Fall is in the air, and you know what that means, don't you? It's awards season at Design News.
We are looking for the best products and the best engineers -- the ones who are making strides in the field of design engineering and are not looking back. Is that you or someone you know? If so,
nominate that person (or yourself) in our annual Rising Engineering Stars contest.
Then take the time to look at your product portfolio from the past year. If it is impressive and/or innovative, and if you are proud of it, enter the Golden Mousetrap Awards competition today. An entry form and all the details can be found here.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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