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Why I dream of being an astronaut

March 6, 2015 | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Jillian Yuricich a student at The Ohio State University studying Aerospace Engineering and minoring in International Studies, Security and Intelligence.

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This is how society feels about engineers

March 6, 2015 9:45 am | by TE Connectivity | Comments

As a part of Engineering Week (we're a little late with this!) our friends over at TE Connectivity decided to do a little digging into the lives of engineers. In the second annual Engineering Sentiment Survey, the researchers looked at 1,010 adults and how they viewed engineers in the community.

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What happens when you design using an obsolete component?

March 5, 2015 11:20 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

A team of engineers might spend weeks, months, or even years creating the perfect design solution for a difficult problem in their field.

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Current sensing using resistors

March 5, 2015 9:18 am | by Kory Schroeder, Director of Product Marketing and Engineering at Stackpole Electronics | Comments

Current sensing resistors are a rapidly growing technology focused on regulation and monitoring of power from a supply to an end device. Current sensing resistors are used for a wide variety of handheld electronic devices, and while the concept of current sensing ...

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5 STEM toys you must buy for your kid

March 5, 2015 8:39 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Sometimes you have to buckle down and do the dirty work and other times you get to assemble toys at work.

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Do your capacitors have principles and performance?

March 4, 2015 2:48 pm | by James C. Lewis, KEMET Corporation | Comments

Tantalum capacitors are often the first choice for engineers where a high capacitance value is required within a small case size. The MnO2 type, with manganese dioxide cathode, can operate at temperatures up to 175°C or even 200°C and also benefit ...

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Wearable technology: One step closer to mobile healthcare

March 4, 2015 11:01 am | by Steve Boccone, GreyBox Communications | Comments

"Telehealth is changing the way patients and families experience the continuum care. Healthcare providers will increasingly need to create effective and convenient home based, high touch and high tech solutions that work in a value based reimbursement or capitated environment"....

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Connecting with the connected car at MWC

March 4, 2015 9:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, Wireless Week, @andrewberg32 | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether. That was my experience at Mobile World Congress after taking the driver’s seat in a concept vehicle ...

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F-35B can’t fit full weapons load because of design flaw

March 3, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

The hits just keep on coming for the Joint Strike Fighter, the problematic 5th-gen personification of “requirements creep.” The latest blow — the most flawed version of a thoroughly flawed program can’t fit all its weapons because of a design flaw....

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Catch Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM?

March 3, 2015 10:17 am | by Editor | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live, ECN’s expert panel will discuss what steps we (teachers, professors, STEM organizations) can take to keep students interested in STEM, what type of curriculum is most effective in keeping students in STEM, how businesses can ... 

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Looking for the next (female) MacGyver

March 3, 2015 8:51 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

When you think of engineering role models, you might think of a parent, teacher, sibling, a celebrity, or even just someone who comes in to speak at career day. But, there is another very important place that kids often look for role models and it's in every home in various forms.

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Charge your phone wirelessly with Ikea’s new furniture collection

March 3, 2015 8:38 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

The new “Home Smart” furniture collection will, to start, include bedside tables, lamps, and a coffee table. They’ll also be selling individual charging pads for any surface. Much like all the other furniture Ikea sells, customers will have to put it together themselves....

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7 teen inventors who are changing the world

March 2, 2015 12:25 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta + Larry Corby, Digital Artist | Comments

As we've moved through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields.

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How softwarization will affect the Internet of Things

March 2, 2015 11:55 am | by Antonio Manzalini, IEEE Member and Chair of the IEEE Software Defined Networks Initiative, and Senior Manager, Innovation, at Telecom Italia | Comments

While Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are mutually beneficial, they are not dependent on each other.

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F-35's helmet-mounted display system will cost a small fortune

March 2, 2015 7:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

You’ve probably heard that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will cost a few shekels. But we don’t usually talk about the other money pit sucking up taxpayer dollars — the F-35’s helmet-mounted display system (HMDS), pegged at an absurd $770,000 apiece....

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Why this student became a biomedical engineer instead of a doctor

February 27, 2015 9:04 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Divya Baji, a final year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds working on a project to develop a novel methodology to test the performance of bone and cartilage substitutions in a natural knee joint using a knee simulator.

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