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Software is from Mars, hardware is from Pluto
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8/25/2010   24 comments
Engineers learn the hard way why it’s critical to communicate when a major requirement gets missed
Bigwig messes with robotic system, causing problems for the programmer
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8/15/2010   10 comments
The humor factor proves problematic for the engineer responsible for a robotic delivery system
A serious case of component overload
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8/10/2010   26 comments
An engineer finds himself literally knee-deep in resistors, thanks to a well-intentioned, but misguided purchasing agent
Get ready to swarm: 10 changes to the way we work in the next decade
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8/5/2010   20 comments
The world of today is dramatically different from 20 years ago and with the lines between work and non-work already badly frayed, we predict that the nature of work will witness 10 key changes through 2020.
How to win the EE Times Caption Contest
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8/4/2010   3 comments
Our first winner describes how she did it, and how you can too
NXP Cortex-MO LPC1100 design competition enters final phase
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8/1/2010   3 comments
Ten designs have made it to the final phase—weigh in by August 16, 2010 on your favorite


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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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