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5G WiFi and Smart Test Equipment Will Change the Tech World
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1/30/2015  Post a comment
National Instruments sees 5G WiFi and software-enhanced test equipment as advances that will change technology and business.
Teslaís 'Insane' Button Doesnít Disappoint
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1/30/2015  2 comments
The new $120,000 Model S P85D boasts a 221-horsepower front motor and a 470-horsepower rear motor that packs a punch. The car is able to go from 0-60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds Ö quietly.
Bill Gates Discusses the Future of Tech, AI, and 'Poop Water'
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1/29/2015  4 comments
Bill Gates took to Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) and fielded fielded questions on everything from his outlook on the future of technology to who he's rooting for in the Super Bowl.
Milestones in VR and Augmented Reality
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1/28/2015  7 comments
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
How to Handle Design Disagreements
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1/28/2015  10 comments
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that donít. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
IIoT Spurs Growth of Wireless Devices in Process Manufacturing
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1/28/2015  Post a comment
The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing a previously reluctant process industry into the wireless fold. The ability to connect smart sensors to the Internet has spiked the demand for wireless devices in process manufacturing, according to the new study from ARC Advisory Group.
Would You Pay $85 to Sleep in the Back of Someone's Tesla?
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1/27/2015  11 comments
Enterprising Tesla Model S owner Steve Sasman seems to have figured out a way of recouping some of the cost on his car by renting the trunk out on AirBnB, the room/house rental website.
Video: Flexible Jar Design Keeps Hands Clean
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1/27/2015  6 comments
Everyone has had the experience of trying to scrape the last of the peanut butter or mayonnaise from the bottom of a glass jar without getting your hand sticky. Inventor Ron Jidmar thinks he has a solution to all of that nonsense with a flexible jar design that can be squeezed with one hand to lift contents from the bottom to the top of a jar or container, leaving the other hand free to scoop the contents out cleanly.
2014: A Monumental Year for Cyber Attacks
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1/26/2015  5 comments
2014 was big dark year for cyber attacks. Here's the month-by-month blow-by-blow breakdown.
With HoloLens Microsoft Bets on a Holographic Future
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1/26/2015  2 comments
Microsoft unveiled more than a new operating system at its Windows 10 event. With its new HoloLens headset the company wants to make holograms a part of everyday life.
Chinaís Manufacturing Slump Softens While US Growth Erodes Again in January
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1/26/2015  Post a comment
Chinaís manufacturing sector continues to contract this month but at a less severe pace, as the nationís central government in Beijing fights to reverse a 24-year low in economic growth.
Goodbye SkyMall -- Thanks For All the Ish!
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1/23/2015  6 comments
In-flight shopping magazine, SkyMall, has stalled, nosedived, and crashed into bankruptcy.
Maybe Itís Not Boom Times for Manufacturing
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1/23/2015  5 comments
Data from a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation undermine the idea of a US manufacturing renaissance.
Spider Webs, Leaves Inspire Future Network Design for Displays, Solar Panels
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1/23/2015  1 comment
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
Industry Group: Clean Diesel Remains Top Choice for Transit Agencies
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1/22/2015  21 comments
Clean diesel continues to be the fuel of choice for transportation authorities in major U S cities, in spite of competitive options aimed at reducing emissions, according to a nonprofit agency that represents diesel engine and equipment manufacturers.
CES Panel on Drones Adds to Regulation Debate
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1/21/2015  13 comments
A panel at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas discussing upcoming FAA regulations for non-military drones brought out many of the issues that concern both industry and federal regulators.
Itís 2015. Whereís My Mr. Fusion?
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1/20/2015  7 comments
A quick look out the window confirms that flying cars and levitating skateboards, while they actually exist, are still not commonplace. We donít have transparent aluminum yet, either.
NYC Gets its First Commercial-Scale Wind Turbine
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1/20/2015  30 comments
A recycling center in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, has deployed the cityís first commercial-scale wind turbine, providing a good test bed that could pave the way for similar deployments in the future.
2015 Trend Watch: Cyber Security Fears and the Supply Chain Cloud
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1/15/2015  1 comment
Manufacturers are eyeing cloud-based computing with its compelling advantages. Yet fears of cyber vulnerabilities may hold them back.
Watch: The Nintendo Power Glove Transformed Into an Animation Tool
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1/15/2015  2 comments
When stop-motion animator Dillion Markey wanted a better way to control his equipment, he found a solution in an '80s video game accessory.
2015 Trend Watch: The IoT Booms but Needs Standards
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1/14/2015  Post a comment
Whether you call it the IoT, the IIoT, Industry 4.0, or Advanced Manufacturing, it's coming on big in 2015, and itís going to change the very nature of manufacturing, according to Manufacturing Trends to Watch, produced by Frost and Sullivan's Gil Manufacturing Leadership group.
Nvidia & Renovo's All-Electric Supercar Is Tech-Packed
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1/14/2015  2 comments
The Coupe, showcased at CES 2015, doesnít come cheap. With a price tag north of $500,000, youíll need a serious bank balance to back up that electric super-car crush.
Medical-Grade EEG Comes to Your Home
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1/14/2015  3 comments
Belgian company imec has developed a wireless headset that is bringing hospital-grade EEG out of the clinical setting and into the home.
2015 Trends to Watch in Manufacturing: US Growth
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1/13/2015  2 comments
US manufacturing is growing rapidly, but reshoring isn't adding much to the expansion.
