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Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects
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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
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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
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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?
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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.
TI employee techs out bike for cross country ride
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12/7/2012   7 comments
Meet TI's version of a biking Forrest Gump
Buttons could morph up on mobile screens
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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.
Robot can shape shift into anything
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12/4/2012   8 comments
A real life transformer that can reproduce and change its shape. Creepy or cool?
Robot made burger with a side of fries
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12/3/2012   11 comments
You don't know the meaning of fast food until you've had a burger made by a robot.
The day Albert Einstein most feared is upon us!
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12/3/2012   8 comments
Is it true? Have we bred an entire generation of idiots?
GPU grid helping to find AIDS cure
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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.


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Well, I have to admit that I have a great big Cheshire Cat-type grin plastered on my face at the moment, because the prototype for my Vetinari Clock project is now well underway.

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Open Office: Your Fart is My Problem
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Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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