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Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

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Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds, first, or second printed car ...            

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Teardown: Vintage Programmable Scientific Desktop Calculator

September 18, 2014 9:40 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what’s inside a 1973 vintage programmable scientific desktop calculator?  Plus, an attempted repair ...                

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Crash Testing Car Seats

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Kid car seats are notoriously tricky. They’re a pain to put in, and often don’t seem to fit quite right. The problem isn’t the parent, it’s the lack of coherence between the design of the car and safety seat. Researchers at the ...  

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Morphing Airplane Wings Based on Electrical Inputs

September 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Michigan Aerospace engineers are using new materials and techniques to allow airplane wings to flex and move more like bird wings. Instead of traditional flaps, they are designing wings that can morph based on an electrical inputs ...  

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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that ...

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HotSpot: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 16, 2014 1:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot:  A recent unprecedented digital mapping project led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, has discovered a ...

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Building the Backbone of the Space Launch System

September 15, 2014 12:38 pm | by NASA | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding ...  

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Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 15, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising. The Virgin founder says one day we could be traveling from New York to Sydney in 30 minutes ...  

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Engineering Update: 'Robocouch' Powered By Electric Motors

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this special 75th episode of the Engineering Update:  New tests done at Eglin Air Force Base by Boeing and the Army revealed that the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is still usable in conditions that would normally render lasers ...

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DAQRI Unveils 4D Smart Helmet for Industrial Workforce

September 12, 2014 10:57 am | by DAQRI | Comments

DAQRI’s executive team discusses the impetus, hardware features, software tools and use cases of the DAQRI Smart Helmet ...                           

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Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing's Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 3:49 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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Last Mile Fueling System Brings Natural Gas to the Oilfield

September 10, 2014 10:38 am | by GE Reports | Comments

The Last Mile Fueling solution is a fully-integrated technology & logistics system to make natural gas fueling available for exploration & production operations. Taking previously uneconomic natural gas directly from a wellhead, oilfield ...

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HotSpot: Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 9, 2014 2:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk:  Google’s Project Wing focuses on a drone delivery system that would bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. Google tested the self-flying vehicles ...

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Social Robots to Work With Humans Within Rules

September 9, 2014 11:30 am | by AP / Powered by NewsLook.com | Comments

The next generation of social robots will act within social rules attached to its role and impact the way humans interact with each other. The field is actually called cognitive robotics ...          

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GXV-T Envisions Future Armored Ground Vehicles

September 8, 2014 1:42 pm | by DARPA | Comments

One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid ...

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