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.


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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.


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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.

Voyager: The Model of Robust Design Turns 35

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 The Model of Robust Engineeringprepare 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

ANSYS is Proud to Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

image of Falcon 9 There’s a lot of attention this week around the upcoming launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9, which is scheduled to launch 4:55 a.m. Eastern time this Saturday, May 19th, and will be lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Spaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will be sending the Dragon robotic capsule, attached to its Falcon 9 rocket, into orbit on a test mission to the orbital outpost. The mission will mark the first time a private spacecraft has ever docked at NASA’s habitable artificial satellite. Continue reading