This Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com). In this week's episode:
The world's fastest civilian aircraft
The Cessna citation X was recently confirmed by the FAA as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world blowing past the current record holder, the Gulfstream G650 at a speed of mach .935 to the Gulfstreams unimpressive Mach .925.
A pod system for public transportation
On the other side of the speed scale, the town of Milton-Keynes in England is replacing its public buses with a pod system that will rocket passengers around the city at a whiplash-inducing 12 mph.
A football helmet that senses concussions.
Jake Merrell designed a type of smart foam called exo nano foam using nanotechnology and silicon foam. When compressed, the foam generates an electrical signal that can be transmitted to a tablet or computer.