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Engineering Update Episode 76 : A cheap 3D-printed drone

September 19, 2014 | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Researchers at the University of Virginia have created a military-grade 3D-printed UAV with off-the-shelf parts, an Android brain, and the ability to tote a 1.5-pound payload. We’ve seen flying 3D-printed creations before, but this one can be ...

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Engineering Newswire: The world's 'first' 3D-printed car

September 19, 2014 9:04 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

While the Strati isn’t the world’s first printed car, that doesn’t make Local Motor’s achievement at IMTS 2014 any less spectacular. They printed a car that only has 49 total parts in 44 hours, and it was drivable by the end of the show....

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Engineering Update Behind the Scenes: Writing the script and video production

September 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The ECN crew puts a lot of work into the Engineering Update, and in honor of the upcoming 75th episode, they’ve prepared a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the brand’s premier video series. This episode focuses....

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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices (On Demand)

September 10, 2014 10:23 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. Click on the start button above to check out the on-demand version of ECN’s Engineering Live....

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Don't like clickbait? Don't click

September 10, 2014 9:09 am | by TED | Comments

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests that you don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad....

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Engineering Update Behind the Scenes: Playing with Ninja Turtles

September 9, 2014 2:16 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The ECN crew puts a lot of work into the Engineering Update, and in honor of the upcoming 75th episode, they’ve prepared a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the brand’s premier video series. This episode focuses....

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Engineering Newswire 106: DOE wants to know if we live in a hologram

September 5, 2014 9:03 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has started collecting data to determine whether or not we live in a hologram. The researchers plan to take data to the ultimate degree, as they attempt to find a single pixel of our space....

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Engineering Update 74: Supersonic submarines could travel at speed of sound

September 4, 2014 2:21 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Modern nuclear submarines are capable of travelling over 25 knots (or 29 mph), and believe it or not, but underwater vessels used to travel much slower than this. But researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab have demonstrated the ability....

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Engineering Update Episode 73 Bloopers

August 28, 2014 9:47 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | 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 Digital Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update #73: A "smart skin" for planes

August 28, 2014 9:31 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

BAE systems has come up with a solution for monitoring planes by introducing their new “smart skin” concept. The idea is that the plane would be covered with sensors of different sizes ranging from a grain of rice to less than 1 millimeter squared....

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HotSpot: Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder

August 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

A Canadian team has outlined the possible coping mechanisms that might be needed following loss or theft and the security problems that users might face. The researchers point out that the same anxieties apply equally to lost or stolen laptops, tablet computers and other digital devices....

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Engineering Newswire: Giant darts probe Mars for signs of life

August 22, 2014 8:46 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

There is a new Indiegogo campaign, and it’s mission: To find life on Mars. Explore Mars, Inc. believes that in order to find life on mars, we must look deep beneath the surface instead of just scratching it like we have been with rover bots and cameras....

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Engineering Update 72: 3D-printed Army chow

August 21, 2014 11:02 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Anyone who doesn’t enjoy the taste of burnt cardboard could tell you that the Army isn’t known for its fine culinary selections. While troops can eat surprisingly well in Iraq and Afghanistan, for the most part, the military subsists on odious chow hall food or the infamous Meals Ready to Eat (or MREs)....

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The connected hospital

August 19, 2014 8:36 am | by Laird | Comments

The connected hospital is a vision of a fully integrated hospital where wireless technology allows care givers and patients to roam throughout the hospital while providing accurate and timely monitoring. The Connected Hospital collects the data in a way that improves efficiency....

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Engineering Newswire: Marine’s driverless jeep built on a growler

August 15, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate, Autonomous Internally Transportable Vehicle or GUSS AITV for short, is built on an M1161 Growler, a smaller vehicle than its predecessor, who was named just GUSS. Using a Commercial Off-The-Shelf sensor suite ...

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Engineering Update #71: A $52 million dollar car

August 14, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: A $52 million dollar car — The Ferrari GTO 250 weighs in at 1980 pounds and has a 300 horsepower v8 engine. It gets its sleek shape from placing aluminum over a wood frame and hammering it, by hand, into shape.....

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