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Engineering Newswire 79: AirMule UAV is a flying donkey

February 28, 2014 12:08 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're saving lives in a flying donkey. From Israel-based Urban Aeronautics, AirMule isn’t the prettiest airborne vehicle you’ll ever lay eyes on, but it is unique in its ability to lift payloads up to 500 kilograms.

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Engineering Update 47: The world's fastest sports car

February 27, 2014 11:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics: The world's fastest sports car: Hennessey Venom GT might have just become the fastest 2-seats sports car in the world. In a run that took place on February 14 at the Kennedy space center, the Venom hit speeds of 270.49 mpg.

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Rinspeed XchangE autonomous concept car

February 24, 2014 9:48 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

Autonomous driving is set to become reality in the near future. While the major automakers are putting the finishing touches on the technology, the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed puts man at the center of the autonomous car. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show Rinspeed presents the "XchangE" study to the public in a world premiere.

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Engineering Update 46: The United Arab Emirates' drone delivery service

February 24, 2014 8:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Consumers who fell in love with Amazon's 30-minute drone delivery service but can't wait for the mountain of red tape and regulations standing in the way of "Amazon Prime Air" now have an alternative — move to the United Arab Emirates!

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Engineering Update Episode 45 bloopers

February 13, 2014 2:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Hey, even journalists have a sense of humor! Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, outtakes, and bloopers from the latest edition of the Engineering Update. Special thanks to Managing Editor Kasey Panetta and Technical Editor Jason Lomberg for being such good sports!

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Engineering Update Episode 45: The most advanced British aircraft ever built

February 13, 2014 2:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The Taranis, an unmanned combat demonstrator aircraft being billed as the most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers took it's first 15-minute test flight under the command of test pilot Bob Fraser, a few months ago at a super top secret location.

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Engineering Update #44: Robots learn to taste beer

February 6, 2014 1:23 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Components Corporation: beer-drinking robots, Dr. Mario, and an automotive vending machine. The world of technology hasn't perfected artificial intelligence — thank god — but when it does, a new discovery will ensure....

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Railtec DIN Rail PCB Holders from OKW

February 4, 2014 8:40 am | Comments

OKW’s RAILTEC PCB holders are designed for mounting open PCB assemblies on standard DIN rails installed in equipment housings and control cabinets. The holders conform to DIN Rail standards EN 50 022 and EN 50 035. Electronics engineers find these PCB holders extremely useful because they can be mounted to two different size DIN rails....

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Engineering Update Episode #43: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane

January 30, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane: The SkyWhale might not sound like the greatest name in the world for an airplane, but it's a pretty apt description for this flying beast. A minesweeping robot: Unfortunately, the task of clearing the mines is often prohibitively expensive or complicated....

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Engineering Update #42: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone

January 23, 2014 3:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's edition of Engineering Update: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone: The Pocket Drone is a miniature, foldable tricopter designed to carry a GoPro camera. SeeThru smart glasses: The newest in smart glasses is called SeeThru, from French company, Laster Technologies.

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Engineering Update #41: Talking to your appliances

January 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week’s episode sponsored by Mouser: Communicating with your smart appliances: The LG HomeChat service allows homeowners to more or less talk to any smart appliances in their home from a cell phone. NASA’s newest primate robot...

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Top 10 from CES 2014

January 15, 2014 1:13 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

CES 2014 broke records, as CES seems to do every year, and with the massive amount of people and the overflowing number of vendors, it’s easy to miss a lot. That’s why editors Chris Fox and Jason Lomberg traveled to Las Vegas and compiled the Top Ten from CES 2014.

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Engineering Update #40: Augmented reality contact lenses

January 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week’s headlines: Wearable electronics take the spotlight at CES: Several companies are expected to unveil wearable computing devices at CES that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks, and cloud computing.  An open-source platform for mind-machine melding...

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CES 2014: Qualcomm details their smart gateway platform

January 8, 2014 2:35 pm | Comments

Michael Cubbage, the Director of Business Development with Qualcomm Atheros, discusses the company's smart gateway platform, taking chip technology from the mobile part of Qualcomm. Their recently announced Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ) enables a robust Smarthome platform....

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CES 2014: Imagination Technologies' wearable device portfolio

January 8, 2014 2:20 pm | Comments

Imagination Technologies, a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies, discusses wearable devices and their technology that goes into and enables them. Imagination is known for creating and licensing market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display....

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