Entries for January 2013

DARPA’s Wish for Disappearing Electronics

Like the rest of the world, the battlefield is positively crawling with electronics. To make matters... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-31-13

The Jacquard Loom, first demonstrated in 1801, is considered by many to be a precursor to the develo... More >>
Tractor Beams Now Reality (Sort of)
A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine, led by Dr. Tomas Cezak, ha...
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Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-30-13

The Y-20 is a prototype large military aircraft being built for China's People's Liberation Air Forc... More >>
Take Flight in Your Car, Today!

Passenger airlines may have brought us the wonders of flight, but they have yet to bring us the wond... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-29-13

The Blue Angels are the US Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron. Formed in 1946, the Blue Angels are... More >>
A Photographic History of Space Food Design

At the NASA Space Food Systems Laboratory, scientists carefully weigh the nutritional needs of astro... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day – 1-28-13

Today satellites aren't built to be reused or re-purposed once they've ... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-26-13

On Thursday January 24, 2013, the Mars rover Opportunity celebrated it's ninth year of&nbs... More >>
A DIY BioPrinter for About $150

3D printers that use biological materials rather than plastics or metals can revolutionize how scien... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-25-13

Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome of Florence was one of the greatest architectural and engineering feats ... More >>
World Record Acceleration from the Venom GT

Just south of Houston lies Ellington Airport. Formerly known as Ellington Air Force Base, it was onc... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-24-13

Weighing in at 3,210kg the 122mm Howitzer has an effective range of 15.4km. In the photo above an Af... More >>
Moving a Bridge Inch by Inch

Infrastructure degrades over time. Roads crack, steel corrodes and eventually every means of transpo... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-23-13

 During the 1960's the North American X-15A was used as a test-bed for many advanced ... More >>
Visiting Saturn’s moon Titan

Just over 8 years ago the European Space Agency’s probe landed on the surface of Saturn’... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-22-13

An Artistic Rendering of China's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle "Dark Sword".  Since it's debut in 200... More >>
The Robotic Fish of the Kalamazoo River

Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has been dealing with pollution since industry first moved onto its... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-21-13

A football stadium sized helium balloon is inflated in Antarctica. This is EBEX, a mission to photog... More >>
Designer Edge Image of the Day - 1-20-13

An artistic rendering of the European Space Agency's Gaia inferometer. The Gaia mission aims to comp... More >>

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