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Content posted in January 2013
Big-Data Gets Bigger
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1/31/2013  8 comments
As the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution gets underway, there are some interesting developments in the technology that makes it possible and cost effective.
Hybrid Snake Robotic Probe Reduces Need for Invasive Surgery
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1/31/2013  8 comments
The Robotically Steerable Thermal Ablation Probe reduces the need for invasive surgery while also saving time and money.
Healthcare You Can Wear
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1/30/2013  29 comments
Vancive Medical Technologies helps partners personalize prevention and wellness with wearable sensors to help doctors, caregivers, and lifestyle managers monitor their health and fitness.
Researchers Teach Robots Deception by Mimicking Squirrels
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1/29/2013  22 comments
Squirrels aren't exactly the first thing that come to mind when you think about withholding the truth, but researchers have used the bushy-tailed creatures to teach robots to do exactly that.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: Electronics & Automotive Finalists!
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1/28/2013  11 comments
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Electronics & Test and Automotive categories of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
CADFusion Built Around Motion Control
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1/28/2013  16 comments
Aerotech's CADFusion is a cost-effective option for those who want to create complicated G-code programs from their drawings.
3D-Printed Clothing Hits the Paris Runway
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1/25/2013  22 comments
Stratasys Ltd. and Materialise have printed 3D clothing pieces that were worn on the catwalk during the Iris van Herpen's haute couture show, "Voltage," at Paris Fashion Week.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: Materials & Assembly Finalists!
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1/24/2013  3 comments
After weeding through an impressive number of entries, and even more impressive products, Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Materials & Assembly category of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Fraunhofer to Create Automation Process for Rotor Blade Production
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1/24/2013  7 comments
Fraunhofer Institute has embarked on a research project to find a way to leverage automation to cut more than 10 percent of the costs out of the current process.
Energy-Aware Industrial Devices
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1/24/2013  7 comments
The energy-aware industrial devices being introduced to the marketplace will help manufacturers and OEMs reduce energy costs as much as 20-30 percent.
3D Printing for the Home
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1/24/2013  14 comments
Mcor and Up 3D USA are just two companies making great advancements in the world of 3D printing. Both are at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando this week.
Repair Robot Will Do On-Site CNC Machining
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1/23/2013  13 comments
A European consortium is working on a repair and maintenance robot system for on-site CNC machining in dangerous or hard-to-access environments.
Virtual Support Engineer
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1/22/2013  18 comments
The high cost of sending an engineer or skilled technician onsite to solve machinery problems is putting the focus on new ways to achieve higher levels of remote access support.
Anagear's Low-Power Circuits Harvest & Save Energy
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1/22/2013  15 comments
A Dutch company aims to change the way low-power electronics are designed by creating a separate component for power management to reduce the need for battery power in wireless sensor networks and other applications.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: Design Hardware & Software Finalists
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1/21/2013  17 comments
After weeding through an impressive number of entries and even more impressive products, Design News presents the 2012 Golden Mousetrap Award finalists in the Design Tools: Hardware & Software category.
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
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1/18/2013  12 comments
It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree?
Condition Monitoring Moving Broader Adoption
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1/18/2013  10 comments
One of the primary conclusions of the Design News Machine Controller Reader Survey from October 2012 is that there is an opportunity to unify different and new machine functions on a single controller.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: Automation & Control Finalists!
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1/17/2013  5 comments
After weeding through an impressive number of entries, and even more impressive products, Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Automation & Control category of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Are Telepresence Robots Becoming the Norm for Companies With Work-at-Home Employees?
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1/17/2013  30 comments
Use of telepresence robots going to work for employees is expected to expand in 2013. Suitable Technologies RPD, VGo telepresence robot, and Nasa's Robonaut 2 show that remote presence is a possibility already proven.
CES Slideshow: The Next Big (or Little) Things
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1/15/2013  14 comments
At CES, we found a sample of both small and big things on the show floor that might alter the consumer electronics landscape in 2013.
Ethernet-Enabled Multi-Point Gauging
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1/15/2013  6 comments
Measurement devices are being designed into production machines to enable operators to rapidly adapt processes based on measurement results.
Slideshow: Gadgets Galore at CES
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1/14/2013  12 comments
The Consumer Electronics Show curtain raiser, CES Unveiled, offered a glimpse at consumer market trends and how small and midsized companies are leveraging emerging technologies to create variations on current products.
Have You Designed a Cool Gadget Recently?
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1/14/2013  11 comments
If you have created an interesting and useful gadget, the editors at Design News want to know about it.
Swarming Hedgehog Robots to Explore Space
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1/14/2013  20 comments
A robot swarm has been developed by Stanford University as a mothership-sphere system to explore planetary moons and asteroids.
Slideshow: Meet 13 More Finalists in Our Rising Engineering Stars Contest
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1/11/2013  6 comments
Here are 13 more innovative engineers who are making a big impact on the industry.
Study: Service Robots Growing Faster Than Industrial Robots
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1/11/2013  14 comments
The demand for service robots is outpacing the growth of industrial robots and will surpass industrial machines by 2021, says a new study from Freedonia.
Slideshow: Meet 11 Finalists in Our Rising Engineering Stars Contest
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1/10/2013  14 comments
Here are 11 innovative engineers who are making a big impact on the industry.
Google & Siemens Show What's Possible in Green Energy
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1/10/2013  14 comments
Google has pumped nearly $1 billion into green technology, mostly by using it to run its infrastructure. Siemens has built the world's largest wind turbine.
Semester 3 Is Getting Started
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1/10/2013  7 comments
If you’ve perused Design News at any time over the past 12 months, you’re probably aware that we offer online training through our Continuing Education Center, sponsored by Digi-Key.
Robots Rapidly Digitize Media Libraries
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1/10/2013  11 comments
Technology has emerged that can automatically scan and copy entire books into digital media format.
TI Engineer Named Top Innovator in Rising Engineering Stars Contest
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1/9/2013  9 comments
Meet Punya Prakash, the top innovator from our Rising Engineering Stars contest.
The Industrial Internet of Things
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1/9/2013  9 comments
One of the biggest stories in automation and control for 2013 could be the continuing emergence of what some have called the Internet of Things, or what General Electric Company is now marketing as the Industrial Internet.
Will One PLC Suffice?
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1/8/2013  7 comments
Recent questions on our LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group come from a reader who doubles as an industrial automation consultant. See what he has to say and let us know what you think.
Slideshow: Military Robots Extend Humans' Reach
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1/7/2013  24 comments
While many military robots are the increasingly familiar small and tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) moving on treads or wheels, other more specialized types are appearing.
My Opinion on Walking the Safety Walk
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1/5/2013  15 comments
A staggering statistic says that every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, an employee dies, and 160 others sustain a disabling injury.
Teardown: Fitbit Zip Packs Lots of Functionality Into Small, Water-Tight Package
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1/4/2013  12 comments
The change in processor architecture and radio led to some design challenges.
Top Design News Articles of 2012
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1/3/2013  7 comments
Before we put the shackles on 2012, we thought you'd like to know which articles garnered the most interest last year.
A Forgotten Practice Can Save US Industry $500B a Year
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1/3/2013  12 comments
Tribology, the science of friction, lubrication, and wear, must be rediscovered.
My Opinion on Materials Choice
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1/2/2013  10 comments
The choice of a material, or making the wrong choice, can doom your design before it gets beyond the prototype stage.




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