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Engineering Newswire 86: HeliCat Looks Like Copter, Drives Like Boat

April 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using a robot as a portable printer, cruising the water with the HeliCat, and rediscovering physics with electron beams ...              

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Hands May Be Best Computer Interface

April 24, 2014 12:55 pm | by TED Videos Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to ...

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Engineering Newswire 87: Combat Drone Flies with Twin Fighter & Business Jet

April 24, 2014 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re driving BMW’s latest concept car, redesigning human legs to fly helicopters, and flying drones in formation with business jets and combat fighters ...                 

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Making Batteries Smarter, Safer & More Efficient

April 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by Michigan Engineering Videos Comments

The basic car battery hasn't really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient. Innovations in energy efficiency is critical as automakers focus on reducing the environmental ...

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A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (It's Not What You Think)

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by TED Videos Comments

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of ...

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Test Flight Underway for Sunseeker Duo

April 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by Solar Flight Videos Comments

At Solar Flight’s test facility in the countryside outside of Milan, Sunseeker Duo has completed its first series of test flights taking off with its own battery power ...  

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How Hammer Strikes Could Generate Nuclear Fusion

April 22, 2014 1:24 pm | by TED Videos Comments

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures, and ...

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HotSpot: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 22, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface ...

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Engineering Update: NASA to Send Flying Saucers to Mars

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Future voyages to Mars would need to address the physiological strain on the astronauts, the length of the trip, itself, and ferrying the necessary payload to sustain human life for a protracted mission. The first two problems could be insurmountable, but ...

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Flower-Shaped Starshade to Find Earth-Like Planets

April 17, 2014 1:28 pm | by TED Videos Comments

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them — yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary ...

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Low Backlash Slip Clutches for Limited Space Requirements

April 17, 2014 12:04 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Sterling Instrument (AS9100 Registered Manufacturer) offers a new, low backlash variant on its existing line of multi-plate in-line slip clutches. Both versions feature ...            

QBC Provides Complete Bearings Solutions

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

QBC offers a wide selection of all types of bearings, as well as over 400 products from BEGA Special Tools designed to improve the life and performance of bearings and other power transmission components. Even a ...      

Bring Your Own Device

April 16, 2014 3:49 pm | by Michigan Engineering Videos Comments

Elliot Soloway has made it his mission to shepherd mobile devices into the K-12 classroom environment, but it hasn't been easy ...                    

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Teardown: Gas Detection Warning System

April 16, 2014 3:46 pm | by EEVblog Videos Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a Dräger Multiwarn II gas detection warning system used in mining, oil, chemical, and emergency services to detect hazardous or explosive atmospheres?       

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HotSpot: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 15, 2014 1:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions ...

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Engineering Update: A Guide to Charging Your Phone in 30 Seconds

April 14, 2014 12:49 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Israeli startup StoreDot is taking the lead on shortening the amount of time it takes to charge your phone from a few hours to about 30 seconds by creating chemically synthesized bioorganic peptide molecules—called nano dots—that—as the name suggests—are really tiny ...

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