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Content posted in August 2004
Graduate Degrees Can Boost Your Career
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8/30/2004  Post a comment
But, know your personal goals before deciding on which degree
Automakers Look Closer at 16- and 32-bit Chips
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8/26/2004  Post a comment
But 8-bit chips hold their own due to price
Engineers Adjust Molecular Weight Of Polymer For Heart-Repair Device
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8/25/2004  Post a comment
The small adjustment resulted in a big design breakthrough
Controller Improves Router Design
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8/24/2004  Post a comment
Remote diagnostics among added features
Career Tips From The Nation's Top Engineers
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8/23/2004  Post a comment
Teamwork, creative problem solving are keys to career success
Offbeat demos open NI Week
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8/18/2004  Post a comment
$4,000 guitar tuner, dropping equipment from 8 stories up
The Outback, Soccer Robots, & Future Engineers
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8/18/2004  Post a comment
Teachers from around the world get together to discuss how they get kids excited about science and engineering
File Under Really Impractical Inventions
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8/18/2004  Post a comment
Rocker engineer creates a $4K guitar tuner
Custom ICs Drive Instrument Design
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8/18/2004  Post a comment
FPGAs, ASICs Used By National Instruments
The Claw Picks Winner
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8/18/2004  Post a comment
High-tech solutions to low-tech problems
Mold Away
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
New injection molding techniques do away with a pair of common design troubles
Ask The Search Engineer
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
From Plant Floor to Pool Side
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Using an open, ethernet-based scalable architecture and standard hardware, an engineer turns a pool into a full-blown smart home
Electronics
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Fluid Power
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Technologies Converge on Test Tasks
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Independent developments help simplify and speed test setups.
Big Power, Small Package
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Though costly, Lambda's new power supply boasts the highest power density in its range
PLM Is Good, Not Yet Great
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Use of the Internet is critical for future success
Exclusive Hands-on Review: Online Power Supply Design Tools
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
We tested some popular online design tools to find out how well they work. Here is how they stack up.
Software/Hardware
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Foam vs. Fire
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8/16/2004  Post a comment
Juan Vitali is developing a way to combat heat and beef up fire protection with closed cell foam insulation.
Innovative Packaging
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8/12/2004  Post a comment
Machine designers think out of the box
Automakers to look to solid state welding of dissimilar metals
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8/5/2004  Post a comment
Special interview with Jerry E. Gould, chief engineer and technology leader, resistance and solid state welding, Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, Ohio




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