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Virtual Reality: The New Prototype Is Digital
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5/24/2016  Post a 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.
Active 3D-Printed Materials Controlled by Light
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Scientists at four major universities in Europe have released a joint paper describing the use of light to put active materials into motion and to control that motion, producing lifelike mechanisms that may or may not contain living organisms, but can produce useful work.
Autodesk and Siemens PLM Increase Software Interoperability
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5/24/2016  Post a comment
Autodesk and Siemens PLM have reached an agreement to create seamless integration between their design software files.
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  1 comment
Verizon's new cyber attack report outlines protection measures designed to the style of the attack.
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.
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.
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.
New Drawing App Costs Less Than a Latte
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5/18/2016  Post a comment
Siemens PLM has introduced a sketching tool with a pen-on-a-napkin feel.
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.
Digital Twin Includes All the Product Data Ever
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5/17/2016  4 comments
Like Industry 4.0 and IoT, the term "digital twin" describes a collection of existing technologies that have become inextricably tied together.
UL Develops Cybersecurity Certification
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5/16/2016  Post a comment
UL's Cybersecurity Assurance Program aims to detect weaknesses, minimize exploitation, address known malware, review security controls, and increase security awareness.
7 Steps to Debugging With a Serial Viewer
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5/16/2016  Post a comment
Here's how you can set up a serial viewer to help you debug your embedded system code.
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.
'Second Skin' Polymer Can Fight Wrinkles, Deliver Treatment
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5/13/2016  1 comment
Researchers have developed a new polymer that’s like a “second skin” for wrinkle treatment or medical delivery
Secrets of Squid Could Bring Environment-Sensing Materials
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5/13/2016  1 comment
Researchers have identified the pigments on the skin of squid and other cephalopods, work that could affect future development of materials.
Ford Wants Startups to Help It Create Connected Cars
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5/12/2016  Post a comment
To meet consumer demands around connected vehicles and IoT, automakers like Ford are turning to startups. But where should the focus lie for companies looking to work with the car giant?
Integration of Design Software Gets Hot
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5/12/2016  Post a comment
Design software platforms from multiple vendors are now integrating to make the design process simpler for users.
Self-Healing Material Could Be Health Tech Breakthrough
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5/12/2016  Post a comment
A new ultra-stretchy, self-healing material developed by researchers at Stanford University could be a breakthrough for artificial muscle technology.
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
Developing a Scalable Firmware Development Environment
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5/11/2016  Post a comment
Selecting the right combination of tools and environment for a scalable development environment can be difficult when surrounded by customized tools.
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.
Cyber Attacks Increase in Danger
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5/10/2016  4 comments
Cybersecurity is getting to be a greater issue as attackers become better organized and more dangerous.
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.
5 Tips to Avoid Common FMEA Mistakes
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5/10/2016  Post a comment
Too often Failure Mode and Effects Analysis issues occur because simple guidelines and best practices were not followed throughout the entire development process. Learn to avoid missteps with these five tips.
Nanowires Boost Solar Panel Efficiency to Record Levels
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5/10/2016  Post a comment
A Swedish startup is developing nanowire thin-film technology it said can boost solar-panel efficiency to record levels.
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.
Maplesoft and SolidWorks Become the Latest Design Software Blend
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5/9/2016  Post a comment
Maplesoft has become a SolidWorks Certified Solutions Partner, thus integrating the two companies' software.
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.
Don't Just Drink Your Tea ... Wear it!
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5/6/2016  Post a comment
A researcher at the Iowa State University has developed biodegradable fabric from a byproduct of kombucha tea that is similar to leather and can be used to create textiles.
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  27 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.
Roadmap for Autodesk A360 Focuses on Data-Driven Collaboration
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5/3/2016  Post a comment
Design teams are operating in a business environment that increasingly requires them to collaborate and share data across extended teams, multiple organizations, and widespread locations. Autodesk’s customers are looking for a solution that eliminates project bottlenecks, such as the time-consuming and error-ridden process of shuttling design reviews and revisions back and forth among team members.
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.
The Pros & Cons of Drive-Train Tech
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5/2/2016  Post a comment
This charts show the pros and cons of five drive-train technologies.
Consortium to Design, Build Integrated Photovoltaic Windows
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5/2/2016  Post a comment
A UK-based consortium comprised of the Centre for Process Innovation, Merck, and Polysolar are working on a design for integrated photovoltaic windows.
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.
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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.
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.
Scientists at four major universities in Europe have released a joint paper describing the use of light to put active materials into motion and to control that motion, producing lifelike mechanisms that may or may not contain living organisms, but can produce useful work.
Autodesk and Siemens PLM have reached an agreement to create seamless integration between their design software files.
Researchers have developed a lightweight, solar-energy-harvesting mesh of batteries that stretches, making it well-suited to wearable tech.
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