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April 23, 2015 3:01 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) is a humanoid robot designed by the Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab (TREC) at Virginia Tech. Designed for the Navy, the lab realized that with a few changes ...
April 22, 2015 4:47 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Screening newborn infants for hearing loss is a relatively new practice that didn’t become common in the United States until the mid-to-late 1990s. Before its introduction, children often weren’t diagnosed with congenital hearing loss until ...
April 22, 2015 4:18 pm
Sol Jacobs, VP & General Manager, Tadiran Batteries
Solar-powered devices provide a glimpse into a future in which increasingly sophisticated remote wireless devices use energy harvesting in combination with industrial grade rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power advanced ...
April 22, 2015 4:04 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
Carbon fiber is an extremely strong and light-weight material, but has traditionally been relegated to aerospace and automotive markets. "Now, it’s for anybody who wants parts as strong as metal," says Greg Mark, MarkForged CEO ...
April 21, 2015 9:34 am
Kevin Prendeville, Managing Director, Accenture’s Product Lifecycle Services business
Why should a chief information officer invest to improve product development? The biggest reason is the amount of money at stake – costs and revenues – that can be significantly impacted by information technology ...
April 21, 2015 12:35 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
A new web-based tool from Littelfuse allows circuit designers to dry run a device’s electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance prior to building a test board. The ESD Suppression Selection Tool supplements the company’s iDesign online ...
April 20, 2015 2:21 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
When Frederick Labbe was a mechanical engineering student in 2001, he came up with the idea of using weight as a source of energy to lace shoes. Five years later he developed ...
April 20, 2015 10:02 am
Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries
Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the ...
April 17, 2015 9:13 am
Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil
Acceptable response times on the web have steadily been decreasing. While 10 seconds used to be considered reasonable, a 2009 study showed that 40 percent of visitors will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to ...
April 15, 2015 9:37 am
Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant, TrueCADD
Product development and manufacturing is in a stage of major transformation across the globe. With a message from the market to speed up the development process, manufacturers are consistently looking to improvise their manufacturing ...
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