Not much to talk about, just the most interesting engineering links!
- As it turns out, squirrels do 17% of the damage to FiOs networks. Sounds like we need a better design for our cables!
- OLEDs, “organic” light-emitting diodes, are said to be the highly-efficient replacement for regular LEDs. That seems to make data transfer by light a lot more reasonable, doesn’t it?
- Real-life WALL-E — a spacecraft which cleans up space junk. Digging the design!
- Alright, here’s one for the warhawks: a camera-grenade launcher. Much safer than regular grenade launchers, but just as cool. Used for recon and spy missions–but you’d think the “BOOM” would be a giveaway.
- A video for you nuclear engineers: Flibe Energy, a Thorium-based nuclear reactor which should be significantly greener than its counterparts. Good speaker!
- Engineering folly (try to guess what happened): “Hypersonic aircraft that can go from LA to NY in 12 minutes is lost to the Pacific Ocean during test trial“
- This one is old, but you can read about a computer that simulates a cat’s brain.
- Cool story about how an RC truck saved some soldiers’ lives. Sometimes engineering is knowing that there’s a better way to do your job.