Jaguar North America (www.jaguar.com) has again encouraged students to pursue an engineering career by sponsoring the Jaguar F1 Team in Schools event during the 25th national conference of the Technology Student Association (TSA) in Orlando, FL, in June. About 20 middle and high school teams participated the event, in which they designed, built, and raced F1 racecars. Judging was based on safety, aerodynamics, engineering, aesthetics, race times, and presentation.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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