Toll Plazas Weigh Vehicles, Harvests Energy From Them
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1/13/2015  13 comments
While car manufacturers are looking for ways to make automobiles lighter through the use of new materials, researchers in India are finding a way to leverage their weight to create energy.
Will Cheap Oil Boost Manufacturing?
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1/12/2015  13 comments
At the moment a barrel of oil is under $50. It may soon be under $30, quite a collapse from the $112 per barrel we saw just last summer. The oil crash is prompting a question: will low energy costs result in a rise in US manufacturing? While headlines suggest a coming boom for manufacturing, the story is actually mixed.
CES 2015: Revamped Sony Walkman Comes With Big Price Tag
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1/9/2015  20 comments
Sony used CES 2015 to cash in on its nostalgic ďWalkmanĒ brand with a new high-resolution portable audio player.
You Know Youíre an Engineer If Ö You Added to the 'Engineer If' List
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1/8/2015  10 comments
Here's a list of "You Know You're an Engineer If" contributions from Design News readers.
The DoE Just Broke the World Record in Solar Cell Efficiency
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1/8/2015  17 comments
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated an unprecedented solar cell conversion rate.
CES 2015: Babyís First IoT; 4Moms' App-Controlled Infant Seat
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1/8/2015  5 comments
We may still not have reached the era of robo-childcare, but weíre getting there!
CES 2015: The BACTrack Vio is a Smartphone Breathalyzer
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1/7/2015  Post a comment
Where better than Vegas to test your blood alcohol level? Enter the BACTrack Vio, the plug-in smartphone Breathalyzer, featuring wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and an app allowing you to track your BAC results over time.
CES 2015: Jamstik Ė the Guitar for iOS
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1/7/2015  Post a comment
Remember when Guitar Hero used to be a thing? No? Well, that might be because you fancy yourself a real musician. But for those who want something in between the completely simulated and completely authentic guitar experience, thereís Jamstik, ¨a MIDI guitar controller designed to interface with the iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Engineering Disasters: 1984 Romeoville Refinery Blast
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1/7/2015  5 comments
The 1984 Romeoville refinery explosion was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in US history.
CES 2015: The Inmotion V3 Electric Unicycle Rides the Wacky Wave
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1/7/2015  4 comments
Itís 2015, and we may not yet have hoverboards like in Back to The Future, but, thanks to a company by the name of INMOTION, we do have bizarre, electric unicycles.
Does a Messy Desk Mean a Creative Mind?
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1/6/2015  26 comments
Many of the greatest minds in past and current history sat behind very unkempt desks. What does your desk say about you?
Industrial Networks May Be the Next Sony
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1/6/2015  5 comments
Retail and corporate sites took a beating from hackers in 2014, but 2015 may be the year of high-profile attacks on industrial networks.
When Good Companies Make Bad Decisions
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1/6/2015  19 comments
Nearly every engineer has a story or two about mind-bogglingly stupid management decisions. The universality of this experience is one reason why Scott Adamsí Dilbert cartoons have enjoyed more than 25 years of popularity.
Scary IEEE Tech Predictions for 2015
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12/31/2014  16 comments
The IEEE Computer society provides 2015 predictions that pose real challenges. What are the trends that will rock your world in the coming year?
Programmable Logic - How Do They Do That?
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12/31/2014  1 comment
CEC class explores advances in programmable logic devices.
Holland Tests World's First Solar Roadway
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12/31/2014  32 comments
For a country that doesnít get as much sunshine as its southern European neighbors, the Netherlands is certainly doing some innovative things with solar power.
Home Sweet Dumpster: How to Transform a Trash Bin Into a Sustainable Living Space
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12/30/2014  48 comments
If one personís trash is another personís treasure, then it stands to reason that one personís trash receptacle is another personís idea of a cool place to live.
Agile Robots Will Rule in 2015
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12/30/2014  36 comments
2015 may become known as the year of the robot, just as 2014 was the year of connected everything. The recent shift in robotics is not centered on mammoth packaging or welding machines, but rather on small agile machines that are safe around humans.
You Know Youíre an Engineer If ... You Still Have an IBM XT
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12/29/2014  46 comments
Do you see a perfectly good design and still insist on changing it? You might be an engineer.
Engineers Just Love Team-Building Exercises
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12/23/2014  39 comments
Engineer comic Don McMillan explains the fun engineers have with team-building exercises. Can you relate?
Two Big Lessons to Be Learned From the Sony Hack
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12/22/2014  38 comments
The damage to Sony from the cyber attack seems to have been heightened by failure to follow two basic security rules.
Reshoring Is Happening, but so Is Outsourcing
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12/22/2014  11 comments
Reshoring is picking up steam, but it's not outpacing the overall continuing growth in outsourcing.
Santaís Production Facility - a Detailed View
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12/19/2014  22 comments
Here's a variety of views into the complex production processes at Santa's factory. Happy Holidays!
Video: First Store Staffed Entirely by Telepresence Robots Opens in California
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12/19/2014  36 comments
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
The Gift of Mobility: Tech Gives Dog & Tortoise New Ways to Get Around
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12/19/2014  11 comments
Thanks to 3D printing, some custom-made prosthetic limbs, and a Lego set, one lucky dog and a tortoise has learned new tricks.
Electronic Memories of Radio Shack
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12/18/2014  47 comments
With Radio Shack on the ropes, let's take a memory trip through the highlights of Radio Shack products.
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