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posted in July 2011
Datasheets.com Components Search Site Launches
News 
7/28/2011  10 comments
The new electronics parts search website, Datasheets.com, has just launched as a partnership between UBM Electronics and SiliconExpert Technologies.
Putting a Chill Into Battery Thermal Runaway
Electronic News & Comment 
7/28/2011  4 comments
Thermal runaway is never far from the minds of design engineers who use lithium-ion batteries.
Design Tool Sector Soars
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/27/2011  6 comments
The product lifecycle management (PLM) and design tool sector has returned to peak growth levels, according to a new CIMdata report.
Salary Survey Says You Make $93,465
Wolfe's Den 
7/26/2011  8 comments
The results of Design News annual salary survey are in and they say design engineers received their first increase in average base salary in two years.
Embedded Multicore Goes Mainstream
Blog 
7/26/2011  4 comments
Multicore designs of four or more processors on a single chip are cheap enough for embedded and industrial applications, but not all multicore processors are appropriate for the task.
What's Your Favorite Engineering Movie?
Electronic News & Comment 
7/25/2011  41 comments
Design News looks at the best and worst science and engineering movies.
Convert Garbage to Electricity at Home
Gadget Freak 
7/22/2011  8 comments
Trevor Nestor built a gasifier out of some steel cans and camping pans. The basic idea of a gasifier is that you burn wood, trash, or other unwanted organic items in an environment low on oxygen.
Gates Tags Toilet as Top Tech Challenge
Wolfe's Den 
7/20/2011  10 comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is challenging the engineering community to develop innovative toilets that can neutralize or extract energy from human waste.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News July Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
7/15/2011  6 comments
Design News's July issue is available in digital form, as an online e-magazine or a downloadable pdf.
California Should Mandate the Purchase of EVs
Captain Hybrid 
7/14/2011  25 comments
Is it time for California to tell its residents they have to buy electric cars?
Are You an Interdisciplinary Engineer?
Wolfe's Den 
7/13/2011  9 comments
Are specialist designers on the wane, being replaced by generalists who can work comfortably across the boundaries of hardware, software, and embedded?
Let's Make Plastics From Our Southern Scourge
Engineering Materials 
7/12/2011  8 comments
It's time to get creative about the feedstocks we want to use as a replacement for oil and natural gas.




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