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Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

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HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

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Engineering Update: 3D-Printing Army Chow

August 22, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Anyone that doesn’t enjoy the taste of burnt cardboard, can tell you that the army isn’t known for its fine culinary selections. While troops can eat surprisingly well in Iraq and Afghanistan, for the most part the military subsists on …  

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IoT Manufacturing Insight with NI & Intel

August 21, 2014 10:05 am | by Intel | Comments

In collaboration with National Instruments, Intel engineers are helping industrial sector customers place real intelligence at the point of their data—that is, at the device, even on legacy equipment—and then extract the data and optimize which ...

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Engineering Motorsports: An Interview with McLaren F1

August 21, 2014 10:03 am | by IET | Comments

A snap-shot into the world of a McLaren F1 engineer – Greenpower’s National Final’s team interview McLaren F1 engineers at Goodwood Festival of Speed ...               

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McLaren Technology Goes into Road Bikes

August 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by IET | Comments

David Belo, Simulation Engineer at McLaren, talks to IET.tv about their work with Specialized on road bikes at The Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                 

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Bill Nye on the Remarkable Efficiency of SpaceX

August 20, 2014 3:24 pm | by Big Think | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience ... at the expense of ...

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 20, 2014 9:38 am | by The Aspen Institute | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S. Pinchuk participated in the Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program titled ...

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Pushing the Boundaries of Efficiency

August 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly ...    

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More Potential Problems for the Tesla Model S

August 14, 2014 2:35 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports but a recent article states that the car now'has more than its share of problems ...                

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Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                   

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MIT’s 7 Fingered Robot

August 13, 2014 4:36 pm | by MIT | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one's wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb ...      

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On The Road With New Car Tech

August 13, 2014 3:47 pm | by USA Today | Comments

USA Today shows off some of what a new car will be able to do for you in 2015 ...                           

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Own Your Body's Data

August 13, 2014 3:09 pm | by TED | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day ...

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Engineering Newswire 102: Robo-Shipbuilder Suit Gives Workers Superhuman Strength

August 7, 2014 10:33 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on engineering newswire, we’re exploring the ocean in a private submarine, translating vibrations into audio signals, and gaining superhuman strength ... with the help of a robotic exoskeleton ...       

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The Business of Being a Cyborg

August 6, 2014 5:29 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Meet Amal Graafstra. This cyborg decided to start a business to sell implantable RFID chips ...                        

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