Big crane has global reach
Features 3/11/2002 1 comment Engineers in the U.S. and Germany worked together to build a crane that not only takes the prize for its best-of-class lifting capacity but also meets conflicting global transport standards
Features 3/11/2002 Post a comment For more than three decades, Gerson Rosenberg, voted the 15th Design News Engineer of the Year, has pursued the goal of designing reliable devices to assist-or replace-failing hearts
Lifer in the fire wars
Features 3/11/2002 Post a comment Bill Lamberts engineering designs and industry work have helped set the standard for the breathing apparatus that enable fire fighters to save lives, including their own
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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