Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

Teardown: Dismantling the Samsung Galaxy S5
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
4/15/2014  0
Every so often, the Earth-bound teardown team at iFixit gazes skyward. Today, they look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces. Will this device be immortalized among the stars of ...

Rob Spiegel

The Rise of Industrial Machines
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
4/15/2014  7
Machines for industry are hitting a sharp growth spurt for 2014, and they're positioned for go-go growth over the coming five years.

Richard Nass

Industry 4.0 Is Really My IIoT
Richard Nass, Brand Director
4/15/2014  2
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region -- and arguably a different ...

Cabe Atwell

Internal Combustion Microengine Has a Twist
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
4/15/2014  0
As devices become smaller in size, so too must their power sources.

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Pictures of Huge, Self-Assembled DNA Structures
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
4/15/2014  1
Last fall, we updated you on the self-assembly technology developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute using engineered DNA. The researchers used engineered DNA to develop a ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
Slideshow: Automotive Infotainment Still 'Bugs' Luxury Vehicles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
4/14/2014  6
There's good news and bad news regarding the sub-systems of today's late-model vehicles. The good news is that new engines and transmissions are more trouble-free than in the past. ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Printing High-Strength Carbon Composites Using PEEK, PAEK
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
4/14/2014  3
There's been a flurry of news recently about 3D printing carbon composites, both inside and outside the rarefied atmosphere of aerospace. We told you about the MarkOne, the first ...

Tom Grace

Guest Blogs
Continued Collaboration Is Needed to Combat Counterfeiting
Tom Grace, Eaton
4/14/2014  2
In a recent survey conducted with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors, Eaton found that ...

Jeff Sharp

Made by Monkeys
Soldering Required to Replace Instrument Panel Bulb
Jeff Sharp
4/14/2014  2
I noticed the other night that one side of my speedometer was dimly lit. I supposed that I had a light bulb burned out and began a search on the Internet to determine how big of a ...


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