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Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev from Russia completed a 5 hour and 11 minute spacewalk on Monday and part of the excursion was manually putting a nanosatellite dubbed Chasqui 1 into orbit – and it was all captured in stunning images. ‘Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.m., Artemyev manually deployed Chasqui 1, a Peruvian nanosatellite designed to take pictures of the Earth with a pair of cameras and transmit the images to a ground station’ reports a NASA statement. It will serve as part of a research project at the National University of Engineering in Peru which is looking into […]
One thing that the clam is known for is its unique agility and ability to dig. Taking inspiration from this, engineers over at MIT came up with the idea of copying the clam to make an efficient aquatic digging machine and be able to dig as quickly as the natural burrowers. The result is the RoboClam. [Image Courtesy of AmosWinter/MIT] The razor clam burrows thanks to the shell that squeezes together. This allows surrounding sand to fall into spaces that have been newly created by the squeezing of the shell. It then draws water into the mixture, which means that it makes a […]
Smartphones and their app stores have undoubtedly changed the world and have made day to day tasks a lot easier. Today we are going to list some useful apps that engineers must have. Whether you need to quickly browse and edit some CAD data or need some formulas at hand, be sure you are ready for everything with your smartphone. SketchBook Mobile Android iTunes Engineers constantly need a place to jot down ideas or make some design sketches. You never know when that genius idea or solution may come to your mind but you’re going to need a canvas to put […]
With the rapid advancement of technology we are constantly being faced with stuff that was once only seen in science fiction movies. One piece of technology that has advanced is the HUD (heads-up-display) that can project information on the windscreen of the car. Today, these are typically seen on high end cars, but now thanks to the Navdy, the tech may soon be introduced in lower end vehicles. [Image Courtesy of Navdy] At the moment the Navy remains in prototype, but the people behind it say that it is a HUD that has voice and gesture controls and it can be […]
Smart watches are bringing wearable tech to the forefront and Timex have now jumped on the bandwagon with their version of a 3G watch in their Ironman series of watches. Say hello to the IronMan One GPS+ fitness watch. [Image Courtesy of Timex] One thing we should point out first is that this watch is a standalone piece of tech ie. it doesn’t need a smartphone to connect to. The device has the Mirasol display technology and comes complete with functions that are based around fitness. The One GPS+ can track the speed, distance and pace of the owners in real time. […]
Daewoo have been testing out the use of exoskeletons on workers, which allow the average man to pick up and carry a lump of metal around 70 pounds in weight as though it were nothing. The exoskeleton gives humans superhuman strength and Daewoo are getting ready to use them on workers in their South Korean shipyards. [Image Courtesy of Daewoo] The robotic exoskeletons will fit people between 63 and 73 inches tall and the suit allows the worker to walk around just as they normally would. The suit weighs in at 60 pounds and it allows natural motion of the […]