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Apple vs. the FBI vs. Our Privacy
Chris Wiltz 3/7/2016
Apple Computer's refusal to comply with an FBI request to unlock a mass shooter's iPhone has set off a debate at all levels of the technology sector. Here's everything you need to know about this landmark legal battle.
What's It Like To Be a Female Engineer?
According to a new report only 12% of engineers are women and there are way fewer women in computing today than back in 1990. Read on for why that is, plus advice from women engineers in a recent webcast.
9 New 3D Printing Materials to Watch
Engineering Materials 3/3/2016
The latest crop of 3D printing materials includes several flexible plastics, as well as a couple of firsts: the first reworkable flexible plastics; and the first titanium-ceramic powder for powder-bed and laser-based metals 3D printing.
UL Teams with SPE on 3D Printing/AM Training Program
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Partnering with UL, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has begun offering UL's additive manufacturing training program to its members. Since February 1, members have been eligible for discounts on UL's training courses and related content. UL is also sponsoring new members who are interested in this training by paying their SPE dues.
Can ‘Moneyball’ Work in Manufacturing and Industry?
Sabermetrics has almost replaced traditional scouting in eyeing baseball talent. Now the proliferation of data being promised is expected to change the game in analyzing industrial and manufacturing performance. Are humans still needed?
Graphene Composite Coating Can Keep Wings Ice-Free
Engineering Materials 2/29/2016
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Researchers at Rice University have developed a composite coating they say could keep airplane wings free of ice. So far, it's made the ice on a helicopter blade melt, even at -4F. Better yet, the graphene it contains in tiny amounts isn't insanely expensive to produce.
Shout It Out Loud! Engineering Is a Great Profession!
In celebration of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, contributing writer Nancy Golden writes about her gratitude to engineering and why it's beneficial more than just for one's career.
Born an Engineer, Always an Engineer
In celebration of Engineers Week this week, Design News contributing writers have been telling their personal stories of how they got into engineering. Here, Jacob Beningo recalls that right away he knew engineering was his destiny.
10 of the Greatest Inventions by African-Americans
If you've turned on your lights, safely navigated traffic, played video games, or had a a water gun fight in your lifetime, you have these black inventors to thank. Design News celebrates Black History Month with a look at some of the greatest inventions created by African-Americans.
My Journey Into Radio, NASA, and Engineering
In celebration of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, Fred Eady recalls the most important engineering people in his life.
What Engineering Has Meant to Me
In celebration and support of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, contributing writer RP Siegel reveals his late-blooming relationship with engineering.
Why Engineering Is in My DNA
In celebration and support of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this first installment, contributing writer Don Wilcher reveals why writing about and teaching engineering are so important.
Seen in Anaheim: 3D Printing & Baxter's Little Sis
Engineering Materials 2/19/2016
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At this year's Anaheim shows everyone was reinventing 3D printing to meet their own needs, while Baxter Robot's "little sister" Sawyer was touted as being used by companies around the globe, and a host of new and notable adhesives, cleaners, dispensing systems, and plastics manufacturing systems were also on display.
A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, not metal.
There is a new cooperation between the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts: the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).
National Instruments has expanded the capabilities of its NI InsightCM Enterprise platform.
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
A UK-based company called Ilika has developed a miniature solid-state battery to power the IoT.
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