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If I Had Known Then What I Know Now...
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8/10/2012  19 comments
What advice would you give to a student just starting out in engineering, whether about academics, careers, or just practical living? What do you wish that you had known back in the beginning?
Keep the Focus on Requirements
Blog 
6/20/2012  12 comments
Adding unnecessary features to a product just because you can is sloppy engineering.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 5
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5/16/2012  13 comments
The rare earth element market has become steadily more rational, and new sources coming online will continue to reduce costs. Still, it is unlikely that prices will drop to their former lows.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 4
Blog 
4/30/2012  28 comments
Focusing flux in 3-D can deliver rare earth size and performance from ferrite materials.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 3
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4/10/2012  21 comments
Nanoscale structures and alternative materials promise to provide the magnets of the future.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 2
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3/22/2012  12 comments
With the price increase in rare earth oxides, engineers find themselves considering alternative designs to minimize such magnets in a system without affecting performance.
Powering a Handheld Explosives Detector
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3/16/2012  9 comments
RedXDefense's field unit uses small DC motors to improve consistency.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 1
Blog 
3/5/2012  44 comments
A range of market forces will prop up prices for rare earth metals. Learn how to mitigate the effect.
Military Radar Comes to Home Security Market
Product News 
11/4/2011  6 comments
Digital beamforming radar migrates from the military to the security space.
Stealth Material Cloaks Military Vehicles
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10/4/2011  16 comments
Infrared-camoflauging tiles developed by engineers at BAE Systems in Sweden can alter military vehicles' infrared (IR) signatures so that troop carriers could appear to be passenger cars or even blend into the background.
Safety Is Basis of TI's Hercules MCUs
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9/26/2011  2 comments
TIís Hercules line of safe microcontrollers features comprehensive diagnostic and self-testing capabilities built into the hardware.
China's Rare Earth Export Cutbacks Raise Alarms
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9/22/2011  20 comments
Prices for rare earth elements, an important component electromechanical products, have jumped by at least an order of magnitude in the past year as a result of export cutbacks from China, the world's largest source.


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