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Let your shoes do the charging

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Rice University mechanical engineering students hope their PediPower shoes can one day power pacemakers, artificial hearts, and more. [Read more]...
Let your shoes do the charging

Google, BMW rated most attractive employers by European business, engineering students

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Facebook may be the best place to work (according to Glassdoor.com), but Internet search and advertising giant Google and car maker BMW are the most attractive employers for Europeans. That’s the claim made by employer branding specialist Universum, although the link to the rankings it provided doesn’t work yet. Universum’s...
Google, BMW rated most attractive employers by European business, engineering students

iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)

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We're back for another day of exploring the Northeastern University labs. We checked out a handful of projects yesterday, including the HyCycle, a runner-up in the school's Capstone award. Today we checked out the winner: iCRAFT -- that's short for eye-Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology. The project was developed...
iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)

The Difference Between People Who Study Engineering And People Who Study Humanities

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Billionaire Facebook investor, former PayPal CEO, and Palantir cofounder Peter Thiel taught a class at Stanford this Spring. We're going through one student's notes, today, and posting the most interesting things we learn. Here's the latest: Thiel says the prupose of his class is to eliminate some of the differences...
The Difference Between People Who Study Engineering And People Who Study Humanities

One week after I-5 bridge collapse, UW hosting student steel bridge competition

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Maybe Washington governor Jay Inslee should drop by the University of Washington this weekend for some ideas on how to keep the Skagit Valley bridge sturdy again. Just one week after a bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed, the UW is hosting a national student steel bridge competition on its campus....
One week after I-5 bridge collapse, UW hosting student steel bridge competition

The portable 3D printer that fits in a briefcase

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A pair of MIT mechanical engineering students has developed the first truly portable 3D printer, which fits neatly into a metal briefcase. PopFab—designed by MIT CADLab's Ilan Moyer and Nadya Peek of MIT's Centre for Bits and Atoms—can impressively be set up in just a few moments. In the...
The portable 3D printer that fits in a briefcase

Sign language translator turns gestures into spoken letters, makes for a better world (video)

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By far one of the greatest challenges of sign language has been to translate it for everyday folk that wouldn't know where to begin a conversation with the deaf. Cornell University engineering students Ranjay Krishna, Seonwoo Lee and Si Ping Wang -- along with some help from Jonathan Lang...
Sign language translator turns gestures into spoken letters, makes for a better world (video)

Crash test dummies go from four wheels to two

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Why should car dummies have all the fun? Canadian engineering students build what they say is the first crash test dummy for bikes. [Read more]...
Crash test dummies go from four wheels to two

With Increased Student Interest In The Enterprise, Kleiner Perkins Debuts Second Engineering Fellows Program

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In 2011, Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored and startups get access to young engineering talent that could become full-time...
With Increased Student Interest In The Enterprise, Kleiner Perkins Debuts Second Engineering Fellows Program

Foundem sues Google in the UK, accusing the search giant of anti-competitive behavior

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Foundem, a UK-based vertical search engine company and longtime anti-trust nemesis of Google, has brought the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant’s alleged ‘search manipulations’ to the attention of regulators on both sides of the Atlantic in the past. Now, the UK outfit is suing Google in the UK over ‘anti-competitive...
Foundem sues Google in the UK, accusing the search giant of anti-competitive behavior

Sponsor post: MIT StartLabs showcasing 7 student startups at Boston Beta

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MIT StartLabs is a nonprofit organization founded by MIT engineering students to cultivate the next generation of technical entrepreneurs. StartLabs is currently running “Concept to Company,” an intensive four-week accelerator providing seven teams with the time, resources, funding and mentorship to bring their ideas to life. Following the monthlong program,...
Sponsor post: MIT StartLabs showcasing 7 student startups at Boston Beta

YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

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CircuitLab is coming up on its one year anniversary, and the startup (now part of Y Combinator’s winter 2013 cohort) now boasts 70,000 monthly active users, who run an average of one circuit simulation every six seconds. The phenomenal traction for the electrical-engineering-focused startup has a lot to do with...
YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

Students spend two years building a 10-foot Tesla coil that shoots sparks to the Super Mario Bros. theme song

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Engineers from the student-run organization X-Labs at the University of South Florida (USF) recently finished building a 10-foot tall dual-resonant solid-state Tesla coil. The electrical transformer circuit is capable of producing alternating-current electricity, and for our entertainment, shoots sparks between 10 and 15 feet to the tune of the Super...
Students spend two years building a 10-foot Tesla coil that shoots sparks to the Super Mario Bros. theme song

