Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re designing smart cubes for stubborn drinkers, building a better bicycle, and re-engineering a 1977 Lotus Esprit. This episode also features:

  • Smart Ice Cubes track how much you drink, and then flash red when you’ve had too much.
  • The new nCycle concept e-bike has an innovative new locking mechanism, a battery-powered electric motor, Bluetooth speakers, integrated headlights, and a holographic display.
  • NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) will use high-resolution images, data and advanced computer models to unravel how matter, light, and energy move from the sun's surface to its outer atmosphere.
  • The Google security team is experimenting with ways to use tiny Yubico cryptographic cards that are inserted into a USB reader as “keys” to all of your accounts.
  • At risk high school students in Kansas City have re-engineered a donated 1977 Lotus Esprit to be a two-seater sports car that is completely electrical.

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