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3 technology trends to put on your radar

June 9, 2015 4:24 pm | by Jessica Phillips, Stone Junction Ltd | Comments

Last year saw some major developments on the smart factory front. It was a year that demonstrated 3D printing's potential as more than just a prototyping method and we saw cloud computing capabilities broadened as more companies sought to analyze and exploit big data...


9 experiments that changed the world

June 9, 2015 4:09 pm | by Ohio University | Comments

June 10th marks the (alleged) 263rd anniversary of the day Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous experiment. In celebration...


This is why girls aren't taking engineering classes

June 9, 2015 3:51 pm | by Muriel Kolker, MHS Engineering Teacher and Mechnical Engineer | Comments

Why aren’t girls taking engineering classes in the same numbers as their male peers? As a mechanical engineer...


The Snowden Effect - a cloud with “country codes”

June 9, 2015 12:06 pm | by Phil Gilchrist, General Manager of Optics and CTO of Data and Devices, TE Connectivity | Comments

Whatever one thinks about the rights and wrongs of Edward Snowden’s release of US intelligence gathering techniques, there’s no denying that he’s had an impact on where our data is stored and how it will be accessed in the future...


The Wearables White Board

June 8, 2015 4:38 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Wearables are a $20 billion market in 2015, but by 2025 experts estimate the market will rise to $70 billion with healthcare wearables representing ...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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