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Engineering Update #30: The McLaren P1 is the hybrid supercar of the future

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:27am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Welcome to Engineering Update. I'm Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor of ECN. In this week's episode:

A hybrid super car
The McLaren p1 is a long-awaited supercar featuring a hybrid engine and, luckily for us, the company has just released the specs for this ridiculous machine.
 
The world of printed sensors
In the world of printed electronic components, the newest novel approach is cuttable printed sensors.  A team from MIT and the Max Planck Institute have developed a sensor that can be cut down to size with regular scissors.
 
Storing data for one million years
Though the current average lifetime for how long data can be stored is around 10 years, that could all change thanks to a disk designed by a team from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. According to the team, they have disks capable of storing data for upwards of one million years.

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