Today in Engineering History: Ford
Launches Moving Assembly Line
Engineering Newswire 160: Lexus Unveils
Fully Functional Cardboard Car
America's Most Wanted Secret? Trade
Agreement Met with Controversy as
Photos of the Day: Exploding Robot
Underscores Dangers of Lithium-Ion
Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were rattled
by a battery explosion that incinerated its RoboSimian bot.
Researchers at the lab suspect a damaged cell in the battery
resulted in an overcharge that sparked a chain reaction.
Photos of the Day: Watch This Drone
Change a Light Bulb
How many drones does it take to change a light bulb? Just
one, but it takes a lot of attempts. You can’t help but cheer
when this little guy finally gets the job done.
Watch Hurricane Matthew from the
International Space Station
Residents in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas were hit by
Hurricane Matthew in early October. Here, you can view the
hurricane from cameras on the International Space Station,
about 250 miles up:
Was it Sabotage? ULA Reportedly
Questioned in SpaceX Rocket Blast
Conspiracy theories erupted about the explosion that destroyed
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after a Washington Post report
suggested industrial sabotage could’ve been behind the blast.
Plasma Reactor Shut Off Just One Day
After Breaking Energy Record
Just one day before it was shut down due to lack of funding,
the nuclear fusion reactor at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology broke a world record for the highest plasma
pressure ever produced on Earth.
Rotary Cell Phone is a Quaint Blast from
This quaint rotary cell phone from Mr. Volt brings together the
worlds of yesterday and today in one anachronistic package.
The phone runs on an Arduino-compatible board and has a
built-in GSM modem.