In this issue of PD&D, Across America in 12,000 Solar Cells: Flying day and night, the Solar Impulse aircraft made history when it completed a revolutionary flight across America without a drop of fossil fuel ...
In this issue of PD&D, The Future of Thrust Technology: The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster was recently sanctioned to be shut down after running for more than 48,000 hours ...
In this issue of PD&D, The Seabreacher Thrills Above & Below the Water: This unique breed of watercraft exhibits design ingenuity, bio-mimicry, and exciting power ...
In this issue of PD&D, Riding Tandem with Parker and Brammo as they work together on the next generation of electric motorcycle design, and the Advancement of Human Motion Control with Parker Hannifin and a robotic lower limb orthotic device with intuitive torque and power.
The Dragonfly Inspires: Festo has spent years developing and supporting projects that have basic technical principles derived from nature to arrive at its latest effort, a bionic dragonfly.
Welcome to My Nightmare: The heads of Distortions Unlimited started a business in horror-themed masks and props, but when they built an animatronic electric chair, they force monumental change in an unsuspecting industry.
Desktop 3D printers allow designers and engineers to fail more, and as a result, iterate quicker, innovate faster, and invent more. Also, the earth has upped its ante when it comes to proving that man has made alterations to the ecosphere.
Everybody loves the style and lavish performance of high-end luxury vehicles like the Mercedes Black Series. Similarly, who doesn’t' like a really fast boat? As a company that has made itself synonymous with performance boats, it seems only fitting that Cigarette Racing share design concepts with the likes of Mercedes.
As robots are becoming more powerful and useful by the minute, design engineers struggle to make each new design more autonomous, fluid, and life-like. Still, others are simply designed for recreational purposes, such as Project Hexapod's 4,000-pound, six legged hydraulic robot, Stompy.
What happened to airplanes that simply landed and took off on solid ground, and occasionally on water? ICON Aircraft first caught our attention with the debut of its ICON 5 amphibious aircraft, which is capable of landing on land and water, while being able to cruise the seas like a jet ski. Enter Lisa Airplanes, the latest designer to wow us with the AKOYA amphibious skiplane.
Colonizing Mars by 2023: With the success of other privatized space organizations building interstellar utensils, the reality that Mars One will reach the red planet before NASA is more than likely.
7 Ways that Additive Manufacturing is Changing How and What We Design: Additive manufacturing is enabling new types of products to be created in new materials and with far more customization options.
Drones Take to the Skies: The AR.Drone 2.0 is a high-tech quadricopter that can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet.
The World’s Next Generation Helicopter: Composite Helicopters International introduces the world’s first all-composite, frameless helicopter.
Real World Mario Kart: Waterloo Labs lives in the world of quirky, conceptual engineering. Their most recent project, Real Life Mario Kart, utilizes a CompactRIO controller on each cart so they can connect any type of input or output into their network.