What Powers The World’s Largest Truck?

What Powers The World’s Largest Truck?

What’s powering the GVW BelAZ 75710, a massive mining truck used in Siberia? The 360 ton, twenty meter long, ten meter wide, eight meter high behemoth is capable of hauling as much cargo as a fully loaded Airbus A380, and it’s driven by four electric motors. GVW BelAZ 75710 is an impressive example of just how powerful electric motors can be; …

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Should Drones Come Under FAA Regulations?

Should Drones Come Under FAA Regulations?

According to a new decision by the Federal Aviation Administration, drones–even though they’re unmanned–will still fall under FAA regulations. The ruling came about as the National Transportation Safety Board overturned a federal judge’s ruling on an FAA case against Raphael Pirker, a man fined $10,000 for recklessly flying a small drone that he considered a …

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How Many Motors Does It Take To Make A Flying Robot?

How Many Motors Does It Take To Make A Flying Robot?

Sometimes, advancing technology requires more simplification and less complexity. An example of this is shown as The Modular Robotics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is working to reduce the complexity and the components that are required to build a fully functional flying robot.  Flying Robots Stay Stable With Just One Motor, Controllable With Two | …

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How Technology Adds A Human Touch To Prosthetics

How Technology Adds A Human Touch To Prosthetics

For the majority of the twentieth century, a prosthetic limb consisted of fairly unsophisticated materials and mechanisms that allowed amputees to regain lost abilities. It’s not hard to see that they were far from what they are today.  According to industry professionals, medical prosthetics production has seen more technological advancements in the last seventy years …

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Is It Too Early Or Too Late To Limit Artificial Intelligence?

Is It Too Early Or Too Late To Limit Artificial Intelligence?

Do engineers need to be worried about opening Pandora’s Box in the form of artificial intelligence? According to Space X Founder, Elon Musk, artificial intelligence (AI) may be our “biggest existential threat” in terms of technology extending beyond our control.   Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon” | TechCrunch “I’m increasingly …

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How Will Robotics Change Elder Care?

How Will Robotics Change Elder Care?

      With more Baby Boomers retiring, there will be a greater population of elderly individuals, many of whom may eventually need some form of assistance or care around the house.  While this will create new demand for nursing and other home care services, it may also call for new advances in robotics and …

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Why We Need To Clean Up Space Debris

Why We Need To Clean Up Space Debris

Is there a way to clean the debris in space? Based on research, there are over 15,000 man-made objects orbiting the earth and this number is growing every year. These objects can affect communications equipment, and pose harm and danger to piloted-space flights. Even the tiniest particle can be a potential risk to a spacecraft …

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