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  • Bell Helicopter Unveils Urban Flying Taxi

    09 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    Unveiled at CES 2018, the air vehicle has space for a pilot, three passengers and their luggage and promises to cut travel times compared to ground-based options.
  • Watch: Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle in a Lab from Just Human Skin Cells

    09 Jan 2018
    Source: Siobhan Treacy
    Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • 3D-printed Home That Can Be Built in Just Eight Hours

    08 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Imagine being able to simplify the construction of a brand-new home so much so that instead of dealing with unending time frames and an ever-increasing budget, you could have an inexpensive home in just eight hours. Thanks to help from its 3D-printing robot, PassivDom has been able to achieve such a feat.
  • Watch: Wash and Recovery Method Speeds Decontamination

    07 Jan 2018
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Interchangeable equipment, tools and materials promise a faster, more efficient approach to radiodecontamination in urban environments.
  • NASA Video Pays Tribute to Astronaut John Young

    07 Jan 2018
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and was the first to fly into space six times.
  • Manufacturing in Space: Part 1

    05 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    In-space 3D printing is a rapidly maturing technology that is poised to provide a number of benefits to space operations, from reduced launch costs to improved satellite designs.
  • More Amputees Returning to Active Duty Thanks to Technology

    05 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    It used to be that if service members experienced an injury as serious as the loss of a limb, his or her active duty career might effectively be over.
  • Self-Healing Electrostatic Actuators Behave Like Muscle

    05 Jan 2018
    Source: Jonathan Fuller
    A research team from the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a self-healing robotic actuator that behaves like a human muscle.
  • The Gas Spring that Stays Where It's Placed

    04 Jan 2018
    Source: Ken Thayer
    Anyone who has used a gas spring, such as those found in some car or van hoods or rear lifts, knows that they typically have two positions – extended or retracted (open or closed). But what if you want to be able to stop the spring and whatever motion it is controlling at some other position?
  • Watch: Looking Back to Move Ahead

    03 Jan 2018
    Source: Tony Pallone
    Our Engineering360 News Brief offers a few examples where drawing inspiration from the past is broadening the horizon of the future. Topics include CES 2018, the consumer technology show that runs next week in Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from an ancient technique to improve fuel cells and new evidence to believe that life on other planets is likely.
  • Augmented Reality Comes to the Rose Parade

    02 Jan 2018
    Source: Nancy Ordman
    The most futuristic technology in the Rose Parade came from Singpoli American BD, a real estate development company, whose float incorporated augmented reality (AR) to make a Chinese legend come alive.
  • Watch an Introduction to the Powder Metallurgy Industry

    01 Jan 2018
    Source: Sponsored Video
    Learn about powder metallurgy processes including press-and-sinter, metal injection molding, metal 3D printing and more.
  • Intelligent Vibratory Bowl Feeder in Action – Eacy Feed

    29 Dec 2017
    Source: Sponsored Video
    DEPRAG offers efficient and intelligent feeders that have a reduced power consumption of up to 80 percent.
  • Video: CERN Celebrates the Highlights of 2017

    29 Dec 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The accomplishments posted during 2017 by researchers at Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), or European Council for Nuclear Research, star in this video.
  • Watch the First Flight of the World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft

    29 Dec 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The craft is about the size of a Boeing 737 and is designed to conduct marine rescues and fight forest fires.
  • Setting Ideas In Motion

    29 Dec 2017
    Source: Sponsored Video
    Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument is a manufacturer of motion control and small power transmission components. Discover why engineers and OEMs rely on SDP/SI for high-quality components, subassemblies, and engineering expertise.
  • North America's Largest Underground Nuclear Bunker Composed of 42 Buried School Buses

    27 Dec 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Not satisfied to simply wait for a worldwide catastrophic event, a North American couple has prepared for possible calamity by constructing the largest underground nuclear bunker in North America made almost entirely of buried school buses.
  • Watch: Painting the Mona Lisa with DNA

    26 Dec 2017
    Source: Nancy Ordman
    Caltech scientists have developed a method for creating comparatively large self-assembling DNA structures that can take on any desired custom pattern. To demonstrate their breakthrough, the team “painted” a replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.”
  • How Strong Are 3D-Printed Metal Parts? Metallurgical Integrity in Metal Additive Manufacturing

    26 Dec 2017
    Source: Gary Kardys
    Do 3D-printed or additively manufactured metal parts have the integrity for aerospace, automotive, biomedical and other mission-critical applications? Porosity, residual stress levels, microstructures and metallurgical defects unique to 3D printing should be evaluated.
  • Videos and Christmas Science: Explaining Rudolph’s Red Nose and Other Holiday Mysteries

    25 Dec 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Scientists shed light on how Rudolph became the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes in one day and a nightshirt-clad Ebenezer Scrooge practiced time travel.
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