Welcome to the water-fueled salad-spinner cake box. Here's a muscle-free salad spinner that works from the power of a sink faucet and rotates your salad greens faster than the manual version no matter how much muscle you put into it. Rick Crammond based his spinner on a design invented by Nikola Tesla using his CD Turbine. The turbine combines CDs or DVDs, their spindle case (or cake box as it's sometimes called) and a bunch of magnets. Using your faucet or garden hose, you can spin your greens at 1,000 rpm, giving you superbly dry greens in seconds.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.