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Engineering Newswire 150: Electric Racecar Sets Acceleration Record

July 30, 2015 | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re developing fish armor for tomorrow’s solider, riding on an amphibious Quadskis, and breaking the electric vehicle acceleration record ...

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Two Dead in Fiery Wisconsin Plane Crash

July 30, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A small, single-engine passenger plane crashed and caught fire at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport, killing both people onboard. Nobody on the ground was ...

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How to Calculate Wasted Battery Capacity

July 30, 2015 9:45 am | by EEVblog | Comments

In this tutorial Dave explains how to precisely measure and calculate the remaining (or wasted) energy capacity in a battery using the graphical analysis technique using a spreadsheet ...

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Mars Is the Next 'New World'

July 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Big Think | Comments

Establishing a colony on Mars would protect the long-term survival of the human race. Stephen Petranek's new book is "How We'll Live on Mars ...

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How to Launch a Nuclear Missile

July 30, 2015 9:36 am | by Veritasium | Comments

What was the procedure to launch a nuclear missile? During the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union had to build underground silos to house nuclear ...

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What We Can Learn From Galaxies Far, Far Away

July 24, 2015 9:59 am | by TED | Comments

In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the ...

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How to Engineer a Viral Music Video

July 24, 2015 9:56 am | by TED | Comments

The band OK Go dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video — and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and ...

Engineering Newswire 149: Electric Flying Car Design Unveiled

July 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swallowing pills on a string, taking off in a next-gen flying car, and proving robot consciousness ... sort of ...

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Teardown: Rockband 3 Stratocaster Guitar

July 23, 2015 10:03 am | by EEVblog | Comments

Dave tears down the Rockband 3 Stratocaster Mustang wireless guitar controller from the Guitar Hero Xbox game manufactured by Madcatz ...

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What Happened When I Open-Sourced My Brain Cancer

July 16, 2015 2:34 pm | by TED | Comments

When artist Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer, he refused to be a passive patient — which, he points out, means "one who waits." So he hacked his brain scans ...

Engineering Newswire 148: F-35 Test Fires Gatling Gun

July 16, 2015 9:40 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're testing firing the F-35's Gatling gun, diagnosing depression with smartphones, and reconnecting with Pluto ...

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The Flight of Apollo-Soyuz: 40th Anniversary

July 14, 2015 2:49 pm | by NASA | Comments

Most of us take it for granted today that American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts live and work together in Earth orbit. They've been doing it for years, first in the Shuttle-Mir program, and now ...

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How a Driverless Car Sees the Road

July 10, 2015 1:06 pm | by TED | Comments

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the ...

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Air Force Tech Report: Global Hawk

July 9, 2015 11:56 am | by Air Force News Service | Comments

The Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and ...

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Engineering Newswire 147: Giant Robots Set to Battle

July 9, 2015 10:18 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re making 3D projected images touch-interactive, challenging Japan to a giant robot battle, and taking seven giant leaps closer to interstellar travel ...

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Teardown: How Secure Are Electronic Safe Locks?

July 9, 2015 9:46 am | by EEVblog | Comments

Can you crack an electronic digital safe lock with just a resistor and an oscilloscope? All sorts of safe cracking techniques are discussed - thermal camera imaging, bumping, drilling, and ...

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