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Formula 1's Jenson Button awarded honorary degree in Bath
Retired racer Jenson Button MBE adds an honorary degree in engineering to his list of achievements.
[BBC News UK]

Apple engineer tried to buy BeOS from Palm for the iPhone
Jean-Louis Gassée: When the Apple smartphone project started, the key decision was the choice of software engine. Should Apple try to make a 'lite' version of OS X (as it was then known)? Go in a completely new direction? It appears that a new direction may have been tempting. At the time that (...)
[OSNews]

Aggressive design caused Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions
What's interesting is that there is evidence in the design of an intellectual tension between safety and pushing the boundaries. Samsung engineers designed out all of the margin in the thickness of the battery, which is the direction where you get the most capacity gain for each unit of volume. (...)
[OSNews]

Laser vision
Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.
[BBC]

Laser vision
Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.
[BBC News]

Surface Studio review: a beautiful invader of Apple's base
The Verge's Surface Studio review (there's more reviews at Engadget and CNet): It's an engineering marvel of a monitor, but I really wish Microsoft sold it separately. I want to dock my Surface Book to it, or transform any laptop into a full Surface Studio. If I'm investing in a desktop PC at (...)
[OSNews]

World's first light-seeking synthetic nanorobot
A team of researchers has developed the world's first light-seeking synthetic nanorobot. With size comparable to a blood cell, those tiny robots have the potential to be injected into patients' bodies, helping surgeons to remove tumors and enabling more precise engineering of targeted (...)
[Science daily]

Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials
Engineers have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. Using metamaterials, engineers were able to build a microscale device that shows a 1,000 percent increase in conductivity when activated by low voltage and a low power (...)
[Science daily]

Tesla announces new gigafactory in European expansion
The acquisition of German engineering business Grohmann is part of a plan to cut costs, speed up production and increase quality Tesla is making a “significant investment” in expanding its European operations, its CEO, Elon Musk, told investors on Tuesday, announcing a new “gigafactory” battery (...)
[The Guardian]

Tesla says it's buying a German engineering firm
Read full story for latest details.
[CNN Money]

Why does the MacBook Pro only have USB-C ports? Spanish 'Apple engineer' explains
Parody goes viral, suggesting when you need to increase profits, what could be better than forcing people to buy a bag full of dongles at $25 a pop? What is the real reason for Apple ditching everything but the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pros? According to a Spanish “Apple engineer”: more (...)
[The Guardian]

Sir James Dyson dismisses EU tariff fears of hard Brexit
It’s no catastrophe if Britain can’t agree a deal to stay in the single market, says inventor as he pledges to plug UK shortfall of engineers via his new college Sir James Dyson, the billionaire inventor, has said it would not be a “catastrophe” if Britain cannot agree a deal to remain part of the (...)
[The Guardian]

A tiny machine: Infinitesimal computing device
Electrical and computer engineers have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than 50 nanometers on any (...)
[Science daily]

FleetMind Expands Team with West Coast Regional Sales Director
MONTREAL, Canada – October 26, 2016 - FleetMind Solutions, the award-winning technology leader for “smart truck” systems, announced today the addition of John Sobey as West Coast Regional Sales Director. After studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton in Ohio, John (...)
[WebWire Telecommunications]

FleetMind Expands Team with West Coast Regional Sales Director
MONTREAL, Canada – October 26, 2016 - FleetMind Solutions, the award-winning technology leader for “smart truck” systems, announced today the addition of John Sobey as West Coast Regional Sales Director. After studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton in Ohio, John (...)
[WebWire Mobile communications]

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