Vintage cars take to Indy 500 track Engineering Pop Culture! 5/26/2012 4 comments The start of a new day was dominated by an old tradition at the Indy 500 on Saturday, as vintage race cars took to the track for Legend’s Day, honoring Roger Penske.
Back home again in Indiana Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 Post a comment Watch for coverage of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend as we follow KV racing engineers' efforts to win the prestigious race.
What makes a good engineering culture? Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 13 comments An interesting post cropped up on Quora this week, entitled “What makes a good engineering culture?”
Edmond Lau, a software engineer at the question and answer network, said the thought had occurred to him after hearing hundreds of young engineers during job interviews describe what they liked or disliked about the culture of their previous company.
Tour d’Tesla Engineering Pop Culture! 5/23/2012 4 comments Back in 2010, tooling from Ft. Myers to Dayton Beach in a Tesla took some pretty careful planning.
Luxury boats sink or swim by design Engineering Pop Culture! 5/23/2012 7 comments Italians are well accustomed to creating luxury products for world markets, from fashion to fast cars and, of course, food. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that another luxury on Italy’s long list of high-quality exports includes Yachts for the mega-rich.
Engineering Ferrari Engineering Pop Culture! 5/18/2012 5 comments Nothing but pasta could possibly be more representative of Italian sumptuousness than Ferrari, the sexy luxury race car brand that made its debut in 1947 with the 125S, produced in Maranello, Italy, and bearing the Ferrari trademark.
To infinity and beyond: NASA's Orion spacecraft Engineering Pop Culture! 5/4/2012 13 comments Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), the “Orion” has been described by NASA as the “space craft for the future.” And as little future astronauts clambered all over the craft at the Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC, EE Times talked to its designers at Lockheed Martin to learn more.
Taking kids on a Robodyssey Engineering Pop Culture! 5/4/2012 3 comments David Peins and Brian Patton founded Robodyssey systems back in 2001 to develop and provide instructions to kids interested in electronics and building their own robots.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.