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Demon Deterring Device Among 6 Patents This Week

March 6, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

We were all afraid of the monster in the closet or under the bed as children. Now, thanks to technology and a new patent assigned to Crucs Holdings, there is no more need to fear dark corners in the bedroom ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Nonstop Helicopter Crossing of N.A.

March 6, 2015 1:04 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1965, a U.S. Navy Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King helicopter (nicknamed Dawdling Dromedary) became the first helicopter to fly nonstop across North America. The aircraft was piloted by Commander James R. Williford and ...

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What’s Driving the Future of the Automotive Industry?

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Anagnost, Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk | Comments

Little-known fact: Ransom Olds (as in Oldsmobile) actually patented the assembly-line concept and delivered the first mass-manufactured automobile. But when Henry Ford and his team revolutionized the assembly line with the addition of ...

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Today in Engineering History: Hula Hoop Patented

March 5, 2015 12:24 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1963, the Hula Hoop was patented. Friends Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr established a company in California in 1948, with the aim of selling a slingshot they created. Their slingshot had a special purpose – to shoot ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Flight of Hindenburg

March 4, 2015 1:37 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1936, the LZ 129 Hindenburg made its maiden test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen, Germany. Eighty-seven passengers and crew members were aboard the airship. The Hindenburg was designed and ...

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5 Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

March 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Joakim Ahlström | Comments

Do you have the courage to confront your fears? If you don’t they will subconsciously influence your decisions and actions. These five fears are particularly important to acknowledge if you want to succeed with continuous improvement ...

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Today in Engineering History: NACA Forms to Study Flight

March 3, 2015 12:49 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) formed to study flight. The U.S. federal agency was eventually dissolved on October 1, 1958, and its personnel were absorbed into a new agency we know ...

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several ... 

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Today in Engineering History: First Concorde Test Flight

March 2, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1969, the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde made its first test flight from Toulouse, piloted by André Turcat. The test flight reached about 10,000 ft., but it didn’t fly more than 300 mph. The Concorde was later ...  

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High Time for Satellite Tracking of All International Flights

March 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Comments

This coming March 8 will mark one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The wreckage has never been found, although communications experts ...

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Today in Engineering History: Cigar Rolling Machine Patented

February 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1883, Oscar Hammerstein patented his cigar rolling machine. As a young man, Hammerstein moved to New York City from the Kingdom of Prussia (now Poland) in 1864. He began working at a cigar factory and eventually ...

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Wingless, Hovering MAV Among 5 Patents This Week

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Winged micro air vehicles (MAV) are vulnerable to wind gusts for various reasons, citing these issues, this patent describes the need for a MAV design that is less sensitive to wind ...

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Preparing for Change

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Comments

Planning a change initiative carefully is imperative.  Not only must we plan a way to reach everyone, follow through effectively, and mentor the use of methods and tools, we should also plan how to prepare our organization to accept ... 

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Today in Engineering History: First Non-Stop Flight Around World

February 26, 2015 1:01 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1949, Lucky Lady II became the first airplane to fly around the world non-stop. The United States Air Force Boeing B-50 Superfortress was in the air for a total of 94 hours and 1 minute, and was aided by ...   

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Company Refuses to Ship Milling Machine for 3D-Printed Firearms

February 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight ... unless you’re shipping something controversial. Ever since Cody Wilson started toying with the idea of perfecting a completely 3D-printed gun, he’s given potential business ...

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Today in Engineering History: 1st Tunnel Under Hudson River Opens

February 25, 2015 1:21 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, 1908, the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel was formally opened. On the afternoon of February 25, President Theodore Roosevelt pressed a button from the White House that turned the electrical power to the ...  

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