the thermal reliability of power electronics in electric and hybrid vehicles.
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.
DoE-Backed Startup Puts a Twist on Offshore Wind Energy
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5/20/2016  3 comments
Accio Energy has created a novel, turbine-less wind energy technology for offshore systems that uses electro-hydrodynamic charge separation principles.
Mini, Battery-Powered Microwave Is Perfect For People on the Go
Electronics News 
5/20/2016  7 comments
A handheld microwave oven about the size of a coffee thermos could soon provide an alternative to cooking food around the old campfire.
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.
Google Moves on AI Processors
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5/20/2016  Post a comment
Google has developed its own accelerator chips for artificial intelligence it calls tensor processing units after the open source TensorFlow algorithms it released last year.
Merger Mania: Is Consolidation Trend Here to Stay?
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5/20/2016  Post a comment
Consolidation through mergers gradually increases as industries mature so why should the semiconductor industry be any different?
From Prototype to Cutting-Edge Consumer Design
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5/20/2016  Post a comment
Consumers expect their devices to do a lot more than simply work.
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.
'High Automation' Autonomous Cars on Roads by 2020
Electronics News 
5/19/2016  Post a comment
Self-driving automotive technology took a big step forward this week as NXP Semiconductors rolled out a pizza-box-sized module called BlueBox that it says will bring production-level, “high automation” to the roads by 2020.
These Energy-Harvesting Tiles Bank 200 Times More Power
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5/19/2016  7 comments
Pavegen has significantly updated its energy-harvesting floor tile technology with improvements in its new V3 offering.
Drayson Takes RF Energy-Harvesting Tech from Lab to Market
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5/18/2016  Post a comment
Drayson Technologies has developed technology called Freevolt that harvests radio frequency (RF) energy to power IoT sensors and devices.
How ‘One Thing’ Made National Instruments Into a Billion-Dollar Company
Electronics News 
5/18/2016  4 comments
Forty years after starting National Instruments Corp., co-founder James Truchard can trace the company’s vast success back to a single idea.
Thin-Film Coating Boosts Lithium-Ion Battery Performance
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5/18/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have developed a process of simultaneously “doping” -- or adding an element or compound into a crystalline structure -- and coating lithium magnesium nickel oxygen (LMNO) with iron oxide using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique.
Meet Otto, the Robot That Wants to Run Your Home
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5/13/2016  5 comments
Samsung is hoping Otto, its "home companion robot," will introduce consumers to the friendlier side of the Internet of Things as the company pushes further into the smart home market.
Energy Harvesting Key to IoT, ON Semiconductor Says
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5/13/2016  Post a comment
With the Smart Passive Sensor, ON Semiconductor is looking to provide the definitive sensor for IoT applications – one that harvests its own energy.
Paper-Like Battery Electrode Aims at Space Exploration, Aero
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5/12/2016  Post a comment
A novel paper-like battery electrode made out of silicon oxycarbide glass and graphene could meet the specific needs of aerospace applications, such as those used in space exploration or unmanned aerial vehicles
Top 15 Most Important Auto Safety Technologies
Automotive News 
5/11/2016  20 comments
Take a look at 15 of the most important automotive safety technologies from the past 50 years and the next half-century.
Researchers Create Better Way to Boil Water, Controlling Bubbles
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5/11/2016  Post a comment
University engineers have discovered a way to induce and control the formation of boiling-water bubbles, which could benefit electronics, as well as have applications in advanced lasers, radars, and solar energy.
Smart Printed Sensors Aim at Movement-Monitoring Wearables
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5/10/2016  Post a comment
A transparent sensor material that can be printed with simple manufacturing aims to offer a cost-effective way to mass produce wearables.
So, What's Teslaphoresis? And How Can it Make Self-Assembling Circuits?
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5/9/2016  3 comments
Scientists at Rice University have discovered a new phenomenon they've dubbed Teslaphoresis that could pave the way for self-assembling, wirelessly powered circuits.
Engineers, Thank Your Mothers
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5/6/2016  4 comments
You didn’t become an engineer on your own, junior.
These Vibrating Insoles Could Make You a Better Athlete
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5/6/2016  2 comments
An electronic, vibrating shoe insole developed by the Wyss Institute at Harvard has been shown to enhance athletic performance as well as provide therapeutic benefits.
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your Favorite Video Games
Gadget Freak 
5/5/2016  1 comment
Do you long for the days of retro video gaming? Here's how you can turn an old PC into an old-school arcade cabinet with only $100 and a bit of woodwork.
Offshore Power ... It's Not Just for Oil Rigs Anymore
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5/5/2016  3 comments
A Vienna, Austria-based startup called Heliofloat has designed a platform of solar panels that can be deployed in lakes or oceans to generate solar-based electricity.
Battery-Free IoT Computing Platform Draws Energy from Air
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5/5/2016  Post a comment
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington and Delft University of Technology have developed a new type of sensor-based platform that harvests energy from radio waves for electricity.
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.
This Mini Solid-State Battery Powers IoT Sensors, Devices
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5/3/2016  Post a comment
A UK-based company called Ilika has developed a miniature solid-state battery to power the IoT.
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.
Harvesting Energy from Swaying Buildings
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4/29/2016  3 comments
A researcher from The Ohio State University has designed objects that harness vibrations from the movement of swaying buildings or bridges to provide alternative energy.
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.
Microbial Battery Eyed as Viable Storage for Renewables
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4/27/2016  1 comment
Researchers in The Netherlands have developed a microbial-based battery they said could provide environmentally friendly and cost-effective storage for renewable energy.
The Auto Industry’s Latest and Greatest Engines
Automotive News 
4/26/2016  3 comments
If there’s a rule of thumb in modern engine design, it’s that smaller is better. Smaller engines weigh less, burn less fuel, and simplify packaging.
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
STEM Connection 
4/26/2016  5 comments
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an advocate of green technology and was a major backer behind an organization that teaches underprivileged children how to code.
Researcher Accidentally Develops Way to Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer
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4/26/2016  3 comments
Researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.
Boeing-Inspired Golf Club Helps Win the Masters
Electronics News 
4/25/2016  1 comment
In his recent victory at the US Masters tournament, golfer Danny Willett unknowingly received an assist from an unexpected source -- The Boeing Co.’s computational fluid dynamics software.
5 New Green Technology Trends to Watch in 2016
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4/21/2016  2 comments
Green is the new black. In preparation for Earth Day we take a look at the latest green technologies set to have a big impact in the coming years.
Test Solutions for ‘Giga-Gate’ Designs
Electronics News 
4/21/2016  Post a comment
A new breed of test products is needed to handle of the challenge of chips that contain hundreds of millions, or even billions, of logic gates.
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