The EC’s new marketing tactic? Sexism Engineering Pop Culture! 6/27/2012 30 comments In what appears to be an institutional attempt to patronize and condescend to women everywhere, the European Commission’s marketing team has released a YouTube video of a group of giggly girls in lab coats, apparently manicuring their way to a science degree.
Mega-cool micro-design contest Engineering Pop Culture! 6/27/2012 Post a comment I just heard from that young man-about-town Richard Quinnell – the editor of Microcontroller Central – that he's running a micro-design contest.
Why people like the British Engineering Pop Culture! 6/18/2012 13 comments Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
The implant-amped brain Engineering Pop Culture! 6/3/2012 6 comments My grandmother used to tell me, “The world is wiser and weaker.” She spouted many of these gems, but these words came to mind when I read a recent blog.
Weili Dai to grads: Follow your passion Engineering Pop Culture! 6/1/2012 3 comments In a commencement address at UC Berkeley last month, Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell, urged new engineering grads to follow their passion, not their enthusiasm.
Vintage cars take to Indy 500 track Engineering Pop Culture! 5/26/2012 4 comments The start of a new day was dominated by an old tradition at the Indy 500 on Saturday, as vintage race cars took to the track for Legend’s Day, honoring Roger Penske.
Back home again in Indiana Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 Post a comment Watch for coverage of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend as we follow KV racing engineers' efforts to win the prestigious race.
What makes a good engineering culture? Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 13 comments An interesting post cropped up on Quora this week, entitled “What makes a good engineering culture?”
Edmond Lau, a software engineer at the question and answer network, said the thought had occurred to him after hearing hundreds of young engineers during job interviews describe what they liked or disliked about the culture of their previous company.
Tour d’Tesla Engineering Pop Culture! 5/23/2012 2 comments Back in 2010, tooling from Ft. Myers to Dayton Beach in a Tesla took some pretty careful planning.
Luxury boats sink or swim by design Engineering Pop Culture! 5/23/2012 7 comments Italians are well accustomed to creating luxury products for world markets, from fashion to fast cars and, of course, food. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that another luxury on Italy’s long list of high-quality exports includes Yachts for the mega-rich.
Engineering Ferrari Engineering Pop Culture! 5/18/2012 5 comments Nothing but pasta could possibly be more representative of Italian sumptuousness than Ferrari, the sexy luxury race car brand that made its debut in 1947 with the 125S, produced in Maranello, Italy, and bearing the Ferrari trademark.
To infinity and beyond: NASA's Orion spacecraft Engineering Pop Culture! 5/4/2012 13 comments Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), the “Orion” has been described by NASA as the “space craft for the future.” And as little future astronauts clambered all over the craft at the Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC, EE Times talked to its designers at Lockheed Martin to learn more.
Taking kids on a Robodyssey Engineering Pop Culture! 5/4/2012 3 comments David Peins and Brian Patton founded Robodyssey systems back in 2001 to develop and provide instructions to kids interested in electronics and building their own robots.
The best book on Fuzzy Logic? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/23/2012 36 comments I'm looking for a book from which I can get a good grip on Fuzzy Logic – sufficient to allow me to capture and implement a simple algorithm on an MCU or in an FPGA.
Crab computing: building a biological machine Engineering Pop Culture! 4/19/2012 5 comments The buzz around cloud computing is oh so 2011! That’s because the latest and greatest in terms of computational advancements (or should we say "sidesteps") is a sort of biological concept "computer" based on swarms of soldier crabs.
Would the Chinese buy MIPS? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/13/2012 15 comments A number of Chinese companies have made use of the MIPS architecture. Would one or more of them be interested in buying MIPS Technologies Inc. and taking royalties from Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco and others? Would they be allowed to do so?
The Ballad of the Cosworth Vega Engineering Pop Culture! 4/12/2012 11 comments Dave was showing off his new limited edition Vega with a Cosworth racing engine, dual overhead cams and computer controlled fuel injection, when...