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Non-Toxic Coating for Polymer-Based Electronics Inspired by Mussels
10/27/2016  Post a comment
Marine mussels and their interaction with the ocean environment has inspired a breakthrough in developing a nontoxic coating for organic electronic components that also could speed up the manufacturing process.
The 13 Most Ghoulish Halloween Gadgets
10/26/2016  Post a comment
Clearly, zombies are in this year -- taking over from a decade of vampire dominance in Halloween fashion.
Self-Healing Battery Resistant to Damage, Aimed at Wearable Tech
10/26/2016  Post a comment
Researchers in China have developed a battery with self-healing electrodes that makes it resistant to cracking, leaking, or just plain breaking.
Birth of Super Intelligence
10/25/2016  1 comment
The IoT will bring us the many positives of AI, evolving our technologies in ways that only a few years ago seemed like science fiction, according to ARM’s buyer.
New ARM Cores Bring Security to IoT After Latest Cyber Attack
Electronics News 
10/25/2016  Post a comment
Days after a massive, distributed denial-of-service attack took down dozens of major websites around the country, ARM Holdings plc is rolling out a pair of new processor architectures aimed at shoring up IoT security.
Take our Career & Salary Survey
10/25/2016  Post a comment
Once we crunch the numbers, we’ll share the data on DesignNews.com, empowering you to get the most out of your next career and salary review discussion.
Aras and Zuken Blend PLM and EDM
Product News 
10/24/2016  Post a comment
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
Germany, Tesla in War of Words Over 'Autopilot'
Automotive News 
10/20/2016  3 comments
The term “autopilot” is now at the heart of a growing debate between Tesla Motors Inc. and Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.
Vote for Reader’s Choice of Most Innovative Embedded Product
10/20/2016  Post a comment
It's your turn to cast your vote for one of these 12 finalists to win the ARM TechCon Reader's Choice Award for the most innovative product of the past year.
Apple Puts the Brakes on Its Automotive Ambitions
10/18/2016  4 comments
Internal reports are indicating that Apple has scrapped its plans to build a production car and is shifting its focus to systems for autonomous vehicles.
7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2016  Post a comment
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing, as engineers design products for tougher environments.
New Nanomaterial, MXene, Is the Best-Ever Protection Against Electromagnetic Inference
10/17/2016  Post a comment
MXene, a light, incredibly thin coating made of a nanomaterial discovered by researchers at Drexel University, works better than copper and aluminum in protecting electronic parts and devices from electromagnetic interference .
How Augmented Reality Can Help Us Accept Autonomous Cars
10/14/2016  8 comments
Self-driving cars haven't fully earned consumers' trust yet, but augmented reality technology could be the key to easing the transition to fully autonomous vehicles.
Multiple Materials Challenge Adhesive Manufacturers
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
More and more assemblies are joining parts made of dissimilar materials in cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Adhesive makers are stepping up to the challenge.
The Extraordinary Tale of the Raspberry Pi 
10/11/2016  5 comments
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton will deliver a keynote Oct. 26 at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Watch Out for in 2017
10/10/2016  Post a comment
A cybersecurity expert warns of the hacking problems to brace against next year.
Save a Stroke Victim, Help the Blind, and Get Some Peace and Quiet
Gadget Freak 
10/7/2016  1 comment
This collection of practical Gadget Freak projects includes a walking stick for the blind as well as an indicator that calls for help for stroke victims.
Google Launching its First Phone and a New VR Headset
10/5/2016  4 comments
As part of a new push into the hardware space, Google has unveiled the Pixel, its first branded smartphone, as well as new mobile virtual reality headset, the Daydream View.
Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools?
10/4/2016  8 comments
This list of top engineering schools combines a wide range of criteria that make up a quality engineering program.
Device Turns Body Heat Into Energy to Power Wearables
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics.
How 3D Printing Can Be More Than Prototyping
Engineering Materials 
9/29/2016  1 comment
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
A New Era for DSPs
Electronics News 
9/28/2016  Post a comment
Digital signal processors are gaining momentum in applications from voice activation to sports watches to holographic computing.
Obey Your Cat's Demands and Build an Automated Food Dispenser
Gadget Freak 
9/27/2016  5 comments
Your cat demands to be fed on time. With some technical know-how and a 3D printer you can build your own automated cat food dispenser.
Tipping Point for Virtual Reality Is Content
9/27/2016  1 comment
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
9/26/2016  5 comments
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
The Revitalization of Design & Manufacturing
9/26/2016  Post a comment
Design and manufacturing need each other -- and the engineers behind them. Don’t forget that.
iPhone 7 Plus Teardown: No Headphone Jack, More Space
9/22/2016  15 comments
Apple made some controversial decisions with its new iPhone 7 models, so what did they do with the extra space? The latest teardown from iFixit digs under the hood of Apple's new sensor-heavy phone.
