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Engineering Newswire 60: Hyundai builds zombie survival machine, preps for apocalypse

October 10, 2013 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

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.

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Engineering Newswire 59: Personal jetpack redesign saves pilot from catastrophic failure

October 4, 2013 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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Engineering Update #27: The world's most powerful electric car

October 3, 2013 12:54 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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Kickstarter of the Week: Frustration, anger lead to new 3D printer design

October 2, 2013 1:26 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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DIY Hacks & How Tos: Pepper's Ghost

October 1, 2013 3:00 pm | Comments

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....

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Engineering Newswire 57: DARPA's experimental program sends drones to space

September 30, 2013 9:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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Reference design board offers customization options

September 27, 2013 11:41 am | Comments

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.

Episode 26 bloopers: The dreaded Bloomberg report

September 26, 2013 3:24 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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!

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Engineering Update #26: Apple's latest security failure

September 26, 2013 1:53 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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Kickstarter of the Week: Self-driving car computer vision used in new prototyping tool

September 25, 2013 9:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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.

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Engineering Newswire 56: Scorpion jet prototype is tactically practical

September 20, 2013 9:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

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....

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Engineering Update #25: The G-12 e-bike and a hydrogen-powered car

September 19, 2013 11:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics. In this week's headlines: The versatile G-12 off-road e-bike: The Greyp G-12 is a versatile, electric off-road bike with three driving modes: street, eco, and power.

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RapidFIRE: 3D-printed guns belong in a museum

September 19, 2013 9:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The Victoria & Albert Museum in Britain has acquired the world's first, 3D-printed gun, the Liberator. The initial announcement of the Liberator's creation stirred gun supporters and critics last spring, and now the museum holds a representation of a turning point in debates around digital manufacturing.

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The Pulse: Robots remove brain tumors

September 16, 2013 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we're removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use. This episode features....

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Episode 24 bloopers: Visualize it

September 12, 2013 10:44 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Visualizations? How do you say that? 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!

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