The coffee ring effect revealed Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/18/2011 2 comments Every now and then, some bright spark pauses for a second and says “Just a cotton pickin' moment, I wonder what’s causing that?”
Well, Morph Me! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/10/2011 2 comments Every now and again I come up with an idea that’s way ahead of its time, but I don’t have the resources or money or time to do anything about it…
Bill Bryson on cricket Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/9/2011 9 comments It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavors look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side effect.
'They're Made Out Of Meat' by Terry Bisson Engineering Pop Culture! 8/9/2011 6 comments In this short story by Terry Bisson we listen in on two aliens from a mechanical civilization talking about what to do with regard to their first contact with the human race.
Seeing sounds and tasting colors Engineering Pop Culture! 8/1/2011 1 comment One engineer sees black-and-white gate-level schematics in color. Are there any synaesthete design engineers who see black-and-white RTL in color?
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.