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Who Needs a Smart Staff When You Have Remote Monitoring?
10/24/2016  Post a comment
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
Keep Calm and Go to Pluto
10/18/2016  Post a comment
“It was a once and lifetime opportunity to fly by Pluto and none of us were willing to give that up without a fight.” – Alice Bowman, New Horizons Mission Operations Manager.
Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  3 comments
LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France cycling champion Greg LeMond, is the first to license a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's faster, cheaper, and greener.
Could Determined Hackers Change the Outcome of the Election?
Electronics News 
10/12/2016  32 comments
It would be difficult and highly unlikely, but it’s certainly possible for computer hackers to change the outcome of next month’s presidential election, experts say.
8 New 3D Printing Materials Are Just in Time for Halloween
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
Our latest crop of 3D printing materials is mostly a collection of tough, strong, often heat-resistant filaments made for professional engineers and industrial products. Plus, most of them are black, just in time for Halloween!
Readers: Help Us Pick The Best and Worst Science Movies
10/6/2016  26 comments
It’s time once again for the Annual Design News Science and Engineering Movie Contest. This year, we're letting you vote on the best science and engineering movies.
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.
Critical Security Controls Could Thwart 70% of Cyber Attacks
9/29/2016  1 comment
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
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.
DoE Launches $30M Effort to Develop Solar Modules
9/26/2016  4 comments
The US Department of Energy has unveiled an investment of up to $30 million to accelerate the development of modules and materials to drive down the cost of solar energy.
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
9/23/2016  24 comments
A study by the Swiss government determined the type of human errors that lead to engineering disasters and ranked those errors by percentage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hidden Story of NASA’s African-American Women Mathematicians
9/6/2016  10 comments
With the film Hidden Figures set to tell their stories on big screen for the first time, we take a look at the real lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three little-known African-American mathematicians who played key roles in the early days NASA's space program.
The 'SAW' Robot Uses One Motor to Crawl, Climb, and Swim
9/6/2016  1 comment
The Single Actuator Wave-like Robot (SAW) is the first to produce a continuously advancing sine wave with a single motor for locomotion. It can crawl both forward and backward, climb, and swim over long distances.
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.
Hope or Hype? Big Automakers Look to Autonomous Vehicles
Automotive News 
8/26/2016  2 comments
Ford Motor Co. announced plans last week to join an ever-growing number of automakers who intend to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the next five years.
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.
You'll Need an RFID Implant to Fire This Smart Gun
8/22/2016  24 comments
A biohacker has prototyped a novel solution to smart guns -- implanting gun owners with RFID implants so only they can fire them.
Safety Advances for Plant Robots
Product News 
8/19/2016  Post a comment
ABB's SafeMove2 provides a robot safety system designed to allow robots and humans to work side-by-side.
The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
Gadget Freak 
8/18/2016  1 comment
Halloween will be here before you know it. And the zombie apocalypse may come even sooner. Best to prepare yourself by building your own security system to safeguard against the walking dead.
The 20 Best Cities for Engineering Jobs
8/16/2016  2 comments
If you are an engineer looking for a new gig, it may be time to move. Forbes and SpareFoot.com both weighed in recently with their top cities in which to secure the best engineering jobs, and they clearly disagree.
ORNL Speeds Up 3D Printing at the Nanoscale
Engineering Materials 
8/16/2016  Post a comment
Using simulation to guide the drafting process can speed up the design and production of 3D-printed nanostructures, reduce errors, and even make it possible to scale up the structures. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a model that does this.
5 Communications Skills Needed to Advance an Engineering Career
8/10/2016  5 comments
While it is not necessarily important for engineers to become great public speakers or authors, it is increasingly important for them to possess effective communication skills. Here’s why.
8 Engineers Who Competed in the Olympics
8/9/2016  7 comments
Take a look at these eight global engineers who have competed in past Olympics or are competing in Rio this month.
Astronaut Grissom Didn’t Hit the Chicken Switch
8/1/2016  10 comments
Fifty-five years after the fact, a new book lends support to astronaut Gus Grissom's claim that he didn't hit the "chicken switch."
