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Giant Solar-Powered UAVs Are Atmospheric Satellites - IEEE Spectrum - 0 views

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    "The Solara is intended to lift a payload to 20,000 meters and then keep it there for five years, running entirely on solar power. It functions a bit like a satellite, except substantially cheaper and much more versatile. And, you can get it back when you're done."
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Hard-Hat Sensor Short-Circuits Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - IEEE Spectrum - 0 views

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    "wearable computing and prevention-through-design to develop a practical sensing and alarm system that can tell when a worker's blood oxygen level is cratering and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. The result was a standard construction hard-hat modified to include a non-invasive blood-oxygen monitor."
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AeroVelo, University Of Toronto Team, Win Human Powered Helicopter Flight Competition - 0 views

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    "human power, delivered to the craft's four rotors through the bicycle pedals he steadily pumps throughout his flight. It's that fragile machine, built by Reichert's Canadian team, which has now won a long-coveted international prize that lay unclaimed for years. The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 for the first successful controlled flight of a human powered helicopter that could reach a height of three metres while hovering for at least one minute in a 10-square-meter area."
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SOLAR IMPULSE - AROUND THE WORLD IN A SOLAR AIRPLANE - 0 views

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    "The gigantic dimensions of this ultra-lightweight revolutionary airplane - capable of flying day and night without fuel - are its trademark feature. To build it, the whole team had to push back the frontiers of knowledge in materials science, energy management and the man-machine interface. Every one of its take-offs, propelled silently by its four electric motors, inspires us to consider using clean, new technologies to free our society, little by little, from dependence on fossil energy. "
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Orbitwheel | Invent the Future - 0 views

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    "The Orbitwheel is like a cross between a skateboard and inline skates - but with more freedom and simplicity than either! The Orbitwheel is a brand new concept for wheeled sports and the concept is simple: two feet, two wheels... and you're ready to go"
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Sam Pearce's Loopwheel: Tangential Suspension for Bikes - Core77 - 0 views

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    "It's called the Loopwheel, and its system of "tangential suspension"-essentially leaf springs folded back in on themselves-are not only workable, but they provide a gentler ride over sharp obstacles due to physics:"
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NASA Piggybacks SmartPhone Satellites > ENGINEERING.com - 0 views

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    ""Out of the box smartphones offer capabilities needed for satellites, including fast processors, versatile operating systems, multiple miniature sensors, high resolution cameras, GPS receivers and several radios," said NASA. Add to all of those components the fact that cellphones are built to take a beating, and you can see why NASA has faith in the fact that these "PhoneSats" could bring about a new era of cheap space and earth science."
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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift - 0 views

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    " there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas:"
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9 trends to watch for in wearable tech - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

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    "The smartest bands will track a user's pulse, sleep patterns and more, helping to paint a holistic picture of wellness. However, a high degree of style will become increasingly important as functionality becomes standardized."
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Tech firms set sail to solve world's problems through innovation - SciDev.Net - 0 views

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    "Eleven start-up firms with novel technologies for solving social and environmental problems have set off on a voyage around the world to find new markets where their innovations could improve people's lives. The entrepreneurs will sail to 13 countries, including stops in China, Ghana, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa and Vietnam, as part of the mentor-driven Unreasonable at Sea programme that aims to support a select group of technology companies and their founding members."
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UK sends hand-held helicopter drones to war zone (Update) - 0 views

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    "newly issued Black Hornet miniature surveillance helicopter during an operation in Afghanistan. The Scandinavian-designed Black Hornet Nano weighs as little as 16 grams (0.56 ounces)-the same as a finch. The four-inch-long (10-centimeter-long) helicopter is fitted with a tiny camera which relays still images and video to a remote terminal. Troops used the drone to look for insurgent firing points and check out exposed areas of the ground before crossing."
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The armchair as a fitness trainer - 0 views

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    "The goal is to create an assistance system that is easy to operate and will be accepted by senior citizens. In addition to the exercise armchair, GEWOS also includes a web platform as a central interface for information management. The platform can be used to call up health-relevant data and to integrate physicians and health experts. "Senior citizens should be able to get around independently in their own four walls as long as possible. For that to succeed they have to stay healthy. The exercise armchair gives them an easy and motivating way to stay fit," Feilner concludes."
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I'm an Engineer and a Future Space Explorer - YouTube - 0 views

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    "A Dartmouth engineering student and future space explorer, B.E. candidate Max Fagin discusses his work at NASA's Glenn Research Center and more."
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I'm an Engineer and a Humanitarian - YouTube - 0 views

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    "An engineer and a humanitarian, Annie Saunders '12 discusses how being president of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (DHE) and traveling to Africa have enhanced her experience at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth."
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Solutions Library | Engineering for Change - 0 views

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    "Browse the E4C Solutions Library, a growing collection of cataloged solutions and related information from organizations throughout the world. Adapt these solutions where appropriate or innovate to create your own."
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Engineering for Change - 0 views

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    "Engineering for Change provides a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world"
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Rube Goldberg : Biography - 0 views

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    "Best known for his "inventions", Rube's early years as an engineer informed his most acclaimed work. A Rube Goldberg contraption - an elaborate set of arms, wheels, gears, handles, cups and rods, put in motion by balls, canary cages, pails, boots, bathtubs, paddles and live animals - takes a simple task and makes it extraordinarily complicated. He had solutions for How To Get The Cotton Out Of An Aspirin Bottle, imagined a Self-Operating Napkin, and created a Simple Alarm Clock - to name just a few of his hilariously depicted drawings. "
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Helping Limited-Mobility Children Use Touchscreens | The Accelerator - 0 views

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    "Access4Kids with the aim of opening up entertainment, educational benefits and social media available on tablets to children with fine motor impairments. The wireless input device uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine-motor gestures to control a tablet."
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our blog | techfortrade.org - 0 views

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    "WOOF's winning project will enable waste plastic to be used as filament for 3D printing machines, to create new products. The winning team, Bethany Weeks, Matthew Rogge and Brandon Bowman, plan to work with US based NGO, Water for Humans (WFH), to address local issues in water and sanitation in Oaxaca, Mexico."
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