Today on Engineering Newswire, we're designing touch-free interfaces, 3D printing rockets to carry nanosat satellites, swarming collapsed buildings with cyborg cockroaches, and once again trying to answer, "what women want." This episode features: Robots in Disguise: Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that uses a swarm of insect cyborgs to map collapsed buildings.
In this week's headlines: DOD promotes development of brain-reading devices: The US Department of Defense is working to develop a cheap, wearable system that can detect a person's brain waves and display the data on smartphones and tablets.
PD&D recently had the opportunity to review a couple of desktop 3D printers, the LulzBot TAZ and the Afinia H479 from Saelig. The review, while enlightening, only left us thirsting for more. Now that TAZ has shipped out, all that remains is a hole in a cube that begs to be filled.
If you're worried about the impending Zombie apocalypse have we got a car for you. The zombie-pocolypse prototype car was designed by a Walking Dead fan via the Walking Dead Chop Shop app, which allows users to customize three Hyundai models into the perfect anti-zombie car.
This week on Engineering Newswire, we're being chased down by animal-like robots, designing a zombie survival machine, breaking the women's land speed record, and using gems to better breathalyzers. This episode features: At this year's Comic-Con in New York, Hyundai will bring a fan-designed Zombie survival machine to life. Arizona-based Anson Kuo's Sante Fe design was picked out of more than 82,500 fan submissions.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we're re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big balloon. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company has recently re-designed the Martin Jetpack, changing the position of the ducts to help improve the jetpack's performance and maneuverability.
This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by SanDisk. In this week's headlines: Venturi unveils world's most powerful electric car: Ohio State University and French manufacturer, Venturi Automobiles is out to set a new record with what will be the most powerful electric car ever made.
On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are 3D scanning, modeling, and printing with a new all-in-one solution from Radiant Fabrication. The Lionhead is a 3D printer with eight print heads, and its counterpart, the Lionhead bunny, is available with four print heads.
Pepper's Ghost is a special effects technique for creating transparent ghostly images. This technique has been a staple of theaters and haunted houses since John Pepper popularized it in the 1800s. It works by reflecting an image of the ghost off of a sheet of plexiglass. This special effect is especially impressive because it can be performed live....
Today on Engineering Newswire, we're microwaving rubble, expanding access to space, designing elastic OLEDs, and flying tinker toys to space. This episode features: DARPA has come up with a new experimental space program -- XS-1 -- which aims to develop a fully reusable, unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space.
The QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 processor is a highly integrated device targeting evolving femto and enterprise-femto applications. The BSC9131 device combines Power e500 and StarCore SC3850 core technologies with MAPLE-B2F baseband acceleration processing, addressing the need for a high-performance, low-cost, integrated solution, that handles all the digital-baseband processing required for femtocells.
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 Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such a great sport!
This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Skyworks Solutions. In this week's headlines: The security concerns about the iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner appear to be legitimate with the first report of hackers beating the system.
On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, AppSeed has turned to Kickstarter to help grow their idea of turning paper sketches to prototypes, with the help of your cell phone. The new app bridges the gap between ideas in ink and functioning prototypes through the use of computer vision.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, we're wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer's dream and an engineer's nightmare. This episode features....