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Content posted in June 2011
Engineers Need to Think More Creatively
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6/30/2011  9 comments
German engineer Sylvia Monsheimer says that additive manufacturing technologies free engineers from the burden of worrying about manufacturability.
Analog Integration Is Still a Healthy Design Activity
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6/29/2011  4 comments
The death of two analog design leaders has sparked loose talk about the end of on-chip analog integration. In reality, analog design is still in its early stages.
Finally We Get Some Truth on Plastic Body Panels
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6/28/2011  11 comments
Automotive legend Bob Lutz divulges why he ditched plastic body panels in the General Motors Saturn.
Award-Winning Packages Feature Pulp, Cloth
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6/27/2011  6 comments
Bulrush fibers and mushrooms are among the emerging materials of choice for America's leading package designers.
SCADA: The Next Secure Generation
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6/23/2011  7 comments
Security concerns help drive new SCADA systems vastly different from earlier industrial-control networks for power plants, water systems.
Chevy Volt Production Goes Solar
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6/6/2011  Post a comment
The plant that produces the all-electric Volt is about to become a super-green production facility.
Resistances Affect Voltage Measurements
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6/1/2011  Post a comment
When engineers use high-impedance sensors or measure voltages from high-resistance sources, they must pay particular attention to sources of errors that might not affect other types of measurements.
From Treasure to Trash
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6/1/2011  1 comment
How Chris Jordan's art can help engineers see their work differently.




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