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The Challenges of Smart Innovation

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Artem Aginskiy, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Industrial technology is necessary to drive smart innovations that improve the interaction between humans and technology through smart, dynamic processing to static mediums. Unfortunately, these smart innovations come with a number of ...

International RobotX Autonomous Boat Competition

October 31, 2014 10:01 am | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

This week a team featuring multiple Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (...

29 Blood Freezing Creatures You'll Pray to Never Meet in Your Nightmares

October 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Juste Semetaite, Community & Content Manager, CGTrader.com | Blogs | Comments

Some clinicians believe that having nightmares is a sort of therapy, a way to deal with...

It's Alive! Engineers Harvest & Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

October 30, 2014 8:58 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

It's more an engineer's dream than nightmare - to rapidly prototype and redesign aircraft using...

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The Practice of Innovation

October 30, 2014 5:02 pm | by Louise Rainone, Vice President of Marketing, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

Something that hasn’t been sitting with me well lately is the topic of Innovation and the “process” that goes along with innovation. Anyone in the innovation sector knows that processes are fine and dandy for the stuff you know, but for the ...

Engineering Newswire 114: Flying Car Transforms in Seconds

October 30, 2014 3:19 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are learning that rocket science is actually pretty hard, flying, terrified, in a windowless plane, bringing new life to FrankenEyes … and flying a car ...          

3D Print Plays Large Role in Guardians of the Galaxy

October 30, 2014 8:56 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that its Objet Connex technology has played a starring role in one of this year’s biggest movie blockbusters, through its continued use by leading movie costumes and props specialists, FBFX Ltd.FBFX Ltd was ...  

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3D Printed Gadget Accessories Challenge

October 29, 2014 4:14 pm | by CGTrader | Events

Think about a box. Do you picture it? Now think out of the box. It’s a dead-simple instruction how to become a cool inventor. We need your shining talent to upgrade the things we cannot get enough of – phones, laptops, cameras, TVs, tablets ...

3D Printing Builds Up Architecture

October 29, 2014 9:17 am | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D | Articles | Comments

In May 2014, a private company in China, WinSun, printed 10 full-size houses using 3D printers in the space of a day. The process utilized quick-drying cement and construction water to build the walls layer-by-layer. The company used a ...

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 9:01 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

AI Is Summoning Demons

October 28, 2014 1:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence – as it might summon “the demon.” Musk expressed these concerns in a recent interview at ...   

HotSpot: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 11:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Third Eye Design is running a kickstarter campaign for HelSTAR, a wireless, helmet brake and turn signal system, designed to make riders more visible. Studies around the world share the same findings ...  

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Stealthy Warship Sneaks Up on Submarines

October 28, 2014 10:12 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

W88 Warhead Program Performs Successful Tests

October 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The first flight and drop tests for the latest variant of the W88 nuclear warhead are providing data for Sandia National Laboratories to validate designs, improve computer modeling and update component specifications. The two ...   

Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 27, 2014 4:51 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

Feathers in Flight Inspire Anti-Turbulence Tech

October 27, 2014 11:53 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

Inspired by nature's own anti-turbulence devices - feathers - researchers have developed an innovative system that could spell the end of turbulence on flights. Researchers from the Unmanned Systems Research Team at RMIT University in ...

5 Keys to Engaging a Product Development Partner

October 27, 2014 9:56 am | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Articles | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management ...

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Aspiring Inventors Hope to Strike it Rich in 'Billy Bob's Gags to Riches'

October 24, 2014 3:16 pm | by Discovery News | News | Comments

Jonah White, the founder of Billy Bob Teeth in Hardin, Illinois and CEO of a multi-million dollar gag-gift empire, is in search of new products for his redneck-approved Billy Bob line. After taking the Halloween and costume industries by storm and ...

Printing a Winner

October 24, 2014 11:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With lots of quality submissions, we sifted through piles of STLs to find the winner of an Afinia H480 3D printer. After printing numerous models on our Uprint from Stratasys, we finally determined a winner ...     

Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis Improves Safety, Reliability of Design

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Bhaumik Dave, Sr. FEA consultant, Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Blogs | Comments

It is inevitable for design engineers to adopt a probabilistic design approach to devise equipments, considering invariability and uncertainty of equipment failure. The present deterministic design approach neglects the failure risks associated ...

NASA Armstrong's Flight Loads Celebrates a Half-Century

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

Established in 1964 when it became clear that special facilities would be needed to test the latest in aerospace technology, it was first known as the High Temperature Loads Calibration Laboratory at a time the center was named the NASA Flight ...

Photos of the Day: NASA's Flight Loads Lab Turns 50

October 24, 2014 10:11 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

The Flight Loads Laboratory at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is celebrating a half-century of technological innovation and achievement in October 2014 ...              

No Power Source Needed with Ultra-Thin 3D Display

October 23, 2014 2:53 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market saturated with flashy ...   

Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Has Push-Button Magnification

October 23, 2014 2:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn’t forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate ...  

Engineering Newswire 113: Lockheed’s Fusion Reactor Fits into a Truck

October 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining fusion with a 100-megawatt concept reactor, riding above the water on a flying yacht, and solving the housing crisis by printing mud huts ...         

'Smart' Ice Skating Blade Informs Skaters of Stresses

October 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US. The small, lightweight device has been built to measure the force that a figure skater ...

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Skull Levitates in the Air

October 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Sculpteo | News | Comments

The design company Ao Gitsune worked with Sculpteo to 3D print the skull using an SLS printer and Sculpteo’s polyamide material that was light enough for the levitational constraints ...          

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry

October 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry. But a group of NASA engineers, primarily based at NASA's Langley Research Center, have been ...

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