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Don't Delay – Visit Your Dermatologist Today!
11/15/2013   34 comments
The skin is the largest organ in your body. In fact, it's one of my favorite organs.
Last Chance to Equip Obduction With Oculus Rift
11/14/2013   4 comments
Do you want me to be wearing my happy face, or do I have to instruct the butler to go and fetch my angry trousers?
Antique Electronics Autopsy: RCA Radiola 16
11/14/2013   46 comments
A visual exploration of a beautiful piece of electronics from our past. Exquisite craftsmanship and quality abound.
Invensas Zeros In on 3D IC Realities
11/14/2013   6 comments
In a recent keynote the CEO of Invensas captured the market and technology drivers leading the industry toward 3D chip stacks.
4 Shocking High-Voltage Projects With Arduino
11/13/2013   2 comments
Generally, we're talking about a maximum of 12 volts and maybe 40 milliamps with the Arduino. Not in these projects.
Engineers & Political Imperative
11/13/2013   84 comments
It's high time for the world to hear the cool, objective voice of the engineer in future arguments about clean air, clean water, and climate.
Monitor the Cloud's Promises & Storms
11/13/2013   12 comments
Monitor the health of your network to verify the level of quality of SaaS application.
Frankenstein's Fix Is Over: Join Us Friday for Big Winner Reveal
11/13/2013   2 comments
The final winners of the Frankenstein's Fix contest will be announced via live chat Friday, Nov. 15.
Subtle Power Problem Literally Confounds Logic Circuit
11/13/2013   8 comments
Power-supply problems can show up in many ways in a system and steer you down many wrong paths, looking for the cause.
Energy Design Needs Unified Hardware Abstraction
11/13/2013   4 comments
Energy-efficient, complete solutions can be obtained only with optimal alignment across the pre- and post-silicon phases of energy optimization supported by unified design flows, abstractions, and formats.
Tips & Tricks: Creating a 2W+4R FPGA Block RAM, Part 1
11/12/2013   11 comments
Most FPGAs offer dual-port RAMs (1R+1W = one read and one write), but sometimes we want to perform multiple reads and writes concurrently.
Wearable Instruments: A Safety Hazard?
11/12/2013   11 comments
Attaching yourself to your live circuit with a wearable instrument adds unnecessary risk.
Road Debris Causes Another Tesla Model S Battery Fire
11/12/2013   2 comments
In an incident that may turn out to be eerily similar to one that occurred a month ago, a Tesla Model S electric car caught fire last week after the driver struck a metal object on a Tennessee roadway.
Power Over Ethernet for Automotive for Free
11/11/2013   4 comments
The automotive market can significantly profit when deploying standard Ethernet coupled with power over Ethernet (PoE).
Book Review: The Sensory Deception
11/11/2013   Post a comment
Martin Rowe reviews The Sensory Deception, a techno-thriller by Ransom Stephens.
Digital Medicine Will Reshape Hospitals
11/11/2013   22 comments
Semiconductors could power personal, virtual healthcare that reshape hospitals, said a keynoter at the chip industry's annual gala.
What? They're Replacing My Meter?
11/8/2013   14 comments
The classic Agilent 34401A multimeter has, at long last, a replacement.
Can Hardware-Assisted Verification Save SoC Realization Time?
11/8/2013   2 comments
It looks as if the "Big Three" EDA vendors are gearing up for the next battle to capture the SoC verification market.
6 Things to Consider When Designing Your PCB
11/8/2013   4 comments
Unless your PCB is designed correctly in the first place, you are going to run into issues sooner or later.
OSHPark: Ordering Circuit Boards Is Community Affair
11/7/2013   11 comments
Community PCB service produces amazingly high-quality results.
Is Wireless EV Charging the Better Way?
11/7/2013   9 comments
Wireless car charging will take a small step forward early next year as New York University installs roadway-based magnetic resonance chargers that look like manhole covers.
Open-Source Radio Links Mexican Village
11/7/2013   5 comments
Santa Maria Yaviche is the latest case study for what can be done by creating networks in remote villages using open-source technologies.
Live Chat With Tom Mahon November 8, 1:00 p.m. ET: Technology & the Humanities
11/6/2013   7 comments
Why are terms like kindness, compassion, service, and common good never used in technical literature? What are tools for?
Inside NFV, SDN & the Emerging Network
11/6/2013   2 comments
Nabil Damouny provides a tour of the work on software defined networking and network function virtualization in a new blog.
KiCad: CERN's Contribution to Free/Open PCB Design
11/6/2013   13 comments
The hardware fraternity at CERN believes that KiCad can do to PCB design what the GCC compiler did to software.
Quadcopter Wheel Can Roll, Fly & Float
11/6/2013   Post a comment
An interesting form factor allows this quadcopter to cover a wide variety of locomotion systems.
Arduino Brings Medusa's Snakes to Life in Costume
11/5/2013   Post a comment
Wriggling snakes come to life on a little girl's head, fulfilling her dreams of becoming Medusa.
Join Live Chat on Toyota Unintended Acceleration
Wed. Nov. 6, 1PM ET

11/5/2013   6 comments
Join Junko Yoshida and other EE Times editors on Wed. Nov. 6 at 1PM ET (10AM PT) for a live chat about the Toyota unintended acceleration cases and why they are important to you as consumers and engineers.
Probing the PICAXE, Part 2
11/5/2013   7 comments
In which David uses the output from a light-dependent resistor to feed an analog-to-digital converter, and then presents the results on an OLED display.
chipKITs: Arduinos on Steroids
11/5/2013   44 comments
One set of Arduino-compatible development boards that really makes my mouth water is the chipKIT family from Microchip and Digilent.
It Takes a Village to Make an Entrepreneurial CEO
11/4/2013   4 comments
So you want to be a CEO? Today's startup is a bootstrapped venture with a founding technical team stretched thin. The CEO is the natural leader with innate but not necessarily proven skills. Here's how to round out your skills to succeed as an entrepreneurial CEO.
Smaller Chip Architectures Are Making Digital Power an Imperative
11/4/2013   Post a comment
Here we look at the role digital power is playing to help address some of the challenges brought on by Moore's Law, moving it from a recommended to a required technology in many new applications.
Top Memory Articles of 2013
11/4/2013   7 comments
One of the major areas of interest this year is the advances in 3D memory, which is symptomatic of the general trend in memory topic readership on EETimes, which tends to center around, “What’s Next?!”
The castAR Augmented/Virtual Reality Headset
11/4/2013   4 comments
The castAR includes a very fast and highly precise tracking solution, allowing you to hold your 3D world in place while you are free to move around in it.
Current Measurement, Part 1
11/4/2013   8 comments
When you're measuring current, there are several approaches to turning the current into a format that can be processed by analog or digital means.
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