10 Intriguing Sci-Tech Oscars
Slideshow 3/1/2014 1 comment
From GPU to Fast Fourier Transform, the tech you know wins Oscars. Here's a list of 10 of the 19 scientific and technical Oscar awards handed out this year for technical achievements in the motion picture business. Give these true celebs a hand.
Engineers On The Big Sceen
Slideshow 3/1/2014 13 comments
This is the perfect time to cuddle up with a few flicks, but don’t get caught up in the Oscar bru-ha-ha. Check out these films about engineers who save the day, create new machines, and face seemingly insurmountable challenges.
10 Engineering Schools You Should Know But Don’t
Slideshow 2/24/2014 17 comments
Here is a list of 10 of up-and-coming colleges and universities for engineers. The list includes a wide variety of schools including both liberal arts colleges and research universities. The focus is how well they prepare students for the job market.
5 Hot Papers from ISSCC
Slideshow 2/14/2014 9 comments
More than two dozen scientific papers are on display at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These five technologies showcase the latest innovations from research institutions, startups, and big market players.
7 Presidents Who Thought Like Engineers
Slideshow 2/14/2014 45 comments
Of the 44 US presidents to date, seven have been most like engineers -- either because they were engineers, they studied engineering in school, or some aspect of what they did reflected an engineer's mentality.
Top 10 Sensor Trends to Watch
Slideshow 2/10/2014 22 comments
Here’s a look at 10 trends in 10 sensor applications emerging from the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and over the past year.
Wellness Products at CES Weigh In
Slideshow 1/12/2014 16 comments
If you weren't walking miles already at this year's International CES, hundreds of vendors offered wares to keep you healthy. From fitness to improved sleep and at-home medical care, click through to read about the gadgets we liked best.
10 Nautical Robots Ride Out the Storm
Slideshow 1/2/2014 12 comments
Design News's latest crop of nautical robots are a talented lot. They include a new category of recreational, as well as professional, remotely operated vehicles, and some that emulate the movements of fish, turtles, or octopus.
13 Top Test Events of 2013
Slideshow 12/26/2013 3 comments
Events, standards, openings, and the splitting of Agilent Technologies topped the list of significant moments in test for 2013.
Check Out the CEO's Paycheck
Slideshow 12/25/2013 88 comments
Across the world, the economics of commerce show that executive officers in large companies make substantially more than the average worker. Click to the next page to read what some of the top semiconductor companies are paying their chief executive officers.
11 Inexpensive Portable Test Tools
Slideshow 12/24/2013 25 comments
Toy or test bench? For professional or tinkerer (or both)? Those are questions engineers have to ask when looking at these low-cost, portable test and measurement tools from 2013.
Building a Better Human
Slideshow 12/23/2013 7 comments
Prosthetic limbs and other artificial body parts have come a long way in the last 10 to 20 years, and many on the market and under development today can restore nearly the same functions as the human body parts they're replacing, or even improve them.
Best of Silicon Valley: Music Venues
Slideshow 12/11/2013 10 comments
The southern San Francisco Bay Area is be known for its plethora of startups and high-tech giants, as the creative hub behind many of the devices we use daily, but rarely is it heralded for its live music scene. We're here to debunk the myth that all the "good venues" are only in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks
Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments
The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
Slideshow: The Evolution of Robots, Part 1
Slideshow 10/24/2013 4 comments
The robot industry is exploding, from fun applications to safety-critical ones. Here is a two-part slideshow on the Evolution of Robots. Part 1 highlights robots, except for the last entry, that were introduced during 2013.