Recreation en My First 30 Days with the Apple Watch <div class="node-body blog-body">The Apple Watch is pretty impressive, and while not perfect, hints at the future of personal technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/engineers-assemble">Engineers Assemble!</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation Engineers Assemble! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:27:00 +0000 50451 at Should Wooden Bats be Banned from Major League Baseball? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On June 5<sup>th</sup> this year at Boston&rsquo;s Fenway Park, a fan watching the game was struck in the face by pieces of a broken baseball bat and received injuries initially described as &ldquo;life threatening.&rdquo; Fortunately, her prognosis now appears to be for a full recovery.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contributing Technical Experts Recreation Materials Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:35:00 +0000 50291 at Replacing Testing on Sports Gear with FEA <div class="field-deck"> Researchers examine whether FEA can replace field testing for golf balls and other sports gear. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simulation and FEA could replace physical testing—even for events that happen in milliseconds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation FEA and Simulation Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:25:00 +0000 48431 at Oil-Shear Clutch-Brake Lets Lacrosse Stick Swing Realistically <div class="node-body article-body">Shear-oil clutch brake lets lacrosse stick swing realistically.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation Motors/Drives Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:41:00 +0000 44321 at Spiderman II uses high and low-tech effects to bring characters alive <div class="field-deck"> The movie-magic industry now includes everything from cutting-edge computers to simple wires and harnesses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Jerome Chen had an arsenal of technologies and &ldquo;tricks&rdquo; available as effects supervisor on the new comic-book-driven movie, the <em>Amazing Spiderman 2</em> from <strong>Marvel Comics</strong> and <strong>Columbia Pictures</strong> (opening next month).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:43:00 +0000 35421 at Gallery: The engineering of U.S. Olympic Sochi bobsleds <div class="node-body gallery-body">In this photo gallery, we show how the U.S. Olympic two-man bobsleds from BMW and four-man bobsleds from Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Inc. are designed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CAD Recreation Gallery Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:02:00 +0000 34081 at What a ride: Wooden roller coasters <div class="field-deck"> With updated technology, wooden roller coasters are gaining fans, even in China. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Worried about the U. S. trade deficit with China? There is one U. S. product the Chinese can&rsquo;t get enough of: wooden roller coasters. At least that is the impression one gets from The Gravity Group LLC, an engineering firm in Cincinnati.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation News Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:39:00 +0000 33731 at CGI takes center stage in remake of RoboCop <div class="field-deck"> Production designers and special-effects experts pump new life into Robocop, the remake of an 80s sci-fi classic. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Robocop is considered a sci-fi film classic. It has spawned two cinematic sequels, a pair of TV shows, and two animated series, as well as several video games. Its upcoming remake (opening next month) presented the filmmakers with a host of challenges and opportunities to give the film a fresh new look and feel. Updating some of its special effects was similar to a large engineering project...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:44:00 +0000 32851 at E-bike design modernizes the penny-farthing bicycle <div class="node-body article-body">BASF, a German chemical company that specializes in manufacturing plastics, has developed Concept 1865, an e-bike inspired by the design of a penny-farthing, a 148-year-old bicycle design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Recreation Materials Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:16:00 +0000 31851 at BNF How Maker Geeks celebrate Halloween <div class="node-body blog-body">What do 100 Maker Geeks do on Oct. 31?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Recreation A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:40:00 +0000 31761 at