Also at the ceremony, we awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James Truchard, the president, CEO, and co-founder of National Instruments; the Rising Engineering Star award to Justine Haupt, a design engineer with Brookhaven National Laboratory; and we had a special presentation to honor the first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year. Come back to DesignNews.com later this week for more on these awards and to hear from our distinguished recipients.
This year we worked with FIRST, an organization founded by Dean Kamen committed to showing youth the promising futures that science and technology can hold. Proceeds from the event -- to the tune of $25,000 -- benefited FIRST and go toward scholarships to high school engineering students to further their ambitions.
Congratulations again to all of our finalists and to our winners!
Click the image below to see the 2013 Golden Mousetrap Winners.
I agree. The slide show and technologies presented where awesome. I was really intrigued with Analog Devices wireless machine monitoring products. I can truly see an automation manufacter using their product to create and industrial internet thus having all machine peformance data available via the cloud. Great slides Lauren!
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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