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Engineering Newswire 140: Jet Powered Go Kart Reaches 60 MPH

May 21, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, David Mantey | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re riding in a jet powered go kart, cutting components with an all new controller, and building the world's longest glass bridge …

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Engineering Racing Greatness: The Conditions

May 26, 2015 10:37 am | by TE Connectivity | Comments

Even racing’s ideal conditions are less than ideal. In the second installment of Engineering Racing Greatness, a collaboration between Andretti Autosport and TE Connectivity, we take ...


Don't Underestimate Virtual Reality

May 21, 2015 9:32 am | by Big Think | Comments

Singularity University's Peter Diamandis discusses one way in which virtual reality - a burgeoning exponential technology - will disrupt unexpected sectors of culture and society ...


My Daughter, My Wife, Our Robot & the Quest for Immortality

May 21, 2015 9:25 am | by TED | Comments

The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including one drug that saved her own daughter's life). Meanwhile she is working ...


Teadown: Sharp Retro Computer

May 21, 2015 9:19 am | by EEVblog | Comments

What's inside the a 1987 vintage Sharp X68000 personal computer/gaming system from Japan? Sold exclusively in Japan from 1987 to 1993 this 10MHz 68000 based boasted ...


Colonizing the Moon or Mars?

May 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Space Exploration is the hot topic as Bobak Ferdowsi, a Mars and moon exploration expert, talks about his experience landing the Mars Rover, colonizing Mars vs the Moon, and his ideal vacation on the ...


Engineering Racing Greatness: The Car

May 19, 2015 11:41 am | by TE Connectivity | Comments

What does it take to be first on race day? The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day sporting event—and one of its greatest engineering challenges. With cars hitting speeds near ...


Building Spacecrafts in Space

May 14, 2015 10:09 am | by NASA 360 | Comments

It takes a lot of hard work and effort to get an entire spacecraft into orbit. But what if we didn’t have to? What if we built the spacecraft IN space? A NASA Innovative Advanced Concept is looking at just that ...


Engineering Newswire 139: Flying Car Crash Lands in Test Flight

May 14, 2015 9:48 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re upgrading our phones with a new smartphone case, testing the limits of a flying car, and shedding weight from the army’s machine gun ...


Evaluating the Solar Roadways Test Results

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by EEVblog | Comments

The 6 month test results for the Solar Roadways solar bike path project in the Netherlands are in. Dave compared the results to three local rooftop solar system and debunks the recent media reports that the ...


Why Neutrinos Matter

May 14, 2015 9:34 am | by TED-Ed | Comments

Elementary particles are the smallest known building blocks in the universe — and the neutrino is one of the smallest of the small. These tiny neutrinos can tell us about the furthest reaches and most extreme environments ...


Artificial Intelligence: Intersection of Opportunity & Fear

May 12, 2015 9:48 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Professors and researchers often speak about artificial intelligence as a type of computing that will present many positive opportunities for smarter and more efficient machines and technologies. Many in the general public ...


Engineering Newswire 138: Air-Powered Car Claims Zero Pollution

May 7, 2015 10:39 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using drones to assess cyclone carnage, sword-fighting with robots, and riding in the first compressed air-powered car ...


Particle Accelerators: Current & Future Applications

May 7, 2015 9:14 am | by Fermilab | Comments

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer presents current particle accelerator applications in industry, medicine and national security and discusses potential future applications: cleaning waste water, capturing gas at oil wells ...


Intro to Intellectual Property: Crash Course IP 1

May 7, 2015 9:10 am | by Crash Course | Comments

Last month, Stan Muller launched the Crash Course Intellectual Property mini-series. So, what is intellectual property, and why are we teaching it? Well, intellectual property is about ideas and their ownership, and it's basically ...


Can We Create New Senses for Humans?

May 5, 2015 9:10 am | by TED | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain ...



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