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7|30|2014 Amidst the decline of conventional illuminants like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, the lighting manufacturer Osram announced plans to cut 7,800 jobs ...

7|24|2014 The market for sub-watt (up to 500-mW) thermoelectric energy harvesting is predicted to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 30% between 2013 and 2019 ...

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Welcome to the era of "big data." We in EDA (electronic design automation) are starting to experience this trend, as Gary Smith suggested at this year's DAC, which we ...
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Max Maxfield
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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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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 ...

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