A New Test Instrument From NI Boosts Bandwidth
Product News 
7/29/2016  Post a comment
A new 1-GHz vector signal transceiver promises to offer expanded test capabilities for engineers involved in applications ranging from automotive and aerospace to semiconductors and defense.
3D Printing Structural Foams with Multiple Materials
Engineering Materials 
7/29/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have devised a new method for designing strong, light cellular structures of re-architected metals and plastics with optimized properties.
These Engineering & Design Contests Will Bring Out the Competitor in All of Us
7/27/2016  1 comment
Engineers can channel the eye of the tiger and rise to the challenge, with a number of prize or award-giving contests out there to test your metal and intellectual prowess.
3D Printing Helps Scale Nano-Materials in Unprecedented Way
7/27/2016  Post a comment
Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have achieved the ability to scale nanotechnology for the development of super-strong, lightweight metal materials.
Loss and Success: One Engineer’s Story
7/26/2016  2 comments
Without failure and loss, there is no success. Sadly, some failures and losses are greater than others. That’s certainly true of engineer and Space Race astronaut Gus Grissom.
AI Beats Elite Fighter Pilots, Can Run on a Raspberry Pi
7/19/2016  1 comment
ALPHA is an AI capable of beating experts at a flight simulation. And it does so with no more computing power than a Raspberry Pi.
Design Engineers Want Reliability & Tech Support From Their Materials
Engineering Materials 
7/19/2016  1 comment
Design engineers play a big role in selecting both suppliers and materials for their designs. Our most recent Design News Materials Survey says they continue to be highly involved, in some ways even more than the last time we asked to peek inside their cubicles.
Take a Look at the Source Code That Landed Man on the Moon
7/15/2016  29 comments
The source code for the guidance computer behind the Apollo 11 moon landing has been posted online -- and it looks like the programmers behind it had a healthy sense of humor.
8 STEM Activities to Fight Summer Boredom
6/30/2016  1 comment
DIY candy, journeys to Mars, coding for road trips, and more. These STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity options will keep kids engaged this summer, from 10-minute activities to more advanced undertakings.
Chaos Happens: What to Do About it on Your Next Product Development Project
6/30/2016  5 comments
Nothing is more frustrating than developing a plan and then, in the heat of the battle, having to diverge from the plan when chaos happens.
Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016  Post a comment
Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.
NASA Wants to Put Electric Planes in the Air by 2018
6/28/2016  5 comments
Following in the tracks of the fabled rocket plane programs of the 1940s, NASA engineers are now laying the plans for a new twist on the future of aviation -- a battery-powered airplane.
Notorious Hacker Reveals Tricks, Blames the User
6/20/2016  3 comments
Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick explained the vulnerabilities to hacking during his keynote address at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing in New York last week.
Portfolio Management Tools Give Decision-Makers Line of Sight Into R&D Efforts
6/15/2016  Post a comment
The most successful R&D-driven enterprises use portfolio-management tools to provide a line of sight into all of the company's product development efforts, so as to make optimal decisions around funding.
ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
6/13/2016  Post a comment
Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!
ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016  Post a comment
Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.
This Cutting-Edge Telescope Is a Security Camera for the Planet
6/7/2016  10 comments
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope at Harris Corporation Space and Intelligence Systems is a ground-based telescope that will, once installed on a mountaintop in Chile, scan the sky, taking detailed photos with a 3,200-megapixel camera every 10 seconds, over a 10-year period.
Laying the Groundwork For Trusted Cyber Secure Ecosystems
6/7/2016  Post a comment
CIP Security is evolving into a more robust security framework and adding solutions for device authentication and hardening.
We're Drowning in Pointless Technology Jargon
6/7/2016  2 comments
Are we hitting a breaking point for clouds, platforms, solutions, and other product descriptions that say a lot but don't really do much?
5 Mistakes to Avoid in Product Development
6/6/2016  3 comments
Everyone has been there. Done that. Mistakes are a part of life and certainly part of the learning process. Here are some of the key mistakes observed in hundreds of product development teams. Knowing this, forewarned is fore-armed. How many of these do you recognize?
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