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Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
Engineering Investigations  
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   6 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   2 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
Engineering Pop Culture!  
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   7 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
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
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?
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
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
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
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
Engineering Pop Culture!  
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.
Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
11/26/2014   32 comments
This is a great read that will have you on the edge of your seat shouting things like "Don't answer that telephone!"
No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/19/2014   2 comments
The annual competition where machines hurl pumpkins didn't happen this year, but it should return in November 2015.
Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Engineering Investigations  
11/12/2014   16 comments
Commercial, industrial, and military-grade designs are about more than paper specs. They're about human nature.
Rosetta & the Comet Landing
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/12/2014   54 comments
The Rosetta spacecraft has a landing craft, Philae, which is today leaving the mother ship and making a 7 hour, 1 km journey to land on comet 67P.
Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
11/12/2014   1 comment
This near-classic EMC book, now in its third edition, keeps pace with today's radiated emissions problems using easy-to-understand examples.
Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
10/8/2014   2 comments
Software tools and techniques for global software development. Dr. Dobb's features articles, source code, blogs,forums,video tutorials, and audio podcasts, as well as articles from Dr. Dobb's Journal, BYTE.com, C/C++ Users Journal, and Software Development magazine.
Lack of Manual Labor
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
10/2/2014   2 comments
The lack of quality manuals and documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways.
Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations  
10/1/2014   3 comments
Sometimes, it's the mundane things in electrical and electronic devices that make the difference. The strain relief on an air conditioner's line cord saved the day when the unit fell out of the window.
The Other Tesla
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/29/2014   6 comments
This Indiegogo fundraiser is for a Tesla museum in the inventor's decaying lab in Shoreham, N.Y.
Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Engineering Investigations  
9/25/2014   3 comments
A lack of information on a datasheet lead to system crashes from a hot-swap controller.
RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/15/2014   129 comments
Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/15/2014   20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world.
Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Engineering Investigations  
8/1/2014   15 comments
An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar.
Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/23/2014   16 comments
A future engineering student gives his advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college visits road trip.
Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
7/21/2014   47 comments
Engineers make design decisions that affect the company bottom line, often without understanding how.
Book Review: Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
6/5/2014   3 comments
This book has layers upon layers upon layers. Suffice it to say that you will be clenching your fists, and you won't be able to draw a breath while reading the last page.
Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Engineering Investigations  
6/3/2014   3 comments
You rarely get anything extra for free. Engineers who work on vision systems know this. But sometimes other people believe that just putting a camera on it constitutes an effective inspection setup.
When Troubleshooting Is Like Going Down a Rathole
Engineering Investigations  
5/29/2014   19 comments
It's really mind-boggling to think of what my hourly rate would be if I were paid for the actual time that I spent troubleshooting a problem to get to a fix. The challenge is to avoid going down a rathole.
Troubleshooting a Plumbing Problem the Electronics Way
Engineering Investigations  
5/29/2014   33 comments
Often water flow is used to explain basic electronics in the form of analogies. After learning the hard way, an engineer attempts to explain basic water flow in terms of electronics.
Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/22/2014   21 comments
Manufacturing engineer Jeremy Cook discusses a few machine failure problems that seemed complicated at the onset, but were quite simple to solve in the end, and the lessons he learned.
The Cigar Box Creepster
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/21/2014   2 comments
Jeremy Cook's Cigar Box Creepster opens up when triggered with a knock or other sound, then slams back down as if to express “his” annoyance.
Spaghetti Code & Meatball Managers
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/20/2014   8 comments
How to deal with a meatball of a manager who issues an edict that makes no earthly sense? Ignore it.
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