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Category: Computer Engineering

Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Component Availability Problems

Most of the electronics design world is by now aware that we’re in a very serious period of components shortages. The hardest hit seem to be ceramic capacitors, but other passives as well as a variety of connectors and silicon parts are also caught up in the shortage storm. Allocation and shortages hit every few years, but this one seems to be the worst in recent memory. It could be a problem until 2020 and the supply chain and world…

New technique could find some of the youngest planets in our galaxy — ScienceDaily

Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets are in orbit there. Over the past several years, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has transformed our understanding of protoplanetary disks — the gas- and dust-filled planet factories that encircle…

Novel microplate 3-D bioprinting platform for muscle and tendon tissue engineering

Postholder insert for the printing of dumbbell-shaped muscle-tendon tissues in a 24-well plate (left above: postholder, right above: postholder in 24-well plate [top view], bottom: bioprinted muscle tissue in 24-well well plate differentiated for 14 days [top view]). Credit: Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) There is a strong need for medication that treats age-related degenerative muscle and tendon diseases. A critical bottleneck in the discovery and development of novel drugs for skeletal muscle is the lack of efficient and…

That Was The Holiday 2017 Question – Wayfair Tech Blog

Keeping up with Wayfair’s blisteringly fast year over year growth is a blessing, and alas, also incredibly challenging.  E-commerce companies naturally experience their busiest time during the holiday season, and our engineering teams are often thinking about the next holiday season as soon as the previous one ends.   To scale with our growing number of customers, we shard our customers’ data across nine customer shards, including, but not limited to: Registry data, Idea Boards (wishlist) data, basket data, and…

Making cars and planes lighter and cleaner using unidirectional fibre tapes

Credit: Raquel Ledo Bañobre An EU initiative has developed a cost-effective way to produce unidirectional (UD) tape to manufacture and reinforce parts in cars and planes. The solution will make them lighter and more environmentally sound. Automobiles are among the biggest culprits in generating greenhouse emissions, raising the costs for both the environment and manufacturers. One solution is to make vehicles lighter by using new materials such as UD fibre tapes. However, until now these tapes were costly and difficult…

OnePlus: The Journey to 6!

OnePlus 6 created ripples the moment it launched. Widely known as “Flagship Killer,” OnePlus 6 stands true to its motto – ‘Never Settle’ by providing flagship phone features at a budget price. With its presence in 38 countries, and incorporation of great features such as AMOLED screen, fast charging, 4K60 video recording, improved design and a larger screen, OnePlus 6 has incorporated the best features in their latest release. Although OnePlus 6 comes with many features and is spectacular in…

Coding Conversations: Finding The Right Fit

Lyn at LinkedIn’s Sunnyvale campus  Enter: Partner Engineering When I was first approached about Partner Engineering by my former manager, I felt initially apprehensive. I’ve never heard of partner engineering and, given how hard I’d worked previously to achieve an engineering role, reading the job description made me worry that I’d in some way slow or impede my career progression. Was I offered this position to consider because I was ineffective or still new in my role as an SWE?…

MU, University of Bologna COMPARE food, agriculture systems notes

The goal of COMPARE was to shine a light on all the ways research in food, agriculture, sustainability and more intertwine in the hopes of sparking new ideas and collaborative avenues. Photo by Amy Parris. A collaboration between the University of Missouri and University of Bologna in Italy led to the first COMPARE: A Symposium to Explore Synergies in Food & Agricultural Systems Studies at the MU College of Engineering in May. MU and UNIBO signed a memorandum of understanding…

Engineering for Compliance: Meet the Uber Engineering Team in Sofia, Bulgaria

A reliable trip on the Uber platform isn’t just about transportation. To truly deliver the best user experience, we must also comply with regional financial and tax regulations in the 80-plus countries where we operate. Established in 2014 as one of Uber’s first distributed engineering sites, the Uber Engineering team in Sofia, Bulgaria is responsible for making this compliance a reality. The Sofia Engineering team focuses on developing systems that provide our services with key reporting and compliance capabilities, including…

Open-sourcing Sonar, a new extensible debugging tool – Facebook Code

One challenge that comes from having many engineers working collaboratively on larger apps is that typically no single person knows how every module works. This segmentation of knowledge and expertise can make it difficult to develop new features, investigate bugs, or optimize performance. To help engineers at Facebook manage this complexity, we built Sonar, an extensible cross-platform debugging tool. Sonar gives us a surface where framework experts and developers can convey important information to framework users. Now we are adding…