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In the World of Science, Women are in Last Place

November 12, 2014 3:14 pm | by Rob Farber | Comments

After reading a post on my blog about the lack of gender diversity in science and technology, my nine-year-old son commented, “All women are capable of the unbelievable!” Recent gender diversity reports from Google, Facebook and Apple...

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This Country Has Enough Wind Power to Power Every Home

November 12, 2014 10:06 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

In a win for alternative energy (there seem to be more and more these days) the recently released numbers show that during the month of October, wind power generated 126 percent of the energy needed to power every home in Scotland. The ...

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Photos of the Day: The Hendo Hoverboard

November 12, 2014 10:02 am | by AP Photo/Jeff Chiu | Comments

Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large...

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Engineers Dance for STEM Awareness

November 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PDD | Comments

A new YouTube video is gaining popularity as the push for STEM continues to gain traction. Commission by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in association with Bechtel, the music video “Engineering Happiness” is ...    

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Watch a drone take off from another drone

November 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, ECN Editor | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to think you can never have enough drones. So, in the spirit of our drone obsession, I would like to present you with a video of a drone taking off from another drone. It's very meta. I like to think if Isaac Newton was still around, he...

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STEM Student of the Week: Carter Yagemann

November 10, 2014 2:17 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of STEM Student of the Week. Once a week, ECN features a student working on a degree (of any level) in engineering as part of our STEM initiative.Meet Carter Yagemann, a cybersecurity researcher at Syracuse University (SU) (Editor's note: Orange represent!) under the supervision of Professor Kevin Du...

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America Trails Europe in Connectivity for the Greater Good

November 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

While American cities might be well connected, they're behind some European cities in putting that connectivity to use for the greater good. Ericsson today rolled out its annual Networked Society City Index, which links investment in Internet and Communications Technology...

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The Future of Vehicle Autonomy

November 10, 2014 9:41 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor PDD, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

It is not a secret that the electronic content of the vehicle is still growing significantly and that more than 80 percent of all innovations in the car are based on electronics. To handle this complexity, more and more testing has to happen in the lab, and where possible, testing needs to shift to ...

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The Wearable Technology Movement

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by Christian DeFeo, eSupplier and Innovation Manager, Newark element14 | Comments

The wearable health market is at a turning point. An IHS report estimates more than 250 million related devices will ship over the next five years alone. For engineering firms and technology companies, the time is now to not only participate in this ...         

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The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 30, 2014 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor, Wirless Week | Comments

The term 5G is as yet completely meaningless aside from the fact that the moniker is the obvious successor to the current status quo of 4G. But it's also grossly obtuse because we don't even know ...       

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Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...                  

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5 Keys to Engaging a Product Development Partner

October 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management ...      

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Why Being a Female Writer in Tech Doesn’t Make Me An Idiot

October 24, 2014 4:28 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

Today, engineers, we’re going to have a lesson about what’s an acceptable attitude to have and what’s not an acceptable attitude to have. For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to think my opinion is dead wrong because you’re a diehard Android fan. It’s not okay to think I’m an idiot because I’m a woman ... 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Use Apple Pay

October 23, 2014 9:48 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Could Apple Pay really be as revolutionary as it sounds? Is it going to work? Will it even catch on? Here are three reasons why you should use (or at least try) Apple Pay today.  

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2 Movies That Can Teach Us About IoT

October 22, 2014 10:07 am | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Comments

What’s the best place to see “futuristic” technology in action? Sometimes, you’ll see a demo or paper that explains it well, but often Hollywood (and science fiction in general) is the best source. In the case of IoT (Internet of Things), there are two essential movies....

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