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Brain surgery robots, neural Fitbits, and cyborg pigs

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The most important reform to promote diversity and inclusion in your engineering organization

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Bits are the new electrons. The nature of analog computing is to take control.

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The company is offering free COBOL training and a forum for COBOL engineers

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Retired engineers are coming to the rescue

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The goal is to create one million devices that cost less than $200 and operate with little to no power

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If it can be scaled up, Air-gen technology could power everything from iPhones to car charging stations

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Scientists and engineers are building new tools — and a new way of thinking — to protect the natural world: Conservation technology is on the rise

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The tech giant is engineering a way to encourage its employees to eat healthier — and it might just help the rest of the country

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