The Noble Profession
4/4/2012 1:02 PM EDT
Busting the myth that age is a disqualifier for engineering service, older EEs perform vital functions, such as being hosed by their professional organization.
post comment 33 comments last comment zeeglen
And no, he did not have to progress through the ranks of engineering to get this job. He was just a ...
3/22/2012 12:17 AM EDT
There are many tools available or being developed today that are reminiscent of the tricorder medical apparatus on Star Trek.
post comment 2 comments last comment Les_Slater
Of course there is no need to limit medical apps to the iPhone, Android and Windows 8 are or will be ...
3/14/2012 12:42 AM EDT
It's worth taking a closer look at the IEEE's Code of Ethics, because of its position as the supposedly most professionally relevant guide to behavior in electronics engineering.
post comment 13 comments last comment cdhmanning
Surely statements that are open to such wide interpretation are just a complete waste of time. Is ...
12/1/2011 10:10 AM EST
Cognitive radios were now too busy to figure out how to route phone messages, so they decided to put humans to work doing this. The task occupied the time of all humans alive.
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I'm sorry to report the parrot didn't survive. We are looking for the backup tape.
5/8/2011 3:13 PM EDT
My friend keeps empty boxes. His basement electronics lab is filled with them. Frayed and old, they once held things like radios, power supplies, and parts.
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The story, which I hoped would introduce and illustrate some topics within cognitive radio, just ...
4/28/2011 3:14 PM EDT
If any profession needs a good word with the Big Boss, it is engineering. Slowly bled and eventually tossed aside, the long-suffering members of this profession exemplify self-sacrifice and virtue. But, where are the patron saints of engineering?
post comment 25 comments last comment Robotics Developer
I might nominate Nicola Tesla for the patron saint of engineers. After all, he created many new ...
4/8/2011 6:54 PM EDT
What is the American Dream? Contrary to detractors of the U.S., it isn't the idea of getting something for nothing, or getting a free ride.
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This story came back in the news in the last month, as Peter Thiel, the former CEO of PayPal, has ...
3/23/2011 9:29 AM EDT
The sacrifices of Japanese engineers and technicians in fighting their nuclear crisis are truly noble.
post comment 2 comments last comment ReneCardenas
During my visit to Palo Verde plant when in college in the late 80's, I remember the pride ...
2/14/2011 12:24 AM EST
Many big companies used to have “skunk works.” But I think there are fewer skunk works today than there used to be.
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Do you think there's a way to reinstill optimism in the profession? I think jobs are the best way ...
1/31/2011 10:44 AM EST
Young people in the US will continue to see engineering as the career equivalent of Brussels sprouts for dinner.
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I'm glad you were successful, and are happy with your profession. You might admit, though, that you ...