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Engineering Update #112: Record-breaking hydrogen car

May 28, 2015 | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

A hydrogen powered racing car built by Tu Delft has successful completed a lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, which makes it the fastest...

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Amateurs locate Air Force's super-secret space plane (again)

May 28, 2015 4:48 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Air Force's super secret, super cool, super stealth spy satellite has been spotted by not so secret amateur satellite trackers...

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What it's like to design custom fire trucks

May 28, 2015 3:48 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The company I currently work for builds and designs custom fire trucks. I primarily work on exhaust and intercooler systems, but I also help design other chassis components...

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Brass fasteners exhibit greater corrosion resistance and higher conductivity than steel counterparts

May 28, 2015 3:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

New PEM® ReelFast® brass surface mount fasteners from PennEngineering® introduce ideal hardware solutions for printed circuit board applications requiring superior electrical and mechanical attachment points...

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Airbus develops new multirole jammer for military platforms

May 28, 2015 2:30 pm | by Airbus Defence and Space | News | Comments

Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new system that can protect military vehicles against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices...

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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird off of its back

May 28, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

2 robots are better than 1, especially when they work as a team...

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High current power inductors enhance electronic system reliability

May 28, 2015 1:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Eaton announced the launch of its automotive grade Coiltronics® HCMA Series of high current power inductors to meet and exceed the Automotive Electronics Council’s...

This engineer graduated high school with her bachelor's in engineering

May 28, 2015 11:11 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

I am a naturally nosy person. It's actually a good trait for a writer to have since nosiness leads to great stories (but also restraining orders...

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Engineers aren't (just) nerds

May 28, 2015 10:21 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Engineers have a bit of a bad reputation as curmudgeonly, paper-pushing nerds. But they're not all paper-pushing nerds...

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NASA begins testing Mars lander for next mission to red planet

May 28, 2015 9:40 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016...

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GoPro gets real ... virtually real

May 28, 2015 9:15 am | by AP Technology | News | Comments

Shares of GoPro's are rising before the opening bell after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business...

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US Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

May 28, 2015 8:57 am | by Army News Service | News | Comments

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, Soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders...

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New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly

May 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be...

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STEM dominates Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list

May 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Forbes announced its annual list of The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2015 and STEM continues to be a common variable amongst leaders...

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Cable tracing made easy with tone & probe set

May 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Platinum Tools | Platinum Tools | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools announced the launch of its new Tone and Probe Set P/N TP150...

Android, iOS lose share to Windows as smartphone shipments decline

May 27, 2015 12:13 pm | News | Comments

While not much of a surprise, International Data Corporation (IDC) has released new numbers that confirm slowing growth for smartphones...

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