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Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

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Startup Otto Demos the Feasibility of Self-Driving Trucks
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
7/29/2016  0
A San Francisco startup called Otto recently came out of stealth mode and released a dramatic video (see it below) demonstrating its successful test of a technology for self-driving ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Graphene Used in Simple, Cheap Process to Make Dirty Water Potable
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/29/2016  0
Graphene oxide has become a miracle material of sorts for a wide range of applications, particularly in energy-harvesting applications, additive manufacturing, and to make other ...

Charles Murray

Product News
A New Test Instrument From NI Boosts Bandwidth
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
7/29/2016  0
A new 1-GHz vector signal transceiver promises to offer expanded test capabilities for engineers involved in applications ranging from automotive and aerospace to semiconductors and ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Printing Structural Foams with Multiple Materials
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/29/2016  0
An ongoing theme we've been covering at Design News is additive manufacturing's ability to create new materials or improve existing ones, as well as make prototypes and ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Readers Weigh In on the Best AI Movies
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/28/2016  1
Last week's slideshow of the best movies depicting artificial intelligence prompted a slew of comments telling us the important AI movies we failed to include. We decided to gather ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Research Uncovers Silicon-Air Battery That Runs More than 1,000 Hours
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/28/2016  4
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-generation batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
First Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Plant for Aerospace Metals Under Construction
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/28/2016  0
Norway-based additive manufacturing (AM) company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Fabrication Simplified for Medical Microrobots
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/28/2016  0
Researchers have reduced the geometric requirements for fluid motion in microrobots to simplify the fabrication of machines for tiny medical tasks such as incising tissue, ...

Charles Murray

Blog
Electric Airplanes Reach for the Skies
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
7/27/2016  6
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) recently announced plan to put an electric airplane in the air by 2018 is forward-looking, but hardly unique.

Features

Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016
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Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.

ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
6/13/2016
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Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!

ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016
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Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
5/24/2016
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We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
5/3/2016
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Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

Most recent post: patricklaber99... Interesting meeting, will it be filmed ?

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

CAD Expands Beyond Graphics
1/28/2016
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CAD programs are beginning to integrate product development tools such as simulation and analysis while also foregoing the 2D drawing.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
1/6/2016
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Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
This video was the culmination of a 10-week project ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
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Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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How to Make Virtual Wall Art and Build a ...
Here's a blast from the Gadget Freak past. Check out these gadgets, from telescope warming to ...
Talk to Your Mirror, Find the Sun, and Have a ...
An interactive mirror, a solar-seeking microcontroller, and a timer for night swimmers make up ...
How to Build a Homemade CNC Laser Engraver
Laser engravers can be great tools for DIY projects. But they can also be pricey. Gadget Freak ...
A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to ...
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak ...
InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Kerry Erendson wanted to create a DIY robot that could write. The result was InkBot. Kerry ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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