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Why American manufacturing is vital to future prosperity

July 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West, Brookings Institution | Comments

On Wednesday, July 9 Governance Studies hosted the 3rd annual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy. The topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report, the manufacturing industry is growing, but there is still much work to be done....

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Hardware obsolescence

July 11, 2014 1:08 pm | by Michael Carter, Sabtech | Comments

Change in electronic technology is accelerating throughout all industries. Hardware technology goes out of manufacture because of lack of demand. Lifetime buys to address obsolescence are shortsighted. The solution is to design out technology going obsolete before it affects product availability....

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How to drive innovation & collaboration in engineering

July 9, 2014 12:57 pm | by Louise Rainone, Contributor | Comments

What happens when you bring 1,500 software and hardware entrepreneurs and thought leaders to San Francisco to talk about the future of the Internet of Things? Complete and utter excitement about the future of our connected world, and where we are going to be in just a matter of days and months....

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IEEE 802.3bt: Not all detection schemes are equal

July 9, 2014 10:21 am | by David Abramson, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Comments

Can you safely apply power to equipment connected to a PoE-enabled switch when performing detection on all four pairs in parallel? In order to answer that question, let’s look at some of the consequences of detecting PDs on all four pairs (also referred to as both alternatives) in parallel.

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The War on Error

July 8, 2014 2:17 pm | by Craig Jones, VP Global Supports Services, PRISYM ID | Comments

Product recall is a key issue for the global medical devices industry. With expensively manufactured devices, as well as hard-earned brand reputations, routinely destroyed in the wake of a recall notice, the costs are high; productivity, profitability and speed to market are blown apart, while patient care also takes a hit....

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Customization as standard

July 7, 2014 1:13 pm | by Hitaltech | Comments

As design engineers are pushed by marketing to design an aesthetically pleasing product which can be differentiated from the competition, they are increasingly facing a situation where a standard, off the shelf enclosure no longer meets their requirements....

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The Grim Reaper flies ... with help from a drone

July 7, 2014 10:54 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Comments

You may have seen the viral video making its rounds — the mythical entity otherwise known as the Grim Reaper, the personification of Death, flies around, scaring the s*** out of unwitting bystanders. Is the Apocalypse nigh at hand? Is the Angel of Death here to claim human souls? Well, not quite....

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Letters to the Editor: The societal risks of self-driving cars

July 1, 2014 2:20 pm | by Editor, WDD | Comments

Recent advancements in wireless technologies are not only leading to exciting and innovative car designs, but are also changing the ways in which we travel. As exciting as these new technologies may be, some have a few concerns of the risks involved with such advancements....

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Are electric cars ready?

July 1, 2014 12:43 pm | by Matt Kelland, Engineerjobs.com | Comments

Are electric cars ready to replace internal combustion models? Which problems remain to be solved, who’s working on them… and are they hiring? Longwood, Florida, isn’t the most exciting, upmarket suburb of Orlando. Yet, every day, people drive for miles to visit a tiny showroom on 17/92....

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When is a TV not a TV?

July 1, 2014 8:35 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Comments

When the U. S. Supreme Court says so, that's when. Last Wednesday, June 25, the Court issued a split decision (6-3) against Aereo, a provider of over-the-Internet broadcast TV service which used a unique technology to get around the requirement to pay retransmission fees to program originators, as cable TV companies do....

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Power packaging developments are advancing energy efficiency

June 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Mahadevan Iyer2 | Texas Instruments | Comments

Power packaging is an essential part of our design process here at TI.  Our innovative packaging technology brings in advancements in cost, high performance, and low and medium power applications, enabling differentiated products for TI and our customers.  For example, TI recently introduced two flyback power solutions, the UCC28910 and the UCC28630, that achieve the highest energy efficiency and lowest standby power consumption for...

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Watch these drones fight to the death

June 30, 2014 8:04 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Comments

In the world of drones, there exists an underground fight club where different UAVs go head to head trying to destroy each other. Alright, that’s a little dramatized, but the drones really do battle each other in a BattleBot-style arena. Marque Cornblatt, co-founder of the group Game of Drones, says it’s all about aerial combat and going drono a drono for victory....

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Russians beat us to Holy Grail of drone pizza delivery

June 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

We won the Cold War and Space Race for this? We’ve discussed drones, the attendant privacy issues, and their commercial potential exhaustively, but a recent event serves as a cruel mockery of the freedoms we cherish. While the Federal Aviation Administration, politicians, and privacy advocates continue to squabble over domestic drone regulations ...

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12 of the highest paid engineers on the planet

June 25, 2014 8:53 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Comments

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree. Every year, Fortune ranks the top five hundred American corporations by adjusted gross revenue. Here are this year’s Fortune 50 CEOs who made their start where ...

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Too much of a useless thing

June 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things (IoT) is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending market shift provides a regular topic of conversation while on the road....

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