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A Cheaper, High-Performance Prosthetic Knee

July 30, 2015 1:15 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard ...


Transporting Blood Samples with Small Drones

July 30, 2015 1:10 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel via hobby-sized drones ...


Delphi to buy HellermannTyton Group for $1.7B

July 30, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Automotive parts manufacturing company Delphi Automotive has announced that it will buy British cable management company HellermannTyton Group for approximately $1.7 million ...


Today in Engineering History: Apollo 15 Lunar Module Lands on Moon

July 30, 2015 12:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 30, 1971, the Apollo 15 lunar module “Falcon” landed on the Moon. Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States’ Apollo program, the fourth to land on the ...


Robot-Human Collaboration Creates Mind-Bending Abstract Art

July 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sougwen Chung, an artist-in-residence at the Media Lab at MIT, has drawn some of her new works with the help of a robot arm. Similar to the sword-wielding robot from Yaskawa, Chung’s D.O.U.G._1 ...


Engineering Newswire 150: Electric Racecar Sets Acceleration Record

July 30, 2015 11:04 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re developing fish armor for tomorrow’s solider, riding on an amphibious Quadskis, and breaking the electric vehicle acceleration record ...


V-22 Aircraft Upgrades Supported By $64M DoD Contract

July 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a bevy of contracts Wednesday, highlighted by a $64.2 million contract modification with the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office for repair parts intended for an upgrade to V-22...


Bigger is Better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

July 30, 2015 10:19 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban. The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more ...


Hercules Recalling 90,000 SUV Tires

July 30, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers ...


Will the Internet Listen to Your Private Conversations?

July 30, 2015 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm ...


Galaxy S6 Fails to Reverse Profit Decline at Samsung

July 30, 2015 10:03 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales ...


Sony Quarterly Profit Up 3-Fold on Currency Gains, Sensors

July 30, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere ...


Nokia Profit Grows as Networks Division Leads Turnaround

July 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in ...


Two Dead in Fiery Wisconsin Plane Crash

July 30, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

A small, single-engine passenger plane crashed and caught fire at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport, killing both people onboard. Nobody on the ground was ...


How to Calculate Wasted Battery Capacity

July 30, 2015 9:45 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

In this tutorial Dave explains how to precisely measure and calculate the remaining (or wasted) energy capacity in a battery using the graphical analysis technique using a spreadsheet ...



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