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posted in November 2012
Texas Instruments' Color TI-84+C Graphing Calculator Surfaces
Blog 
11/30/2012  14 comments
TI graphing calculators haven't changed much in 22 years. Is that about to change with the color TI-84+C? A walk through their history might shed some light.
Just How Toxic Are Carbon Nanotubes?
Engineering Materials 
11/29/2012  32 comments
Researchers at Texas Tech University have come up with a new method for detecting extremely small CNTs in soils, which will help determine their toxicity.
Slideshow: Making Sense of Connected Sensors
Blog 
11/26/2012  11 comments
The Embedded Technology 2012 trade show held recently in Yokohama, Japan, focused on five smart technologies: energy, healthcare, agriculture, automotive, and transportation systems, as well as mobile and cloud computing.
The Secret to Eliminating ESD Damage? Read Your Datasheet
Electronics News 
11/21/2012  10 comments
The scourge of electronic devices -- electrostatic discharge (ESD) -- can be virtually eliminated by designers doing one simple task: reading their datasheets.
Slideshow: Sports & Technology
Blog 
11/19/2012  15 comments
Check out some of the amazing technologies that sports and athletes have adopted over the years.
Slideshow: Apple iPad 4 Teardown
Blog 
11/13/2012  17 comments
Apple stunned reporters with the announcement of a fourth-generation iPad (or iPad 4), just over six months since the launch of the iPad 3.
Is Your Personal Device Personal?
Blog 
11/13/2012  14 comments
Do you use your personal mobile device in your plant, and does your company expect you to use your own iPad or smartphone for company use?
Slideshow: Service Robots Can Do Most Anything
Blog 
11/12/2012  41 comments
The range of services that robots can perform is extremely broad -- from assisting the elderly to cleaning polluted water to repairing spacecraft.
Slideshow: Apple iPad Mini Teardown
Blog 
11/6/2012  19 comments
Despite Steve Jobs' protestations that 7-inch tablets were "too big to compete with a smartphone; too small to compete with an iPad," on Oct. 23, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced Apple's latest device, the iPad Mini.
Video: Pneumatics Power Scary Guy
Electronics News 
11/2/2012  12 comments
Bimba Manufacturing Co. gave a demonstration of the air-powered Scary Guy on Halloween at Pack Expo in Chicago.
Slideshow: Paris Auto Show Drives Electric
Automotive News 
11/1/2012  46 comments
The Paris Auto Show featured the latest in EV and hybrid technology.




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