This week on engineering newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV:

•zero2infinity hopes to offer a slow and steady ascent aboard bloon, an intimate six-person pod attached to a zero-pressure polyethylene helium balloon.
•Gov. Jerry Brown rides to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.
•Georgia Tech researchers have developed two new technological tools that promise to have a significant impact on the understanding of behavioral disorders such as autism.
•A team of engineers from Group T has unveiled a race car that was almost completely 3D printed: the Areion.
•After raising more than 750 thousand dollars within the first 2 days of its 30 day campaign, Form 1 from Form Labs will be distributing a new method of low-cost, high-res 3D printing to the masses.

This episode is brought to you by Smalley Steel Ring Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Spirolox Retaining Rings and Smalley Wave Springs for more than 50 years. Request samples to try in your application today at