The Fall 2017 Issue is Here!

The Fall 2017 Issue is Here!

Click the Cover to Read Now! In this special edition: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on engineering a path to space with robotics, teleoperation, and innovations in force feedback. Special focus on self-driving cars. Augmented reality in head-up displays. A history of human-machine systems in space. Advances in artificial photosynthesis. Mining...

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Continental brings Augmented Reality to Head-up Displays

Continental brings Augmented Reality to Head-up Displays

Whenever you glance down to read an instrument cluster, look at a map, or check to see who just texted you, in that brief moment that your eyes are off the road, your vehicle may have traveled tens of meters. In those instances, you are, for all practical purposes, driving...

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MOONSHOTS with Naveen Jain

MOONSHOTS with Naveen Jain

Later this year, Naveen Jain, CEO of Moon Express, expects to launch the world’s first private commercial initiative to unlock the vast hidden resources on the moon—resources spanning magnesium to platinum to titanium to helium-3—and ultimately develop a space colony there to support mining operations, particularly for helium-3. What’s so...

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Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

All this happens swiftly, in silence, at the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere, and gratis: dear colleagues, when we learn to do likewise we will be sicut Deus , and we will have also solved the problem of hunger in the world. — Primo Levi Ever since Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), the father of modern...

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Mechanix Illustrated Classics

Mechanix Illustrated Classics

September, 1963 Tom found this experimental “cyclone in a tin can” to be silent, vibrationless, an adequate performer . . . and, just maybe, the car of tomorrow. Sadly, though, tomorrow never showed up. Of the 55 cars that Chrysler built, most were scrapped at the end of the program. Chrysler...

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