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How to calibrate a calibrator

February 19, 2013 1:01 pm | Comments

Les Thomaidis shows and explains the calibration rack at the Agilent Melbourne Standards Lab that is used to "calibrate the calibrators". This is where other calibration labs send their multimeter and oscilloscope calibrators to get calibrated.


Engineering Newswire 25: Drilling holes in Mars

February 14, 2013 4:12 pm | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we're drilling holes in Mars, talking into our shoes, and driving robots with moths. This episode is brought to you by Smalley Steel Ring Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Spirolox Retaining Rings and Smalley Wave Springs for more than 50 years.


Engineering Update #4: Robots driven by moths, recycling Nike & Nokia, and a hacking kit that flies

February 14, 2013 9:52 am | Comments

In the latest episode of ECN 's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics ( In case you were looking for a more dramatic way to steal competitive data or hack Facebook accounts, a build-it-yourself quadrocopter, called Crazyflie, is now available.


Engineering Newswire 23: I Am Iron Woman

February 13, 2013 2:31 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we're crafting magic arms, building Tony Stark's cyber-weapon, and 3D printing for the BioCurious. This episode features...


Apple iWatch rumored

February 13, 2013 9:21 am | Comments

There's always been rumors of an iWatch, for some reason, and the rumors got stronger. I thought things were going the way of Google Glasses but I guess watches are the way of the world now?


Engineering Update #3: Watson, Nano Batteries, 3D Chips, and Mission: Impossible Gets Real

February 7, 2013 1:42 pm | Comments

"Watson," no, not Sherlock's sidekick, but the famous supercomputer who beat the world's best human at Jeopardy, is going back to school. IBM is sending the Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so it can improve its "thinking" skills. Because making robots more human always works out just fine.


Engineering Update #2: Revolutionary self-healing wires

January 31, 2013 1:53 pm | Comments

Our second newscast for Electronic Component News is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this episode of Engineering Update, we're discussing new research into larger, safer lithium ion batteries, revolutionary self-healing and self-assembling wires using liquid metal....


Engineering Update #1: Smart TVs & Unmanned Cars

January 24, 2013 9:08 am | Mouser Electronics | Comments

New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast, brought to you by Mouser Electronics (, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. We talk about...


The Specialist & Agent Honeywell in "Dead in the Water"

January 23, 2013 10:22 am | Comments

When long life and reliability are critical to your operation, there's no better team than TTI and Honeywell.


Rocket's Core Gets Rave Review on This Week @NASA

January 9, 2013 3:30 pm | by @NASA | Comments

"The core stage of NASA's Space Launch System -- America's new flagship rocket -- has successfully completed a major technical review by meeting system requirements within acceptable risk, and fell within schedule and budget constraints.


TWIE 130: Land Mine Sweeper that Blows in the Wind

January 9, 2013 3:26 pm | by | Comments

TWIE 130: Land Mine Sweeper that Blows in the Wind. This Week in Engineering - Asteroid pulling to lunar orbit; spiked space rovers; dandelion-inspired anti-mine device; robots sterilize hospital rooms; graves with QR codes; and printable record albums.


Engineering Newswire 19: Spikey Spacecraft Headed to Martian Moon

January 9, 2013 3:22 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re sending spikey little spacecraft to Martian moons, building a creepy little robot toddler, and moving one step closer to robotic telepresence. This episode features:


Engineering Newswire 18: Mini jet engines cool laptops

January 2, 2013 1:18 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're stretching wires to incredible lengths, embracing the great bartender in the sky, and cooling laptops with jet engines. Today's episode features...


Real-life Mario Kart - Waterloo Labs

December 20, 2012 10:09 am | Comments

In this episode the good people at Waterloo Labs (same guys who created eyes-only Super Mario Bros.) rig up four go Karts so they can manipulate the throttle, gas, and brakes along with an RFID Item system so they could make a REAL playable version of Mario Kart.


Engineering Newswire 17: Life-sized, programmable humanoid robot talks, sings, acts

December 14, 2012 8:49 am | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're working with the world's smallest wrench, crossing the pacific in an autonomous wave rider, and creating a humanoid robot that can walk, talk, and ... act? Today's episode features....



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