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3D-Printed Artificial Bones Aimed at Replacing Surgery

Publish Date: August 25, 2017
Bone replacements for people that need them may soon become safer and more effective thanks to stronger artificial bones that can be fabricated using a new 3D-printing design.

Neurable Wants to Let You Control Any Device With Your Mind

Publish Date: August 24, 2017
Despite the large crowd it drew, Neurable's booth setup at SIGGRAPH 2017 earlier this year was pretty simple. There were no handheld controllers, mice, motion trackers, or keyboards, no HP Z Backpack computers, no robots ... just a chair, a screen, and a modified HTC Vive VR headset. The game on the screen also looked simple enough, tasking players with picking up and manipulating toys and other objects to escape a room they were trapped in.

High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Created Using Recycled Glass Bottles

Publish Date: August 24, 2017
Waste glass bottles are turned into nanosilicon anodes using a low-cost chemical process.

3D Printing Secured Using Three-Layer System That Ensures Components Aren’t Compromised

Publish Date: August 23, 2017
A research team has developed a security system for additive manufacturing processes to help protect them against possible cyberattacks, as well as to ensure the overall integrity of the components produced by 3D-printing methods.

Do IoT Applications Need Intelligent Sensors?

Publish Date: August 23, 2017
Internet of Things (IoT) applications can be complex, and many engineers are now searching for better ways to deal with the massive amounts of data coming from IoT sensors. For many, the choice of a computing architecture is critical. They can employ a centralized model, where they send mountains of raw data to the cloud, or can they use an edge-based model, where they place electronic intelligence at the sensor.

The Advantages of Embedded FPGA for Aerospace and Defense

Publish Date: August 22, 2017
Market research reports show that 10% or more of all FPGAs are used by military and aerospace systems. Clearly FPGA provides major advantages in the flexibility to adapt to changing standards and mission-critical requirements, which is essential for systems that may be in design for years and deployed for a decade or more. However, FPGA chips suffer some significant shortcomings, particularly for aerospace/defense applications. For example:

Study Says Autonomous Cars Could Impact US Jobs

Publish Date: August 22, 2017
A new government study predicts that about one in nine US workers will be affected “to varying degrees” by the eventual emergence of automated vehicles.

Machine Learning and AI at the IoT Edge

Publish Date: August 21, 2017
As the world of internet devices expands, many devices are being created to process data on their own. These intelligent IoT devices do more than simply collect and mindlessly deliver data. Many are able to process data on the spot rather than send it to the cloud for analysis. Whether in industry, aerospace, or even in your car, IoT devices are beginning to effectively analyze diverse sets of data to produce value in real-time – at the edge.

Millennials & Boomers Align Well In the Engineering Workplace

Publish Date: August 21, 2017
Recently, I wrote an article, “Blending Generations”, on how to create a culture where Millennials and Boomers “play nicely” in the sandbox.  Now I’d like to share the results of a recent survey regarding what engineers and designers of different ages have learned from working with their older or younger peers. The results are good news for those willing to build the right culture in their team.

Braided carbon wheels première in Porsche 911 Turbo S

Publish Date: August 20, 2017
German automaker Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to offer lightweight wheels with braided carbon fiber. They are available now as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Carbon, the characteristically black high-tech material, can be fully appreciated in the new wheels with a protective layer of clear lacquer.