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.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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