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ABB Introduces Its Largest Industrial Robot Ever

December 1, 2015

The IRB 8700 is aimed at material-handling applications in the automotive, transportation, and other heavy industries.

The 14th Annual Golden Mousetrap Awards: Now Accepting Entries

September 8, 2015

Entries for the Golden Mousetrap Awards, recognizing exceptional, cutting-edge products, are open through November 15, 2015.

Smart Actuator Propels Hydraulic 'Beast of Burden'

June 4, 2015

A smart hydraulic actuator is enabling a powerful four-legged robot to negotiate harsh terrain without the aid of multiple cables, remote computers, or external devices.

2014 Salary and Opinion Study

March 25, 2015

Overall, North American engineers are doing better salary-wise than their international peers, are satisfied with their careers, and are optimistic about the future.

FAA Places Restrictions on Amazon Drones

March 23, 2015

How big a breakthrough was it for Amazon to receive on March 19 an "experimental airworthiness certificate" from the Federal Aviation Administration? Actually, not so much.

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12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs

By Rob Spiegel | February 8, 2016

Here's a list of engineering and tech jobs ranked by outlook, work environment, stress, and income.

What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?

February 6, 2016

Take a peek into the world of a test engineer - and then tell us about yourself! We want to know what part each of our readers plays in the wonderful umbrella known as design engineering.

CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest

February 1, 2016

The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso.

What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers

January 30, 2016

Star Trek brought us many pioneering ideas that designers have acted upon, and we can glean a few engineering bits of wisdom from this iconic show.

How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent

January 28, 2016

There is a shortage of engineers and designers. That's nothing new, but companies can tap into a talent pipeline using these steps.

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