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IPC Announces Soldering Competition Winner
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/23/2015   1 comment
IPC has announced the winner of its hand-soldering compeitin at Productronica 2015. Most competitions are held outside North America.
Heating Up: Beneath the Surface Pro 4 Tablet
Engineering Investigations  
11/12/2015   1 comment
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 hybrid tablet uses innovative system to deal with heat.
Book Review: CHIPS 2020 Updates Essential View of Nanoelectronics
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11/12/2015   Post a comment
CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics, edited by Bernd Hoefflinger, follows on from the successful CHIPS 2020: A Guide to the Future of Nanoelectronics, published in 2012.
Internet Blackouts by 2020, Warns Nanoelectronics Book
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11/9/2015   Post a comment
CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics looks at the state-of-the-art in nanoelectronics but its most significant finding is at the global scale; that unless changes are made the proliferation of nanoelectronics is set to produce blackout failures of the Internet by 2020 due to a lack of electrical power.
ESC Minn: Tech History Trivia Team Quiz
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/28/2015   1 comment
Participate in trivia quiz at ESC in November. Each team member of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will go home with a Cubelets or t-shirts.
Tech Gadgets For Your Halloween Ghost-Hunting
Engineering Investigations  
10/28/2015   Post a comment
If you're looking to get your spooky on this Halloween with ghosts, vampires, or zombies, we've got the technology to help you do it.
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
10/23/2015   1 comment
One's mind may recall the pyramids' potential methods of construction, but again, who could produce at that time such an intense sonowave? Rather impossible. But again......
Twiddling the Ethics Knob
Engineering Investigations  
10/19/2015   Post a comment
We've all been thinking about ethics recently. Who among us can claim to be purists?
Engineer’s Newspaper Turns 123
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
10/14/2015   8 comments
Denmark is home to one of the little known treasures of engineering, a newspaper for engineers that dates back to July 2, 1892.
Why Is It Always 'Someone Else’s Problem'?
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10/14/2015   Post a comment
Anyone who’s worked in chip industry will have listened to the hardware guys blaming a software problem, only to cross the room and find that the software guys are convinced that “the problem’s in the hardware.”
Futuremobile Takes Charge
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/7/2015   2 comments
George walks up to his car, trying to open it. Nothing happens. The car says: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
Book Give-Away #2: Help a U.S. High School Get Analog
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10/5/2015   Post a comment
Over this next week I am asking our audience to suggest a worthy high school library anywhere in the U.S.
Electromechanical Displays: The Nipkow Disk
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10/4/2015   Post a comment
How to get your oscilloscope to act like this maker favorite: the rotating contraption that makes a 3D display when spinning. Engineer Dennis Feucht has an idea to improve it. Maybe just in time for Halloween.
Maker Faire NY 2015: Flames and Creativity
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9/28/2015   Post a comment
Flaming instruments, giant robots, Tesla coils—See what fun designs we found at World Maker Faire 2015.
How An Angry Letter Led to an Engineering Job
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9/23/2015   2 comments
Engineer Sanjaya Maniktala shares this life-changing and life-saving story about the power of a good mentor. What stories do you have to share?
Analog Electronics Books: Come In Get 'Em
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/22/2015   2 comments
Analog text books never go out of style, especially ones edited by famous analog engineers. Here's your chance to get a free copy.
Dollars & Sense: Debating With the IoT Experts
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
The author of Sustaining Moore's Law: Uncertainty Leading to a Certainty of IoT Revolution does a virtual macroeconomic makeover of some opinionated technology gurus pontifications.
Increase Your Engineering Value in Just 20 Minutes a Day
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
8/29/2015   2 comments
Twenty minutes is how much time commercials fill in an hour-long TV show. Why not take 20 minutes a day to increase your value as an engineer.
Fredric Brown: Role Model for 21st Century Online Writing
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Still popular, Fredric Brown's science fiction novels and short stories were written in the 1950s and 1960s. They are online in ebook and audio form and can serve as models for short, concise, and clear writing.
Space Center Houston Slideshow: STEM on Steroids
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is helping NASA educate the public: take a tour of the foundations' Space Center Houston, a neighbor to NASA Johnson Space Center.
8 Best Analog Stories Not to Miss
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
Want to beef up on your analog know-how? Sometimes the oldies are still goodies! Here are some of the top viewed article by the Planet Analog audience -- even today.
Developing Prototype Circuits from Home
Engineering Investigations  
8/18/2015   4 comments
Regardless of whether you are independent or employed by a company, there are many advantages to developing a prototype on your own.
Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
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7/30/2015   Post a comment
See what the team on Discovery Communications' TV series Mythbusters learned when they tested the safety of drones. The results might make you lose your head.
Your Favorite SciFi in Audio Form for Free
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
7/28/2015   2 comments
Web sites such as Open Culture and the Internet Archive are good sources for free audio versions of science fiction books such as Issac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
007 Movie Inspires Concept Cars
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/22/2015   10 comments
The new James Bond 007 movie inspires a never-before-seen concept car from Aston Martin, which engages on screen in a car chase against the hybrid Jaguar C-X75 concept supercar.
Art Appreciation for Engineers
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
7/21/2015   4 comments
If you want to learn more about major trends in both art and physics, Leonard Shlain’s book is a good resource.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
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7/14/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves the coolest new electronic gadget. Here's the list of the most popular ideas that showed up on Kickstarter this year.
Self/less Sheds Electronic Brain
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/9/2015   1 comment
Self/less (the opposite of Selfish) is a new movie by Gramercy Pictures in which a dying "Damian"--played by Ben Kingsley--transfers his memories into the body of actor Ryan Reynolds.
The Innovators Who Created the Digital Revolution
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
6/15/2015   7 comments
Walter Isaacson profiles people who made the digital revolution happen, neglects others.
Mowing & Methanol
Engineering Investigations  
6/8/2015   8 comments
An autonomous lawn mower from iRobot may interfere with radio astronomy's use of methanol's radio signature as galactic markers.
When Did Analog Steal Digital's Mojo?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/28/2015   8 comments
Name two semiconductor companies whose names begin with the letter T that used to mainly make digital ICs but now think analog electronics is more exciting and remunerative!
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Engineering Investigations  
5/21/2015   12 comments
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Happy Birthday, Claude!
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
5/15/2015   3 comments
Claude Shannon, whose theories about computing, information and communications have changed the world, was born on April 30, 1916.
Multicore Basics for Single Core MCU Developers
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4/28/2015   Post a comment
A multicore reference with the latest in software and hardware tips that is easy to navigate, no matter what your interest area.
Cold Fusion: Alive & Kicking Without the Fusion
Engineering Investigations  
4/22/2015   1 comment
The history of scientific discovery is littered with examples of "pathological science." Just because we want something doesn't make it so.
Is Formal Verification Artificial Intelligence?
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence or not, formal verification is a technology that has become a must-have in the modern verification flow.
When Coding Errors Can Kill
Engineering Investigations  
4/17/2015   7 comments
Under a mild-sounding title, software safety expert Sean Beatty will be presenting a design teardown for a detonator at ESC Boston.
10 Greatest Hoaxes in the History of Engineering
Engineering Investigations  
4/1/2015   6 comments
From faux innovations, to fake artificial intelligence, to an Internet-ready Porta-Potty, here's a look at our favorite hoaxes throughout engineering history.
A Book For All Reasons
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
3/16/2015   3 comments
If the measure of a good technical reference is how many times you pick it up for different reasons, Robert Oshana’s book tops the list.
Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/1/2015   5 comments
EE Times bids farewell to the actor who inspired many to become engineers and scientists.
Processor Pinups
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/9/2015   4 comments
Lusting for those early microprocessor days? Here’s a site guaranteed to sate your passion.
Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
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2/9/2015   Post a comment
Incorporating effective power management into a design using the Android distribution of the Linux operating system using either its native power management framework or the widely used Universal Serial Bus hardware specification.
The End of the World is Here (for Radio Shack)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/6/2015   22 comments
The purpose of this blog is not to say "I told you so," but rather to look at the forces in play and consider what this means for the electronics community.
Open Office: Your Fart is My Problem
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/28/2015   15 comments
Open offices are the future. What a shame.
Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/13/2015   2 comments
With the rising popularity of touchscreen controls, the need for well-considered graphical user interfaces (GUIs) has become paramount. This book can help.
2014: The Year of the EMC Book
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/6/2015   2 comments
Martin Rowe received and reviewed three books on electromagnetic compatibility in the latter half of 2014. Two get thumbs up.
Adventures in Userland
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
12/26/2014   1 comment
An excerpt from Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno.
The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
12/19/2014   5 comments
Dystopian novel satirizes mega-Google companies and the modern techie ethos. One member of the EE Times Borg … er … community … gives his take.
Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
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12/18/2014   Post a comment
Help turn the first house to have a telephone into a museum.
Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
12/12/2014   40 comments
While reading a book that referenced an encrypted communications system used by the Argentinians during the Falklands War, Aubrey Kagan realized he'd had a part in designing this system.
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