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17 More NASA Images of Beautiful Engineering
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7/17/2014   8 comments
NASA is all about engineering. Here are 17 photos that show some beautiful machines and technology.
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
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7/15/2014   4 comments
Thirty-eight new companies join version 15.1 of our list of 60 emerging startups. Newcomers range from IP cores and materials to power semiconductors, MEMS, sensors, and Internet of Things developers.
13 Things I Heard at Semicon West
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7/11/2014   16 comments
Moore's Law slowing, Intel's foundry ramp-up, and a stealth mode startup with a hot new battery technology among the things Rick Merritt heard at Semicon West this week.
World Cup Tech Firsts & Flops
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7/9/2014   8 comments
Athletes and fans have spilled blood, sweat, and tears over World Cup games. After a month of intense matches and the final game scheduled for July 13, EE Times looks at World Cup technology successes and flops.
Slideshow: Inside Google's Modular Phone
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7/9/2014   5 comments
A top Google tech exec gave a deep dive into the challenges -- and promises -- behind the company's Ara modular phone initiative.
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots
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6/28/2014   8 comments
DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
Intel Future Showcase Is Solar, Secure, 3D
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6/26/2014   3 comments
The Intel Future Showcase looked at how the intersection of hardware for mobile devices and the IoT will power innovation. From advanced tablets to connected prototyping boards and smart cars, the company hopes the future will be a more secure and immersive experience.
Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
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6/26/2014   10 comments
China's National University of Defense Technology wins Top500 supercomputer contest for the third time in a row.
Though Still Viewed as Hype, IoT Gaining Engineers' Attention
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6/26/2014   15 comments
Design engineers may view today’s Internet of Things (IoT) as still too unreliable, difficult-to-use, unconfigurable, insecure, standard-less, and the source of unnecessary user frustration. But 50% of embedded engineers say that it is very or extremely important to their product strategies today.
MEMS Microphones Busting Out All Over
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6/24/2014   9 comments
Once portrayed as a dead-end market destined to become a mere commodity where the most important parameter was cost, MEMS microphones today are driven by smartphones/tablets/laptops with IoT/wearables/automotive quickening pace. MEMS mics' added value has no bound in sight.
10 Free Math Analysis & Design Tools for Engineers
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6/21/2014   31 comments
Back by popular demand is another round of free tools that engineers and do-it-yourselfers can use with their projects.
Industrial Bots to Awaken Mom-Pop Manufacturing
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6/20/2014   14 comments
A consistent increase in sales of industrial robots marks the start of the era of the robotics revolution.
Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP
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6/16/2014   11 comments
Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
Top 10 Electrical & Computer Engineering Schools by Salary
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6/9/2014   24 comments
Engineering and computer science come out on top as the disciplines with highest salary potential for baccalaureates. Here are the top schools rated by salaries earned by recent grads.
Wearable IoT Center Stage at GlazedCon
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6/5/2014   2 comments
Glazed Conference, held June 3-4 in San Francisco, brought startups and Internet of Things vets together to highlight the burgeoning category of wearable connected devices.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech
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6/4/2014   8 comments
According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
Single-Board Supercomputing Comes Home
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5/30/2014   10 comments
Form and function: These supercomputers made of single-board computers are beautiful and compact. They have plenty of uses, render farm being one.
Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass
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5/29/2014   14 comments
A half dozen headset makers demoed devices that aim to leapfrog Google's Project Glass into an emerging 3D augmented-reality market.
Goal-Line Tech Stars in World Cup
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5/24/2014   12 comments
Why this year's World Cup is not to be missed: innovative goal-line technology will help match officials rule for the first time at the football World Cup that kicks off 12th June in Brazil.
IoT on Display at SolidCon
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5/23/2014   10 comments
In the growing Internet of Things, devices that were once strictly mechanical are now blends of hardware and software -- packages of microcontrollers, sensors, and networked software. The result is a connected world full of possibilities for medical, industrial, and commercial verticals.
20 Ways to Boost Fuel Efficiency
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5/21/2014   12 comments
From turbochargers and electric motors, to motor-generators and air conditioning compressors, we present some of the best fuel-sipping innovations.
Maker Faire Meets Silicon Valley
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5/19/2014   11 comments
Many top tech companies came to Maker Faire this year, trying to ride the growing grassroots movement about the joy of design.
A Peculiar List of Pro Sports Stars With BS Degrees
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5/9/2014   10 comments
From tiddlywinks to female wrestling to martial arts to bowling, a few gifted people with engineering degrees have achieved sports stardom -- of sorts, in some cases.
3D User Interfaces: Gestures Meet Drawing Board
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5/6/2014   Post a comment
Virginia Tech wins the IEEE 3D User Interface contest sponsored by the Computer Society of the IEEE.
iFixit: Google’s Project Tango Features Apple Chip
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4/30/2014   4 comments
An iFixit teardown of Google's project Tango finds that a 3D imaging chip from Apple's PrimeSense. The question is whether Apple got the one up on Google with superior technology, or did Google beat Apple to the punch in using the chip first.
