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Engineering Newswire: Lockheed Martin wreaks havoc in extreme off-road testing

October 3, 2014 11:26 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

After ten days of testing, Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle has successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center’s Butte Mountain Trail course. A mile long course, and one of the most intense off-road test tracks in the world ...

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Engineering Update #78: Clothing that thwarts government surveillance

October 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

If you’re really worried about the government or other agencies hacking your cellphone, feel free to go ahead and take off that tin foil hat because now you can buy clothing that ensures nobody has access to your phone or your credit cards....

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HotSpot: Don’t microwave your iPhone

October 1, 2014 8:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

A group of Internet pranksters known as 4-chan released an ad that suggested Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, was so advanced that you could "wave charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half"....

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Engineering Newswire: SkyOrbiter flies for 5 years without stopping

September 29, 2014 9:27 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Quarkson plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles to transmit internet access to every inch of the planet. These unmanned vehicles, known as SkyOrbiters, are capable of flying for extremely long periods of time without landing or refueling....

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Murata's robot cheerleaders

September 29, 2014 8:51 am | by Murata Videos Comments

Using the latest sensing and communication technologies, as well as advanced group control technology, the Murata Cheerleaders are the latest addition to Murata’s family of Robots. Unlike their predecessors, bicycle-riding MURATA BOY ...

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Engineering Update #77: A portable artificial kidney

September 24, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial kidney could offer a more normal lifestyle to those dealing with the condition. The 10 pound unit ...

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Hotspot: Rolling-spider mini drone

September 22, 2014 12:31 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This ultra-compact drone controlled by smartphone flies indoors, and can perform acrobatic tricks, which are available on a free app. This mini drone has an autopilot based on a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer and features a pressure sensor....

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

September 19, 2014 11:55 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos 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 Videos 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 Newswire: Boeing's laser targets mortars, UAVs

September 12, 2014 10:11 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

The HEL MD is the first mobile, high-energy laser, counter rocket, artillery and mortar platform to be built and demonstrated by the U.S. Army. The laser itself is idea for tactical missions because it is lightweight and compact, allowing it ...

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Engineering Update #75: A laser for all weather conditions

September 11, 2014 9:02 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

New tests done at Eglin Air Force Base by Boeing and the Army revealed that the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is still usable in conditions that would normally render lasers unusable. Though the laser had previously been put through its paces....

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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 Videos 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 Videos 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 Videos 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 Videos 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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