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Engineering Newswire 124: Atlas Robot Gets Major Upgrade

January 22, 2015 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re untethering the all new Atlas Robot, fighting global warming, and ... doing the laundry ...                    

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Flight Animation of World's Most Powerful Rocket

January 29, 2015 11:11 am | by SpaceX | Comments

When Falcon Heavy lifts off later this year, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. Thrust at liftoff is equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft operating simultaneously ...    

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Robotic Helicopter to Scout for Mars Rovers

January 29, 2015 11:04 am | by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Comments

JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky ...            

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Engineering Newswire 125: Vampire-Bat Inspired Drone Walks & Flies

January 29, 2015 10:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying – and walking – with vampire-bat inspired drones, showing off Russia’s new ATV riding cyborg, and taking stomach acid powered joyrides in mouse stomachs ...        

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Why I Make Robots the Size of a Grain of Rice

January 29, 2015 10:52 am | by TED | Comments

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in ...

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Using Virtual Reality to Train Future Engineers

January 29, 2015 9:40 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

The University of Michigan MIDEN virtual reality cave gives Michigan Engineers an unprecedented insight into the way structures come together, buckle, and collapse. The MIDEN foregoes physically constructing “steel sculptures” traditionally ...

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Engineering Seismic Retrofits That Don't Break the Bank

January 29, 2015 9:24 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Researchers at the state-of-the-art Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a full-scale model building to test new ways to protect structures from earthquakes and potentially save ...

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Teardown: AC Voltage Standard

January 29, 2015 9:20 am | by EEVblog | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave does some performance checks and then tears down a Krohn Hite EDC 4601 0.05% 6 decade 1ppm resolution 0-1000V AC voltage standard ...           

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Tesla Passengers Get 'Insane' Ride

January 27, 2015 2:52 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

In this video by DragTimes.com, Brooks Weisblat, CEO of the car enthusiast site takes passengers from zero to sixty in 3.1 seconds. The car, the Tesla P85D has a top speed of 155 mph, with a 691 hp motor power ...     

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Aircraft to Attempt 1st Round-the-World Solar Flight

January 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Solar Impulse | Comments

The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to ...

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Robots Pave the Way for Human Missions to Mars

January 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

For decades robots have been exploring Mars' atmosphere and surface, forging space science advances and paving the way for future human missions to Mars. While robots have been highly effective, some say only human space travel can ...  

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Solar Racing at the Yas Marina Circuit

January 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

In order to be able to compete in the "main event" of the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, teams have to compete in a qualifying event. This event was held as a track race at the Yas Marina Circuit in UAE. The race is used to both confirm the ...

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Makerbot, Martha Stewart Collaborate

January 22, 2015 1:35 pm | by MakerBot | Comments

MakerBot collaborated with design teams from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create the Trellis Collection, a set of branded table accessories that customers can download from the MakerBot Digital ...       

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100 Seconds of Pure Detroit

January 22, 2015 12:14 pm | by North American International Auto Show | Comments

From the glory days of the Motor City to its current rebirth, Detroit has a story to be told. And NAIAS has played a key role in that story. We invite you to pause for just 100 seconds to watch Detroit’s history unfold. Produced by ...  

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HotSpot: Orrb Pods Provide a Positive Work Culture

January 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Orrb Technologies has developed a new pod to help workers relax, regain focus, increase performance and train for self-development. The Orrb is a seven foot by five foot physical device that you get inside of, shut the door and settle into ...

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Learning How to 3D-Print a Giant Head

January 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

David's 3D-printed head weighs 9.25 lbs., and was printed using the fused filament fabrication process on a heated borosilicate glass bed that runs about 70°C when printing PLA. No support material was needed. The head took nearly 7 days ...

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