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Lauren Muskett

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Review: The Coolest Cooler; Rotating Wireless Charger
Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor
7/24/2014  1
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels. The Coolest Cooler has built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a ...

Charles Murray

Product News
MCU Helps Keep Food Fresh During Shipping
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/24/2014  0
Texas Instruments is rolling out a new microcontroller (MCU) that could make the design of sensor networks and data logging systems simpler and less costly.

Wayne Eleazer

Made by Monkeys
Homebuilt Mower Is Better Than a New One
Wayne Eleazer
7/24/2014  3
When the old mower that had served me faithfully for 15 years started having stuck valves, I bought a new one just like it. Well, not just like it, since the company did not make ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
20 Engineers From the World of Sports
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/23/2014  16
It's rare to hear about professional athletes who've studied engineering. But that doesn't mean they don't exist.

Cabe Atwell

CAD/CAM Corner
IBM Invests $3B in Powerful Processors of the Future
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/23/2014  1
IBM has been developing cutting-edge technology since the early 1880s. The company has designed everything from electric tabulating machines (a fancy name for calculators) to the ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: Thin Polymer Material Defeats Deafening Noise
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/23/2014  0
Ever lie awake at night listening to the ruckus of a neighbor's party or car alarms going off on a city street? Most of us have at one time or another, due to thinly insulated walls ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
Baxter the Robot Becomes More Trainable
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/23/2014  2
Baxter the Robot is getting better at playing with others. Manufacturing workers who share workspace with Baxter will find their mechanical co-worker is getting better at taking ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
16 Robot Stars From the 1970s
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/22/2014  19
Robots came into their own in the 1970s. Gone were the low-budget black-and-white B movies. Now robots roamed in full-color feature films with A-list actors. 1973 was the ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Video: Fusion Window Loses 35% of Weight
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/22/2014  15
Ford Motor Co. has been showing off its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses several advanced lightweighting materials to reduce the overall weight of a standard production 2013 ...

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Features

3D Printing Ultra-Strong Polymers for End Production
7/24/2014
 0
3D printing production-grade parts faces major challenges in processes and qualification to support engineering materials like carbon composites. Here are some novel solutions.

Smart Power for Smart Infrastructure
7/8/2014
 1
Remote wireless sensors powered for decades by primary lithium batteries are essential to revitalizing America's aging infrastructure.

ABCs of Micro Molding: Understanding the Differences
7/7/2014
 2
Designing parts using micro molding is similar in many ways to designing with conventional injection molding. But there are a few critical differences. This guide helps engineers navigate the process.

Keeping the Production Line Up
7/7/2014
 3
Ease of diagnostics and advanced parameter data are key reasons IO-Link is on the rise.

Ultracapacitors Can Provide the Necessary Charge for Remote Power
7/3/2014
 4
Similar to a standard capacitor, an ultracap can save the day in many applications.

Plant Networks Are Getting Smart About Security & Safety
7/1/2014
 1
Hackers are getting sneakier and more sophisticated, which means plant personnel need to be more aware of what is going on around them.

Design Renaissance in Manufacturing
6/30/2014
 3
Technology has long been a critical factor in designing products for manufacturing, and that technology has come into full bloom in the last couple years.

SCADA Advances Enhance Efficiency
6/27/2014
 1
SCADA software offers improved user interaction and better integration with other systems.

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