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Apr 02, 2014

What's inside GM's recalled ignition switch

We recently took a quick trip to a junk yard to get a steering column from a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. The steering column, of course, also comes with the ignition switch that is the source of GM's recent 1.5 million vehicle recall. We dissassembled the switch so you can see the source of the controversy....More
Apr 14, 2014

We're down to four engineering movies. Vote for your Top Two!

Voting in the third round for the World’s Greatest Engineering Movie just wrapped up and a record number of voters (10% more than voted in Round 2) sent three space-related flicks to the final four. Apollo 13, a favorite from the start took down a truly great engineering movie, The flight of the Phoenix, 75% to 25%. I was rooting....More
Apr 03, 2014

2014-2015 Calendar of materials events

It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows to find advanced or new materials....More
Apr 08, 2014

No brats here: FIRST students smart and earnest

A couple weeks ago at Cleveland's FIRST Robotics event, I got to meet about 250 high-school kids from about 30 out of the 57 school teams competing. They had great attitudes....More
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