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Pakistan unveils first armed domestic drone

March 16, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

As we’ve all adjusted to the new paradigm of “asymmetrical” warfare, militaries have embraced drones as the premier tool against worldwide insurgencies. And with its “Buraq” indigenous armed drone, Pakistan is the latest member of the UAV club....

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What it's like to fly a CV-22 Osprey

March 16, 2015 8:07 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

The CV-22 Osprey is arguably one of the coolest aircraft around.

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Why I dream of working at SpaceX with Elon Musk

March 13, 2015 4:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Ishmeet Grewal, a Junior Computer Science and Engineering Student at The Ohio State University.

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F-35 won’t provide sufficient close-air support until 2022

March 13, 2015 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

Officials with the Joint Strike Fighter program recently announced that the F-35 won’t be able to utilize the military’s top close-air support bomb, the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II), until 2022, five years after the SDB II enters service in 2017....

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This is what a MiG-29 takeoff looks like (from between the engines)

March 11, 2015 4:35 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

There are many videos of fighter jets on the internet (and quite a  number here on ECN) but this is the first one we've seen with this particular angle. This is a MiG-29 launching off of an aircraft carrier as recorded by a camera placed between the twin engines. 

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Virtual reality helps soldiers cope with PTSD

March 11, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

We’ve come a long way in our treatment (and understanding) of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During WWI, a soldier exhibiting signs of PTSD — be it mental or physical trauma — was “shell-shocked.” If he was lucky, he was pulled off ...

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Would you buy a $17,000 Apple Watch?

March 10, 2015 2:44 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Comments

To answer the question, I definitely would not drop $17,000 on a watch, but I would definitely spend $350 on an Apple Watch.

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Manufacturing shouldn’t be a dirty word for today’s STEM talent

March 10, 2015 12:16 pm | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing”, a few images tend to come to mind: low-skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce....

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Solar plane takes off for historic round-the-world flight

March 9, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

The achievement will be as much human ingenuity as a technical wonder, but the Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft that took off early Monday morning will make history. Harnessing the power of the sun ...

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Electric buses: More advanced than you think

March 9, 2015 9:27 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

Recent IDTechEx conference presentations and webinars on the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Buses 2015-2025" attracted many questions. They reveal a general perception ...

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This is how you get a snack while flying in a fighter jet

March 9, 2015 9:26 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

This is one of those videos you could probably go ahead and file somewhere between, "This is the reason we can't have nice things" and "This is really cool."

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This is how society feels about engineers

March 6, 2015 9:45 am | by TE Connectivity | Comments

As a part of Engineering Week (we're a little late with this!) our friends over at TE Connectivity decided to do a little digging into the lives of engineers. In the second annual Engineering Sentiment Survey, the researchers looked at 1,010 adults and how they viewed engineers in the community.

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Why I dream of being an astronaut

March 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Comments

Meet Jillian Yuricich a student at The Ohio State University studying Aerospace Engineering and minoring in International Studies, Security and Intelligence.

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USING THE NEWEST GEN ARM, Part II

March 5, 2015 7:34 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I'm a bit behind in my blog work - well, way behind, actually. I started this series back in January with the intro post. Here's where I am right now: I have three different sets of PC boards. One set,...

What happens when you design using an obsolete component?

March 5, 2015 11:20 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

A team of engineers might spend weeks, months, or even years creating the perfect design solution for a difficult problem in their field.

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