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Ann R. Thryft

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Do You Know How to Engineer, Modify, and Use Emergency Preparedness Systems?
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
3/30/2015  2
If a major catastrophe strikes your area, will you be prepared? Do you have the right kind of technology in place for disasters typical in your region, like earthquake versus ...

Design News Staff

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The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
Design News Staff
3/27/2015  0
It's a Monday morning and time to go into the office and kick off the week. But before leaving the house, I need to write an executive summary for a client report that's due by 8 ...

Design News Staff

News
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
Design News Staff
3/23/2015  0
Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer last week announced plans to collaborate on a Swiss smartwatch based on Intel electronics and Google's Android Wear software.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Thunder Cloud Lamp Brings the Storm Indoors
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
3/11/2015  24
There's nothing more exciting or terrifying -- depending on your perspective -- than a summer thunderstorm. Well now you can have one right inside your house thanks to a ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
8 Views of Hot Manufacturing Tech
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
3/11/2015  1
From Bluetooth transmission of plant data to eco-friendly mini-cables, major new technology was on display at the recent Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif. A ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

STEM Connection
‘Kano’ DIY Computer to Inspire Girls in Pioneering STEM Program
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
3/10/2015  7
A pioneering STEM education program has a new tool in its arsenal to inspire young women to learn computer science with an innovative build-your-own device for kids called Kano.

Design News Staff

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15 Curious Things We Spotted at Mobile World Congress
Design News Staff
3/9/2015  1
As the Mobile World Congress has literally morphed into the Everything Connected Show, the stuff we spotted on the show floor this year tend toward the universal.

Design News Staff

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What's at the Core of Apple's 'Spring Forward' Event?
Design News Staff
3/4/2015  2
Last week, Apple emailed invites for its next product-introduction event to select members of the tech press (no, we didn't get one, but then again we're not surprised). The soiree, ...

Chris Wiltz

Blog
This Student's Batsuit Will Protect You in a Real Fight
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
3/2/2015  3
If you want to get your hands on a Batsuit it only takes a trip to the costume shop. But good luck trying to fight crime in one ... not that vigilantism is that good of an idea anyway.

Features

Five Equals Four with a Diode OR: Something Didn't Add Up Here!
8/15/2006
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The Making of a Gadget Via Committee

Gadget Freak of the Year
4/11/2006
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A peek behind the scenes to show you how a gadget freak is created

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Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
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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 ...
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
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 ...
Gadget Freak Case #256: Yoga Breathalyzer
The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool that ...
Gadget Freak Case #255: Touch-Sensitive ...
Roshenac Mitchell's aim for the project was to aid the ...
Gadget Freak Case #254: Motion ...
Don Lutz created blinking animatronic eyes to animate a ...
Gadget Freak Case #253: Peltier ...
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it ...
Gadget Freak Case #252: Animated ...
Al Linke's animated weather display uses a Rasberry Pi to ...
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William Grill needed a counter to play a game of call shot, ...
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Gadget of the Year Won’t Spill Your Drinks
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted ...
Who Will Be Gadget Freak of the Year?
Voting in the final round of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open. Cast your ...
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 4
Voting in Round 4 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 3
Voting in Round 3 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
'Spare Parts' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who ...
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers ...
PlastiVan Drives Kids' Interest in Plastics
A program to educate kids about the science and technology of plastics as well how they can have ...
NASCAR Puts Kids on STEM Fast Track
Lots of kids enjoy playing with toy race cars, and some may even dream of being race car drivers ...
‘Kano’ DIY Computer to Inspire Girls in ...
A pioneering STEM education program has a new tool in its arsenal to inspire young women to ...
6 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Young ...
DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week may be in the books, but who needs a designated timeframe in ...
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.
Karaoke Machine Has Owner Singing the Blues
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Microwave Has a Bad Connection
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Flagrant Fan Fuels Diagnostic Failure
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
A Revealing Quiet
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Balancing Efficiency and Comfort in a Ford
Building a prototype of a car is a tough way to find the optimal balance between efficiency and ...
The Singing Telephone Switch
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Sherlock Ohms Discovers the Backward ICs
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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