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Lego wheelchair does the YouTube rounds
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/31/2012   4 comments
Most engineers I’ve ever met can be categorized by two things; their love of problem solving, and their love of Lego.
AMD, who will buy?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/31/2012   17 comments
With money still slipping through its fingers, yet another quarter of sequential revenue decrease, slowing growth and declining sales figures, it’s been another bum quarter for AMD.
Comment: re: An engineer goes to war - 7/24/2012
Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
Blog  
7/23/2012   15 comments
ARM and TSMC are teaming up to optimize next-generation 64-bit ARM cores for FinFET process technology. And that must be leaving Intel feeling rather smug.
Radial keyboard design – rad or bad?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/18/2012   19 comments
Re-inventing the wheel is so last century. Irish company, BeeRaider, wants to re-create your keyboard, with a radical new design it claims is far superior to QWERTY.
Show me the hardware says Dallas tech investor
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/17/2012   6 comments
Over 300 investors and corporate development teams turned out to hear pitches from the 10 latest graduates of two-year old Dallas-based b2b startup accelerator Tech Wildcatters on Wednesday.
NYC to London on a 4,000 mph vacuum train
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/16/2012   62 comments
Supersonic transport, like retired turbojet Concorde, can officially be considered old-school. Especially now that engineers have figured out a way to shuttle people across the Atlantic at hypersonic speeds of over 2,500 mph. Through vacuum suction tubes.
Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO
News & Analysis  
7/16/2012   19 comments
Marissa Mayer (shown) has been named CEO of Yahoo Inc. after 13 years at Google Inc., where she served as one of the top executives on the search company’s management team.
Engineering disasters
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/12/2012   92 comments
What good is a scar if you can’t show it off?
Advanced robot hand enables cybernetic augmentation
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/11/2012   12 comments
A German robotics company recently took the wraps off an advanced robotic hand capable of almost the same fine motor skills possessed by human beings.
More jobs added, but unemployment rate unchanged
News & Analysis  
7/11/2012   13 comments
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. saw the number of employed people jump by 128,000 in June.
Comment: re: From Kinetics to Meaning - 7/9/2012
Marvell CEO named Indonesian diaspora innovator
News & Analysis  
7/9/2012   3 comments
Marvell chairman, president, CEO and co-founder, Dr. Sehat Sutardja, has accepted an Indonesian diaspora lifetime achievement award for his efforts in global pioneering and innovation.
Despite crisis, Europe investing in future technologies
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/9/2012   2 comments
Europe is looking to the future and specifically to emerging technology flagships according to vice president of the European Commission responsible for the digital agenda, Neelie Kroes.
What the heck is a Higgs Boson?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/6/2012   41 comments
It’s not every day theoretical physics becomes a news sensation. Indeed, it’s downright odd to hear “The God Particle” being discussed by people in supermarket queues, or exchanging pleasantries on the treadmill at the gym.
Deconstructing complex semiconductors layer by layer
Engineering Investigations  
7/5/2012   4 comments
Recently, our sister company UBM TechInsights delivered a webinar on how it goes about doing the magic it does to uncover the secrets within semiconductors and other bits of integrated circuitry used in all the devices we’ve come to know and love.
Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
Blog  
7/3/2012   39 comments
The London 2012 Olympics are to be the first in 16 years where swimmers will be forced to ditch their high-tech body suits and rely solely on technique.


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