Sheri Kasprzak
Managing Editor

Sheri Kasprzak is the managing editor for Product Design and Development.

It was a cold ending for a NASA balloon tasked with carting telescopes 24 miles above Antarctica. The equipment was used to study the sun and its impact on...
2.24.2017
10:08am
Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more commonplace, so much so that utilities are embracing the technology. Still, an infrastructure problem and other...
2.24.2017
9:12am
The SpaceX Dragon CRS-10 cargo spacecraft was successfully captured with the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 by Expedition 50 Commander Shane...
2.23.2017
9:53am
The University of Michigan explores why lithium ion batteries sometimes explode. Battery explosions and fires have become a real problem for electronics like...
2.22.2017
9:21am
The U.S. military’s use of advanced weapons like unmanned aerial vehicles and drones has been a boon to the satellite communications market, according to...
2.21.2017
9:53am
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Phoenix Contact describes what constitutes a transient wave in their latest Surge and Overcurrent SHORTS presentation ...
2.21.2017
9:07am
SpaceX recently held a competition at its Hawthorne, Calif., facility in which university students from around the world showed off their engineering skills to...
2.16.2017
3:43pm
Raytheon Co. won a contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to develop an automated tool to assess the effectiveness of weapons used in wargames. The...
2.16.2017
10:11am
A team of University of Michigan researchers led by Dr. Albert Shih are developing ways to manufacture orthotics with 3D printing. Orthotics can range from a...
2.16.2017
9:28am
NASA releases information on the damage sustained at its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans after a tornado struck the facility last week. Five employees...
2.15.2017
8:21am
Check out this video from Carnegie Mellon University. It demonstrates the thermally conductive “thubber” material (bottom, labeled LMEE) as it stretches and...
2.14.2017
8:40am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled its gel robots ...
2.13.2017
10:15am
Elastomers have been used in many applications, due in no small part to their elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation. They are often...
2.10.2017
10:42am
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Stratasys announced its F123 3D printer for use in rapid prototyping ...
2.10.2017
9:40am
DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program recently delivered LUKE robotic arms to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as part of the Wounded...
2.9.2017
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Brainiac75 experiments with the magnetism of platinum-group metals ...
2.8.2017
8:52am
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency demonstrates how fluids behave in zero gravity in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station...
2.7.2017
9:12am
The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III sensor will be mounted to the International Space Station. The sensor will be launched aboard a SpaceX...
2.6.2017
8:50am
This video from Stratasys outlines the evolution of PolyJet 3D printing materials over the past 13 years ...
2.3.2017
10:28am
Roll-to-roll manufacturing processes for printed circuit boards are already showing promise for lowering the cost and environmental impact of high-volume...
2.2.2017
10:06am
Roboticists working in California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed a drone that mimics the appearance and flight of bats. “Bat...
2.2.2017
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Sure, you recycle, drive a hybrid, and compost every organic thing you can find. So, how can you take that environmental consciousness all the way to your...
2.1.2017
10:38am
NASA held its annual Day of Remembrance to honor the fallen crews of Apollo 1 and the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Tuesday. A wreath-laying ceremony...
1.31.2017
3:53pm
Additive manufacturing came to the rescue when International Submarine Engineering Ltd.’s latest autonomous underwater vehicle’s production was nearly...
1.31.2017
9:52am
Astronaut Jeanette J. Epps underwent an optimization suit fit check with Stringer Ghaffarian Technologies' Roger Graham Monday. Graham tweeted out this...
1.30.2017
4:13pm
There are many applications for artificial intelligence, from facial and speech recognition to game theory and strategic planning, but can AI be used to help...
1.30.2017
2:50pm
Brainiac75 explores what happens when you place magnetic ferrofluid near a very strong magnet.
1.30.2017
9:16am
What happens when you put a drone in a vacuum? Find out here, courtesy of Hydraulic Press Action ...
1.26.2017
10:59am
A wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will underscore NASA’s Day of Remembrance Jan. 31, honoring the fallen crews of Apollo 1 and space...
1.26.2017
9:40am
Boeing recently unveiled the spacesuit astronauts heading into orbit aboard its Starliner spacecraft will wear. The suit is lighter than earlier suits. It...
1.25.2017
5:17pm
Samsung isn’t the only electronics giant with overheating battery woes. HP is recalling about 101,000 lithium-ion batteries used in its notebook computers, the...
1.25.2017
4:25pm
The Boeing Co. reported fourth-quarter revenue of $23.3 billion, buoyed in part by commercial airplanes, which saw higher planned delivery volume and mix....
1.25.2017
9:06am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Mechanical Engineering department unveiled its entry for SpaceX's Hyperloop pod competition. Elon Musk's...
1.25.2017
8:02am
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Eugene “Gene” Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Cernan passed away Jan. 16 at the age of 82. NASA TV will...
1.23.2017
4:04pm
The GOES-16 satellite, formerly called GOES-R, launched in November sent back its first images of Earth. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
1.23.2017
2:12pm
Samsung says faulty batteries were the cause of a rash of Galaxy Note7 fires last year. The company also expanded its recall of the devices to all original and...
1.23.2017
10:36am
Raytheon Co. was awarded a $235 million from the U.S. Navy for Standard Missile-6 production and spares, the company announced Monday. Delivery on the missiles...
1.23.2017
10:22am
United Launch Alliance successfully launched its Atlas V rocket, carrying the U.S. Air Force's SBIRS GEO 3 satellite into geostationary orbit Friday. The...
1.23.2017
10:05am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently conducted high-altitude drone tests that could potentially support commercial spacecraft. During the test,...
1.20.2017
10:02am