I was not around at the time of the first supersonic flight or the birth of the Mercury space program, neither did I witness the first man walk on the moon. Hence I can only imagine what the atmosphere was like during the days of the pioneers when names like Chuck Yeager, Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong were headline news and national heroes. However, maybe I am getting a taste of a collective sense of excitement as new companies such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are stepping up to the launch pad. Continue reading
This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles have a new (old) way to develop a motor, a green way to deal with garbage, outer space, and in a rare tie-in — outer space garbage.
- Mass Spectrometry In Your Hand
- Dazzling SpaceX Nighttime Launch Sends AsiaSat 6 Satellite Into Orbit
- A Tabletop Motor Using An Entirely New Driving Principle
- Using Cameras And Fancy Algorithms To Track Spinning Space Junk
- 99% of Sweden’s Garbage Is Now Recycled
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.
- Spiderman’s Webbing Could Stop a Moving Train, says Physics Students
- Bloomberg Announces 20 NYC Schools for Software Engineering Pilot Program
- Introducing CFD to Design Engineers: Part 1
- SpaceX Makes History Again, With Second Private Space Flight to ISS
- Modeling and Simulation Can Ease Budget Crunch
Happy Friday, folks! This week’s roundup of interesting engineering technology news articles includes a look at battery development, the impact of coding over the past 30 years and monster trucks simulating earthquakes.
- Tesla CEO Extends Help to Boeing on Battery Issue
- DesignCon Announces 2013 DesignVision Award Winners
- Monster Truck Shakes to Simulate Earthquake
- The Impact of Coding over 30 Years
- Accelerating Battery Development
As the year 2012 comes to a close, I look back on the accomplishments, milestones and triumphs and can smile with pride. Google Zeitgeist releases an annual video that features the most memorable moments for that year – this year’s video includes clips from Felix Baumgartner’s space jump, the infamous US Presidential Election, the London Olympics, medical milestones, the cries for change across the world, The Euro Cup and many other special events.
But as I watched this video, I realized that I see it through a different lens than most people. Being in the business of simulation, I often wonder about the underlying technology that was used to achieve these great moments in history. Continue reading
Happy Friday, folks! Space and just plain cool gadgets dominate this week’s round up of interesting engineering technology articles. I can’t decide whether my favorite is the Robobee research, or the Popinator — form your own opinion by checking out the blog below.
- SpaceX Launch Problems Revealed: Dragon’s OK, But Satellite Goes Awry
- Daredevil Sets Sight on a 22-Mile Fall
- Can You Make The Popinator Work?
- PointGrab Enables Gesture Recognition Using Only a Webcam
- Step Aside RoboCop… Make Way for RoboBee
We are excited to announce the launch of our annual ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition to determine the most eye-popping simulation images and videos from our customers, showcasing how they use ANSYS to realize their product promise.
For over 5 years, the ANSYS Hall of Fame has featured real-world multiphysics applications from ANSYS customers around the globe. Last year’s winners included Clean Current Power Systems, ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems, SpaceX, Intel and more.
Winners of this competition will gain entry into the prestigious ANSYS Hall of Fame. Ten winners will be selected by a panel of judges to be highlighted in the Hall of Fame, with the top three winning an iPad.
- Benefits gained from employing ANSYS software.
- Improvement over past processes and products by using ANSYS.
- Value to your company of Simulation-Driven Product Development.
If you’d like to see more entries from past years, you can visit our Facebook photo album.
I’m a big fan of birthdays. For the month leading up to mine, everyone – I mean everyone – around me knows it’s coming. But since we have a few months to prepare ourselves, I want to focus on a different birthday in this post. Voyager, the long-forgotten spacecraft and media darling of the 1970s, turned 35 this week.
Voyager captivated the imagination of the young and not-so-young as it beamed backed stunning pictures of Jupiter and Saturn (and the equally captivating images of Uranus and Neptune from its twin Voyager 2). Voyager is now, quite literally, where no one has gone before – near the edge of the solar system. Continue reading