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posted in June 2013
MEMS accelerometer calculates static and dynamic signals
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
A sensor from Measurement Specialties uses gas-damped MEMs technology for high-g shock protection.
Slideshow: Automakers look to a diesel diet
Design How-To  
6/27/2013   4 comments
With automakers under the gun to boost fuel efficiency, diesel engines are beginning to look like a good bet.
Where is the minimally-invasive electrical equipment?
Blog  
6/27/2013   11 comments
Domestic electrical and electronics equipment present an opportunity to create minimally-invasive "magical" solutions to human needs.
Intel joins A4WP wireless charging group
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   4 comments
Intel joins Qualcomm- and Samsung-backed A4WP consortium and gets a seat on the board of directors.
Consumer electronics: From atoms to software and back
Blog  
6/17/2013   1 comment
How about the smartphone as a cloud resource for toys and more besides? The ubiquity of the smartphone changes the economics and multiplies the possibilities.
Toshiba, TSMC report ROMs with multi-level cells
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6/17/2013   Post a comment
Toshiba, TSMC both reported multi-bit per memory cell ROMs at the Symposium on VLSI Circuits held in Kyoto, Japan, last week.
Energy-harvesting shock absorbers coming to a car near you
Blog  
6/14/2013   4 comments
With solar and wind harvesting technologies thriving, researchers are seeking other energy sources for which they can create harvesting devices.
UMC extends FinFET partnership to 10-nm
News & Analysis  
6/13/2013   8 comments
UMC will send researchers to Albany, New York, to work on the development of 10-nm FinFET process technology with IBM.
Data center demand drives silicon photonics to market
Blog  
6/12/2013   2 comments
After a decade of research, conversion of electrical signals to light for high speed transmission is edging into production
DARPA kicking off Virtual Robotics Challenge
News & Analysis  
6/12/2013   4 comments
The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency is staging a competition among 18 teams trying building more advanced search and rescue robots.
NASA's 'PhoneSat' program points to satellites of the future
Blog  
6/11/2013   10 comments
After putting into orbit satellites based on an off-the-shelf smartphone, NASA looks at future for lower-cost spacecraft.
MEMS startup wins strategic investment
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6/11/2013   Post a comment
While many bemoan a lack of investment capital for fabless chip companies, firms involved in the microelectromechanical systems sector continue to get funded.
Tariff vaults Japan near the top in solar energy
Blog  
6/7/2013   16 comments
While the United States appears suffering from solar phobia, Japan is said to be in the process of unleashing its solar potential. Here’s why.


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Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
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It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...