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Why Engineering Is in My DNA
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2/22/2016  2 comments
In celebration and support of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this first installment, contributing writer Don Wilcher reveals why writing about and teaching engineering are so important.
The Merry-Go-Round of Cyber Security Goes on Forever
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2/22/2016  Post a comment
A session on cyber security at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim looked at the never-ending struggle to protect connected assets.
The Top 5 Stories of the Week (Week of Feb. 20, 2016)
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2/19/2016  Post a comment
Here's your chance to catch up on the best news, trends, and popular articles from Design News this week (ending February 20, 2016).
New Google AI Beats Humans at The World's Most Complex Board Game
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2/18/2016  Post a comment
In an advancement no one thought was coming for decades, Google has developed an artificial intelligence capable of beating champion-level players at Go.
Teardown: Does the Steam Controller Have Any Heat?
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2/16/2016  1 comment
Software giant Valve has entered the console gaming market with its Steam Machine and its fully customizable controller. Let's tear it down and see if it lives up to its reputation.
Readers Tell All: 'Why I Became an Engineer'
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2/15/2016  4 comments
Recently, we asked our readers to tell us, in detail, why they chose to become an engineer. Here are their stories.
5 Technologies to Fall in Love With in 2016
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2/14/2016  1 comment
Valentine's Day feels like the perfect time to get on board with some of the new technologies that will be changing our lives dramatically in the coming years.
The Top 5 Stories of the Week (Week of Feb. 13, 2016)
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2/13/2016  Post a comment
Here's your chance to catch up on the best news, trends, and popular articles from Design News this week (ending February 13, 2016).
Who Is the Messiest Engineer of All?
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2/12/2016  18 comments
Back in January we asked our readers to send us photos of their desks and workbenches – and they delivered.
iPad Pro Teardown: The Biggest Apple Teardown Yet
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
We're tearing down the largest product in Apple's latest lineup - the iPad Pro. How does it stack up against Microsoft's Surface Pro 4?
The Secret to My Success As An Engineer
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2/11/2016  7 comments
Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success.
2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
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2/10/2016  Post a comment
The winners of the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards were crowned last night during a live ceremony in Anaheim, Calif.
Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
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2/10/2016  6 comments
Learning to play guitar can be a long road. But a group of engineering students is going to show you how to make one that plays itself.
Advanced Software Emerges for Optimizing Machine Tool Mechatronics
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2/10/2016  Post a comment
The marriage of mechatronics know-how and advanced software tools is refining dynamic machine performance using measurements and innovative motion algorithms.
Epic DARPA Robotics Challenge Failures
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2/9/2016  5 comments
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs
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2/8/2016  3 comments
Here's a list of engineering and tech jobs ranked by outlook, work environment, stress, and income.
What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?
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2/6/2016  10 comments
Take a peek into the world of a test engineer – and then tell us about yourself! We want to know what part each of our readers plays in the wonderful umbrella known as design engineering.
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
Blog 
2/1/2016  1 comment
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso.
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
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1/30/2016  26 comments
Star Trek brought us many pioneering ideas that designers have acted upon, and we can glean a few engineering bits of wisdom from this iconic show.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
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1/28/2016  17 comments
There is a shortage of engineers and designers. That's nothing new, but companies can tap into a talent pipeline using these steps.
Moving Coil Actuators Double Down on Force
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1/28/2016  Post a comment
Trickle-down technology from an advanced manufacturing project gives SMAC the greater magnetic-circuit flux density to push into pneumatic force territory.
COMAU, B&R Integrate Robots Into Machine Control
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1/26/2016  Post a comment
Robot maker COMAU Robotics and automation technology provider B&R have introduced openROBOTICS, a new solution that solves a longstanding problem in manufacturing automation—how to integrate robots into machinery control
How H. Joseph Gerber Went from Holocaust Survivor to 'Thomas Edison' of Manufacturing
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1/24/2016  2 comments
H. Joseph Gerber, the founder of Gerber Scientific, has been described as the “Thomas Edison” of manufacturing due to his inventions and contributions to industry. His son, David, tells his father's story -- from Holocaust survivor to National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner -- in a new book.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
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1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion Program to 11 Cities
STEM Connection 
1/22/2016  1 comment
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications for annual summer technology learning programs that have expanded to 11 cities.
