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Content posted in October 2008
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Online Video Research Center Addresses Engineering Knowledge Gap
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10/30/2008  Post a comment
Delivering learning resources on demand supports education outreach to global engineering community
FPGAs Advance to Meet Communications Speeds
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As field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) evolve, their built-in circuitry enables communications in the multi-gigabit range
Ford Flexes Engineering Muscle
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10/29/2008  Post a comment
The new crossover vehicle garnered eight finalists in SPE competition
Mechatronic Artificial Heart Doesn't Beat
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"Beat-less" heart uses a clever control strategy to emulate the natural heart's function minus the pulsation
Engineers Search for Electrical Storage Solution
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Engineers are looking at batteries, pumped hydro and compressed air as a means of storing power from renewable sources
Industrial Robots on the Move
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New report estimates numbers will almost triple by 2011
IEEE and NIST Launch Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition
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Tutorials begin this week, continue in December
Positive Train Control Ran Successfully in Years-Long Burlington Northern Railroad Trial
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ARES promised to thrust the railroad into the digital age
L.A. Train Crash Prompts Quick Passage of PTC Bills
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Flurry of Congressional activity on positive train control reflects potential to reduce or eliminate serious railroad accidents
L.A. Crash Could have Been Averted with Positive Train Control
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PTC will transition a signaling system with near-total reliance on train crews to a digital model that compensates for human error
Automakers: Electronic Content Still Rising
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Software will increase; microcontrollers will decline
GMC Growth Driven by Globalization, Mechatronics
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Improved performance and reduced costs provide benefits, analyst says
Geared for Recovery
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Advanced gearboxes help OEM increase life of materials' recovery facilities
Overcoming Inertia
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Replacing two drives with one improves conveyor operation
Telehandlers on the Move
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Newer systems combine power of hydraulics, electronic controls, software
Driving Pump Efficiency
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Pump can infuse for eight to 10 hours on a single change of batteries
STMicro Targets Automotive Applications with Three-Axis Accelerometer
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Motion sensor targets security and navigation applications
Extending Mechatronic Modeling Tools
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New language helps engineers push boundaries on advanced models
Times Square Sign Uses 12 Million LEDs
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10/14/2008  2 comments
Low-cost LEDs enable video operation on a grand scale
S-Force to the Rescue!
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Solar Power Heats up Design Challenge for BigBelly Trash Compactor
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Self-contained unit posed design challenges around parts and materials selection to accommodate low-energy consumption
New Compensation Method Improves Machine Tool Accuracy
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Siemens' volumetric compensation system battles thermal, geometric errors
Cables Cope with Critical Conditions
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Depending on the application, requirements vary considerably
The Apple Core and the Candy Wrapper
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We Need Green Design Tools Now
Prototypes That Heal
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Rapid prototyping and 3-D Imaging Systems are seeing increasing use to produce surgical aids, custom implants
The Computing Landscape Cultivates a Greener Edge
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Companies take control of skyrocketing energy costs and create a more eco-friendly computing environment
Industry Innovation Overcomes Manufacturing Design Obstacles
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NADCA assists companies, works to keep jobs and production in U.S.
Industry's Wasteful Ways
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American factories have yet to adopt many energy-saving technologies
The Future for Analog ICs is in the Hands of Handsets and TVs
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Mobile handsets and digital TVs represent annual double-digit growth for the analog IC market
Mindful of the Gap
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Obtaining Energy from the Environment
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Converting the energy available from vibration, heat and solar sources gains momentum
Electromechanical Technology Advances
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To cope with challenges from solid-state designs, electromechanical products stress innovation, as well as performance
Solid-State Lamps Get the Spotlight
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Spurred by the need for increasing efficiency, LEDs make inroads for applications in homes, computers and vehicles
Communicating with MTConnect
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Machine tools can talk with open-source standard
LED Market Headed for 20 Billion Units in the Coming Year
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Market will see higher light-emitting efficiency and lower cost
Wired and Wireless Networks
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Traditional wired networks abound as wireless alternatives proliferate
The Expanding Role of Today's Sensors
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Automotive, industrial and consumer products employ more
Built to Save Space
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Designed to save energy
Distribution's Future Looks Mighty Bright
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Look for more green, more design support and more anti-counterfeiting measures
New Applications Will Drive Increased Use of Passive Components
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Industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical will drive new developments in passives technology
Autos, Energy and Handheld Drive DSPs
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DSPs: bigger performance, smaller size
Extended Battery Life is the Mantra for Power Management Devices
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Energy efficiency is everything
Following Product Trends in Electronics
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Connectors and cables deliver improvements on many fronts
Software/Hardware
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Electronics
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