Don’t Forget to Wave at Saturn The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/19/2013 24 comments Earth will be in the picture when the Cassini deep-space probe images the whole Saturn system as it is backlit by the sun.
Taiwan reversing brain drain The Engineering Life--Around the Web 5/17/2013 11 comments Government funded research labs are enticing Taiwan's brightest expats to return in hopes of revitalizing the country as an innovator.
London Calling: Do advisory boards work? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 3/6/2013 6 comments Do advisory boards [do any] work or are they just there to add a bit of marketing gloss to a startup that might otherwise find it harder to gain share of mind?
Would you marry an engineer? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 2/15/2013 12 comments Would you make a life-long commitment to someone in the same field, with the same sort of thinking, and the same general tendencies?
Free lunches happen – two events The Engineering Life--Around the Web 1/24/2013 Post a comment There is such a thing as a free lunch and here is your opportunity to get two in one month if you live in Silicon Valley. Find out about design data management and the challenges of DDR memories…
Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/28/2012 8 comments Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has enjoyed yet another spectacular year of growth, with some incredible wins for engineering startups. Come and see some of the highest funded projects from 2012.
"Twas the night before Christmas" The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/18/2012 2 comments If you're into stuffing stockings with silicon, and lighting up your tree with LEDs, this engineering version of a Christmas classic is most definitely up your alley. Or down your chimney!
Not the end of the world, says NASA The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/17/2012 19 comments For those frantically stockpiling canned tuna in their underground bunkers or saying their final goodbyes, you're being a little melodramatic. Or just plain wrong, according to NASA.
The Sony Walkman, the best present I ever got The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/14/2012 10 comments Just over a decade after the launch of the iPod, and a year after the decommissioning of the iconic Sony Walkman, I look back with nostalgia at the best Christmas present I ever got.
iPhone 5S pictures leaked? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/7/2012 5 comments Photos on an online forum claim to show the casing of the Apple iPhone 5S model, said to be coming soon.
Buttons could morph up on mobile screens The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/5/2012 7 comments Tactus Technology believes that a microfluidic panel mobile screen will be able to seamlessly provide pressable buttons when people want them, having them melt away when they don't.
GPU grid helping to find AIDS cure The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/1/2012 1 comment Scientists in Barcelona have been using GPUs to process the protein strains of the virus, in the hopes of eventually finding a way to stop it replicating.
3-D printing electronic devices...that work! The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/28/2012 8 comments Scientists at the University of Warwick say they have invented a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite able to work in even today’s low-cost 3-D printers.
GM's Chevrolets first to get Siri The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/28/2012 1 comment The firm made the announcement at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Tuesday, saying it would be the first of nine car makers to adopt Apple’s talking butler service, starting with the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ, RS, Spark 1LT and 2LT.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/27/2012 5 comments Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
Freescale's i.MX 7 canned as firm refocuses The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/21/2012 5 comments The mobile and tablet market can be a money maker for some and a deal breaker for others. For Freescale, it seems to be the latter, with the firm choosing to discontinue its high end i.MX 7 mobile processor line, in favor of lower powered chips aimed more at the internet of things.
Fighting fires with fuses The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/20/2012 3 comments Capdevielle’s day to day job consists of being on the front lines of circuit safety, answering scores of queries on a daily basis from engineers about product design, and where fuses fit in.
Videoconferencing gets real The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/17/2012 18 comments Panacast is a new system meant to emulate human visual perspective, in order to achieve real-time video streaming with a 200° field of view.
SPARC founder: Chip industry sorely needs innovation The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/16/2012 6 comments All human progress depends on the unreasonable man, said Khosla, lamenting the lack of innovation in the modern chip space and imploring engineers to have the guts to go that one step further, beyond the logical, beyond the assumed possible.
Sinofsky: Ambitious, abrasive, out of work The Engineering Life--Around the Web 11/14/2012 7 comments While some mourned the loss of a figure dubbed "Microsoft's Steve Jobs" by the press, others claimed it was precisely Sinofsky's Apple-style arrogance that brought him down.
Hurricane Sandy filmed from space The Engineering Life--Around the Web 10/30/2012 7 comments NASA released a video of post-tropical cyclone Sandy, shot from the International Space Station, this morning, as many cities in the Northeast U.S. began picking up the pieces after the destruction.
Steve Jobs’s 260-foot iYacht sets sail The Engineering Life--Around the Web 10/30/2012 3 comments A little more than a year after Apple co-founder’s death, a yacht he helped design has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Scratching the Surface: Microsoft’s Apple Envy and failure of Windows RT The Engineering Life--Around the Web 10/22/2012 17 comments The Redmond-based software giant is blazing a new trail in an attempt to stay relevant in an increasingly Apple/Google-centric device world. While the rationale for Microsoft’s change is sound, the two divergent paths being taken is turning the PC eco-system on its head, as the firm prepares for war not only with Apple, but with the very customers who helped build its software empire.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...