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Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Printing Now Good Enough for Final & Spare Car Parts
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/22/2016  0
To no one's surprise, BMW, an HP ecosystem partner, intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. But it may be news to some that the carmaker has ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
'Smart,' Sensor-Infused Thread Can Gather Diagnostic Data from Human Tissue
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/22/2016  0
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Toyota Window Loses 50% of Weight with SABIC Material
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/22/2016  0
The last time we told you about SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate (PC) glazing materials they were reducing the weight of the rear side windows in Ford's Fusion-based Lightweight ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
The 15 Best Artificial Intelligence Movies
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/21/2016  14
What if your phone or computer became aware of itself? Would it be helpful, or would it want to dispense with you? Our obsession with artificial intelligence is becoming apparent in ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Nature's Way to Relieve Stress Inspires Designs for Nearly Indestructible Bridges
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/21/2016  2
An engineer in the UK has found inspiration in nature for the design of bridges that are far stronger and more durable than current designs.

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Design Tool Zaps the Weight Out of Objects
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/21/2016  0
Energy efficiency demands are forcing companies to products that are lighter while maintaining strength and integrity. In order to meet government mandates and produce ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Movement of Bacteria Used to Build Microscopic Wind Farm
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/21/2016  0
Recent wind-energy research has set its sights on scaling up, with the development of some of the largest-ever wind turbine technology to take advantage of this type of energy on a ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Users Are Bored with Wearables Due to Lack of Accuracy
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/20/2016  6
Not long after they've begun to hit the market wearables are already ending up discarded in the drawers of user homes thanks to some design flaws like lack of accuracy that are ...

Ann R. Thryft

Blog
A Different Kind of Collaborative Robot Works Down on the Farm
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/20/2016  0
We've told you about robots in agriculture before, but in the last few years they've started appearing in fields and vineyards all over the world. While some are semi- or fully ...

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 ...
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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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 ...
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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 ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
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This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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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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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 ...
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your ...
Do you long for the days of retro video gaming? Here's how you can turn an old PC into an ...
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 ...
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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
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