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This Neurostimulator Makes People Cry

January 26, 2015 12:59 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye. The devices, a little larger than a fingernail, work in pairs. One is inserted into the mucous membrane in the ...  

Photos of the Day: Smart Fabric Measures All Aspects of Physicality

January 26, 2015 10:01 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

The young company’s first product, the BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor, is the first and only...

Smart Fabric Sensors Make Wearables Look Good

January 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere....

Crowdfunding the Future

January 26, 2015 9:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

The crowdfunding site Indiegogo was founded in 2008, and Kickstarter began a year later. Since...

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January/February: Designing a Personal Robot

January 26, 2015 9:17 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this edition of PD&D, we are designing robots for the home, printing sensors on a variety of fabrics, and incorporating the IoT into medical devices. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask industry experts about the future of ...

Boeing's Winglets, Sandia's Robot Hands Among 5 Patents This Week

January 22, 2015 3:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

In other patent news this week, a self-tightening shoe and adjustable flossing mouthpieces are making mornings easier. A mobile celebration device has also been approved in time for the weekend, or if you can’t make it that long ...  

Makerbot, Martha Stewart Collaborate

January 22, 2015 1:35 pm | by MakerBot | Videos | Comments

MakerBot collaborated with design teams from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create the Trellis Collection, a set of branded table accessories that customers can download from the MakerBot Digital ...       


White House, NASA Discuss State of Stem

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

About 130 middle and high school students got the chance to speak with astronauts and leading scientists from NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Responses to climate change and NASA’s long-term plans for ... 

5 Ways to Protect Intellectual Property

January 22, 2015 10:46 am | by Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group | Articles | Comments

Because each product development deal is different, there is not a way to template a strategic alliance agreement. However, there are five topics that should be covered in any agreement where intellectual property is involved ...   

Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and U.S. Air Force personnel successfully installed the first prototype of a new B-52 bomber weapons bay launcher. The change improves the aircraft’s weapons capacity and mission flexibility ...        

How Engineering Businesses Can Grow through Global Collaboration

January 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Mehul Patel | Articles | Comments

Product development through global collaboration provides manufacturers in solving critical issues related to capability and capacity to add value to the product against the cost. Global product development is a process of ...   

World's Smartest Oven Knows What to Cook

January 20, 2015 1:59 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The aptly named MAID Oven knows what to cook, how to cook it, and will even learn your personal preferences and stream your favorite cooking show. The founders wanted everyone to be able to cook – a task that is harder for some than others ...


Boy, 13, Builds Braille Printer with Legos, Starts Company

January 20, 2015 9:11 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for ...

Driving 3D Printing into the Future with the Shelby Cobra

January 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL printed ORNL’s Shelby from 20 percent carbon fiber reinforced ABS material. The printed Shelby also ...   

Huge 3D Displays without 3D Glasses

January 15, 2015 4:35 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Public screenings have become an important part of major sports events. In the future, we will be able to enjoy them in 3D, thanks to a new invention from Austrian scientists. A sophisticated laser system sends laser beams into ...  

Engineering Newswire 123: Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 15, 2015 11:19 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber super car, and floating a foam car ...               

3D-Printed Shelby Cobra Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

January 15, 2015 8:52 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers printed the Shelby car at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine, which can manufacture strong, lightweight composite parts in sizes greater ...   


Photos of the Day: 3D-Printing a Shelby Cobra

January 14, 2015 5:27 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

ORNL's newest 3-D printed vehicle pays homage to the classic Shelby Cobra in celebration of the racing car's 50th anniversary. The 3-D printed Shelby was on display January 12-15 as part of the show's inaugural Technology Showcase ...  

Multiferroic Materials & Devices Integrated with Silicon Chips

January 14, 2015 12:56 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

A research team led by North Carolina State University has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory devices. The researchers ...

Top 10 from CES 2015: Quantum Dots Are for Real

January 14, 2015 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the single most important event of the year. With 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, 3,600 exhibitors, and more than 170,000 attendees — every one of which we got to ...   

Local Motors Debuts 3D-printed Car at NAIAS 2015

January 14, 2015 9:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

A new kind of vehicle and manufacturing process will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Local Motors will 3D print, assemble and debut the world’s first 3D-printed car – live from the show floor ...  

EVs, Autonomous Cars Turn Heads at Auto Show

January 14, 2015 9:46 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Press conferences have been underway this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with many companies announcing new innovation, technologies, and concept cars ...          

Effort Aims to Expand Pool of Design Professionals

January 13, 2015 5:38 pm | by David Runk, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new effort announced Tuesday to help expand Michigan's pool of design professionals could include a statewide prize and establishing a district in Detroit where design work would be encouraged ...        

Today in Engineering History: NY Times Claims Rockets Can’t Fly

January 13, 2015 12:35 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1920, the New York Times reported that rockets couldn’t fly, and on this day in 1993, Endeavour launched on STS-54, her third mission, to deploy the sixth satellite in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite ...  

Photos of the Day: Famous Fountains Use 'HyperShooters,' Robotics

January 13, 2015 9:53 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

As a principle, if a material or tool doesn’t melt in water, WET can use it. Water, light, natural gas, propane, alcohols, air, fog, smoke, and ice all appear in the WET portfolio. A variety of products also appear in the company’s designs ...

Former Imagineer Designs Iconic Fountains

January 13, 2015 9:36 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Disney Imagineers are the creative brains behind the construction and design of Disney theme parks, cruise ships, and resorts worldwide. These ambitious employees possess a combination of engineering and imagination that Disney requires to ...

How Wireless Charging Saved Christmas

January 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

As we move into the New Year, the decorations have been packed away, the lights unhung, and the diets started (and stopped). Now, just in time for this year’s celebrations a new product promises to ...       

Buick May Get Stylish, Large Sedan

January 12, 2015 12:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It looks like General Motors' growing Buick brand will soon get a big, sporty rear-drive sedan. On the eve of the first press day at the Detroit auto show, the company unveiled the Buick Avenir, a coupe-like four door with an ...   

Solid 2015: Hardware, Software, & the Internet of Things

January 9, 2015 1:44 pm | by O’Reilly | Events

The traditional boundaries between hardware and software are falling. Whatever you choose to call this disruption — the Internet of Things, digital manufacturing, the connected world, the Industrial Internet, Maker Pro, hardware startups ...

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