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The 20 Best Cities for Engineering Jobs
8/16/2016  2 comments
If you are an engineer looking for a new gig, it may be time to move. Forbes and SpareFoot.com both weighed in recently with their top cities in which to secure the best engineering jobs, and they clearly disagree.
Say Hello with LEDs
8/16/2016  Post a comment
Networking can be made easier with one of these ESC mesh-networked electronic badges.
GoPiGo Turns a Raspberry Pi Into a Robot Car
8/15/2016  Post a comment
Take a look at the GoPiGo robotics kit that lets students and hobbyists build a programmable mobile robot.
5 Communications Skills Needed to Advance an Engineering Career
8/10/2016  5 comments
While it is not necessarily important for engineers to become great public speakers or authors, it is increasingly important for them to possess effective communication skills. Here’s why.
8 Engineers Who Competed in the Olympics
8/9/2016  7 comments
Take a look at these eight global engineers who have competed in past Olympics or are competing in Rio this month.
PackSpec 2.0 Creates Templates for Packaging Machinery Specifications
8/9/2016  Post a comment
The PackSpec initiative has been a multi-year effort but now there is mounting support to move beyond the written standards put forward in the first version of PackSpec to standard documents that can streamline and strengthen the creation of packaging machinery specifications used to bid new systems.
'Slugbot' Is Frankensteined From Slug Parts and 3D-Printed Body
8/5/2016  1 comment
We haven't seen many robots that emulate Frankenstein's monster by combining organic animal parts with mechanical components, until now. Meet "Slugbot."
SIGGRAPH 2016: The Best Emerging Interactive Technologies
8/2/2016  Post a comment
Real-time facial reenactment, VR that lets you feel without gloves, the next stage for augmented reality, and a novel system for materials design: Take a look at some of the most exciting research and emerging innovations featured at SIGGRAPH 2016.
Synthetic, 'Smart' Cells Can Remember, Respond to Events
8/1/2016  Post a comment
In a step forward for synthetic biology, researchers at MIT have programmed cells that can remember and respond to a series of events. The work allows for the engineering of cells within the human body that can sense disease and respond appropriately, as well as other next-generation medical applications.
Startup Otto Demos the Feasibility of Self-Driving Trucks
7/29/2016  28 comments
A San Francisco startup called Otto came out of stealth mode recently and released a dramatic video demonstrating its successful test of a technology for self-driving trucks.
Readers Weigh In on the Best AI Movies
7/28/2016  1 comment
We shared our list, now Design News readers tell us which artificial intelligence movies they watch again and again.
Fabrication Simplified for Medical Microrobots
7/28/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have simplified the fabrication of the geometric requirements for fluid motion in microrobots for in vivo medical applications.
These Engineering & Design Contests Will Bring Out the Competitor in All of Us
7/27/2016  1 comment
Engineers can channel the eye of the tiger and rise to the challenge, with a number of prize or award-giving contests out there to test your metal and intellectual prowess.
Loss and Success: One Engineer’s Story
7/26/2016  2 comments
Without failure and loss, there is no success. Sadly, some failures and losses are greater than others. That’s certainly true of engineer and Space Race astronaut Gus Grissom.
'Smart,' Sensor-Infused Thread Can Gather Diagnostic Data from Human Tissue
7/22/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
The 15 Best Artificial Intelligence Movies
7/21/2016  17 comments
Take a look at some of the best movies that include self-aware machines.
Movement of Bacteria Used to Build Microscopic Wind Farm
7/21/2016  Post a comment
Recent wind-energy research has set its sights on scaling up, with the development of some of the largest-ever wind turbine technology to take advantage of this type of energy on a grand scale.
A Different Kind of Collaborative Robot Works Down on the Farm
7/20/2016  1 comment
In the last few years, agriculrural robots have started appearing in fields and vineyards all over the world. While some are semi- or fully autonomous harvesting or weeding trucks or tractor attachments, others are designed as a different kind of collaborative robot that works right alongside people.
SoftBank’s ARM Buy Sends Ripples Through IoT, Semiconductor Industries
7/19/2016  Post a comment
On the heels of Brexit and with plans stated to double UK staff and accelerate innovation, Japan's SoftBank will spend $32 billion to buy Cambridge-based ARM in a move that will have significant impact on the microprocessor industry and the Internet of Things for decades to come.
AI Beats Elite Fighter Pilots, Can Run on a Raspberry Pi
7/19/2016  1 comment
ALPHA is an AI capable of beating experts at a flight simulation. And it does so with no more computing power than a Raspberry Pi.
Nanogenerator Powers Implantable Heart Monitor in Live Animal
7/18/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have demonstrated an implantable triboelectric nanogenerator (iTENG) for biomechanical energy harvesting in a living adult swine.
Flying Robot Will Check Out Building Health
7/18/2016  Post a comment
A flying robot developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will help inspect buildings and other infrastructure like bridges and dams, so human engineers won't have to do the dangerous parts of the job.
Cyborg Bot Uses Rat Heart-Muscle Cells for Actuation
7/15/2016  Post a comment
A Harvard researcher has designed a bio-inspired swimming robot that uses rat cells for movement.
Salamander Robot Walks Like the Real Thing
7/11/2016  Post a comment
A team of Swiss researchers has created a salamander-inspired robot that's shaped like the real thing, and walks like one, too.
