In this week's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics (

The most advanced British aircraft ever built
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.

See: Photos of the Day: The Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator

Read: UK Drone draws inspiration from Celtic mythology
The continuous failure of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Over the past several years, we've cast a sharp eye on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and its numerous delays, controversies, and, of course, the cost overruns -- the $400 billion dollar weapon program's per-unit costs have nearly doubled since the 2001 base projections.

Read: The F-35 is "a failure waiting to happen"

A pill shaped colon camera
The FDA just approved a pill-sized camera, called the PillCam that passes through the gastrointestinal system and checks for colon cancer.

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