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Boeing-Inspired Golf Club Helps Win the Masters
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4/25/2016  Post a comment
In his recent victory at the US Masters tournament, golfer Danny Willett unknowingly received an assist from an unexpected source -- The Boeing Co.’s computational fluid dynamics software.
Test Solutions for ‘Giga-Gate’ Designs
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4/21/2016  Post a comment
A new breed of test products is needed to handle of the challenge of chips that contain hundreds of millions, or even billions, of logic gates.
What Engineers Can Learn from the Maker Movement
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4/14/2016  9 comments
The so-called “maker movement” may not be big on degrees and formal training, but it can teach the engineering community valuable lessons in product design, an expert at UBM’s Embedded Systems Conference said this week.
Hackable ESC Badges Demonstrate the Power of Wireless Networking
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4/14/2016  Post a comment
Attendees at UBM’s Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week received a special treat when 100 of them were given programmable, LED-based show badges powered by eight-bit microcontrollers.
The Maker Community Is Going High-Tech with FPGAs
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3/15/2016  2 comments
Lower cost and greater simplicity are combining to bring the FPGA to a new class of users -- the DIY community.
This Sensor Turns Your Smartphone Case Into a Weather Station
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3/11/2016  2 comments
A tiny new environmental sensor package from Bosch Sensortec is carving out an unusual niche in the world of smartphones and, at the same time, serving as a novel business model for sensor manufacturers.
Bosch and TI Want to Make Sensor Integration Simpler
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3/9/2016  2 comments
Suppliers are rolling out hardware and software aimed at reducing the complexity of sensor-based applications.
Are Microcontrollers Up For the Challenge of the Internet of Things?
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3/8/2016  1 comment
Internet of Things (IoT) applications are a breed apart. They need lots of software and memory. And they might need to work forever without a battery charge. And they need microcontrollers to make it all happen.
What Do You Think of Bernie Sanders’ Energy Plan?
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2/18/2016  152 comments
Much has been made of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ promises of subsidized college and health care, but there’s more to his platform than that. His plan for the future of US energy is such a departure from the status quo that it should be of interest to every engineer.
Forget Batteries, Hydrogen Fuel Cells Can Power Your Devices
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1/26/2016  10 comments
Never mind those lithium batteries batteries. A UK-based energy company wants to power our consumer electronics with hydrogen fuel cells.
Renewable Energy's Secret Weapon
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12/29/2015  51 comments
Sprawling battery farms will be a key to the success of wind and solar power.
Making an Internet of Secure Things
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11/4/2015  1 comment
By now, most engineers know that embedded applications are vulnerable to cyber attack. That knowledge, however, isn’t necessarily translating to action.
Renesas' New Platform Could Speed Embedded Development
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10/16/2015  Post a comment
Renesas Electronics this week rolled out the first components for a new platform that promises to simplify embedded product development.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 2
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10/15/2015  17 comments
We're counting down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives. Now it's time for the top ten.
Do You Prefer Knobs or Touch Screens?
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10/9/2015  3 comments
Even as an increasing number of instrument manufacturers migrate toward modern touch screens, many engineers say they still prefer the tactile feel of knobs and buttons, a new survey says.
Flexible Electronics Could Aid in Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
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10/8/2015  Post a comment
Flexible electronics will expand beyond its high-profile role in fitness over the next five years, potentially aiding in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 1
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9/24/2015  27 comments
We count down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives.
The Best of Battery Show 2015
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9/21/2015  4 comments
From batteries and relays to chargers and enclosures, we offer a look at The Battery Show 2015.
This Robot Wants to be the MVP on the Football Field
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9/4/2015  2 comments
A small team of engineers has created a tackling dummy robot that's comparable to training with human players on the football field.
Why 8-Bit Microcontrollers Refuse to Go Away
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8/25/2015  14 comments
New peripherals are paving the way for the continued success of the humble ol' 8-bit microcontroller.
Avnet Upgrades Development Kit for Motor Control and Industrial Networking
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8/25/2015  Post a comment
The ZIDK-II intelligent drives kit enables high-performance brushless DC motor control and industrial networking connectivity.
Design Engineers Are Realizing the Advantages of Big Data
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8/21/2015  1 comment
Led by advances in connectivity, big manufacturers are beginning to capitalize on the advantages of Big Data.
New Instrument Will Slash Test Times of e-Call Modules
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8/19/2015  Post a comment
A new multi-device test system promises to cut the time and cost of testing the telematics modules that will be installed in millions of new European cars in the next few years.
Graphical Programming Allows Small Staff to Design Big Machine
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8/18/2015  3 comments
How did Firefly Equipment design a machine without the help of software engineers?
Design News Webcast Looks at the Latest in Sensors
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8/11/2015  Post a comment
If you’re itching to use the latest in sensor technology but aren’t sure you want to commit to the inevitable learning process, then you’ll want to take note of Thursday’s webinar, “New Developments in Sensors Technologies.”
Highlights of National Instruments' NIWeek 2015 (Slideshow)
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8/8/2015  1 comment
This year, National Instruments' annual developer conference, NIWeek, set its sights on Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things.
