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Engineering Newswire 130: Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 10:17 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

Balluff Supports Electro-Mechanical Program at Cincinnati State

March 4, 2015 5:10 pm | by Balluff Inc. | News | Comments

Balluff makes a donation of hardware to the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)...

NASA Investigating Short Circuit on Mars Rover Curiosity

March 4, 2015 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a...

Worker Robots That Can 'Think' On Their Feet

March 3, 2015 9:17 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Assembly line workers won't be swapping stories with their robotic counterparts any time soon,...

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Güdel Advances Linear Motion Expertise

March 2, 2015 1:35 pm | by Güdel | News | Comments

Güdel, a supplier of linear, drive and system technology, has acquired Sumer, a French manufacturer of high-performance planetary gearboxes. This extends the range of Güdel products for linear motion. The new company operates ...   

No Plane, Many Discoveries in Yearlong Search for Flight 370

March 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including ...

Norgren Announces Name Change as Part of Global IMI Transition

February 27, 2015 4:29 pm | by IMI Precision Engineering | News | Comments

Beginning in January 2015, Norgren, a world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, will be part of a new division of long-time parent company, IMI plc. All of IMI’s fluid power businesses will be brought into a single ...


Automate 2015

February 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by Association for Advancing Automation (A3) | Events

Automation is helping companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. To succeed, you need the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise. Automate 2015 will provide it all and more! Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and ...

Wingless, Hovering MAV Among 5 Patents This Week

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

Engineering Newswire 129: Bicycle Hybrid Reaches 100 MPH

February 26, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying rockets through the Northern Lights, sticking giant earth catheters into geysers, and taking the fastest bike ride in the world ...            

ViVa Actuators Operate Valves of Camless Engine

February 25, 2015 10:12 am | by David Bowes, P.Eng. | Articles | Comments

The Viking AT ViVa actuators are piezo electric devices designed as a solenoid replacement.  Back in October 2014 I successfully demonstrated a 3mm ViVa actuator operating the intake valve of my 12cc EVIC Mk2 engine. The next step was ...

Entries Open for $10K Automation Contest

February 24, 2015 11:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Robotics, vision, and motion startups are invited to participate in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The competition puts the focus on automation, including but not ...


Photos of the Day: The World's Most Powerful Gas Turbine

February 20, 2015 9:36 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Harriet has turbine blades made from superalloy monocrystals to manage temperatures as high as 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has variable stator vanes, which direct the flow of air and were originally developed for ...    

Engineering Newswire 128: Master Sword-Makers' Secrets Revealed

February 19, 2015 11:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans, and revealing the secrets of master sword makers ...            

Photos of the Day: Mercedes Twin-Engine Cigarette Boat

February 13, 2015 4:23 pm | by Mercedes-Benz Cars | News | Comments

The high-performance boat with the most powerful production twin engine within the Cigarette portfolio is inspired by the hallmark design and the full-blooded motorsport technology of the Mercedes-AMG GT S ...      

Engineering Newswire 127: 3D Scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 12, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA, and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon ...      

Boeing's Plasma Propulsion Among 5 Patents This Week

February 6, 2015 12:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent, assigned to The Boeing Company, cites the need for quieter propulsion systems for UAVs that operate at lower altitudes (sub-meter to several meters). The proposed propulsion system describes a ...      


Engine Failure Cited in Deadly Crash

February 6, 2015 9:58 am | by Christopher Bodeen & Ralph Jennings, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said Friday ...  

Engineering Newswire 126: A.I. Takes Full Control of Your Life

February 5, 2015 1:16 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're changing the face of the Navy, having our lives taken over by A.I., and fighting fires with the shipboard autonomous robot ...                       

Europe's ATR in Focus Again After 2nd Taiwan Air Disaster

February 5, 2015 9:59 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

European aircraft maker ATR is in the spotlight again after the dramatic crash Wednesday of a TransAsia Airways turboprop into a river in Taiwan. It's the second time in seven months that a TransAsia ATR has been involved in a fatal accident ...

To Catch a Drone: Govts Seek Ways to Counter Tiny Fliers

February 5, 2015 9:02 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

What's the best way to counter an unwelcome drone: a bigger, faster drone, laser guns, sky-high netting or devices that block remote controls? Scientists, governments and companies are now scrambling to find out ...       

Balloon Pilots Arrive in New Mexico After Historic Flight

February 2, 2015 9:32 am | by Russell Contreras & Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two pilots who completed a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled balloon returned to New Mexico on Sunday to the sounds of mariachi music and an enthusiastic and emotional welcome ...      

Live Webinar: DC Motor Types & Usage in Typical Applications

January 30, 2015 5:03 pm | by Motion Control Association | Events

This webinar gives you guidelines for selecting the perfect DC motor type for your application.  For example, which motor type is used in the climate control system of the Boeing Dreamliner, and for what reasons ...

Today in Engineering History: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

January 30, 2015 3:51 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the atmosphere over Texas. The investigation determined that a large piece of foam had separated from the shuttle’s propellant tank, damaging ...   

Photos of the Day: Experimental Spaceplane Set for Flight

January 30, 2015 10:18 am | by ESA | News | Comments

IXV will be launched 320 km into space on top of a Vega rocket, VV04, climbing up to 420 km before beginning a long glide back through the atmosphere. In the process, IXV will gather data on reentry conditions to help guide the design of ...

Unmanned Spaceplane to Test Tech for Future Vehicles

January 30, 2015 10:17 am | by ESA | News | Comments

On its first launch of the year, Europe’s Vega rocket will loft ESA’s unmanned spaceplane to test reentry technologies for future vehicles. This mission will provide vital flight data for Europe to forge ahead in developing systems and ...

NASA, FAA, Industry Conduct Initial Sense-and-Avoid Test

January 30, 2015 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and Honeywell International have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system, marking a major milestone to ...     

Tech Advances Lower Traffic Death Odds

January 29, 2015 3:43 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the ...       

Raytheon’s New Weapon-Locator Among 7 Patents This Week

January 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Raytheon Company, the major U.S. defense company, has applied for a patent using a new class of weapon-locating lidar (Light Detection And Ranging). The system could estimate ...           

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