Machine Builder Forum: Heard On Discrete

Engineers at Stanford Develop Ant-Size Radio to Realize the 'Internet of Things'

The 'Internet of Things' could soon be contained in a radio the size of an ant.

How Dr. Seuss Would Automate Quality Management

How would Dr. Seuss have approached quality management?  Certainly not conventionally. Here’s Brenda Percy's tribute to the prose of Dr. Seuss…with a quality management twist.

Supplier Meets Customer

Potential Customer Meets Potential Supplier...what could possibly go wrong?

Britain's Newest Aircaft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Takes Her First Dip

HMS Queen Elizabeth's 65,000 ton aircraft carrier takes her first dip at the dock she was assembled at in Rosyth, Britain.

3D Printing — Helping Shape the Future of Innovation

MakerBot and Florida Polytechnic team to bring 3D printing technology to STEM students and faculty. 

Purchasing an Encoder? Check out

Previously focused on consumer products, the online shopping site also provides fairly highly engineered devices. 

Even Female Engineers Would Wear Hard Hats

Should industry create a different or more modern representation of the profession than that of the "hard-hat engineer"? 

Computer Passes Turing Test — Fools Examiner into Thinking It's Human

Recently, and for the first time, a computer "passed" the 65-year old Turing Test.

The Way We Were: Top 100 Innovative Companies in the World

An infographic from 2011 gives a snapshot of the top 100 innovative companies in the world at that time, and what countries they hail from. Stay tuned for more to come.

Phoenix Contact Went Off the Grid on Earth Day. What?

How did you spend Earth Day? I hope you did something "earthy," or at least earth-friendly. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Phoenix Contact's president, Jack Nehlig, ceremonially disconnected from the electric grid.