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Engineering Update Episode #120: Tesla’s Model S upgrade does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds

July 23, 2015 10:48 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

Telsa has introduced its latest upgrades for its electric Model S sedan. The P85D, known for its “Insane Mode” which goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds...

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Engineering Live: Connecting Wearables in a Global Marketplace

July 20, 2015 3:13 pm | by The ECN Editors Videos Comments

In this Engineering Live broadcast, panelists from around the globe will come together to discuss: New packaging techniques for low power devices, Potential power solutions and everything you need to know about wearables.

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Engineering Live: Keeping Your Cool in the Hot Data Center Industry

July 17, 2015 12:30 pm | by The ECN Editors Videos Comments

As the power consumption of HPC (high performance computing) and data centers scales exponentially, cooling solutions have become necessary to maximize efficiency and heat dissipation. While forced air cooling has been in vogue, liquid cooling is becoming more prevalent in spite of the design complexity. What tips the scale towards liquid cooling, and is there a “one size fits all” cooling solution for HPC and data centers? 

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Engineering Update Episode #119: Dissolvable needles could change the face of vaccines

July 16, 2015 1:51 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

The research done at Osaka University involves creating a microneedle path, which is dissolvable in water, as an alternative method. The needles are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance. The patch is applied like a plaster and the tiny needles...

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Engineering Update Episode #118: Storing solar energy for later

July 9, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

Researchers at the University of Texas, Arlington have found a way to store the electricity generated by a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) for extended periods of time and allow electricity to be delivered around the clock.

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Engineering Update Episode #117: Brick-laying robot can build a house in two days

July 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

This new robot can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, a 3D CAD design calculates the location of each brick, then uses its telescopic arm to set them in place and secures them with mortar—all from one set position.  

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These 10 women should replace Hamilton on the $10 bill

July 1, 2015 10:47 am | by Kasey Panetta, Melissa Fassbender Videos Comments

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that they would be replacing Alexander Hamilton with a woman (at least on the $10 bill.) The ECN and PDD editors had a few ideas on who that replacement should be...

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Engineering Update #116: Test firing a 3D printed thruster

June 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

We’re 3D printing a lot of stuff these days. But with each discovery it seems the 3D printing items are evolving in terms of sophistication and application...

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POSITAL Position and Motion Sensors: A Million Possibilities

June 22, 2015 11:24 am Videos Comments

See how POSITAL’s advanced product selection and manufacturing systems team up to deliver encoders, inclinometers and linear position sensors that meet your most demanding requirements. Over a million possible configurations – find what you need quickly and easily at www.posital.com

Engineering Update #115: NASA’s new deep space CubeSats

June 18, 2015 11:20 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

In 2016, NASA will launch its next mission to Mars and flying with it will be the first deep space CubeSats to hit the skies. Though the small modular spacecraft featuring off the shelf parts...

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Engineering Update #114: A new challenger to Space X

June 11, 2015 12:19 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

For a few years, Space X has seemed to dominate the world of private space launch, but AirBus is stepping into the ring with a reusable first stage launch vehicle....

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Engineering Update #113: World’s first facial-recognition ATMs

June 4, 2015 9:27 am | by by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

The world’s first facial-recognition ATMs will soon be available in China. To take out cash using the new ATMs, users will stand in front of a camera that compares the facial features of the withdrawal with a photo database. No match? No cash....

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Engineering Update #112: Record-breaking hydrogen car

May 28, 2015 9:40 am | 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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Engineering Update #111: Bladeless wind turbines

May 21, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney Videos Comments

A company called Vortex Bladeless utilizes a different aspect of wind power called vortices. Vortices are created when wind moves around a barrier in its path.

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Engineering Newswire: Army M249 Squad Automatic Weapon sheds the pounds

May 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg Videos Comments

U.S. Army engineers redesigned and lightened the M249 machine gun, taking it down from 17.5 to 9.2 pounds. The M249, formerly known as the Squad Automatic Weapon has even taken a different name – the Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun, or CT LMG.

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