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Category: Mechanical Engineering

Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: Graphene — ScienceDaily

Whether you call it effervescent, fizzy, or sparkling, carbonated water is making a comeback as a beverage. Aside from quenching thirst, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a new use for these “bubbly” concoctions that will have major impact on the manufacturer of the world’s thinnest, flattest, and one most useful materials — graphene. As graphene’s popularity grows as an advanced “wonder” material, the speed and quality at which it can be manufactured will be paramount.…

Cassini says goodbye to a true Titan — ScienceDaily

Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale. On a few orbits, Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been near enough to tweak Cassini’s orbit, causing the spacecraft to approach Saturn a bit closer or a bit farther away. A couple of those distant passes even pushed Cassini into the inner fringes of Saturn’s rings. Titan will be waiting once again when the…

Compromised Account Detector for Yammer – Engineering Yammer – Medium

By: Apoorva Dornadula (Microsoft Software Engineering Intern) The number of social media users steadily increase from year to year. In 2017, around 2.46 billion social media users exist worldwide (a 1.8 billion user increase from 2016) [1]. Corporate professionals have been following this trend for the past couple of years by using platforms such as Yammer. Yammer is an enterprise social networking platform targeting small or large companies that allow employees to collaborate on projects, discuss ideas, and connect with…

Stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics

A research team led by Professor Kyung-In Jang of Robotics Engineering collects, analyzes and diagnoses bio-signals wirelessly transmitted to mobile application from the soft electronic skin. Credit: DGIST A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin offers several improvements over existing trackers, including greater flexibility, smaller size, and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch—which is a very soft silicone about four centimeters…

BlueSteel | IMVU Engineering Blog

While writing the source code of a 3D engine, we can have many types  problems of code that will not compile, to harder problems like memory leaks. At IMVU, we have automated solutions in place to help find these  of problems. For example, unit testing combined with Valgrind has helped us track down a lot of memory leak problems.  performance problems? A single code commit can subtly affect the speed and performance of the 3D engine in ways that are not obvious to the engineer. We…

A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology. Today, assessing the readiness of vine grapes for harvesting requires growers to sample hundreds of berries, with their eyes as the only tool they can rely on. With VINEROBOT’s (VINEyardROBOT) technology, they can now look forward…

Giulio Tononi and His Consciousness Meter

If you’re reading this, you’re conscious of reading it.  Consciousness is something most of us experience every day, but for philosophers, it has proved to be a tough nut to crack.  What is it, exactly?  And more relevant for engineers, can machines—specifically, artificially intelligent computers—be conscious?  Until recently, questions like this came up only in obscure academic journals and science fiction stories.  But now that personal digital assistant devices like Siri are enjoying widespread use, the issue has fresh relevance…

A Peek into Machine Learning at Square – Square Corner Blog – Medium

We’ll be posting more about specific projects, methods, and how we use machine learning in our day-to-day work — stay tuned! For now, here’s a glimpse into machine learning at Square. Square has a large, unique data set that covers businesses across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, and the UK. Machine learning is a key way we are taking a data-driven approach to automating both our internal tools and customer-facing experiences. Square takes a new approach to supporting small business owners by…

A high performing customized search system – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Zheng Liu | Pinterest tech lead, Search Pinterest Search handles billions of queries every month and returns nearly four billion Pins every day. Over the past year, monthly mobile text searches have increased 40 percent and visual searches are up nearly 60 percent. We recently made Search and Lens more front and center on our apps by launching them on home feed, because nearly 85 percent of searches now happen on mobile devices. In order to continue scaling search, our…

Software helps industry to design lighter, more efficient parts

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems help manufacturers to design parts with the ideal topology (inner and outer shape and structure) to withstand the conditions under which they will operate, such as specific temperature and pressure conditions, vibrations, and various stresses and strains, and to produce them with as little raw material as possible. In sum, CAE enables industrial design software to optimize part topology. By deploying topology optimization software, manufacturers virtually sculpt lighter parts using a given amount of raw material…