An engine cut-off device is a proven safety device used to stop the boat's engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard when the boat hits a wave, wake, takes a sharp turn, runs into a submerged object, suffers steering failure, and more. Phyllis L. Kopytko shares her story and the importance of always taking the time to use an Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch Device.
Bamboo is one of the world's strongest natural resources. According to Janet Yin, Materials Engineering Supervisor at Ford's Nanjing Research & Engineering Centre, and her team of engineers, it could be the future solution to producing high quality, eco-conscious vehicles.
In this July 2017 DARPA video, Dr. Troy Olsson, a program manager since 2014 in the agency's Microsystems Technology Office, describes progress on vanishing materials that can keep sensitive electronic components out of adversaries' hands; unmanned air vehicles that can deliver provisions and then just disappear; massive miniaturization of low-frequency antennas for underwater radio communication; and stand-alone sensors that require almost no power at all yet for years remain vigilant to sounds, radio signals, and other environmental signals of interest to warfighters.
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In addition to its exciting 737 MAX 9 flying display, Boeing announced orders and commitments for 571 commercial airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Also on display at the show were the company's Boeing P-8 Poseidon, CV-22 Osprey, CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D, and the 787-10.
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This 2017 Vestas video is an update on its Kenyan Lake Turkana project, a "very challenging" high-wind and remote site where more than 300 wind turbines are being installed.
Today's world is a network of interconnected, embedded computer systems with components ranging in size and complexity from large supervisory control and data acquisition systems that manage physical infrastructure such as electrical grids and dams, to smaller but still critical systems inside airplanes, satellites, medical devices, computer printers and routers, and handheld devices such as cell phones and radios. Researchers and hackers have shown that these kinds of networked embedded systems are vulnerable to remote attack, and such attacks can cause not just data loss or but significant physical, economic, and strategic damage.
DARPA's High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program is creating technology for the construction of safe and secure cyber-physical systems. Taking a fundamentally different approach from the inadequate methods used today by the software community, the program has adopted a clean-slate, formal methods-based approach to enable semi-automated code synthesis from executable specifications. HACMS has already transitioned some of its technology to both the defense and commercial communities. In this 2017 video, HACMS software is used to protect the unmanned MH-6 Little Bird helicopter from malware-based hack attempts.
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The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building, as this 2017 video demonstrates.