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Crazy gadgets, salaries, hoaxes, and scary true stories made up Design News readers' favorite slideshows of the year.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  9 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
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1/19/2016  8 comments
Most engineers have an interesting story to tell when asked why they decided to pursue an engineering career. Tell us yours!
These Engineering Salaries Will Surprise You
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1/18/2016  7 comments
Surprising entries are topping the list of engineering schools that are producing the highest mid-career salaries.
Study to Demonstrate Benefits of Exoskeleton for Spinal Cord Injuries
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1/17/2016  1 comment
Engineers are hoping that a four-year government study will demonstrate the benefits of an exoskeleton that could one day help thousands of people with spinal cord injuries.
Top 2016 Challenge
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1/14/2016  1 comment
6 STEM Family Films That Entertain and Inspire
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1/14/2016  31 comments
Looking for a family movie night that will entertain and inspire about science, technology, engineering, and math? Here are our top 6 favorite STEM films for the whole family.
The Hottest Concept Cars of CES 2016 Were All About IoT
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1/13/2016  4 comments
The biggest automotive buzz from CES 2016 came from companies creating new design concepts focusing on Internet of Things connectivity ... and drones.
5 Nations Get Together on Industrial Design Intellectual Rights
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1/13/2016  1 comment
In early December, the US Patent and Trademark Office hosted the first Industrial Design 5 Forum, featuring representatives from the five largest design offices in the world, to create international synergy on protecting ID IP.
5 Technologies That Need to Die in 2016
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1/8/2016  57 comments
As we enter a new year we put forth our list of five technologies we hope to see the last of by the end of 2016.
5 Technologies to Watch in 2016
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1/6/2016  6 comments
Keep an eye on these five technologies for major growth and impact on the engineering space in 2016.
Industry 4.0 Will Mean ‘Plug-and-Produce’ and ‘Digital Twins’
Blog 
1/5/2016  1 comment
We are seeing more and more evidence of integrating, automating, managing, and simplifying industrial data flows to improve design, engineering, production, and in-service operations.
Teardown: What's Beneath the Microsoft Surface Pro 4?
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12/19/2015  3 comments
Does the fourth generation Microsoft Surface Pro tablet have what it takes under the hood to replace your desktop or laptop? Let's tear it down and find out!
The Technology of 'Star Wars': 10 Real-Life Examples
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12/17/2015  4 comments
With the release of The Force Awakens we take a look at 10 real-life breakthrough technologies straight out of the Star Wars universe.
Scottish Researchers Discover Cheap Way to Produce High-Quality Graphene
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12/17/2015  Post a comment
Engineering professor Ravinder Dahiya and his team at the University of Glasgow have made graphene by using the same inexpensive copper found in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.
Mechatronics Solution Is Adept Enough to Produce a Bow-Tying Robot
Blog 
12/10/2015  2 comments
Using a robot to automate a process with a product as unstructured as a ribbon benefits from a mechatronic perspective on system design.
Top 25 Most Expensive Engineering Degrees
Blog 
12/2/2015  17 comments
Today, many of the great private engineering schools exceed $50,000 a year in total costs. Here's a list of the 25 most expensive.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview: 7 Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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12/1/2015  Post a comment
Design News previews some of the solutions exhibitors that will be at the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim in February 2016.
ABB Introduces Its Largest Industrial Robot Ever
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12/1/2015  Post a comment
The IRB 8700 is aimed at material-handling applications in the automotive, transportation, and other heavy industries.
Beyond Inflation: 2015 Engineering Salaries Are on the Rise
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11/28/2015  Post a comment
According to a Randstad Engineering compilation of salary studies, engineering salaries are increasing beyond inflation, with employers paying to keep potential suitors away from their employees.
Gadget Freak of the Year: Help Us Break a Tie Vote!
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11/24/2015  Post a comment
Voting has closed on our 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year contest, but it is not game over yet for two competing projects.
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now? – Part 2
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11/23/2015  Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Punya Prakash, the 2013 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
Must See: Cornell 3D Prints Soft Robotic Tentacles
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11/19/2015  Post a comment
A new method for making a robotic tentacle with more agility and degrees of freedom (DOF) of movement relies on 3D printing.
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now?
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11/17/2015  Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Justine Haupt, the 2014 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
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11/16/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation & Control; Design Hardware & Software; Electronics & Test; and Materials & Assembly.
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