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9|3|2014 SÃO PAULO — Brazil's vibrant embedded systems engineering community was out in full force at ESC Brazil 2014 last week. Here’s a look at four ...

8|29|2014 BRISTOL, UK -- Does the electronics industry need another low cost development board? After all, we already have nearly 1.5m Raspberry Pi $25 boards shipped ...

8|15|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. -- A free process design kit (PDK) for optical lithography at the 15 nm node has been released by North Carolina State University. NC State had ...

8|13|2014 At last week's IEEE EMC Symposium, engineer-musicians assembled for two 90-minute sessions of pure entertainment for the attendees. Originally formed for the ...

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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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The Other Tesla
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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...