Servo Gets Under the Hood
Features 6/24/2004 Post a comment Until recently, continuously varying the air path geometry in an automobile's intake manifold to tune pressure waves in the flow could not be easily done.
Building a Great White Shark
Features 6/7/2004 Post a comment Inventor and ex-stuntman Eddie Paul describes how his team tackled its biggest project yet: design and build A personal, air-powered submarine in just a few weeks.
Features 6/7/2004 Post a comment Networks can enable less centralization; when you do decentralize, it should match application needs: speed, wiring, and manufacturing process design or lifecycle.
Software Marriage Works
Features 6/7/2004 Post a comment MSC has brought the ADAMS simulation package into its software family. Does the marriage work? Can engineers easily work with the integrated packages? This reviewer says yes.
The Strati EV car printed at the IMTS show is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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