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14 robots having a worse Monday than you

June 8, 2015 10:22 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

Monday morning got you feeling a little...less than human? Did you have trouble getting out the door this morning? Was your ride to work the worst? Was opening the door and climbing the stairs just too much to deal with? If you said yes to any one of these...

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The secrets of obviousness (in patents): Secret 2

June 8, 2015 9:25 am | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Comments

The Wizard didn’t want Dorothy and her gang to notice him behind the curtain. Similarly, in the patent world, when deciding obviousness, it is well established that one should not use the invention itself as an evidentiary roadmap.

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Google wants to get in your pants

June 5, 2015 11:17 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Our friends at Google are, once again, pushing the envelope. This time, however, they're looking to get into your pants. Your Levi's to be exact...

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Star Wars lasers will soon be a reality. (Sort of.)

June 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

Imagine if real-life laser weapons were like the ones in the movies? Sure, companies have been making real-life laser cannons for years. Sure, they’re some serious stuff—serious like shoot a drone down mid-flight...

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3D TVs are out. What’s the next big thing for the displays market?

June 5, 2015 10:28 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

The next big thing in the display market is not image resolution, refresh rates or screen size, but the ability to...

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This is what future scientists do in middle school

June 4, 2015 4:48 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Drew Johnson, a 14-year old 8th grade student at Harding Township Middle School, and his brother Alex, a 12-year-old 6th grader...

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Biking for STEM education

June 4, 2015 2:51 pm | by TI E2E Blog | Comments

Bicycling 3,000 miles across the United States, Spokes America is back for a third consecutive summer of grueling cycling, fun camp outs and engaging educational sessions...

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The secrets of obviousness (in patents): Secret 3

June 4, 2015 2:04 pm | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Comments

Secrets #1 and #2 make it clear that we don’t know how to judge obviousness objectively.  But do we understand how inventions happen...

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The secrets of obviousness (in patents): Secret 1

June 4, 2015 12:36 pm | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Comments

My previous column on patents generated so much interest that I decided to write one more.  This three-part column will focus on obviousness.  The center of most patent cases, obviousness is...

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Manufacturability Index in practice

June 4, 2015 11:30 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

My prior blog covered the Screaming Circuits Manufacturability Index. It's something I'll be using from time to time when discussing new components I run across. I've got a few examples to put the numbers into context. On the low side...

Will a robot steal your job in the future?

June 3, 2015 10:19 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

For every one time I use a self-checkout, I hear ten evil robots laughing off in the distance. And every time I hear DING DING DING HELP IS ON THE WAY, I lose it. No, my case of water does not fit in your plastic bag that barely holds a cereal box...

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Amateurs locate Air Force's super-secret space plane (again)

June 2, 2015 11:48 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

The U.S. Air Force's super secret, super cool, super stealth spy satellite has been spotted by not so secret amateur satellite trackers...

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Why open source is the future

June 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Scott Hoot, CEO of Sage Electronic Engineering | Comments

It seems like yesterday, but it was more than a decade ago that I started down the road to believing in open source solutions...

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Screaming Circuits Component Manufacturability Index

June 1, 2015 5:45 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Screaming Circuits Manufacturability Index Ranks the difficulty of assembling a component. Index is one to five, with one being easiest, and five being the most complex Sub index: a, b, c a: Not a challenge within the number rank b:...

Engineers aren't (just) nerds

June 1, 2015 9:04 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Engineers have a bit of a bad reputation as curmudgeonly, paper-pushing nerds. But they're not all paper-pushing nerds...

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