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Charles Murray

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Electric Airplanes Reach for the Skies
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
7/27/2016  0
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.

Sylvie Barak

Blog
These Engineering & Design Contests Will Bring Out the Competitor in All of Us
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
7/27/2016  0
With the Summer Olympics just around the corner, everyone's mind is on competition. If you're not fortunate enough to be a world class athlete, though, what's an engineer to do in ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
3D Printing Helps Scale Nano-Materials in Unprecedented Way
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/27/2016  0
Nanotechnology is proving to have applications in numerous scientific disciplines -- from materials science to battery chemistries to solar energy -- but so far it's been difficult ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Vitamin B-Inspired Molecules Form Basis for Alt-Energy Storage
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/27/2016  0
Harvard researchers have reached a new milestone in the development of organic flow batteries for alternative-energy storage, identifying a new class of high-performing organic ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Don't Cut That Grass! It Could One Day Power Your Home
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/26/2016  2
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to derive a widely known but difficult to extract element for biofuel from a common plant found in many people's backyards -- grass.

Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief

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Loss and Success: One Engineer’s Story
Suzanne Deffree, Editor-in-Chief
7/26/2016  1
Without failure and loss, there is no success. From failure and loss, we learn, we grow, we move toward better designs, better outcomes. Sadly, some failures and losses are greater ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Gas Turbine Blades Made Faster With Metals 3D Printing
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/26/2016  0
Lately, much of the news about 3D printing metals is aimed at improving end production: bigger parts, made faster, from new materials. But what about speeding up the prototyping ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Synthetic Coral Could Remove Toxins from Oceans
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/26/2016  0
The destruction of coral reefs around the world is also leading to a disruption of the ocean's ecosystem and increased pollution in the sea. As a possible solution to this problem, ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Is Pokémon Go the Tipping Point for AR?
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/25/2016  3
Pokemon Go blasted on the scene seemingly out of nowhere. In less than three weeks the augmented reality (AR) game became the biggest game ever, surpassing Candy Crush with more ...

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
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Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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Low-Profile Retaining Rings
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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
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Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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