Nominations are now open for this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards, where you can tell us about the best products you introduced over the past year. We are looking for products that are exceptional, cutting-edge, and ahead of the rest, in the following categories: Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Materials & Assembly, and Design Tools: Hardware & Software.
Entries are $295 and will be judged this year by Design News's editors, as well as our esteemed Advisory Board. Products that entered the marketplace between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014 are eligible.
Like last year, winners will be announced in February during a live ceremony at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif., where you will also meet the winner of our Rising Engineering Star contest!
Click here to enter today. Deadline for entries is Oct. 23. Good luck!
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?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields; from medical devices and pharmaceuticals to more cutting-edge areas like tissue, genetic, and neural engineering, US biomedical engineers (BMEs) boast salaries nearly double the annual mean wage and have faster than average job growth.
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