Engineering Newswire 22: Smart Ice Cubes for Stubborn Drinkers

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 9:52am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re designing smart cubes for stubborn drinkers, building a better bicycle, and re-engineering a 1977 Lotus Esprit. This episode also features:

  • Smart Ice Cubes track how much you drink, and then flash red when you’ve had too much.
  • The new nCycle concept e-bike has an innovative new locking mechanism, a battery-powered electric motor, Bluetooth speakers, integrated headlights, and a holographic display.
  • NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) will use high-resolution images, data and advanced computer models to unravel how matter, light, and energy move from the sun's surface to its outer atmosphere.
  • The Google security team is experimenting with ways to use tiny Yubico cryptographic cards that are inserted into a USB reader as “keys” to all of your accounts.
  • At risk high school students in Kansas City have re-engineered a donated 1977 Lotus Esprit to be a two-seater sports car that is completely electrical.

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