The 5 Important Signposts on the Wireless Design-to-Manufacturing Road
7/7/2016  Post a comment
When it comes to designing a wireless product, there are a few key steps along the path from inception to the final manufacturing and marketing of your product.
G Marking for Low-Voltage Electrical Products: What You Should Know
7/6/2016  Post a comment
G marking is similar in design to European Union notified body schemes that require a higher degree of third-party oversight from accredited labs and their notified bodies. After primary focus on select product types, attention has been turned to some low-voltage electrical products as mandatory G marking items, as of July 1, 2016.
Should Fatal Tesla Accident Make Automakers Rethink Autonomous Cars?
Automotive News 
7/1/2016  49 comments
In the wake of a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode, the auto industry may need to rethink the future of autonomous driving.
Pico Wants VR to be a Stand-Alone, Mobile Experience
7/1/2016  Post a comment
Pico Interactive is developing a stand-alone system, the Pico Neo, that it hopes will transform virtual reality into a more mobile and accessible experience.
8 STEM Activities to Fight Summer Boredom
6/30/2016  1 comment
DIY candy, journeys to Mars, coding for road trips, and more. These STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity options will keep kids engaged this summer, from 10-minute activities to more advanced undertakings.
Chaos Happens: What to Do About it on Your Next Product Development Project
6/30/2016  5 comments
Nothing is more frustrating than developing a plan and then, in the heat of the battle, having to diverge from the plan when chaos happens.
Mean Green Racing Makes Huge Strides in the 2016 Formula SAE Lincoln Competition
6/30/2016  Post a comment
In June, teams from across the US, and several countries worldwide, competed for awards in multiple categories at the 2016 Formula SAE Lincoln competition.
Will Tour de France Cyclists Seek an Electric Boost?
Electronics News 
6/29/2016  6 comments
Forget doping. Officials at this year’s Tour de France are looking for a very different form of cheating -- electric motors hidden inside the seat tubes of bicycles.
New Roomba Can 'See' and Be The Heart of Your Smart Home
6/28/2016  1 comment
Your home could someday be filled with hundreds of connected devices. What's going to coordinate it all? According to iRobot, it could be a vacuum with machine vision.
Cockroach-Inspired Robots Aimed at Disaster Recovery Scenarios
6/24/2016  Post a comment
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Notorious Hacker Reveals Tricks, Blames the User
6/20/2016  3 comments
Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick explained the vulnerabilities to hacking during his keynote address at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing in New York last week.
NASA and the Heart of Engineering
6/16/2016  Post a comment
NASA has been at the heart of engineering since the Space Race, but with funding and political support waning, what will keep engineering’s blood flowing?
Usefulness Trumps Cool in Medical Design Innovation
6/15/2016  5 comments
Want to create a medical device that will also find real success? Better find something useful rather than just spectacular.
Celebrate the Best of Gadget Freak
6/13/2016  Post a comment
Our latest Gadget Freak ebook calls out the best and brightest projects from the 2015 crop.
From the Moon to Mars: Space Exploration’s Rich Past and Uncertain Future
6/9/2016  2 comments
A Space Shuttle veteran and International Space Station mission commander speaks with Design News about the past achievements of and future viability of US space exploration, why man hasn’t walked on Mars yet, and the role of commercial spaceflight.
Should Automakers Be More Like Apple and Google?
6/9/2016  4 comments
With Apple and Google making increasing inroads into the auto industry, should automakers adapt by thinking more like software companies?
Breaking New Ground in the Treatment & Prevention of Disease
6/8/2016  1 comment
The development of nanotechnology for the treatment and prevention of disease has evolved in leaps and bounds in recent years, with breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, and superbugs among some of the forefront of research.
Laying the Groundwork For Trusted Cyber Secure Ecosystems
6/7/2016  Post a comment
CIP Security is evolving into a more robust security framework and adding solutions for device authentication and hardening.
We're Drowning in Pointless Technology Jargon
6/7/2016  2 comments
Are we hitting a breaking point for clouds, platforms, solutions, and other product descriptions that say a lot but don't really do much?
5 Mistakes to Avoid in Product Development
6/6/2016  3 comments
Everyone has been there. Done that. Mistakes are a part of life and certainly part of the learning process. Here are some of the key mistakes observed in hundreds of product development teams. Knowing this, forewarned is fore-armed. How many of these do you recognize?
Arrow and Indiegogo Partner to Accelerate IoT Startups
6/6/2016  Post a comment
A new partnership between global electronics supplier Arrow and Indiegogo, one of the largest crowfunding platforms, is looking to give the little guys a shot at innovating in the IoT space.
Soft Robotic Actuators Inspired by Human Muscle
6/2/2016  1 comment
Researchers at Harvard University have developed soft robotic actuators inspired by human muscle.
Are Engineers Taking Over the World?
6/1/2016  4 comments
As more of our jobs, and our daily lives, succumb to automation, will it be engineers who end up in power?
Holding Your Nerves
6/1/2016  Post a comment
Some ideas are good, some ideas are bad, but there’s much more to building a successful engineering-based business. Martin McCourt shares his thoughts on engineering and success based on his 40 years working at the heart of manufacturing.
A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to Recycle
Gadget Freak 
5/30/2016  Post a comment
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak projects. Robotic hands, manipulated Kindles, and smart recycling cans round out the latest crop.
Humanoid Robot Diver Finds Lost Treasure, Will Explore Ocean
5/30/2016  Post a comment
A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.
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