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Engineering Update #32: The world's fastest civilian aircraft

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:26am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com). In this week's episode:

The world's fastest civilian aircraft
The Cessna citation X was recently confirmed by the FAA as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world blowing past the current record holder, the Gulfstream G650 at a speed of mach .935 to the Gulfstreams unimpressive Mach .925.

A pod system for public transportation
On the other side of the speed scale, the town of Milton-Keynes in England is replacing its public buses with a pod system that will rocket passengers around the city at a whiplash-inducing 12 mph.

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A football helmet that senses concussions.
Jake Merrell designed a type of smart foam called exo nano foam using nanotechnology and silicon foam. When compressed, the foam generates an electrical signal that can be transmitted to a tablet or computer.

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