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Engineering Update #59: Fastest motorcycle in the world

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:41pm
Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update:
 
Fastest production motorcycle in the world
The Lightening LS-218 is set to be the fastest motorcycle on the planet. With a top speed of 218 mph 200 horsepower and 168 foot pounds of torque, this bike is set to blow its competitors out of the water after its release this summer.
 
Guarding against the zombie apocalypse
You probably suspected that the Pentagon has a plan for every possible contingency, and you'd be right. But you probably didn't know that the DoD's extensive list of "what if" scenarios includes a zombie apocalypse: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/05/16/dod.zombie.apocalypse.plan.pdf
 
Medical implants the size of a rice grain
Researchers have discovered a sweet spot between near and far-field waves called the mid-field, which allows researchers to reduce the size of the implantable device to the size of a grain of rice that can be implanted anywhere in the body and safety powered.

Check out the Episode 59 bloopers here: http://www.ecnmag.com/videos/2014/05/engineering-update-59-bloopers

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