In the Zombie Apocalypse, People Scream for the Internet
9/21/2016  2 comments
According to Cambium Networks, the top choice of help during a widespread emergency is the Internet.
Fish Scales Used to Create Bio-Inspired Energy Harvester for Medtech
9/21/2016  Post a comment
Researchers in India have devised a way to use fish scales to develop a piezoelectric-based energy harvester that could potentially power medical and other small electronic devices.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Experience VR at ESC Minneapolis With GigaParts
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Engineers wanting a first-hand look at the latest virtual reality technologies are going to get their chance at ESC Minneapolis this week.
New Nanoscale Structures Give Metals a Boost
Engineering Materials 
9/19/2016  Post a comment
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
Submit Your Nominations for the ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge Awards
9/15/2016  Post a comment
Nominations are now being accepted for the ARM TechCon 2016 Innovation Challenge Awards. Highlight your most innovative product today.
VR Is Having a Hard Time, But It's Here to Stay
9/15/2016  1 comment
While market reports show slow going for virtual reality adoption, noted video game developer Chuck Carter says VR is here to stay, and that video games will be the driving force behind all of its applications, from entertainment to enterprise.
Your Next Job May Be As a 3D Printing Consultant
Engineering Materials 
9/15/2016  Post a comment
According to freelance website Upwork, demand has risen sharply since last year for engineers with experience of all kinds in 3D printing and AM.
7 Things Every Engineering Student Needs to Know
9/13/2016  8 comments
The lesson that every engineering graduate quickly learns after graduating college is that despite being educated for years on engineering theories and practices, they are ill prepared for the real world.
Can Learning about Manufacturing Technologies Help Redirect Young Lives?
9/12/2016  Post a comment
Maxine Singer Youth Guidance Center aims to inspire young adults to shape their worlds for the better.
Radio Technology Lets Wearables Piggyback on Power from Larger Devices
9/9/2016  Post a comment
New radio technology from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst allows low-power devices to run by piggybacking on power from larger devices
See The Latest in Innovative Materials at the MD&M Innovation Tour
Engineering Materials 
9/9/2016  Post a comment
A fun and informative tour you can attend at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, MD&M Minneapolis, and other events there, is the Materials Innovation Tour on Wednesday afternoon. I'll be leading it.
The iPhone 7 Is Crammed With New Sensor Technologies
9/8/2016  22 comments
With the iPhone 7, Apple has finally made an iPhone upgrade that is more function than form, with a number of improvements in the device's sensor and chip technologies and a farewell to a consumer favorite analog technology.
Engineering Salaries and Job Prospects Are Growing Slowly
9/7/2016  8 comments
New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows tepid salary and job growth for engineers.
Tech Trivia: Know Your Stuff? Win Some Stuff.
9/7/2016  Post a comment
Think you’re smart? Prove it. Come down to the ESC all-for-fun tech trivia session and maybe win a prize.
Qualcomm Targets Its New VR Development Platform at OEMs
9/6/2016  2 comments
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820VR looks like any other virtual reality (VR) headset, but its actually part of a plan by the company to enable OEMs to develop their own VR hardware and applications.
Kick Start Your Harley and Never Open Your Mailbox Again
Gadget Freak 
9/2/2016  Post a comment
Design News has a long Gadget Freak history and today we revisit some of the more memorable projects that actually help solve problems.
Nanofarm Grows Fresh Veggies in Your Kitchen
Electronics News 
9/1/2016  5 comments
By eliminating pumps, sensors, and actuators, a start-up has created a home appliance that autonomously grows food, and costs about half as much as its predecessors.
The 9 Worst Apple Products of All Time
8/30/2016  6 comments
Perfection is a laudable, but ultimately unattainable, goal, even for the world's most successful consumer electronics company. You know the hits; here are Apple's all-time greatest misses.
15 Engineering Jobs That Top the Pay Scale
8/29/2016  3 comments
Here are some of the top-paying jobs available to engineers as they grow in their careers.
3 Recommendations for Reducing the Costs and Complexities of Certifying Smart Appliances
8/29/2016  Post a comment
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers. 
3D Printing at the Microscale Will Cut Cost and Size
Engineering Materials 
8/26/2016  Post a comment
Optomec's Aerosol Jet systems have now been used by several customers for printing 3D polymer and composite structures at the micron scale with embedded electronics and biomedical applications.
What the Paycheck of a 2016 Engineering Grad Will Look Like
8/24/2016  2 comments
2016 engineering grads can expect to earn an average salary of $65,000 right out of the gate. Petroleum engineers' wallets are much fatter, though -- they are expected to earn about $20K more.
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