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posted in April 2012
DARPA Wants Your Danger-Seeking Robot
News 
4/18/2012  10 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is offering $2 million to engineers who can design and build a robot to perform a series of disaster-response tasks that are too dangerous for humans.
Poor Lamp Socket Design Sparks Danger
Made by Monkeys 
4/10/2012  28 comments
It's time for a new approach to lamp socket design, especially when choosing materials and manufacturing methods.
Specifying & Creating Data-Acquisition Systems, Part 3
Mechatronics Zone 
4/5/2012  6 comments
The Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem helps you use a sampling frequency to identify and locate aliasing.
Wilbur Wright Understood It
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4/1/2012  Post a comment
Engineers must understand the physical significance of poles and zeros.




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