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posted in September 2007
Tom Cogan is DN's 2007 Engineer of the Year
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9/23/2007  Post a comment
Watch Boeing's 787 Dreamliner's chief project engineer accept DN's 2007 Engineer of the Year award.
Automotive Design Competition Challenge X Kicks off Fourth, Final Year
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9/20/2007  Post a comment
Challenge X, a design competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors, challenges college teams to design and build fuel-efficient vehicles
Battery Makers Ratchet Up for New Electric Vehicle Effort
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9/3/2007  Post a comment
The EV battery is back and this time it faces tough cost and safety challenges. Its mission, however, is less daunting than it was a decade ago




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Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
SpaceX has 3D printed and successfully hot-fired a SuperDraco engine chamber made of Inconel, a high-performance superalloy, using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The company's first 3D-printed rocket engine part, a main oxidizer valve body for the Falcon 9 rocket, launched in January and is now qualified on all Falcon 9 flights.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
UK researchers have come up with a method for machining aerospace-grade, carbon fiber-reinforced composites, along with high-strength aerospace alloys, using an ultrasonically assisted machining device. It also works on high-strength aerospace alloys.
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