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Inventing Biomedical Prototypes

July 6, 2015 1:46 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

There’s an old adage in the aviation industry that pilots make the best airplane design engineers. Having a spatial sense of a cockpit and knowing how controls feel and how the airplane responds is ...

Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle Project Eyes Hoverbike for Defense

July 2, 2015 10:54 am | by Joyce P. Brayboy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance...

Engineering Newswire 146: Bulletproof Car Seat also Massages

July 2, 2015 10:02 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re exploring the moon with Audi, shedding new light on solar...

On-Vehicle Atmosphere Cleaning Among 5 Patents This Week

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Ozone is produced by a photochemical reaction between HC and NOx which are contained in exhaust...

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How Simulation Can Improve the Reliability of Consumer Electronics

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Early product failures turn very much costly for manufacturers, resulting in a substantial loss in revenue, value and customer’s trust towards the brand. It is however very much common for many ...

Google's New Self-Driving Cars Cruising Silicon Valley Roads

June 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people ...

Engineering Newswire 145: Lexus Unveils Hoverboard

June 25, 2015 10:33 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re making it possible to see through semis, test-firing electromagnetic aircraft launch system, and rendering the wheel obsolete through hover conversion ...


June 2015: Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 2:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, we’re developing intelligent underwater robots and validating designs on the living heart. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask: What future automation systems should design engineers know ...

Glass-Filled Nylon Laser Sintered Parts

June 22, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Rapid prototyping is a method of producing 3D parts without the use of molds or tooling. The process is geared toward engineers and manufacturers who need a low quantity of parts in a ...

How Computer Aided Engineering Can Help Unconventional Product Designs

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Products are getting smarter every day, and are becoming more personalized and largely different from conventional designs. The modern engineering community as such has to rely on ...

How Design Engineers Can Better Work with Software Engineers

June 19, 2015 9:27 am | by Serban Tir, Chief Technical Officer, Gemini SolutionsEditor | Blogs | Comments

The number of departments that contribute to a successful software product launch tends to grow as a product becomes more complex. Each department may differ in terms of the ...

Engineering Newswire 144: Star Wars Hoverbike Coming to the Military

June 18, 2015 11:50 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using light to safely drive battery power, developing a Hoverbike for the military, and powering engines with evaporation ...


Cellulose from Wood Can Be Printed in 3D

June 17, 2015 1:30 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of ...

SpaceX Announces Design Competition for Hyperloop

June 15, 2015 4:09 pm | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | News | Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system. Musk's rocket-building company, SpaceX, announced Monday that it plans to build ...

Forget the 'Old Way of Engineering;' Embrace Failure

June 15, 2015 1:31 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This year at Sensors Expo in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Mike North opened the conference with his keynote, “Your Sixth Sense of Innovation.” Dr. North, North Design Labs president ...

First Exoskeleton for Industry Unveiled

June 12, 2015 12:17 pm | by Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO | News | Comments

Production workers often lift up to 10 metric tons of material a day. According to the Work Foundation Alliance (Lancaster, UK), 44 million workers in the EU suffer from work-related ...

F-16 Durability Testing: 25,000 Hours & Counting

June 11, 2015 2:38 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin recently completed 25,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft, demonstrating the safety and durability of the F-16 well beyond the ...


Prototype for an 'Intelligent' Polo Helmet Developed

June 11, 2015 1:59 pm | by Loughborough University | News | Comments

A Loughborough student’s prototype for a safer polo helmet – complete with a built-in crash sensor – could save lives by alerting emergency responders to impacts and falls that may cause ...

Parachute Fails to Inflate During NASA Test

June 9, 2015 10:09 am | by Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A parachute failed during a NASA test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft — and eventually astronauts — on Mars, the agency said Monday. The parachute deployed but failed to inflate ...

A System Approach to Advanced LED Product Design

June 5, 2015 1:52 pm | by Jeff Emmerich, Director of Electrical Engineering, Design Concepts | Articles | Comments

Light emitting diode (LED) technology has developed quickly over the last decade. Once only the familiar red dot indicating power was “on,” LEDs can now replace traditional incandescent and ...

Prototype Boosts Production of Versatile Fibers Fourfold

June 5, 2015 11:12 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Nanofibers — polymer filaments only a couple of hundred nanometers in diameter — have a huge range of potential applications, from solar cells to water filtration to fuel cells. But so far, their high cost of ...

Boeing's In-Air UAV Charging Among 5 Patents This Week

June 5, 2015 10:29 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

In this patent, Boeing cites the need for an autonomous aircraft which can operate over extended periods of time. The proposed design features ...

Small & Discreet Data Glasses for Everyday Use

June 4, 2015 1:35 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Data glasses tend to be chunky, unstylish objects, so it’s no wonder they haven’t caught on among general consumers. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a technology that allows the ...

Today in Engineering History: Ford Test-Drives 'Quadricycle'

June 4, 2015 12:26 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, June 4, 1896, Henry Ford test-drove his “Quadricycle,” the first automobile he ever designed or drove. While developing the Quadricycle, Ford was employed as the chief engineer at ...

Engineering Newswire 142: World's Largest Gigayacht to Cost $770M

June 4, 2015 11:31 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re saving birds with bladeless wind turbines, smashing bugs in the Bayou, and floating on the world’s largest gigayacht...

How Microscale Photovoltaics Can Change the World

June 3, 2015 12:36 pm | by TEDx Talks | Videos | Comments

Dr. Vipin Gupta is a systems engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. Gupta co-leads a team of scientists, engineers, and technologists who are developing microscale photovoltaic technology that has the potential to ...

Uncovering the Real History of Art Using a Graphene Scanner

June 2, 2015 1:26 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Museum curators, art restorers, archeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pioneer in non-invasive ...

Robot Walker for Elderly People in Public Spaces

June 2, 2015 11:58 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings ...

HELLADS Laser Achieves Acceptance For Field Testing

June 1, 2015 1:08 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA’s High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) has demonstrated sufficient laser power and beam quality to advance to a series of field tests. The achievement of government acceptance for field trials ...

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