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Engineering Newswire 101: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

July 31, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow-in-the-dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products ...          

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Engineering Update: Electric Vehicle Sets World Speed Record

July 31, 2014 5:18 pm | Comments

A group of students at the University of New South Wales in Australia recently set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle at the Australian Automotive research Center in Victoria. The Sunswift car averaged ...    

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3D Printing a Bionic Hand: Lyman Connor's Story

July 31, 2014 10:52 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Recognizing a need for affordable bionics, GE Engineer & Technologist Lyman Connor was inspired to use his expertise and the tools at his disposal to reinvent the bionic hand ...           

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Engineering Live: Edison vs. Tesla (On Demand)

July 31, 2014 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than ...

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1964 Ranger 7 'Meets' the Moon

July 30, 2014 3:39 pm | by NASA | Comments

The historic 1964 Ranger 7 mission was the first true success in the United States' early quest to explore the moon. The JPL-built spacecraft launched July 28. Three days later, it made a targeted impact on the moon, sending back ...  

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Teardown: Retro Computer

July 30, 2014 2:53 pm | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave looks inside the most popular microcomputer of the 1970's, the Radio Shack / Tandy TRS-80 Model I, and the TRS-80 Model 102. As a bonus, he does some EMI testing for fun, and ...

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Engineering Update: Marines Begin Testing Robotic Mule

July 25, 2014 1:24 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The United States Marines Corps began testing Boston Dynamics' legged squad support system at the Kahuku training area in Hawaii. For those who don’t know, the LS3 is a robotic pack mule that could function autonomously and ...   

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Engineering Newswire 100: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 24, 2014 11:36 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...               

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Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-Free Travel

July 23, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

'Ray' the robotic parking valet at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany lets travelers to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot before heading to the check-in desk ...             

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Sensors in the Soil

July 23, 2014 4:07 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Soil moisture information is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, this data is used to monitor climate patterns and predict landslides. Michigan engineers are working on a system that will make ...  

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Large Scale Graphene Production

July 22, 2014 10:28 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Draw a line with a pencil and it's likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those ...

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Hotspot: Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...     

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Transforming Classic VW Beetles into Electric Cars

July 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Zelectric is bringing vintage VW Bugs into the 21st century, turning the gas-fueled classics into modern day electric vehicles ...                   

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Fully Functioning Rapid Prototype Parts

July 17, 2014 2:51 pm | Comments

Synergeering Group, LLC is a direct service provider of their exclusive, RapidNylon; large, fully functioning rapid prototype parts, produced directly from your CAD in just days. RapidNylon prototype parts are used during development phases ...

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Using Google Glass to Steal Passwords

July 17, 2014 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Cyber forensics experts have developed a way to to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using Google Glass and other recording devices ...                

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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...                

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