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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments