This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! This week, Spiderman makes an appearance in our most interesting engineering technology news articles and SpaceX makes history for the 2nd time as they launch the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule into space to resupply the International Space Station again.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! This week’s interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the technology behind tennis, robo-dogs at veterinary school and how simulation helped James Cameron reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

This week’s top 5 interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, the trouble with lithium-ion batteries and 8 ways electric engineering is changing medicine, to name a few!

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USS Enterprise Engineered in Real Life in 20 Years?

USS Enterprise-related stories started hitting the wires last week. It seems like every few years, some enterprising engineer figures out how to develop a  gadget originally conceived on Star Trek. First, it was the flip phone. Trekkers remarked at how closely the design resembled the famous communicators used by Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock. Next came the medical tricorder, used by Dr. McCoy. (Fans even demanded that NASA rename the original space shuttle after the USS Enterprise.)

image of the USS EnterpriseBTE Dan Hatches Plan

While fans debate the next innovation from the prophetic series that would be seen in the real world – Would it be the phaser? The transporter? Warp drive? – one visionary has his sights set even higher. This mysterious systems and electrical engineer known only as BTE Dan believes it is possible to build the Holy Grail itself – the USS Enterprise. According to his website, this Gen1 Enterprise could be built using today’s technology in only 20 years. The cost? A trifling $1 trillion. Continue reading