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Engineering Newswire 55: Hotrod in the Hot Heat

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:15pm
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re watching Gabrielle with a hawk, calling out curiosity, testing a McLaren P1 in the Arctic Circle, and riding a motorcycle, at 400-miles per hour. This episode features:

  • The Global Hawk 872 returned to its nest at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia after its sixth science mission had it investigating the remnants of tropical storm Gabrielle, which reformed 30 miles south-southwest of Bermuda on Tuesday.
  • Over vast distances, it takes information, like commands and environmental analysis, several minutes to travel from Earth to a rover and back again. Researchers have developed the TextureCam to help future rovers make autonomous decisions, giving the opportunity for better research and more productive results.
  • The McLaren P1, which is considered a performance hybrid, was recently tested under grueling desert conditions, reaching its top speed of 217 mph in over 125°F.
  • In an attempt to restore Triumph Motorcycle’s legacy in landspeed racing, Matt Markstaller, Bob Carpenter, and Jason DiSalvo have come together to design, build, and ride the world’s most advanced streamliner, the Castrol Rocket.

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