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Testing Protocols in Internet-of-Things

April 17, 2014 1:33 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Researchers focus on converging these two kinds of ...   

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few...

HotSpot: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 15, 2014 1:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual...

3D Printing, Digital Execution & the Manufacturing Renaissance

April 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights | Blogs | Comments

It's a very exciting time for manufacturing - a manufacturing renaissance, when old ideas of...

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What Engineers Need from Today’s Research Outlets

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel | Articles | Comments

Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...

Mouser Helps Connect with the TI Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad

April 10, 2014 4:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now supplying the new Texas Instruments Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad and Evaluation Kit. This new evaluation kit supports the Texas Instruments Tiva C Series of microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex‑M4F with floating point unit. The new ...

We’re Not Out of Engineers Yet

April 10, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

According to several outlets, a dearth of science and engineering students, coupled with the underqualified workforce unable to fill current need, is leading to the intellectual downfall of the nation. If you strike up a conversation with ...

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Photos of the Day: Cliff Face Walkway Has Glass Floor

April 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by DuPont | News | Comments

High above the Sunwapta Valley in the Canadian Rockies is a breathtaking view of glaciers and mountains made more accessible with ‘The Glacier Skywalk,’ a 35 m (115 ft.) cantilevered glass-floored observation platform. The initial design concept ...

How Engineers Deal with Marketers

April 10, 2014 1:22 pm | by Lauris Beinerts | Videos | Comments

Only an engineer can truly understand the challenges that arise when communicating with they are defined as an expert and left to translate technicalities to a room of marketers ...           

Researchers Try 3D Printer to Build Human Heart

April 10, 2014 9:10 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | News | Comments

It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a ...

Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design

April 9, 2014 4:16 pm | by Seminars for Engineers | Events

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel a better understanding of the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated information can lead to catastrophic failures or costly over-designs.

XP Power Brings Power Product Lineup to Digi-Key

April 9, 2014 4:09 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, has announced a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a power-solution leader offering the widest range of ...

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Creativity & Innovation Need to Talk More

April 9, 2014 11:53 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University. The findings are the result of the ...

Infographic: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea

April 9, 2014 11:41 am | by Kylee Swenson Gordon, Line/Shape/Space | News | Comments

Are you a product designer, inventor, and/or entrepreneur excited to bring an idea to life, yet regularly discouraged by stumbling blocks along the way? It’s not so easy to manufacture a product and bring it to market, is it?   

Crowdfunding Is Killing the Hardware Revolution

April 8, 2014 4:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

While the prototyping process may be cheap, it has become increasingly common for companies to launch crowdfunding campaigns without a basic understanding of the manufacturing process. In turn, they have failed to ...    

Smaller Microchips That Keep Their Cool

April 8, 2014 1:10 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Temperatures often over 200 degrees C occur in geothermal and oil production – conventional microelectronics hit their limits there. Researchers have now fabricated compact microchips that can keep their cool even at 300 degrees C. An enormous treasure slumbers in ...

HP Too Big, Too Late

April 8, 2014 10:31 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Home-printer and computer-maker, Hewlett-Packard, has announced that they will make an announcement in June about the company’s intent to enter the 3D printing market. Though they are clearly tardy to the party, HP has set its sights on conquering ...

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The Modern Material Sourcing Process

April 8, 2014 9:25 am | by Stephen Hoshaw | Articles | Comments

Business has a few simple truths. Production costs drive prices is one of them. Materials must be found, parts must be created, and products must be assembled. At every point of the process is a cost and behind every production is a ...  

Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed

April 7, 2014 12:24 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services. In a two-story building in an industrial district of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ara Knaian shows off prototypes of what could be the industry’s first ...

Photos of the Day: Inside the Ultimate Workshop

April 7, 2014 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | Autodesk Inc, Epilog Laser, Omax Corporation | News | Comments

This past week I had the opportunity to tour the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9 in San Francisco. The facility, spanning 27,000 square feet, houses some of the most advanced subtractive, and additive manufacturing tools in the business ...  

Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered

April 4, 2014 12:54 pm | by Iowa State | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could ...

Tricked-Out ATV Needed Significant Design Rework

April 4, 2014 10:15 am | by GKS | Articles | Comments

A Minnesota company contacted GKS Services to completely and accurately 3D scan an ATV. Rather than having to measure piecemeal by hand, their team would be able to use the digital model to precisely position mounting holes and other features to ...

Putting the 'Long Term’ in Long Term Evolution

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Francis Sideco, Senior Director Consumer, Mobile, and IT Electronics, IHS | Blogs | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, many of which by this same point in their adoption cycle were already being prepared to transition to the next generation of cellular air interface technology; LTE appears to be living up to its long term promise. LTE, while gaining momentum, is really ...

Wire Inspection as Fast as a World-Class Sprinter

April 3, 2014 1:42 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Pipes, rails, and wires are manufactured at high speeds. A new optical inspection system reviews the workpieces at 10 meters a second and finds defects in real time that can be as narrow as a single hair. The wire blank shoots from the drawing die which ...

Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 1:27 pm | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Microbial fuel cells create energy when bacteria break down organic material producing a charge that is ...

Offerings to Protect RTOS-Based Devices

April 2, 2014 12:48 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced a full suite of offerings that can provide an umbrella of protection for RTOS based end points. This cross platform Intrusion Detection and Prevention runs natively in a wide range of ...

Stratasys Buying Solid Concepts, Harvest Tech

April 2, 2014 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys is buying additive manufacturing services providers Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies. Solid Concepts is the biggest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America and a ...       

Overcoming Structural Uncertainty in Computer Models

April 1, 2014 1:42 pm | by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics | News | Comments

A computer model is a representation of the functional relationship between one set of parameters, which forms the model input, and a corresponding set of target parameters, which forms the model output. A true model for a particular problem can rarely be ...

5 Misconceptions About Circuit Protection Devices

April 1, 2014 10:16 am | by Barry Brents, TE Connectivity | Blogs | Comments

In my work, I speak with lots of engineers about using circuit protection devices and find that there are still a lot of misconceptions about the technology and their applications. Here are the top five ...        

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