For every product powered by batteries — cellphones, hybrid and electric vehicles, implantable medical devices, drones, industrial equipment — there is an end user who is concerned about a battery’s longevity. Whether you are trying to find an outlet to check your emails before your cellphone dies, wondering how many miles your drone can fly before it falls from the sky, or hoping to delay the surgical procedure needed to change the battery in your implanted defibrillator, battery longevity affects us all at one time or another.
Happy Friday, folks! This week’s roundup of interesting engineering technology news articles includes how to recruit more female engineers, the world’s first electric tilt-rotor aircraft and a case study that examines steam turbine blade simulation.
- Martha Kelly Girdler on How to Cultivate More Female Engineers and on Being Part of Etsy’s 500% Success Story
- ANSYS Aids Innovation With Its Simulation Software
- Human Organs On a Chip Could End Animal Testing
- Meet Project Zero, The World’s First Electric Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
- Steam Turbine Blade Reverse Engineering, Upgrade and Structural Design