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13 Horror Movies About Technology Gone Wrong
10/28/2016  6 comments
We celebrate Halloween with a look at 13 of the scariest technology-based horror movies of all time, as well as some real-life technologies that bare a frightening resemblance to what's on screen.
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.
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.
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!
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.
4D Printing Method Makes Shapes Fold Up Like Origami
Engineering Materials 
10/10/2016  2 comments
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed new materials and process for 4D-printing shapes that are programmed to fold and unfold when heated or when electricity is applied.
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.
'Edible' Electronics Can Be Powered by Melanin
10/7/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that melanin is a viable basis for bio-batteries to power a new class of edible medical devices.
Snails Inspire Faster-Acting Insulin for Diabetic Patients
10/5/2016  Post a comment
University of Utah researchers have discovered that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by cone snails could help develop faster-acting therapeutic insulin for diabetic patients
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.
Overmolding Gets Big Boost from Proto Labs
Product News 
9/30/2016  Post a comment
Proto Labs, known for its super-fast-turn prototyping and low-volume production services with multiple materials and processes, has added another service to its repertoire: rapid overmolding.
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.
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.
BattleBots & Their Designers Show Off Moves & Design Tips
9/22/2016  1 comment
BattleBot engineers from the hit TV show showed off two teams' robot designs at a session held yesterday at the Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis show.
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.
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.
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 '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.
The More Companies Using 3D Printing, The Better
Engineering Materials 
9/2/2016  Post a comment
OEMs want a wider breadth of metal material offerings, tighter tolerances on prints, and better surface finishes in their 3D printed medical devices, plus better part density and faster processes. Come find out what's available in materials and processes at a talk by Shannon Van Deren at next month's MD&M conference in Minneapolis.
6 New Composite Techs for Cars and Planes
Engineering Materials 
9/1/2016  7 comments
This batch of new composite products and technologies includes several based on natural fibers, as well as some made with novel materials and processes.
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.
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.
3D Printing Adds Value All Along the Value Chain
Engineering Materials 
8/24/2016  Post a comment
3D printing is now adding value to manufacturers at all steps along the business value chain. Come find out how at a talk by John Jaddou at next month's Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis.
6 New 3D Printing Technologies for Cars, Planes & Implants
Engineering Materials 
8/23/2016  Post a comment
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
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.
New Catalyst for Biodegradable Plastics Is Fast and Cheap
Engineering Materials 
8/22/2016  Post a comment
A team of researchers at Stanford University and IBM Research have developed a catalyst that could quickly and inexpensively generate biodegradable plastics derived from renewable materials.
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 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.
6 New Plastics For Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
8/15/2016  1 comment
These new plastics are all aimed at cars, electronics and electrical components, plus medical devices, medical tool sterilization, and cleaning.
Suppliers Design Materials for 3D Printing from the Ground Up
Engineering Materials 
8/15/2016  Post a comment
Engineers need workhorse materials with beefy mechanical properties for industrial designs made with 3D printing. Very few have been designed from the ground up for additive manufacturing, but that picture is beginning to change.
Industrial 3D Printer Cuts Process Time In Half
Product News 
8/12/2016  Post a comment
The new industrial extrusion desktop 3D printer from Rize eliminates post-processing, cutting turnaround time by 50%. It also boasts non-toxic and recyclable materials with aerospace- and medical-grade strength, and the ability to 3D print text and images directly on the part.
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.
3D Printing a Must In the Brave New World of Manufacturing
Engineering Materials 
8/9/2016  Post a comment
The evolving world of AM and some of its challenges will be discussed by a panel of hands-on experts in 3D printing at next month's Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis.
New Free 3D Printing File Extensions From 3MF Consortium
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2016  Post a comment
Two new free extensions to the open standard 3MF file format for 3D printing have been released by the 3MF Consortium. Both are aimed at high-volume additive manufacturing operations run by either service bureaus or large OEMs.
Synthetic, 'Smart' Cells Can Remember, Respond to Events
8/1/2016  Post a comment
In a step forward for synthetic biology, researchers at MIT have programmed cells that can remember and respond to a series of events. The work allows for the engineering of cells within the human body that can sense disease and respond appropriately, as well as other next-generation medical applications.
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.
Fabrication Simplified for Medical Microrobots
7/28/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have simplified the fabrication of the geometric requirements for fluid motion in microrobots for in vivo medical applications.
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.
'Smart,' Sensor-Infused Thread Can Gather Diagnostic Data from Human Tissue
7/22/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SoftBank’s ARM Buy Sends Ripples Through IoT, Semiconductor Industries
7/19/2016  Post a comment
On the heels of Brexit and with plans stated to double UK staff and accelerate innovation, Japan's SoftBank will spend $32 billion to buy Cambridge-based ARM in a move that will have significant impact on the microprocessor industry and the Internet of Things for decades to come.
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.
Nanogenerator Powers Implantable Heart Monitor in Live Animal
7/18/2016  Post a comment
Researchers have demonstrated an implantable triboelectric nanogenerator (iTENG) for biomechanical energy harvesting in a living adult swine.
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