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Mini UAV Torpedoes Among 5 Patents This Week

April 17, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

This patent, assigned to Boeing, describes a miniature, lightweight torpedo that can be carried and launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle. According to the patent, the torpedo features ...

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Today in Engineering History: Apollo 13 'Safely' Returns to Earth

April 17, 2015 1:07 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 17, 1970, Apollo 13, the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended mission to land on the Moon, returned to earth. James A. Lovell commanded the mission ...

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Today in Engineering History: India's First Passenger Rail Opens

April 16, 2015 1:55 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 16, 1853, the first passenger rail opened between Bombay (now Mubai) and Tannah (now Thane). The Great Indian Peninsula Rail covered a distance of approximately 21 miles, and three locomotives ...

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Today in Engineering History: B-52 Bomber Takes Off on Maiden Flight

April 15, 2015 12:47 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 15, 1952, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress took off on its maiden flight from Seattle, WA, piloted by Col. Alvin M. “Tex” Johnson. With a length of 159 ft. and a take-off weight of ...

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Connected Products: It's the End of the Fridge as You Know It

April 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Anagnost, Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk | Comments

Remember the “old” days? When the thermostat on the wall was just an overlooked fixture with a miniscule, red-needle temperature gauge? When you had to twist the washing machine’s dial, loudly cranking it to the ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Motion Picture House Opened

April 14, 2015 1:44 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 14, 1894, the first commercial motion picture house opened in New York City to showcase Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope. The Holland Bros. opened the venue at 1155 Broadway, on the corner of 27th Street ...

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Today in Engineering History: Space Shuttle Challenger Returns to Earth

April 13, 2015 1:34 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 13, 1984, the Space Shuttle Challenger safely returned to Earth. The STS-41C mission was the 11th Space Shuttle Mission performed by NASA, and the fifth mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger ...

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Back & Not Quite as Good as Before

April 13, 2015 9:36 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

The end of the fall season in central Wisconsin means several things to me, primarily the ending of any recreational activity (softball, flag football, dog walking, etc.), and the beginning of disproportional malaise and lethargy ...

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Today in Engineering History: Enterprise Ferried to Kennedy Space Center

April 10, 2015 1:17 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 10, 1979, Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, was ferried from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL to the Kennedy Space Center for launch platform fit checks. Enterprise was used to verify, test ...

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Brainstorm: Power Storage (Part 3)

April 10, 2015 9:04 am | by Michael Freeman, Founder, Semitrex | Comments

While the development of more efficient batteries are key to macro storage needs of the next generation of micro grid solutions, capacitive technologies will also play a significant role in micro storage applications. Using capacitors ...

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Today in Engineering History: Boeing 737 Takes Off on Maiden Flight

April 9, 2015 12:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 9, 1967, the Boeing 737 took off on its maiden flight, piloted by Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick. The first six prototypes of the 737-100 rolled out in December 1966. The commercial twinjet aircraft has become the ...

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Brainstorm: Power Storage (Part 2)

April 9, 2015 9:32 am | by Jef Poortmans, Photovoltaics Scientific Director, Imec | Comments

The increase expected for electricity generation from distributed renewable sources – in 2035, renewables will be the major source of electricity according to the IEA Outlook – will lead to a major change of the electricity grid architecture ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Aerosol Dispenser Patented

April 8, 2015 12:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 8, 1862, the first aerosol dispenser was patented by Philadelphian John D. Lynde. Described as an “improved bottle for aerated liquids,” the patent was the first of many designs to come. The patent explains ...

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Brainstorm: Power Storage

April 8, 2015 9:38 am | by Jeffrey VanZwol, VP of Market Development, ICCNexergy | Comments

With respect to the use of different battery technologies within the Energy Storage Systems (ESS) of a microgrid, lead acid batteries are a prominent technology deployed today. Flow batteries are on the horizon, but are not yet a mature ...

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Today in Engineering History: First EVA of Space Shuttle Program

April 7, 2015 2:20 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, April 7, 1983, astronauts Don Peterson and Story Musgrave performed the first extravehicular activity (EVA) of the NASA Shuttle Program. On the STS-6 mission, the two men floated in the cargo bay of the space shuttle ...

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Emailing Emotions on the 'Brain-Net'

April 7, 2015 9:36 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

With the digitalization of the brain, Michio Kaku proposes a concept called the “Connectome” – a place that contains all of the brain’s neural pathways, including your memories and sensations ...

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