Thanks to Sensors and an MCU, an Outlet Keeps Toddlers Safe
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8/6/2015  10 comments
A company has developed an outlet that protects inquisitive children from one of every parent's worst fears.
Exclusive: A Closer Look at NASA's Orion Glass Cockpit
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7/31/2015  13 comments
After 10 years of evolution, the prototypes of NASA’s Orion “glass cockpit” are finally reaching maturity.
Exclusive: Take a Look Inside NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
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7/24/2015  13 comments
NASA’s Mars mission may still be 20 years away, but its engineers are already hard at work. We climbed inside Orion's "glass cockpit" to take a look.
Paralyzed IndyCar Driver Uses Sip, Puff, and Yaw to Drive Again
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6/29/2015  6 comments
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Video: Eurotech's Mirror Is Smarter Than Your Mirror
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6/23/2015  2 comments
Hilary Tomasson of Eurotech Inc., explains how the company’s network gateway can be applied to a smart mirror that displays personal calendars, weather information, new feeds, or other information.
Chip Makers Target Internet of Things Complexity
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6/15/2015  2 comments
As issues of time and complexity increasingly dog embedded product developers, semiconductor makers are stepping in to help.
Home and Grid Energy Storage Gains Momentum
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5/19/2015  13 comments
Tesla’s recent entry into the home and grid storage market may be well timed, but the automaker is hardly alone in its quest to bring new sources of electrical power to consumers.
Robot Manufacturer, Astronomers Battle Over Lawnmower
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4/9/2015  20 comments
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
15 Robots That Project a Human Vibe
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4/7/2015  2 comments
Increasingly, a new breed of humanoid robots can walk, run, see, hear, and even think. For some people, it’s too close for comfort.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs or Ensure Survival of the Fittest?
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4/2/2015  21 comments
As the annual scramble for H-1B visas begins anew this week, the debate over the viability of the program is heating up again.
Manufacturing Boom a Fake? No Way
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3/19/2015  14 comments
Design News readers spoke loudly and clearly after our recent news story about a resurgence in manufacturing -- and manufacturing jobs. Commenters doubted the manufacturers, describing them as H-1B visa promoters, corporate crybabies, and clowns. They argued that US manufacturers aren’t willing to train workers, preferring instead to import cheap labor from abroad.
Wireless Gaining Momentum in Remote Monitoring
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3/6/2015  3 comments
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
Keithley Introduces New Touchscreen Digital Multimeter
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2/23/2015  Post a comment
In an effort to appeal to individuals who don’t consider themselves test experts, Keithley Instruments has rolled out a new digital multimeter that combines a touchscreen interface with a digitizer.
Suppliers Make Manufacturing Smarter With Industry 4.0
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2/13/2015  1 comment
The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” gained momentum this week, as a handful of automation suppliers rolled out products aimed at creating smarter, more flexible factories.
Gadget Freak Workshop Demonstrates the Power of Wireless
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2/11/2015  1 comment
Gadget freaks from around the country this week learned the power of a simple 8-bit microcontroller and a small wireless card.
Belichick's 'DeflateGate' Explanation Falls Flat on Technical Details
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1/29/2015  57 comments
The ideal gas law, first stated in 1834, has suddenly become big news.
Learn How to Write Simple Embedded C Applications
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1/28/2015  3 comments
If you’re developing an embedded monitoring and control application, then you’ll want to take note of the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler."
From Accelerometers to Touch Screens, Sensors Dominate CES
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1/19/2015  7 comments
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3,600 exhibitors demoed new products, most of which used sensors. Accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, cameras, touch screens, infrared and radar sensors endowed products with the ability to see, hear, and feel.
CES 2015: Sensors Lead the Way in Mercedes-Benz Future Car
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1/13/2015  1 comment
Automotive sensor technology is taking a giant stride forward in a futuristic luxury concept car that’s part chauffeur, part lounge, and part entertainment theater.
CES 2015: Sensors Add New Dimensions to Consumer Electronics
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1/12/2015  1 comment
With laptops and PCs losing market share to handhelds and wearables, sensors are taking on a growing role in consumer electronics.
Engineering Disasters: The Dam Catastrophe That Changed the Profession
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12/31/2014  15 comments
Eighty-six years after America’s worst civil engineering disaster, the lessons appear painfully obvious.
Slideshow: A Look at American Motorcycles
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12/10/2014  34 comments
The American motorcycle is enjoying a mini-renaissance today, as the recent success of bike manufacturers Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle, and Victory Motorcycles, among others, amply indicate.
Engineering Disasters: Cracked Fitting Brings Down DC-10
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11/19/2014  42 comments
The question of whether engineers could have foreseen the shortcut maintenance procedures that led to the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in 1979 will probably linger for as long as there is an engineering profession.
Engineering Disasters: A Deadly Mistake in Kansas City
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11/13/2014  52 comments
More than 35 years later, the post-mortem on one of the country’s worst engineering disasters appears to be simple. A contractor asked for a change in an original design. The change was approved by engineers, later resulting in a mammoth structural collapse that killed 114 people and injured 216 more.
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