How G3Box Turns Shipping Containers Into Clinics

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Arizona State students Gabrielle Palermo and Susanna Young are converting freight containers into mobile clinics--when they can find the time. The G3Box on ASU's campus is a nice riser for Palermo and Young. The next ones will be shelters for relief workers and facilities for doctors. | Photo by Mark...
How G3Box Turns Shipping Containers Into Clinics

Cornell students steer Pong using brain waves, can't quite play during naps (video)

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We here at Engadget are always fans of brain wave experiments, and so we were delighted when two Cornell University electrical engineering students, Chuck Moyes and Mengxiang Jiang, wrapped up a final project using brain waves in the best way possible: playing Pong. Their experiment links a baseball cap...
Cornell students steer Pong using brain waves, can't quite play during naps (video)
Good News, America: Engineering Students Are Out to Solve Our Drinking Problems

To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

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(Photo: Hackertour2012.com) Talk to a startup recruiter about hiring young developers and they’ll eventually admit it’s hard to compete in the campus cattle call with Goldman and Google sucking up all the air. But rather than rely on incendiary exit letters  or Aaron Sorkin scripts to convince engineering talent to...
To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

7 ways to unleash game-changing greentech innovation

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This essay is the second of a series of four appearing this week on GigaOm.  It draws from material in Jonathan Koomey’s latest book, Cold Cash, Cool Climate:  Science-based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs, which is being released by Analytics Press on February 15, 2012.   Written for entrepreneurs and investors, this...
7 ways to unleash game-changing greentech innovation
AfterCollege's Employer Popularity Index turns college recruiting into a popularity contest
Microsoft's new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live -- created by Microsoft interns
How to build an 8-bit computer from scratch

Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

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Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored (and have the prestige of Kleiner Perkins on their resume)...
Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2

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We all know that Square is one of the most well-known startups in Silicon Valley, but did you know that it’s using that “fame” to give back to the community? That’s right, the company that Jack Dorsey co-founded (no, not Twitter), has launched its first Code Camp contest designed to...
Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2

Sexier electric vehicles - without the range anxiety | Corrinne Burns

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This year's IET Christmas Lecture reveals how a team at Imperial College designed an electric car fit for one of the toughest motoring challengesElectric cars still have something of an image problem. Aside from questions about whether they are as green as their manufacturers claim, for many motorists there is...
Sexier electric vehicles - without the range anxiety | Corrinne Burns

Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers

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Mobile payments company Square is hoping to inspire and find talented women engineers with its first annual Code Camp Contest. The company is hosting a three-day, expense-paid immersion program at Square’s San Francisco headquarters called Code Camp. Engineering students can submit a resume and essays about why they would like...
Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers

Facebook's new temporary dev office in Vancouver underscores how broken US immigration policy remains

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According to the Vancouver Sun, Facebook will hire up to 150 developers for a new temporary office in the city. The hires will be freshly graduated engineering students. Facebook, a massive technology company, remains hungry for new talent to help it expand and support its products. Why Vancouver? As the Sun...
Facebook's new temporary dev office in Vancouver underscores how broken US immigration policy remains

How Two College Students Created A Prosthetic Arm For An Eight Year-Old

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Daniel Wilson wanted a prosthetic to let him ride a bike and swing a bat (and he wanted it to be red) , so two engineering students found an ingenious way to make one for him....
How Two College Students Created A Prosthetic Arm For An Eight Year-Old

Northeastern University students develop eye controlled robotic arm that's happy to feed you

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As an alternative to receiving brain implants for robotic arm dominance assistance, check out this surprisingly cheap eye-tracking solution developed by six electrical engineering students at Northeastern University. Labeled iCRAFT, for eye Con­trolled Robotic Arm Feeding Tech­nology, the award-winning senior project drew its inspiration from one team member's difficulty...
Northeastern University students develop eye controlled robotic arm that's happy to feed you

Best Tech Events This Week (Social Retail Summit, Twitter NYC Talk, Enterprise Tech Meetup, Tech Drinkup, Bronx Tech Meetup, Music Hackathon, Hardware Startup)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. First off,...
Best Tech Events This Week (Social Retail Summit, Twitter NYC Talk, Enterprise Tech Meetup, Tech Drinkup, Bronx Tech Meetup, Music Hackathon, Hardware Startup)
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