In this week’s episode of the Engineering Update:
A new world speed record for electric vehicles
A group of students at the University of New South Wales in Australia recently set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle at the Australian Automotive research Center in Victoria. The Sunswift car averaged 62 mph over 311 miles, beating out the 26 year old previous record of 45 mph over 311 miles.
Robotic baseball fans
The Hanwha Eagles recently unveiled what they called ‘fanbots’, which as the name implies, are robotic fans designed to lead cheers and act like the fleshy piles of human fans that didn’t feel like wasting money to come see a stinker.
Organs on chips technology
Created with microchip manufacturing methods, an organ-on-a-chip is a cell culture device about the size of a computer memory stick. It contains hollow channels lined by living cells and tissues that mimic organ-level physiology.