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MCUs Dive Downscale Into Lower-Cost Apps
News 
9/30/2011  5 comments
Low-cost microcontrollers are still finding new applications in products that have never used electronics before.
Design News Radio Talks Multicore MCUs on Wednesday
Blog 
9/27/2011  Post a comment
Design News Radio's "MCUs Grow Up: The Next Generation of Multicore Controllers," will be a live, streaming audio show and companion online chat Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Slideshow: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Features 
9/26/2011  41 comments
"Uncanny valley" refers to the revulsion that humans feel when they see a humanoid robot.
Will Split-Cycle Engine Compete With EV Powertrains?
Blog 
9/23/2011  45 comments
Scuderi Group says its split-cycle engine boosts fuel efficiency by 20 percent to 30 percent while cutting emissions.
Small Device Brings Big Comfort to Post-Surgical Patients
News 
9/23/2011  4 comments
Recovery from heart and lung surgery may one day be more tolerable for hundreds of thousands of patients, thanks to a pair of surgeons and two engineering teams who developed a device that clears chest tube clogs.
Linear Motor Makers Boost Precision, Positional Accuracy
News 
9/22/2011  4 comments
Linear motor manufacturers at Design & Manufacturing Midwest unveiled new products.
MCU Vendors Tackle Electronic Safety
Electronic News & Comment 
9/21/2011  4 comments
Electronics suppliers are rolling out hardware and software that promote electronic safety.
Will an MBA Benefit You?
Electronic News & Comment 
9/19/2011  9 comments
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, long a staple for engineers preparing for leadership, is looking pretty enticing lately.
Does Anyone Know the True Cost of EV Batteries? (Not Really)
Captain Hybrid 
9/16/2011  36 comments
If you want to start an argument about electric vehicles, the best way to do it is to mention battery costs.
U.S. News Names Best Engineering Schools
Features 
9/14/2011  21 comments
U.S. News & World Report issued its engineering school rankings this week. Are the list's top schools really the best?
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Prius Plugs Into a New Era
Captain Hybrid 
9/13/2011  18 comments
Small battery, fast recharging, and low costs are the keys to Toyota's "less is more" strategy of electrification.
Automaker Partnerships Surge in Bid to Reduce Dev Costs
Captain Hybrid 
9/12/2011  5 comments
Automakers save time and save tens of millions of development dollars by teaming with other automakers and with suppliers.
Electric Car Battery Makers Face Shakeup Amid Soft Demand
Captain Hybrid 
9/8/2011  24 comments
The laws of supply and demand may be about to deal a nasty blow to electric car (EV) battery manufacturers.
TI Microcontroller Tackles Safety Critical Apps
Product News 
9/7/2011  1 comment
A new microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments addresses the need of fault-tolerant and fail-safe products.
GM Investigating Pure Electric Cars
Captain Hybrid 
9/6/2011  29 comments
General Motors, the giant automaker notable for killing the EV1 a decade ago, is accelerating its move into the battery electric vehicle (BEV) arena.
Drag Racing Goes Electric
News 
9/2/2011  32 comments
By using hundreds of pounds of batteries and "slamming" massive amounts of electrical current into their drive motors, drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and Vipers
Nissan Responds to Leaf No-Start Software Glitch
Captain Hybrid 
9/1/2011  11 comments
Some Nissan Leaf owners have found their vehicles won't start due to an air conditioning system flaw.


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