This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles help to push today’s world further into a future that was previously only available in theoretical glimpses in the movies.

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Simulating The Right Stuff: SpaceX and Beyond

Front and rear views of the surface mesh of the Apollo Capsule

Front and rear views of the surface mesh of the Apollo Capsule

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

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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

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.

Enjoy!

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Google Zeitgeist 2012 and Engineering’s Finest

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

Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles This Week

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.

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Enter the ANSYS Hall of Fame

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.

ANSYS Hall of Fame Past WinnerFor 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.

ANSYS Hall of Fame imageThe images or videos entered should demonstrate:

  • Benefits gained from employing ANSYS software.
  • Improvement over past processes and products by using ANSYS.
  • Value to your company of Simulation-Driven Product Development.

The competition is open until November 16, so don’t be selfish and keep all of your great work to yourself. Enter now and see if you really are Hall of Fame worthy.

If you’d like to see more entries from past years, you can visit our Facebook photo album.