Foot for any Occasion - An Engineering Redesign

The design team at College Park Prosthetics came up with new mechanics and materials to make a foot that adapts to a user when they wear different height heels.

To learn more about PTC Creo, go to http://www.ptc.com/product/creo

via ENGINEERING.com.


Bill Nye on Humanity’s Biggest Engineering Challenge

When a fan asks what is the most revolutionary engineering challenge humanity will face in the coming decades, former engineer Bill Nye the Science Guy doesn’t hesitate to tell co-host Eugene Mirman that it’s climate change. But NASA astronaut Mike Massimino suggests a few other issues that engineers will need to solve as well.

via Star Talk Radio.


Born to Engineer - Biomedical bubbles with Eleanor Stride

"If I were to say that the complexity of what we do is the same as the complexity of designing a car, I wouldn’t be exaggerating."

Since 2007 biomedical engineer Eleanor Stride has been designing a revolutionary new method of delivering drugs by injecting tiny microbubbles into the bloodstream.

Traditional drug delivery through pills or injection send the active agent through the bloodstream meaning that a high percentage of cells in the body are exposed to the drug. In contrast, the targetted delivery mechanism with bubbles aims to release the drugs only when they reach the part of the body where they are needed.

Some of the bubbles are magnetic and the research team is using groundbreaking techniques developed by the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory at the Royal Institution to control the movement and activation of the bubbles within the body.

This drug delivery method has the potential to avoid the widespread destruction of healthy cells that is presently unavoidable with chemotherapy, which would revolutionise the future treatment of cancer sufferers.

The film was produced by Duckrabbit for the ERA Foundation as part of a pilot scheme to demonstrate how engineering is changing lives and how the world works. Ultimately, the project aims to attract young people towards engineering education and careers.

via The Royal Institution.


Neil Armstrong on Being a Nerd

An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.”

From “The Engineering Century”, delivered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2000. Audio used with kind permission from the NPC and C-SPAN.

Animated by Jorge Cham http://jorgecham.com
Produced by PHD TV, Allison Okamura and Maria Yang
Thanks to Henry Reich for editorial advice http://youtube.com/minutephysics
More at: http://phdcomics.com/tv

via PHD Comics.

Women in STEM

Join a group of women working in the fields of science and technology as they discuss issues relevant to being a woman in STEM, how their atheism intersects with their science.

Duration: 57:22

via Jason Thibeault.


Why is it HARD to go to SPACE?

Learn how physics and engineering make it difficult for us to get into space…
….and how we overcome these barriers.

Dig deeper in these two “What Ifs” by xkcd:
http://what-if.xkcd.com/58/
http://what-if.xkcd.com/24/

Video by Cisco Torres and Harrison Dreves.

via Curious Minds.


Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day

What makes a superhero a superhero? Learn about how some real-life superheroes at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are using their special powers to save people and make their lives better everyday.

Learn more at: http://viterbi.usc.edu/k-12/

via USC Viterbi.


Reblogged from jtotheizzoe:

Love this video! So, engineers are basically superheroes?

It’s a great message to deliver to the young girls featured in the video, or really any young person interested in science, and now that I think about it, really any person at all. The powers of a superhero are within your reach, and thanks to science.

Features cute illustrations by Beatrice the Biologist, too!

In Short — Todd Grimm on VAT Photopolymerization Machines

In this episode, highlights from the vat photopolymerization class of 3D printers. These machines use light to solidify a liquid photopolymer. New announcements span $5,000 to nearly $1 million, and technologies include stereolithography, 3SP and DLP.

via Engineering dot com.


Tacoma Science Cafe- Neuroengineering

Join UW’s Tom Daniel, Ph.D., to explore this intersection of nervous systems, computers, and engineering, including how we can build things that help people with mobility disorders and more.

Duration: 31:37

via KCTS9.


Engineering Your Morning Smoothie

Vitamix makes iconic blenders. In this episode, Alison and Vince talk about blender design, including container shape, blade design, and motor power and controls.

To learn more about PTC Creo, go to http://www.ptc.com/product/creo

via Engineering dot com.


Simulating a Wind Tunnel in the Garage

Shawn uses a wind tunnel app and help from a ski coach to analyze his ski aerodynamics. He then designs a low-drag helmet. Watch to see how big a difference it makes to the drag coefficient. Shawn mentions that it’s a free app, but apparently it may not be for long so you may want to try it soon.

If you’re wondering what this software is, it’s called Autodesk ForceEffect Flow. It’s an app available for the Apple iPad that you can get by following this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autodesk-forceeffect-flow/id669869861

via Engineering dot com.


How Quadrotors are Heroes in Times of Disaster

Forget helicopters - Quadrotors are where it’s at! These four bladed machines are revolutionizing everything from package delivery to search and rescue. Anthony explains how they work and why the US Air Force has such a strong interest in them.

via DNews Channel.


Technology for Product Development — Highlight Reel

This episode brings the highlights of a dozen heated debates between duelling analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson. And of course, you’ll also see all their suffering when the audience votes don’t go their way.

via Engineering dot com.


Trebuchet Throws High-Impact Groceries

Who can honestly say that they don’t need a trebuchet for home defense? In this episode of Some Assembly Required, Shawn Wasserman designs and builds a trebuchet big enough to throw a pumpkin. Warning - graphic images of exploding fruit.

If you’re wondering what this software is, it’s called Autodesk ForceEffect Motion. It’s a free app for Android, and iOS that you can get by following these links:
Android - http://www.engineering-views.com/AutodeskForceEffectMotion_Android/link01.htm
iOS - http://www.engineering-views.com/AutodeskForceEffectMotion_iOS/link01.htm

via Engineering dot com.


STEAMentor: You Have to Do What You Love

When Kristen Brosnan looks at materials on a very small scale, she thinks they’re beautiful. “It really is art!” Kristen says. Kristen believes that you cant really talk about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math without including the Arts. Kristen also expresses the importance of pursing your interests, and doing what you love.

via GE Research.