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Engineering Update #85: Close-air support in only 6 minutes

November 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Since the early days of aerial warfare, infantry has relied on close-air support to even the odds and save their proverbial bacon. But aerial backup often takes a while to arrive — 30-60 minutes on average — and that’s where Raytheon and DARPA ...

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HotSpot: Top 10 best wireless & RF devices at Electronica 2014

November 13, 2014 8:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on HotSpot, we're in Munich, Germany attending electronica 2014 and checking out the latest and greatest components, systems, and applications that companies have to offer. Our Top 10 show features everything from the newest ...

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Kasey's Korner: This laser can turn drones to dust

November 12, 2014 11:17 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

The Low Altitude Sentiel system is a laser designed to reduce small drones to dust within five seconds. Speed doesn’t appear to be a problem since the researchers claim the laser can shoot down drones moving at up to 111 mph up to 1,640 feet in the air with ...

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Engineers dance in music video to raise STEM awareness

November 12, 2014 7:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass Videos Comments

A new YouTube video is gaining popularity as the push for STEM continues to gain traction. Commission by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in association with Bechtel, the music video “Engineering Happiness” is set to Pharrell's “Happy”....

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Kasey's Korner: This observatory will discover 70,000 new planets

November 11, 2014 8:53 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

The observatory was launched last year with a mission of measuring the positioning of up to a billion stars, which again, seems like a lot, but is actually only one percent of the milky ways. It’s on a five year mission, during which a recent study has shown...

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Kasey's Korner: A new treatment for bone fractures

November 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials have come up with a solution that uses anchors made from biodegradable materials via a powder injection molding process. The advantages to using this process means that the researchers can adjust the density and porosity of the anchors, which is imperative to their structural integrity.

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Accidental discoveries that changed the world

November 10, 2014 10:10 am Videos Comments

Throughout the history of science, many major discoveries came accidentally. Sometimes they came from recognizing potential in an unexpected product or waste. Other times, discovery came out of pure desperation from a seemingly dead-end experiment....

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Engineering Update #84: A solar and wind-powered car

November 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

G-code is just a concept car created from a vehicle study, but it’s still got some great ideas. The design is pretty futuristic, with a display on the grill that changes depending on if the car is parked or driving in sports, eco or drive mode. It also has ...

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Engineering Newswire: Engineers drop bombs for safety

November 6, 2014 2:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

The Life Extension Program is an initiative by the National Nuclear Security Administration to inspect and update the nation’s inventory of warheads. Earlier this summer Sandia Labs had two successful tests that provided data for the program....

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Engineering Update Episode #84 Bloopers

November 6, 2014 10:51 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist 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 Editor Kasey Panetta, Digital Editor Jason Lomberg ...

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Top 5 reasons to enter the ECN IMPACT Awards

November 4, 2014 10:36 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

We’d like to present the top 5 reasons to enter the ECN IMPACT awards, held at the Mirage Las Vegas during EDS 2015. At the ECN IMPACT Awards, all companies, from well-established multinational conglomerates to small firms, are on a level playing field....

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Why you should enter the ECN IMPACT Awards

November 3, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Last year’s ECN IMPACT Awards were a grand old time. And this year’s show figures to be even better. Companies can go to ecnawards.com and submit their entries from now through January 15th. Eligible products and innovations include ...

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Engineering Live: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections (On Demand)

October 31, 2014 3:24 pm | by ECN Staff Videos Comments

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years ...

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Engineering Newswire: Flying car transforms in seconds

October 31, 2014 9:03 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Yesterday, at the Pioneers Festival Austria AeroMobil, a Slovakian startup, unveiled a flying car. A concept that has been in the works for the past 25 years, the AeroMobil 3.0 can transform from a car to an airplane within seconds. Powered by a Rotax 912 engine ...

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Engineering Update #83: An exoskeleton for feeling virtual objects

October 30, 2014 8:33 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Back in the ‘80s, Nintendo released its infamous Power Glove, a rudimentary motion-sense device more famous for its brief appearance in a kitschy ‘80s flick than any real functionality. And since then — for better or worse — most hand motion-sense devices have been gloves....

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