As the project manager for Mars Pathfinder, Brian Muirhead set the tone for a new era of faster, better, cheaper missions at NASA. This highly ambitious project successfully landed the Sojourner rover on Mars, and paved the way for a family of rovers that are yielding vital new scientific findings. The 1998 Design News Engineer of the Year, Brian is now the chief engineer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He shares his views on space technology with Contributing Editor Larry Maloney.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is