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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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Whose flag do we use to claim Mars?

May 29, 2015 4:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

When you think of a trip to Mars or perhaps even a colony on Mars what are you thinking about? Are you considering the ethical implication...

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What it's like to design custom fire trucks

May 28, 2015 3:48 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

The company I currently work for builds and designs custom fire trucks. I primarily work on exhaust and intercooler systems, but I also help design other chassis components...

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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird off of its back

May 28, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

2 robots are better than 1, especially when they work as a team...

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A pocket-sized science lab

May 28, 2015 11:25 am | by TI E2E Blog | Comments

Clifton Roozeboom watches the organized chaos before him – dozens of middle school students performing somersaults, cartwheels and ballerina-like spins. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a group of excitable teenagers...

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This engineer graduated high school with her associate's in engineering

May 28, 2015 11:11 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

I am a naturally nosy person. It's actually a good trait for a writer to have since nosiness leads to great stories (but also restraining orders...

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STEM dominates Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list

May 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

Forbes announced its annual list of The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2015 and STEM continues to be a common variable amongst leaders...

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Why the birth of PCs led to fewer women in STEM

May 26, 2015 9:26 am | by Muriel Kolker, MHS Engineering Teacher and Mechnical Engineer | Comments

We are the product of our environment. Although it may account for the low numbers of girls and minorities in STEM careers...

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Why you should pursue a STEM career in agriculture

May 26, 2015 9:10 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Comments

Try explaining STEM to students and you probably get blank stares, eye rolls or even yawns. Sure, you can spell out the acronym (science, technology, engineering, math) but that doesn’t make it any more exciting...

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Can kids learn by teaching robots? Maybe.

May 26, 2015 8:56 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD, @JMooneyWDD | Comments

For decades, studies have shown that children learn better when asked to teach another student. In the past, I was a tutor for elementary-grade students and if they were almost understanding a matter, but just not quite getting it, I'd ask them to explain it to me.

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Why studying engineering was the best decision of my life

May 22, 2015 10:55 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Comments

My least favorite thing is the continued perception that more women don’t want to be in STEM – that they’re choosing to not go into STEM...

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