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Engineering Update Episode 69: A new record for electric vehicles

July 31, 2014 | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

A group of students at the University of New South Wales in Australia recently set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle at the Australian Automotive research Center in Victoria. The Sunswift car averaged 62 mph over 311 miles, beating out the 26 year old previous record of 45 mph over 311 miles....

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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC (On Demand)

July 29, 2014 3:54 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

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The Pulse: Reading minds with Google Glass and walking with Toyota

July 29, 2014 2:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we're using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair....

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Hotspot: Talking to Mars with commercial orbiting satellites

July 28, 2014 12:58 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to Mars. By developing new business models for commercial and government partnerships, NASA is hoping to broaden the participation in exploring Mars....

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Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader car built on a Corvette chassis

July 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Mattel’s Hot Wheels is coming out with a new line of cars: Star Wars. And what better way to unveil the new line than with a full-sized, fully operational Vader car at this year’s Comic Con? The Vader car was built atop a C5 Corvette chassis, and it mimics its smaller counterpart perfectly....

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Omron's XF3M connector

July 21, 2014 11:56 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

ECN Editor-in-Chief David Mantey discusses Omron's connector, the XF3M, which offers performance enhancements over traditional types. Includes a compact body with a low profile of just 0.9mm supports the applicable FPC thickness of 0.2 mm....

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Hotspot: Unmanned submarine sets sail for testing

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

An autonomous unmanned vessel designed to track quiet diesel-electric submarines spanning miles of ocean depths for months at a time with minimal human input is now under construction and is expected to set sail for testing in 2015. Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company ...

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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...               

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Bluetooth 4.1 module helps engineers add low-energy connectivity

July 15, 2014 3:11 pm | by Kurt Gasparro, Video Production Specialist | Comments

This year at the Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL, editor-in-chief, David Mantey sat down with Microchip’s Dave Richkas to discuss their latest products and technologies. One of the products announced from the show includes Microchip’s first Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module....

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HotSpot: Paint-on skin for concrete structures

July 14, 2014 3:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed new "sensing skin" technology designed to serve as an early warning system for concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond quickly to damage in everything from nuclear facilities to bridges....

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Low-power microcontroller with increased IoT security

July 14, 2014 3:39 pm | by Kurt Gasparro, Video Production Specialist | Comments

This year at the Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL, Editor-in-Chief, David Mantey sat down with Microchip’s Alexis Alcott to discuss the expansion of their eXtreme Low Power PIC microcontrollers with the PIC24F “GB2” family. This new family features an integrated hardware crypto engine....

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Kasey's Korner: Removing toxic materials from batteries

July 11, 2014 9:55 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Though lithium-ion batteries have a lot to offer, they also have some issues-- including using toxic elements that are rare and difficult to work with. But they may be the future of portable electronics batteries, so it’s vital that researchers find another way of creating the batteries.

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Engineering Newswire: Airbus details windowless cockpit of the future

July 11, 2014 9:01 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

A new patent from Airbus has recently been released detailing an aircraft with a cockpit including a viewing surface for piloting which is at least particularly virtual. This virtual surface would most likely be an OLED screen, and may include the use of holograms....

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The IoT Uplink: Connecting with a $12 billion technology

July 11, 2014 8:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration....

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Kasey's Korner: This 3D-printed material will replace Balsa wood

July 10, 2014 2:57 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

When it comes to materials, high density usually equals high strength, while light low density materials are generally pretty fragile. However researchers at Harvard were able to 3D print a composite material using epoxy resin that they claim is even better than Balsa wood, generally revered for its lightweight, but strong properties.

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Engineering Update Episode 66: The Navy's robo-tuna

July 10, 2014 10:39 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The Navy is experimenting with a 4-foot long unmanned undersea vehicle designed to blend in with marine life and perform military functions. This so-called "biometric" autonomous vehicle not only looks like a fish, but swims like one as well. The "robo-tuna" doesn't rely on traditional means of propulsion like propellers or jets, but it actually swims by flipping its tail....

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