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NEW YORK — General Motors recently announced that it has partnered with Powermat to include multimode wireless charging in its 2015 Cadillacs and several other ...
Power systems have become complicated over the years due to the requirement for multiple power supply rails. To meet these requirements, multiple switching supplies are ...
Did Nikola Tesla single-handedly start what we now know as the "open-source" movement?
When working with consumer devices that plug into a smart grid, there's no substitute for field testing, particularly of mobile, battery-operated devices. In addition, the ...
If you spend any time on a test bench, you probably use square waves to test components, subsystems, and systems. You can get square waves from function generators and ...
Since the 1800s, people have predicted a revolution in machine intelligence. In that time we have gone from fear of robots taking our jobs to concern about the cloud ...
First, what is Field Day? It is an amateur radio event that is part contest, part emergency preparedness exercise, and part public demonstration of amateur radio. In my ...
The ever-increasing computing capabilities offered by microprocessors, of course, means ever-greater power consumption and energy usage by every board in a data ...
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Max Maxfield

Fist Bumps & the Zombie Apocalypse
Max Maxfield
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Are you concerned about the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse or do you scoff at the thought of such an eventuality? If the latter, would you be surprised to hear that the US military has ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

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.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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