Top Free DIY Tools Every EE Needs
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4/30/2014   18 comments
Here's a guide to free electronics design tools you can download from the Internet. You don't need a degree to use them, but it helps.
Slideshow: Verdict Form in Apple v. Samsung
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
Four men and four women from San Jose have started deliberations in the $2 billion patent infringement suit of Apple v. Samsung. Take a look at the verdict form they must fill out.
Slideshow: Chatty Medical Devices & Apps
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4/29/2014   Post a comment
Sometimes the best way to tell people how to do something is to talk them through it. That's the idea behind some talking medical devices that instruct people on how to use them.
Sensors Beyond Megapixels
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4/25/2014   24 comments
Cameras installed everywhere aren't there simply for watching you. They exist to help people, systems, and machines make decisions and take action. For machine vision, more megapixels aren't necessarily the answer.
Electronics Flea Market Has More Than Electronics
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4/23/2014   18 comments
The "Flea at MIT" is a monthly swapfest where you can find components, connectors, computers, tools, test equipment, and old radios.
BMW Hybrid, Apple CarPlay: 11 Trends from the NY Auto Show
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
At the 2014 New York Auto show, the focus turned toward hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as infotainment and smartphone integration designs, such as Apple's CarPlay.
Slideshow: 10 Embedded Design Trends
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4/21/2014   22 comments
Among 10 trends in the 2014 version of our annual survey, Bluetooth is on the rise and FPGAs on the decline in embedded systems designs.
10 Space Exploration Trends to Watch
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4/16/2014   14 comments
The machines continue to perform splendidly across the solar system. Yet the uncertainty that now besets the American space program stems from Earth-bound policy failures and a singular lack of imagination.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
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4/15/2014   19 comments
Can anyone ever get rich, and we mean really rich, with an engineering degree? We asked ourselves that question after Forbes published its most recent list of the top 100 billionaires in the world.
High-Speed Memory: 6 Technologies to Watch
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4/9/2014   3 comments
When it comes to high-speed memory, what are the hot technologies that can’t afford to ignore? Here are six trends to follow, from DDR4 to the latest in SRAM.
Freescale Tech Lab: Photo Collage
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4/9/2014   1 comment
Welcome to Freescale's tech lab. Here are some of the interesting things we saw on the first day of Freescale Technology Forum 2014.
ACE Awards 2014 Celebrate Ecosystem
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4/6/2014   1 comment
AQuantia wins company of the year, AMD's Lisa Su wins executive of the year at EE Times and EDN's ACE Awards ceremony on Tuesday night; Jack Ganssle and ISSCC' Ken Smith and Laura Fujino also honored for achievement.
10 Versatile Uses for USB Flash Drives
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3/29/2014   1 comment
USB flash drives come into their own with new adaptations for increased functionality.
EE Degree Destinations: 10 More You Should Check Out
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3/27/2014   1 comment
Young engineers are inundated with choices on where to study. We've continued to sort through the deluge to find some excellent choices.
Slideshow: Tour Nvidia's GTC 2014
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3/26/2014   1 comment
Pascal, a 2016-class GPU on a 2.5-D stack with DRAM, was the headliner at Nvidia's annual tech conference here.
EE Job Titles of the Future
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3/24/2014   18 comments
In an ever-evolving, complex industry such as electrical engineering, specialties and necessary skill sets are bound to change. EE and computer science professors are changing the way they teach as equipment becomes less expensive, fields merge, and new needs are created.
LED Industry Innovations: 6 Trends to Follow
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3/19/2014   17 comments
A snapshot of the development forefront for light-emitting diodes and the lighting products based on them.
5 New Products Not to Miss at EE Live!
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3/19/2014   3 comments
We've highlighted five new products that you shouldn't miss at EE Live! in April. Here's a quick tour of what's hot.
OFC: Test Equipment From the Bench to the Field
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3/18/2014   Post a comment
At the annual OFC conference and exhibition, you'll find test products ranging from simple optical power meters to the world's fastest oscilloscopes.
IBM: 11 Historic Changes at Big Blue
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3/18/2014   28 comments
With a track record lasting more than a century, IBM has reinvented itself many times.
Sony SmartEyeglass, Others Featured at Wearables DevCon
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3/12/2014   1 comment
Wearable designs, devices, and prototypes were on display at Wearables DevCon March 5-7 in Burlingame, Calif.
The Local Electronics Store
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3/11/2014   9 comments
Take a look at what you can find at a real electronics store.
BeagleBone: 11 Add-Ons for Expanded Functionality
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3/7/2014   2 comments
EE Times takes a look at 11 additional add-ons for the BeagleBoard single-board computer.
Vote: 6 STEM Programs That Matter
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3/6/2014   10 comments
Help us determine who will win the STEM Impact Award. Voting is open today through March 17.
Radio Shack: Still Relevant for Neighborhood Engineers?
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3/4/2014   41 comments
Is the electronics retailer relevant as a local store? Where do you buy electronic parts?
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