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Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

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Capsule Injects Drugs Directly into Stomach Lining

October 1, 2014 11:08 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed ...      

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HotSpot: Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

October 1, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:  AirVR by Metatecture is leveraging the retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands. The AirVR is a Head Mounted Display (HMD) made to work with the iPad ...

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Engineering Update: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 26, 2014 9:12 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update:  A Portable Artificial Kidney:  Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial ... 

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What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...

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Teardown: Heart Rate Monitor Transmitter

September 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also, a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope ...   

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Engineering Update: A Cheap 3D-Printed Drone

September 19, 2014 2:04 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this week’s episode of the Engineering Update:  A Cheap 3D-Printed Drone:  Researchers at the University of Virginia have created a military-grade 3D-printed UAV with off-the-shelf parts, an Android brain, and the ability to tote a ...

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Seeing Through the Fog of War

September 19, 2014 1:41 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain — often puts both the safety and ...  

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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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