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Engineering Update #24: Virgin Galactic's SS2 hits Mach 1.43 and Elon Musk becomes Ironman

September 12, 2013 10:21 am Videos Comments

In this week Engineering Update brought to you by Mouser Electronics: SpaceShipTwo also known as SS2 broke its own speed and altitude records last week achieving an altitude of 69,000 feet and a maximum speed of Mach 1.43, which is 1,088 miles per hour.

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Engineering Newswire 54: Semi-automatic needle gun

September 12, 2013 9:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we're working out with RoboSimian, exploring the deepest place on earth, saving brains, and we're locked and loaded with a semi-automatic needle gun. This episode features: The DeepSea Challenger, is part-time filmmaker and fulltime explorer James Cameron's groundbreaking submersible that achieved an 11,000-meter, or 6.8 mile, solo dive to the Challenger Deep.

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Engineering Update 23: Bloopers

September 5, 2013 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Associate Editor Melissa Barnes for being such a great sport!

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Engineering Update #23: The world's smallest autopilot and Google Glass in the OR

September 5, 2013 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics. In this week's headlines: Sony's head-mounted video viewer: Sony has announced the next generation of its head-mounted personal 3D video viewer just in time for IFA 2013.

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Engineering Newswire 53: New keyboard shocks internet abusers

September 3, 2013 8:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're catching asteroids, detecting dirty Fords, printing rocket engine components, and shocking Facebook users for deviant behavior. This episode features: During the asteroid redirect mission, the Orion spacecraft and crew would launch atop the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket.

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Episode 22 bloopers

August 29, 2013 12:29 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such a great sport!

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Engineering Update #22: Boeing's newest Dreamliner and a motorized surfboard

August 29, 2013 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner made its first appearance in Washington this week and is scheduled for delivery to Air New Zealand in 2013. The Jetsurf Board is a gas-powered surfboard that can move at up 35 mph. It has a 100-cc gas engine, and the board is made from carbon fiber and Kevlar.

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Engineering Newswire 52: NASA crashes helicopters

August 27, 2013 11:29 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're building armadillo cars, crashing helicopters, landing the Grasshopper, and testing the first practical flying car. This episode features: NASA researchers plan to drop a 45-foot CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter fuselage from 30 feet to test improved seats and advance experimental techniques and crash worthiness data.

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Kickstarter of the Week: Mind-reading headset monitors brainwaves

August 27, 2013 10:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Kickstarter, we are monitoring our brainwaves and moving objects with just our thoughts with the Emotiv Insight, a 5-channel, wireless headset from Tan Le, founder and CEO. Check out ECN's expansive multimedia section here: http://www.ecnmag.com/videos

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Engineer It - How to understand ripples in RF devices performance

August 26, 2013 9:06 am Videos Comments

Ripples arise while characterizing devices at RF and microwave frequencies. Habeeb Ur Rahman Mohammed, apps engineer with TI's high speed products group, demonstrates how to ensure measurement set-up is properly calibrated and matched in order to avoid measurement errors due to ripples.

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Episode 21 bloopers

August 22, 2013 11:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Associate Editor Melissa Barnes for being such a great sport!

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Engineering Update #21: Boeing's laser weaponry and Samsung's secret smartwatch

August 22, 2013 10:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics. In this week's headlines: Boeing's impressive laser weapon system: Boeing recently announced that its Thin Disk Laser system has achieved unexpected levels of power and efficiency, bringing the concept of laser weaponry one step closer to the battlefield.

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RapidFIRE: Crooks scam patrons with 3D-printed ATMs

August 21, 2013 10:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Criminals in Sydney, Australia have gone high-tech, using 3D-printed components to scam ATM users out of their hard earned cash. By utilizing 3D printing, the criminals create faux ATM components to house information-stealing electronics - the components are cheap and fast to create, thanks to FDM technology. This "skimming" technology is hard to detect and easy to replicate.

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Engineer It - Understanding basic sensored BLDC motor operation

August 20, 2013 8:41 am Videos Comments

Learn the basic operation of a BLDC motor from Michael Firth, Motor Driver marketing manager. Editor's note: ECN will be running the "Engineer It" video series from Texas Instruments each week in our e-newsletters. Stay tuned! Check out more Engineer It videos: http://www.ti.com/ww/en/engineer-it/index.shtml?DCMP=engineerit&HQS=engineerit

Engineering Newswire 51: The first Navy infrared camera saves the whales

August 15, 2013 12:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, we're hacking yachts, stopping trash can spies, creating feelings with Disney research, and putting the first Navy Infrared Camera in the crow's nest. A radio navigation research team at the University of Texas Austin have designed a GPS device with which they attempted to coerce a 213-foot yacht off course.

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