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How to Monetize Failure

July 23, 2015 | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Any design engineer who has ever developed a product knows the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights. According to Paven Malhotra, attorney at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco ...

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Adhesive Curing Within Seconds

July 28, 2015 10:07 am | by Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives | Comments

Light curing describes a reaction in which adhesives achieve strength through exposure to light. This is particularly beneficial in the industrial production process, since short cycle times are require ...


Today in Engineering History: De Havilland Comet Makes First Test Flight

July 27, 2015 11:34 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, July 27, 1949, the world’s first production commercial jetliner made its maiden test flight in England. The British de Havilland DH 106 Comet prototype took off from ...


Closing the Loop in IoT

July 27, 2015 9:31 am | by Scott Nelson, CTO, Logic PD | Comments

At Logic PD we talk about “closing the loop” in almost every IoT discussion. I first heard the phrase “close the loop” when I was at Honeywell. Being a controls and automation company ...


Evacuated Tube Transport System Among 4 Patents This Week

July 24, 2015 12:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Also patented this week, a method for countering weaponized mini UAVs, a combination ride for an amusement park, and Google’s contact lens ...


Today in Engineering History: First Rocket Launched from Cape Canaveral

July 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, July 24, 1950, the first rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bumper 8 was a two-stage vehicle built from a U.S.-modified WWII-captured German V-2 missile base and a ...


Connected Car Seat Reminds You if You Forgot Your Child

July 24, 2015 12:07 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

One child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car. Today, a new connected car seat is available online that reminds parents that their child is still in the vehicle ...


Reviewing Project & Product Success

July 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Bradford L. Goldense | Comments

There are two fundamental categories of post-launch reviews. The first we shall call "Team Self-Assessment Project Reviews." These reviews are primarily for product developers to ...


Today in Engineering History: First Solo Around-the-World Flight

July 22, 2015 11:40 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, July 22, 1933, American Wiley Post completed the first solo around-the-world flight in seven days and 19 hours. After flying for approximately 15,596 miles ...


Boiling Over Luke-Warm Products

July 21, 2015 3:14 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

As a result of my time in the industry, I understand the business case supporting planned obsolescence – I am simply not a fan when I am forced to dip deeper into my monthly budget for ...


How Tech Changes What It Means to Be Guilty

July 21, 2015 1:46 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

What happens if false memories can be uploaded into the mind? For example, a false memory of pulling the trigger ...


Today in Engineering History: $1B Aswan Dam Completed

July 21, 2015 12:19 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, July 21, 1970, the Aswan Dam opened in Egypt. After more than 11 years of construction, the two-mile long, $1 billion dollar dam brought the Nile River’s flooding to an end and ...


Finding Simplicity in the Complexity of the Internet of Things

July 21, 2015 9:45 am | by Jon Butzine, Senior Electronics Engineer, Design Concepts | Comments

What lies beyond the Internet of Things (IoT) is pretty mind stretching and includes wetware (biological hardware) using BPUs (biological processing units) and cells that can execute Boolean ...


Brainstorm: Sensors

July 20, 2015 5:12 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands to the Internet of Everything (IoE), more MEMS and sensors will be designed in to products, devices, and even buildings. What advancements are ...


The Brave New World of Biohacking

July 20, 2015 3:41 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Project Underskin is a smart digital tattoo that would be implanted underneath the skin. It would interact with anything you touch and could exchange data, like business card information, through a ...


Outsourcing Innovation

July 20, 2015 12:51 pm | by Louise Rainone, Vice President of Marketing, PCDworks | Comments

Truly disruptive technology is developed by reframing, asking the right questions, and having a vast amount of collective knowledge ...



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