Chevy Volt Structure Enhancements
DNTV 1/10/2012 1 comment To help the Chevy Volt handle side impacts, GM engineers will beef up a laterally oriented cross-car structure and add steel to longitudinally oriented members around the battery.
American Physical Security Group's SW12 wedge barrier
DNTV 5/25/2011 6 comments Truck stopper: American Physical Security Group's SW12 wedge barrier can stop a 15,000-lb truck travelling at 50 mph. The 6,000-lb barrier can be raised in approximately one second by an electric servo actuator from Moog Industrial Controls.
Gadget Freak #148 - Interactive Beer Pong Table
DNTV 4/13/2011 1 comment Since Cameron Hoerig is an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, the idea of building a typical beer pong table was out of the question. “I’m an electrical engineering student, so I should have a table that stands out,” he says.
GF170 Smoking Permitted, but Bring a Roast
DNTV 8/23/2010 Post a comment Anyone can drop a roast or spare ribs into a commercial meat smoker, but Peter Rauch decided to create an electronically controlled smoker that uses a programmable controller, touch-screen human-machine interface, and a network connection.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team £100 to make (about $161 US).
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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