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MinnowBoard Turbot Quad-Core Brings Open Source Development to IoT

Publish Date: July 6, 2017
I'm typing this on a MinnowBoard Turbot Quad-Core running Ubuntu Linux while Netflix plays in the background, and all is running smoothly. The latest edition to the MinnowBoard family of open source developer boards has more than enough under the hood to function as a small DIY productivity PC, but the MinnowBoard Foundation, the non-profit behind the MinnowBoard, has loftier goals than that.

Volvo Will Say Goodbye to Internal Combustion in 2019

Publish Date: July 5, 2017
Volvo Cars made a historic announcement on July 5 that every car it produces from 2019 forward will have an electric motor.

Electronics Help Cut Costs of Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks

Publish Date: July 5, 2017
By driving down costs and raising efficiencies, a startup company wants to take the hydraulic hybrid powertrain from the level of technical curiosity to major player in the world of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Develop Software Earlier: Panelists Debate How to Accelerate Embedded Software Development

Publish Date: July 5, 2017
At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston in May, I moderated a panel titled, “Develop Software Earlier.” Joining me were Jason Andrews, Principal Solutions Architect in the Software Group at ARM; Mike Dini, Mike President of DINI Group; and Russ Klein, Technical Director in Mentor Graphics' Emulation Division. What follows is an excerpt from our lively and open discussion on tools and methodologies to accelerate embedded software development.

A Brief History of PLM

Publish Date: July 4, 2017

Silk Sensor Could Speed Development of Composite Materials

Publish Date: July 4, 2017
Researchers have developed a new sensor that can help detect damage in composite materials during their development, an advancement that facilitates the design of stronger and better composites.

What’s Next in 3D Printing? Stronger FDM Parts

Publish Date: July 3, 2017
While 3D printing has exploded with possibilities over the past five years, there are some tricky issues that hold the process back from leaving its prototyping past and shifting to a full-blown manufacturing process. One impediments is speed. The other barrier is strength when it comes to the commonly used fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing process.

Mathematical Model Holds Key for New Clean-Energy Storage Materials Design

Publish Date: July 3, 2017
Wide-scale storage is currently the Holy Grail of researchers designing energy-storage solutions for clean energy, and scientists at Stanford University have come closer to achieving it with a new mathematical model for designing materials.

What Do Engineers Listen to While They Work?

Publish Date: June 30, 2017
 

Block Polymers Eyed for Next-Gen Battery, Medical, Energy Apps

Publish Date: June 30, 2017
Researchers have made improvements in the development of block polymers for use as advanced materials in energy generation, information storage, medical devices and other applications By Elizabeth Montalbano