Content tagged with Government/Defense
posted in July 2013
Video: This Touchscreen Can Sense Fingerprints
7/31/2013  20 comments
The Fiberio tabletop touchscreen detects fingerprints and other objects.
NASA 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Is Ready
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/31/2013  13 comments
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne created a 3D-printed rocket engine using fused deposition modeling and stereolithography.
NASA Tests 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Part
Engineering Materials 
7/29/2013  28 comments
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed hot-fire tests on a rocket injector assembly made with a selective laser melting 3D printing process and powdered metals.
Researchers Develop World's First Soft Robot
7/19/2013  27 comments
A consortium of European researchers are designing a robotic octopus they say will be the first entirely soft robot.
Slideshow: Plastic Can Protect Astronauts
Engineering Materials 
7/16/2013  26 comments
A thermoplastic material invented to simulate human tissue may be powerful enough to shield astronauts against radiation in space, which is no mean feat.
2 New Nuclear Reactors Scheduled to Come Online in 2016
7/15/2013  30 comments
The US recently approved new reactors that will be built at the Vogtle nuclear plant site using Westinghouse’s AP1000 passively cooled reactor design.
FPGAs Use Flash Memory to Enhance Performance
7/11/2013  14 comments
Microsemi's Igloo2 is aimed at industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications, and security applications.
Mechatronics Soars in Aerospace & Defense
7/11/2013  4 comments
This Design News webinar will explore the use of mechatronics in the aerospace and defense industries.
US Military Academies Ramp Up Training for Future Cyber Warriors
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/11/2013  3 comments
One of the hottest new jobs to be offered within the next decade by military recruiters will be rooted in cyber warfare.
Army Robots Carry Their Weight
7/10/2013  22 comments
The US Army is developing robots to help soldiers in the field.
3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Battery Is the Size of a Pinhead
7/9/2013  23 comments
Harvard University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and visiting South Korean researchers have produced a 3D-printed lithium-ion battery that could one day be used to power tiny medical devices and robots.
Algae-Based Biofuel Goes Commercial-Scale
Engineering Materials 
7/9/2013  8 comments
In a major move forward for algae-based biofuel, US feedstock producer Cellana has inked a multi-year deal for commercial-scale quantities with Finnish company Neste Oil, one of the world's biggest renewable diesel producers.
NASA Builds 3D Printer for Space
Engineering Materials 
7/3/2013  30 comments
After nearly two years of R&D and testing several different commercial 3D printers in zero gravity, NASA has partnered with Made in Space to develop a 3D printer.
NASA Interview With Terry Fong: Intelligent Robotics Group
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2013  3 comments
So, we found out recently that "number 5 IS alive," except in the new millennium, it's K10!
Slideshow: Engineering the Perfect Crime
Electronics News 
7/1/2013  37 comments
Every year, a handful of engineers end up on the wrong side of the law, for offenses ranging from trade secret theft and spying to computer hacking and bank robbery.

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