Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we're hacking yachts, stopping trash can spies, creating feelings with Disney research, and putting the first Navy Infrared Camera in the crow's nest. This episode features:
-Regulatory authorities are sounding the alarm to protect whales from the noise pollution caused by pile driving for wind farm construction and using seismic air guns when searching the seas for oil and gas.
-A radio navigation research team at the University of Texas Austin have designed a GPS device with which they attempted to coerce a 213-foot yacht off course.
-An elected member of the City of London Corporation has asked Renew London to stop using recycling bins to track the smart phones of pedestrians passing by.
-Disney Research has created Aireal, a low-cost, highly scalable, haptic technology that delivers expressive tactile sensations in mid air.