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Max Maxfield, Contributing Writer

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Was Microsoft Built on Stolen Goods?
Max Maxfield, Contributing Writer
7/29/2016  0
Prior to the launch of the first IBM PC in August 1981, Microsoft had already established itself as the largest producer of computer language compilers and interpreters for the ...

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 ...

Rob Spiegel

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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

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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 ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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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

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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.

Sylvie Barak

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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

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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

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Don't Cut That Grass! It Could One Day Power Your Home
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/26/2016  4
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.

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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.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Smoothing the Bumpy Road to 5G Wireless
10/21/2015
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By creating new ways to develop 5G software, suppliers are speeding 5G wireless development and eliminating the “over-the-wall” approach to design.

Electronics & Test
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 #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro ...
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Critical Connections
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Engineer It: When to Use an Analog Temp ...
How analog temperature sensors compare with NTC thermistors ...
Driving a Virtual Race Car
Dallara Automobili uses a simulator to allow drivers to ...
Power Tip 21: Watch That Capacitor RMS ...
Robert Kollman discusses a mistake designers make often: ...
MapleSim: A 'White-Box' Modeling ...
Maplesoft discusses the advantages this kind of open ...
How to Find a Tested Power Solution for ...
How to use TI's PowerLab reference tool to search through ...
The Most Flexible DSP Power Solution in ...
TI application engineer Joe Wu demonstrates TI's LM10011 ...
Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components produce ...
Siemens NX Addressing Customer Challenges
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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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