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posted in November 2011

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11 Top iPad Engineering Apps
Features 
11/28/2011  54 comments
Here are 11 iPad apps in automation, CAD, and technical reference for mechanical, industrial, and design engineers.
Comment:Messy MEs - Alexander Wolfe-11/22/2011
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Comment:80/20 Rule - Alexander Wolfe-11/16/2011
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Slideshow: 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Preview
Features 
11/10/2011  14 comments
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics show has innovative designs of interest to mechanical engineers. Check out our CES slideshow.
Gadget Freak Jr.: Manned Electric Helicopter
Gadget Freak 
11/4/2011  9 comments
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's an ultralight helicopter running via DC motors and lithium-ion batteries.
Would You Buy a Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt?
Wolfe's Den 
11/2/2011  59 comments
We asked members of Design News's Systems & Product Design Engineering group on LinkedIn whether they're ready to embrace electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.


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