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Canadian Space Tech to Help Sick Children

January 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

Not much rivals the dexterity of a good surgeon's hands. But humans being humans, fatigue or even tremors after a long day at the hospital can make things challenging, especially when operating on small children ...     

NASA's CATS Installed on ISS by Robotic Handoff

January 26, 2015 9:37 am | by NASA | News | Comments

On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol...

Hot La-Z-Boys Among 3 Design Fails This Week

January 23, 2015 1:01 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, La-Z-Boy control wands are overheating, weight machine attachments are...

Engineering Newswire 124: Atlas Robot Gets Major Upgrade

January 22, 2015 3:53 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re untethering the all new Atlas Robot, fighting global...

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Boeing's Winglets, Sandia's Robot Hands Among 5 Patents This Week

January 22, 2015 3:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

In other patent news this week, a self-tightening shoe and adjustable flossing mouthpieces are making mornings easier. A mobile celebration device has also been approved in time for the weekend, or if you can’t make it that long ...  

Today in Engineering History: Supersonic Airliner Takes Flight

January 21, 2015 11:55 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1977, the first Concordes with commercial passengers took flight from London's Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport outside Paris. The aircrafts were 12 years in the making, a project that pitted English and French engineers against the USSR ...

Engineering Newswire 123: Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 15, 2015 11:19 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber super car, and floating a foam car ...               


Today in Engineering History: Ford Improves Assembly-Line

January 14, 2015 2:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1914, the Ford Motor Company made a significant upgrade to its assembly-line operations by using an ...                    

Freeing Next Gen Robots from Their Cages

January 14, 2015 12:05 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Manufacturing robots aren’t typically the friendliest of fellows. Powerful electromechanical arms lift, spin and weld partially built car bodies. That’s why Rethink Robotics introduced Baxter ...        

Today in Engineering History: Ford Sets Speed Record

January 12, 2015 11:53 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1904, Henry Ford set the land-speed record driving 91.37 mph on the frozen Lake St. Clair in Michigan, racing one mile in ...                

SpaceX Launches for NASA, No Luck with Rocket Landing at Sea

January 12, 2015 10:06 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The modified barge — nearly the size of a football field — was positioned a couple hundred miles off Florida's northeastern coast. The uncrewed platform was spared serious damage from the impact, although some ...     

Coming to a Car Near You: Auto Tech at CES

January 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you ...            


Nissan, NASA to Work on Autonomous Car Tech

January 9, 2015 9:18 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced ...     

Morphing Wings, In-Wheel Driving Device Among 7 Patents This Week

January 8, 2015 2:23 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

With the New Year comes a new round of patents, and while many readers have wondered why most of the previous postings are mostly design patents, this week’s roundup includes ...           

Engineering Newswire 122: Mercedes' Futuristic Self-Driving Car

January 8, 2015 11:58 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head ...                          

Hyundai Showcases Future Transportation Tech at CES

January 5, 2015 9:23 am | by Hyundai | News | Comments

Connected cars, voice recognition, hand gesture controls, wearable devices and smartphone apps are technologies Hyundai is exploring to improve the driving experience for customers. At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai brings ...

Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 9:17 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

At the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers will promote more devices and functionality. Some gadgets will be able to talk directly with one another, not just to an app. The four-day show opens to the public ... 


Photos of the Day: Smart Gadgets Unveiled at CES

January 5, 2015 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smarthome," cars, appliances, and other ...

NASA Explores Inflatable Spacecraft Technology

January 5, 2015 8:56 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of ...

Ion Propulsion & the Dawn Mission

December 30, 2014 11:03 am | by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Videos | Comments

Ion propulsion isn’t something found only in science fiction. JPL engineer Mike Meacham looks at how ion engines are being used to drive NASA's Dawn spacecraft through the solar system. Dawn is approaching dwarf planet Ceres in ...  

Photos of the Day: NASA's Year in Review

December 29, 2014 1:23 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency’s journey to Mars - testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the ... 

Key Decisions on Drones Likely from Congress

December 29, 2014 9:42 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year ...    

The 20 Greatest Engineering Feats of 2014

December 22, 2014 3:01 pm | by Amanda Orson, Director of Communications, | News | Comments

This year’s biggest engineering feats include a compression space suit to aid in planetary exploration, the world’s smallest and fastest nanomotor, and much more. 2014 was a pretty great year in engineering ...    

Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility

December 10, 2014 9:37 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To the theme song of "2001: A Space Odyssey," a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

Photos of the Day: Ape-Like Robot Moves Around on 4 Limbs

December 10, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

RoboSimian is an ape-like robot that moves around on four limbs designed. It was designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California ...                       

Engineering Newswire 119: Stephen Hawking Gets an Upgrade

December 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning our arms into touchscreens, communicating with Stephen Hawking with upgraded sensors and software, and taking a ride on the bio-bus ... powered by poop ...        

NASA Aeronautics Contributes to Orion’s Atmospheric Flight Capability

December 4, 2014 10:12 am | by Jim Banke, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate | News | Comments

The round trip to space begins and ends with a journey through Earth’s atmosphere, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft is no exception. Targeted for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday, Orion’s first flight is expected to ... 

Engineering Newswire 118: Musk Unveils Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

November 26, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re bringing sports car sounds to the minivan, landing drones on an autonomous spaceport ship, and sculpting the world’s smallest human ... in the nude ...          

Hackers Dissect Cars, Automakers React

November 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or ... 

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