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A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility -- Don't Try This at Home
Blog 
10/24/2014  5 comments
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
How to Design Better User Interfaces
Electronic News & Comment 
10/24/2014  1 comment
If youre designing a handheld device or industrial machine that will employ a user interface, then youll want to check out the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center course, "Engineering Principles Behind Advanced User Interface Technologies.
30 Seconds With Texas Instruments
Electronic News & Comment 
10/24/2014  Post a comment
Brooke Williams of Texas Instruments explains how TIs new TDA3x chip will help future vehicles see all around themselves.
30 Seconds With Formlabs
Electronic News & Comment 
10/23/2014  Post a comment
Kevin Gautier of Formlabs describes the making of a carbon fiber mold for an intake manifold, using a $3,300 3D printer, during Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest.
30 Seconds With Stratasys
Electronic News & Comment 
10/22/2014  Post a comment
Mac Cameron of Stratasys describes the companys Connex3 technology, which allows users to 3D-print complex parts in one build with no assembly required.
Comment:Re: Safety - Charles Murray-10/21/2014
30 Seconds With Optimal Design
Electronic News & Comment 
10/21/2014  1 comment
At Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, Joe Wascow told Design News how Optimal Design prototyped a machine that captures the wing-beat of a duck.
30 Seconds With 3DP Unlimited
Electronic News & Comment 
10/20/2014  2 comments
Melissa Cavanagh of 3DP Unlimited talked to Design News about the companys large format 3D printer, during Medical Design and Manufacturing Midwest.
30 Seconds With iFixit
Electronic News & Comment 
10/17/2014  7 comments
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Corvette Z06: 0 to 60 in 2.95 Seconds
Electronic News & Comment 
10/15/2014  43 comments
Time was when a talented driver with a manual transmission could beat any car with an automatic transmission in a straight-line race. No more, though. In tests at GMs Milford Proving Grounds near Detroit, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 equipped with an automatic has turned 0-60 mph times of 2.95 seconds, making it about a quarter of a second faster than the same vehicle with a manual trans.
Tesla Adds All-Wheel Drive, Autopilot to Model S
News 
10/14/2014  5 comments
In an attempt to broaden the appeal of its Model S electric sedan, Tesla Motors is rolling out all-wheel drive and Autopilot features that will make the car smarter, faster, and more efficient.
What's Wrong With Marchionne's EV Comments?
Captain Hybrid 
10/10/2014  50 comments
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates arent happy about it.
How to Design an Embedded Web Server
Electronic News & Comment 
10/9/2014  1 comment
If theres a microcontroller-based Web server in your future, then youll want to take note of an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, "How to Build An Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial.
LEDs to Light Up Super Bowl
Electronic News & Comment 
10/8/2014  16 comments
More than 100 million viewers will see the Super Bowl in a new light in 2015, as the game is illuminated for the first time by light-emitting diodes.
Littelfuse Takes Its Message to EE Students
Electronic News & Comment 
10/6/2014  8 comments
In an attempt to deal with the insidious problems of over-voltage and over-current, engineers from Littelfuse Inc. are taking their message about circuit protection to engineering schools.
Comment:Re: Safety - Charles Murray-10/1/2014


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If youre designing a handheld device or industrial machine that will employ a user interface, then youll want to check out the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center course, "Engineering Principles Behind Advanced User Interface Technologies.
Brooke Williams of Texas Instruments explains how TIs new TDA3x chip will help future vehicles see all around themselves.
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