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Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...              

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HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally available. This computer allows for hands-free voice interaction in homes, and runs Android to take commands and turn them into action. The Ubi uses the..

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Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

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Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV ...             

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Teardown: 4 Channel, 50 MHz Oscilloscope

October 16, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down the new US$399 Rigol 4 channel 50MHz DS1054Z oscilloscope. How can they get such incredible value for the price?             

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Behind the Hangar Doors of Virgin Galactic

October 16, 2014 9:17 am | by Virgin Galactic | Comments

On October 4, 2014 Virgin Galactic celebrated the anniversary of the Ansari X-Prize victory by inviting special guests for a 'Behind the Hangar Doors' tour ...              

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Building Blocks That Blink, Beep & Teach

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by TED | Comments

Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together ...

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Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light-&-Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 10:00 am | by Duke Medicine | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

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Capturing Aerial Photos of the World’s Most Advanced Jets

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

Liz Kaszynski is one of 10 aerial photographers at Lockheed Martin who are trained and certified to take pictures while flying in the backseat of fighter jets. Liz is also the sole female aerial photographer for the ...    

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HotSpot: Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 14, 2014 9:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Panasonic has developed a pin shaped lithium-ion battery that features the high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). With a diameter of 3.5 millimeters and a weight ...  

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Engineering Update: Space-Based Infrared System Enhances Air Force Capabilities

October 13, 2014 9:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: The Dynomak fusion reactor: While fusion energy has generally sounded too good to be true, University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that could ...  

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Modelling the Universe with 3D Printers

October 9, 2014 12:59 pm | by Hubble Space Telescope | Comments

3D printing technology offers huge benefits in astronomy education and research. The 3D Astronomy Project at the Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA Goddard have created innovative education materials and 3D models ...   

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Engineering Newswire 111: Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials ...     

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Teardown: White Van Speaker Scam

October 9, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave exposes the global White Van Speaker Scam and tears down a Marc Vincent Surround Sound Receiver, one of the items sold in Australia through this scam ...        

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Orion: Trial By Fire

October 9, 2014 9:23 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and through temperatures twice as ...

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