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Engineering Newswire 100: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 24, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...               

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Engineering Update: Marines Begin Testing Robotic Mule

July 25, 2014 1:24 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The United States Marines Corps began testing Boston Dynamics' legged squad support system at the Kahuku training area in Hawaii. For those who don’t know, the LS3 is a robotic pack mule that could function autonomously and ...   

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Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-Free Travel

July 23, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

'Ray' the robotic parking valet at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany lets travelers to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot before heading to the check-in desk ...             

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Sensors in the Soil

July 23, 2014 4:07 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Soil moisture information is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, this data is used to monitor climate patterns and predict landslides. Michigan engineers are working on a system that will make ...  

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Large Scale Graphene Production

July 22, 2014 10:28 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Draw a line with a pencil and it's likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those ...

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Hotspot: Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...     

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Transforming Classic VW Beetles into Electric Cars

July 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Zelectric is bringing vintage VW Bugs into the 21st century, turning the gas-fueled classics into modern day electric vehicles ...                   

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Fully Functioning Rapid Prototype Parts

July 17, 2014 2:51 pm | Comments

Synergeering Group, LLC is a direct service provider of their exclusive, RapidNylon; large, fully functioning rapid prototype parts, produced directly from your CAD in just days. RapidNylon prototype parts are used during development phases ...

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Using Google Glass to Steal Passwords

July 17, 2014 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Cyber forensics experts have developed a way to to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using Google Glass and other recording devices ...                

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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...                

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Boeing Preps the 787-9 Dreamliner for Farnborough

July 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Boeing | Comments

Boeing’s expert crew rehearses the flight program for the 2014 Farnborough Airshow ...                           

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HotSpot: Paint-On Skin for Concrete Structures

July 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an art auction where participants bid with their emotions; a blanket that measures plane passengers' brainwaves to help improve flying; an electrically conductive coat of paint that provides an early warning system for concrete strucutures; and determining the age of stars using ultrasound technology ...

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Teardown: Cash Register

July 17, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down a cash register found in the dumpster. Does it have any useful parts to salvage?                 

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Cargo Ship Arrives, Grapples with International Space Station

July 17, 2014 9:13 am | by NASA | Comments

Carrying more than 3,000 pounds of food, supplies, spare parts and experiments, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station July 16, where it was grappled by ...      

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A Tool to Fix One of the Most Dangerous Moments in Surgery

July 17, 2014 8:58 am | by TED | Comments

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important ...

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Bluetooth 4.1 Module Helps Engineers Add Low-Energy Connectivity

July 14, 2014 3:43 pm | by Kurt Gasparro, Video Production Specialist | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

This year at the Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL, editor-in-chief, David Mantey sat down with Microchip’s Dave Richkas to discuss their latest products and technologies. One of the products announced from the show includes Microchip’s first ...

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