Entries for January 2018

Engineering History: 60th Anniversary of America Joining the Space Race
The launch of Explorer 1 on Jan. 31, 1958 marked the beginning of U.S. spaceflight and exploration.
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3D Holograms That Float in Thin Air
The iconic image of Princess Leia from Star Wars has long been the dream of hologram enthusiasts.
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Apollo DSKY Replicas Timed for Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary
S&T Geotronics is building replicas of the Apollo missions DSKY controllers.
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Lithium Batteries and the Destructive Dendrite Debacle
How Northwestern University scientists are using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries.
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Pulses of Light to Encrypt Data and Protect Security of Cryptocurrencies
New frequency comb is smaller and more efficient, and relies on quantum entanglement.
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What Would It Cost to Operate Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory?
This infographic details the real-world costs of this iconic fictional factory.
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Stethee Brings AI and New Technology to Stethoscopes
M3DICINE has developed an AI enabled stethoscope that trades in the traditional rubber tube for mach...
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Acoustic Tractor Beams and Tornados of Sound
Not just for Star Wars anymore - powerful acoustic tractor beams could pave the way for levitating h...
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How the Shared Economy is Inspiring engineering.com's Evolution
From our logo and branding to the launch of our new projects platform, the company is undergoing a t...
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Drones Mimic Cars and Bikes to Learn Autonomous Navigation
By imitating cars and bicycles, the drone automatically learned to respect the rules of the road.
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Robot Can Treat Rare Birth Defect
Implanted robot can stretch oesophagus and stimulate cell growth.
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Can Bioplastics Be Safe for Animals and Humans to Eat?
Kevin Kumala from Avani Eco discusses the development of his cavassa starch bioplastic.
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Nanoparticle Gel Brings Us One Step Closer to True Holograms
Why aren't holograms part of our everyday lives yet?
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May the Force Be with You Too in a Few Years?
The engineering dean of FAMU-FSU discusses the science behind the development of a lightsaber.
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Stingray Soft Robot Uses Heart Cells for Movement
Bio-inspired robot could lead to breakthroughs in cardiac medicine.
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XY-4040 Offers Desktop CNC Controlled Foam Cutting
English engineer is building desktop foam cutting machine, using G-code to make finished parts.
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Artificial Synapses Could Lead to "Brain-on-a-Chip"
When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beat -- for now.
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How Many Servos Can You Control With a PS4 Controller?
ServoShock 2 is Kickstarting a system that can control 12 servos with a PlayStation 4 controller.
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Micius Satellite Enables Intercontinental Quantum Communication
Images and video transmitted between Beijing and Vienna using quantum key distribution.
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AI “Scientist” Finds New Weapon Against Drug-Resistant Malaria in Toothpaste
Automated drug discovery leads Eve the robot scientist to identify triclosan as inhibiting parasite ...
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