This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble, expanding access to space, designing elastic OLEDs, and flying tinker toys to space. This episode features:
- NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are working together on a portable radar device that can find you if you're ever trapped under a pile of rubble.
- DARPA has come up with a new experimental space program -- XS-1 -- which aims to develop a fully reusable, unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space.
- UCLA researchers have created a transparent, elastic OLED that has the potential to make displays like windows, cell phone screens expandable, electronics wearable, and medical tools less invasive.
- MIT is revolutionizing the way airplanes, spacecraft, and even larger structures are being assembled with their lightweight structure that can be snapped together like tinker toys.
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