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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV ...             

Solar Robot Keeps Solar Panels Shining

October 15, 2014 1:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Solar panels can get filthy, so to keep them clean Stefan Hamminga designed the Scrobby Solar, a...

Winners Announced for 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards

October 14, 2014 2:24 pm | by AutomationDirect | News | Comments

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) has...

Spider-Man May Swing Over Beijing in New Theme Park

October 14, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spider-Man could soon swing over Beijing, chasing Optimus Prime and despicable minions through a...

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Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design Seminar

October 13, 2014 2:53 pm | by Seminars for Engineers | Events

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel current specifications for, and a better understanding of, the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated ...

Photos of the Day: A 'Thoughtful' Ping-Pong Playing Robot

October 13, 2014 10:28 am | by OMRON Corporation | News | Comments

The ping-pong robot developed by OMRON Corporation received the Grand Prix in the Innovation Awards as Selected by U.S. Journalists at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, the biggest exhibit of the latest lT and ...   

Boiling Fuel, Broken Circuits Among 5 Design Fails This Week

October 10, 2014 12:53 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

In this week’s recall round up, boiling fuel poses a burn hazard, moving mats blog gas pedals, breathing circuits break, incorrect assemblies may cause explosions, and lopper shears break on branches ...       

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High Speed Linear Roller Blocks & Rail Systems

October 10, 2014 10:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LM76 is now carrying new SAIBO SB-LGA Roller Block and Rail Systems. The SB-LGA systems are available in three sizes to meet load requirements up to 1200 N. (270 lbs) and lengths to 4000 mm ...

A Short Flight for a Jet, A Giant Leap for a Jet Engine

October 10, 2014 9:55 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base in Victorville, CA, at the edge of the Mojave Desert, installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747 ...

Photos of the Day: Tesla's 'D' Adds New Safety Features

October 10, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Musk said unlike all-wheel-drive systems on gas-powered cars, Tesla's system improves the speed, acceleration and mileage by optimizing which motor is used. The dual motor version of the P85 performance sedan will have a top speed of ...

Tesla Unveils the 'D'

October 10, 2014 9:23 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking the stage before an adoring crowd, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk played both catch up and leap frog. At an open-to-the-public unveiling Thursday night that included bumping music, free alcohol and test rides on an airport tarmac ...  

Engineering Newswire 111: Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials ...     

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NASA Parachute Engineers Have Appetite for Destruction

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The upcoming test, employing a Navy Seahawk helicopter, almost 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) of synthetic rope and a rocket sled packing four solid rocket motors with 280,000 pounds (127,000 kilograms) of thrust, is scheduled to ...   

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

October 8, 2014 10:39 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the ...     

55,000-Lb. Vibration-Simulating Table Shakes Orion Up

October 6, 2014 10:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The 22-foot-wide, 55,000-pound vibration-simulating table was delivered to Glenn Research Center’s Space Power Facility at the Plum Brook Station in Sandusky this week. It uses four horizontal servo-hydraulic actuators and 16 vertical to ...

Mickey's Fun Wheel Malfunctions, Leaves Guests Stranded

October 3, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Guests at the Disney California Adventure Park in California had a little too much adventure when a malfunctioning Ferris wheel stranded them for nearly two hours ...             

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:06 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...              

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Mercedes-Benz's 'Highway Pilot' System

October 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Daimler AG | Videos | Comments

From a vision to reality – the spectacular Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study will be providing a visually exciting and technically feasible take on the long-distance truck of tomorrow at the 2014 International Commercial Vehicle show ...

2-in-1 Electric Motor Increases the Range of Electric Cars

October 2, 2014 10:11 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University and German Aerospace Centre have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This innovative engine integrates the traditional ...     

Photos of the Day: Supercharged Corvette Goes 0-60 in 2.95 Sec.

October 2, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2015 Corvette ZO6 is the fastest car GM has ever made. The company says it can hit 60 mph in 2.95 seconds and can finish a quarter-mile in just under 11 seconds. It can reach 127 mph in one-quarter mile ...      

Inside the Gas Turbine Engine Core

September 30, 2014 5:25 pm | by Bob Witwer, VP Advanced Technology, Honeywell Aerospace | Articles | Comments

The gas turbine engine is unarguably one of the most complicated pieces of high tech machinery in the world. However, like many other deeply complicated and technical topics, the basics of gas turbine engine operation can be grasped by ...

Parker Expands the XE Line of Linear Actuators

September 30, 2014 10:16 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division has announced the expansion of the XE line to include the 401 XE. The new 401 XE is now the smallest ball screw driven product Parker offers ...

9 Powerful Controllers Inside Unmanned Vehicles That Disable Explosive Devices

September 29, 2014 11:24 am | by Terry Persun, Technical Journalist | Articles | Comments

When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     

Printing Challenges for First 3D Printer Aboard International Space Station

September 26, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s 3D Printing in Zero-G ISS Technology Demonstration will demonstrate the capability of utilizing a Made In Space 3D printer for in-space additive manufacturing technology. This is the first step toward realizing an additive manufacturing ...

Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

Photos of the Day: 10 Driver-Assist Features on the New Ford F-150

September 24, 2014 10:55 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Here are 10 examples of awesome driver-assist features the all-new F-150 offers, including one breakthrough class-exclusive feature to make parallel parking a full-size pickup a breeze ...          

Gas Turbine Fired Up on Stealthy Warship

September 24, 2014 6:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship. Engineers and technicians have spent months testing systems and preparing for lighting the marine turbines, which are similar...

Society of Women Engineers Awards More Than $3M to Date

September 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Society of Women Engineers | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make ...

King Kong Lives

September 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

King Kong made his film debut in 1933. The “giant terror gorilla,” as he was referred to in his debut, then endured multiple digital remakes until 50 years later, when he was reimagined once again to make his stage debut at the ...  

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