12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet

2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00

Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover By NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Depending on which Facebook pages or Twitter feeds you follow, some of you may have caught wind that Opportunity (Mars Exploration Rover B, Figure 1) recently passed its twelfth anniversary of its landing on the red planet.  Opportunity’s ongoing trek across Mars represents a fantastic accomplishment in engineering.  At the time I’m writing this, the rover has been in continual operation for over 4,300 Earth days (that’s about 4,185 Sols, or Martian days).  Considering its original planned mission time of 92 Earth days, Opportunity has exceeded its design lifetime by 4,700%.  Imagine having a car that, instead of a [...]

12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet 2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00

High-Purity Gas Panels Part 10: Pressure Transducers in Semiconductor Equipment

2017-05-31T11:56:37-07:00

An article on pressure transducers used in semiconductor fabs and semiconductor equipment.

High-Purity Gas Panels Part 10: Pressure Transducers in Semiconductor Equipment 2017-05-31T11:56:37-07:00

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification

2018-02-28T14:30:49-07:00

Engineering project management and the importance of the Engineering Specification

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification 2018-02-28T14:30:49-07:00

Engineering Consulting Firms and Hollywood Share a Common Bond

2018-04-05T16:23:36-07:00

Consulting engineers and Hollywood share a common bond in breathing new life into projects.

Engineering Consulting Firms and Hollywood Share a Common Bond 2018-04-05T16:23:36-07:00

Materials Science News: 2-D Phosphorus-The Future for Solar Cells?

2018-08-07T14:16:50-07:00

Materials science research shows that 2-dimensional phosphorus could be the future for the semiconductor industry.

Materials Science News: 2-D Phosphorus-The Future for Solar Cells? 2018-08-07T14:16:50-07:00

IEEE 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient Comes from the Field of Power Semiconductors

2018-03-02T10:29:41-07:00

2014 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient comes from the field of power semiconductors.

IEEE 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient Comes from the Field of Power Semiconductors 2018-03-02T10:29:41-07:00

Series on Semiconductor Processing and ICs, Part 14: Inventions that Lead to the Modern Integrated Circuit

2017-05-08T11:40:59-07:00

A brief review of crucial semiconductor industry inventions that lead to current integrated circuits.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and ICs, Part 14: Inventions that Lead to the Modern Integrated Circuit 2017-05-08T11:40:59-07:00

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries

2017-05-08T11:49:44-07:00

UC Riverside engineering team uses silicon dioxide found in Silly Putty to improve lithium-ion batteries.

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries 2017-05-08T11:49:44-07:00

Biomimicry Advances Create e-Whiskers that Allow Robots to Feel

2018-09-06T14:55:37-07:00

As nanotechnology, or the building of machines at the molecule scale, and biomimicry has progressed and advanced, electronic skin and even electronic

Biomimicry Advances Create e-Whiskers that Allow Robots to Feel 2018-09-06T14:55:37-07:00

Electrical Engineers Bring Christmas Lights to the Masses

2017-05-09T16:40:43-07:00

Electrical engineers, Thomas Edison and Edward Johnson, designed a string of electrical lights that developed into modern day Christmas lights.

Electrical Engineers Bring Christmas Lights to the Masses 2017-05-09T16:40:43-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp

2018-03-13T12:16:07-07:00

This week on The Engineer's Kitchen we engineer a fresh summer dessert using local fruit.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp 2018-03-13T12:16:07-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Mocha Mousse Layered Pie

2018-03-26T11:57:54-07:00

On The Engineer's Kitchen today we share a recipe for engineering a great summer time desert.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Mocha Mousse Layered Pie 2018-03-26T11:57:54-07:00