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Christen Costa

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Video: BMW's i3 Electric Car Fuels Up With a Home Depot Generator
Christen Costa, Gadget Review
9/17/2014  0
BMW's i3 is an impressive piece of kit. The frame of the car is made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic that is equally as strong as steel, yet 50% lighter. There are also dual ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Technology Revamps Manufacturing Companies
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
9/17/2014  0
Advanced manufacturing technology is having a profound impact on manufacturers. Changes on the plant floor are beginning to alter practices on the top floor. Manufacturing ...

Bernard R. Smith Jr.

Made by Monkeys
Washing Machine Refuses to Clean Clothes
Bernard R. Smith Jr.
9/17/2014  4
About two years ago, we bought a new high-tech Maytag "Commercial" high-efficiency washer, model #MVWC400XW4, and the matching dryer. As a former auto mechanic and now an engineer, ...

Pamela Moore

Blog
What it Takes to Get Capital
Pamela Moore, SVP, Content and Strategy
9/17/2014  2
Steve Vasallo, a general partner at venture capital firm Foundation Capital, looks for three things in new companies:

Elizabeth Montalbano

Product News
RepRap Industrial 3D Printer Hits the Street
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
9/17/2014  1
A German 3D printing company has released a large-volume 3D printer based on open-source RepRap technology and aimed at providing an affordable and quality high-capacity ...

Charles Murray

News
Video: Google Glass Moves to the Factory Floor
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
9/16/2014  6
Factory floor engineers may soon be able to operate machinery and monitor equipment status simply by tapping their eyeglasses.

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Engineers Make Great Comedians
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
9/16/2014  7
Wayne Cotter, a computer engineer turned standup comic, explains In this TED presentation by why engineers are natural comedians. Hint: It has something to do with the Probability ...

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Cabe Atwell

Blog
IBM's SyNAPSE Chip Mimics the Human Brain
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
9/16/2014  0
While MIT may be at the head of the class when it comes to feasible innovation, IBM just polished the teacher's apple with the creation of its new SyNAPSE chip, which is a ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
20 Top Employers for Engineers
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
9/15/2014  10
We searched far and wide to find the top employers for engineers. These companies were ranked by engineering professionals, engineering students, and engineering instructors and ...

Features

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
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Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

How Mixed-Signal Integration With ARM Enables Smart Sensors
8/21/2014
 0
System level goals, such as adding functionality without increasing power levels and size, requires direct collaboration between the silicon providers and the end system developers.

Power Transmission Products Help Open New Doors
8/1/2014
 1
A Danish company has developed a new type of door-locking system that can be installed over an existing lock to create a system that is hands-free, can be remotely actuated, but can still use a traditional key.

Design Considerations for Maximizing Backplane Data Speeds
7/30/2014
 1
Designers and connector suppliers must work together to prepare for the future of high-speed data transmission.

Commercial Protocols & Aerospace Cabling: Finding the Right Balance
7/29/2014
 1
Whether they're using Cat 5e, USB, or IEEE 1394 cabling in aerospace, designers must balance the use of standards against the application's special needs.

Transparent Conductive Polycarbonate Film
7/28/2014
 1
Nanoparticle technology wet coated on LEXAN film creates a polycarbonate material that is highly transparent, flexible, and conductive.

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.

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.

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Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs he wanted, so he created his own for ...
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Washing Machine Refuses to Clean Clothes
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