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The DN 100
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Top 100 OEMs prosper, engineers reap the rewards
How to manage power on the go
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Systems help monitor and control portable-device batteries
Connectors get smarter
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Industry insider visualizes connectors of tomorrow
Back to the basics
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How to engineer success
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Minnesota company emphasizes teamwork, in a small-town atmosphere
Encoders conquer new worlds
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Instead of concentrating on traditional markets, this company looks anywhere engineers must control motion
Tough problems? Tougher ceramics!
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Advanced technical ceramics withstand heat, wear, and corrosive environments like few materials. But, surprising to many, they can also be light, tough, highly polishable, and very thermally conductive. Here is a look at four ways engineers have put these oft-misunderstood materials to good use




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If you’ve noticed the recent news about electric cars and batteries, then it’s easy to wonder about the continuing wisdom behind public subsidies for EVs.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
A group of collaborators wants to recast MacGyver or a show similar to it with a female protagonist as part “The Next MacGyver” competition, in order to get young girls interested in STEM fields.
Biomimicry and 3D printing have come together in new swarming ant and butterfly robots that act very much like their insect counterparts, the inventions of German robotics firm Festo.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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