Cameras are playing a key role as the auto industry looks forward to active safety systems. One is set to debut when Fiat's Lancia unveils the Delta. It uses TRW Automotive's video-based lane departure system, which uses a camera to watch the white lines and determine when the vehicle is drifting toward the lane markings. The system warns the drifting driver with gentle guidance/haptic feedback through the steering wheel. The camera is mounted on the rearview mirror so it's inside and has a clear view of the roadway.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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