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IET's Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2014

December 19, 2014 4:01 pm | by IET | Videos | Comments

Watch the winner of Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award Naomi Mitchison at work, talking about what it's like to be a female engineer and the amazing things she has achieved ...                  

Get Ready for the Next Wave of Tech Disruptions

December 19, 2014 3:32 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Vivek Wadhwa predicts that virtually every major industry will soon be disrupted by technology...

World-First Tech Connects Cycle Helmets with Cars

December 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way...

Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-...

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On Kickstarter, Everyone Wants to be 'Staff Pick'

December 18, 2014 10:12 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick" — a designation that one of ...

New Algorithm a Christmas Gift to 3D Printing, Environment

December 16, 2014 12:20 pm | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

Just in time for Christmas, Simon Fraser University computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically ...

Designing a Perfectly Balanced Shoe

December 15, 2014 4:45 pm | by Christina Casinelli, Science & Technology Writer Based in Providence, RI | Articles | Comments

No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels. Their foot-strike patterns, degrees of pronation (the amount a runner’s foot rolls inward with each step), and braking and propulsion forces are ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printing Custom Shoe Spike Plates

December 15, 2014 4:40 pm | by EOS | News | Comments

Using a proprietary process to collect race simulation data from Team New Balance runners, the Sports Research Lab then applies advanced algorithms to translate this information into an optimized design that can be additively manufactured on ...

Gangnam Becomes Hot Spot for Korean Startups

December 12, 2014 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it's making a name as a bustling center for tech startups ...  

Beer Lamp Among 5 Patents of the Week

December 12, 2014 9:28 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Just in time for the (next couple) holiday’s, this beer tower lamp will eventually be a great addition to any bar … or living room. Also this week, Panasonic has applied for ...               

Air-Bursting Grenade to Begin Evaluation This Summer

December 11, 2014 4:16 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round - a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers - will undergo evaluation in July 2015. The SAGM round has been under development by the ...    

'Adventure' Themed Product Prototypes Unveiled at MIT

December 10, 2014 5:20 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At a packed and festive presentation in MIT's Kresge Auditorium that felt more like a movie premiere than the conclusion of a serious class, last night dozens of students in eight teams presented the results of a semester of work in ...  

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How to Attain Higher Efficiency in Prototyping

December 10, 2014 9:33 am | by Corinna Bause, freelance journalist in Cologne, Germany | Articles | Comments

Prototyping in the automobile industry is a demanding and, at the same time, cost-intensive activity. It is here that the processes of research, design, test, industrial engineering and suppliers all come together. Weak points in planning or ...

Bionic Bra Proves Necessity Is Not the Mother of Invention

December 10, 2014 9:22 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, Medical Device Technology | Blogs | Comments

The recent story about a "Bionic Bra" from the University of Wollongong had me wondering...why?! Of all the medical devices we have a dire need for, a sensor-equipped, "smart yarn"-infused, automatic-tightening bra certainly isn’t one of ... 

Wind Turbines Come to the Inner City

December 9, 2014 9:23 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Each Wind Tree will have 72 mock leaves that act as micro-turbines, spinning on a vertical axis. Due to the size of each micro-turbine and the Wind Tree’s intended urban application, the leaves are designed to harness ...    

Top 6 Patents of the Week

December 5, 2014 2:05 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

There are thousands of patents issued each week. While one of them may be the next big thing, others just make us laugh. Here are some of our favorite patents from this week ...           

Startup's Rotary Engine is Lighter, Quieter, More Efficient Than Counterparts

December 5, 2014 11:21 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Noise, excessive vibration, and relative inefficiency are drawbacks of the piston-based internal combustion engines (ICE) that power today’s lawn and garden equipment, such as leaf blowers and lawn trimmers. But now MIT startup LiquidPiston has ...

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'Bionic Bra' Inches Closer to Reality

December 4, 2014 10:43 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A 'Bionic Bra' that automatically tightens in response to breast movement is one step closer to reality with the development of a new prototype. The bra, made using intelligent components, was discussed at the 9th Australasian Biomechanics ... 

Photos of the Day: The First 3D Printed Presidential Portrait

December 3, 2014 2:12 pm | by Smithsonian | News | Comments

The first presidential portraits created from 3-D scan data are now on display in the Smithsonian Castle. The portraits of President Barack Obama were created based on data collected by a Smithsonian-led team of 3-D digital imaging ...  

Nuclear Sub Atmosphere Analyzer Could Save Lives

December 3, 2014 9:23 am | by BAE Systems | News | Comments

BAE Systems and scientists from The Open University have worked together to design new atmosphere monitoring technology for the UK’s future submarine program, based on lessons learned from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta ...   

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing an Electric Vehicle

December 2, 2014 5:28 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

The company StreetScooter was founded  in 2010 with the goal of developing an electric car that rivalled conventional vehicles on price with realistic performance, safety and sustainability. While specifications vary from model to model ...

World's Largest Multi-Material 3D Printer Builds Electric Car in 12 Months

December 2, 2014 5:13 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Using revolutionary design and production methods, the StreetScooter project was developed by the Production of Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) of Aachen University.The company StreetScooter was founded in ...    

3D-Printing Materials Market to Increase Ten-Fold to $8B by 2025

December 2, 2014 10:51 am | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D-printing materials. The total consumable market in in 2013 was $800m and is expected to reach $8bn by 2025, according to ...  

November/December: Looking for Life on Mars

December 2, 2014 9:11 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: Not in My House: Many people have expressed concerns about robots taking our jobs, and it has been a topic that has garnered heated conversation in the comments sections on ...

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 ...          

One of the World’s Smallest 3D Resin Printers

November 25, 2014 12:17 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The iBox Nano is one of the world’s smallest 3D resin printers, and weighing in at three pounds, it may also be one of the world’s lightest. Designed for portability, the printer can be controlled via a ...       

MIT Grads Launch All-Terrain Wheelchair in U.S.

November 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Alissa Mallinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering | News | Comments

GRIT is a social-enterprise startup that relies on in-the-field research and user feedback to guide its products. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), which was originally developed for emerging markets, is the basis of the new Freedom ... 

Cardinal Announces New Development Offering for Rapid Prototyping

November 24, 2014 4:29 pm | by PD&D Staff | Cardinal Components Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Components has introduced a new board-level product line for the Internet of Things (IOT) called Electro-Set. Cardinal’s interface Electro-Set boards provide a standard unified 6 Pin connector including I2C interconnect ...

Redesigning Aluminum Parts to Meet EPA Standards

November 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Jack Shedd, VP Sales/Marketing, Hoffer Plastics | Articles | Comments

Hoffer Plastics is known for its engineering expertise when it comes to providing innovative solutions to its customers' most challenging manufacturing issues. As a custom injection molder with extensive capabilities in plastics processing ...

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