This Week in Engineering - ENGINEERING.com
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Every Wednesday Dan and Vince review the engineering week that was. From renewable energy to robotics, space exploration and civil engineering wonders, no engineering subject is safe from their jibes and jokes.
Self-Assembling Cube Robots
Oct. 9, 2013
Galloping robot; self-assembling cube robots; jellyfish-killing robots; neutron microscope; inflatable concert hall; and merry-go-round power.
Oct. 2, 2013
Tremor-free spoon; hypersonic suborbital spaceplane; "invisible" skyscraper; new memory alloy; robot bees; and Tesla's autonomous car.
Snake Rovers on Mars
Sept. 25, 2013
Spider silk muscles; wine-powered microprocessor; snake rovers on Mars; jet engine temperature sensor; self-healing polymer; and skeleton crew satellite launch.
Sept. 18, 2013
Costa Concordia salvage; autonomous mining trucks; fingertip speaker; anti-terrorist ray gun; world's thinnest glass; and tumor-eating robot maggots.
Skyscraper Melts Cars
Sept. 11, 2013
LADEE takes off; brain to brain communication; skyscraper melts cars; DNA-assembled graphene transistors; MagLev train speed record; and heartbeat biometrics.
Brain on a Chip
Sept. 4, 2013
Fukushima ice wall; Grasshopper rocket hops; Kepler retires; brain clot-sucking robot; brain on a chip; and drones fight mosquitoes.
Quantum Enigma Machine
Aug. 14, 2013
Hacking cars; sling-inspired space railroad; laser space communication; quantum enigma machine; smart scalpel; and exploding baseball bats.
Million-Year Data Storage
July 24, 2013
Mars rover 2020; synthetic spider silk; autonomous carrier landing; extracting fuel from shipwrecks; million-year data storage; and human-powered helicopter.
July 17, 2013
Fertilizer from diamonds; crowdfunded space telescope; flashlight powered by hand heat; IKEA refugee shelter; alcohol space mystery; and WiFi sees through walls.
June 19, 2013
Balloon internets; contact lens display; plane and train combo; liquid-free lithium batteries; kilometer elevator cables; and interplanetary robot submarine.
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