Entrants are invited to tell their story by submitting a video blog on topics ranging from anything found on a designer’s workbench to how a problem was solved to daily challenges around the office, according to element14. The video can even be about what the next big innovation needs to be in the electronics industry.
The videos will be judged on their creativity by a panel of element14 peers, and the winner will receive an iPad 2. In addition, each week one person who comments, votes, or posts a video will be randomly selected to receive a selection of element14-branded merchandise.
Here's a short video created by EETimes EELife editorial director Brian Fuller, which explains more:
Go here to element14's "A Day in the Life of an Engineer" site to post your videos.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.