A team of cybersecurity and materials engineers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering are exploring some of the implications of using 3D printing in a global supply chain. Specifically, they examined two potentially serious security issues — printing orientation and insertion of fine defects — where hackers could impact an end product’s quality, leading to product recalls and lawsuits.
Have you ever wished you had super-sonic gripping strength? Wearable technology that enhances gripping strength has been around for years. However, General Motors is partnering with Swedish-based medtech company Bioservo Technologies to further develop a robotic exoskeleton glove for use in industrial applications.
Physicists at Rice University have published a study on a new titanium and gold alloy that is not only significantly harder than most grades of steal as well as titanium alone, but also wear-resistant and highly bio-compatible.
|Crystal structure of beta titanium-3 gold (image credit: Rice University)
NASA is ready to proceed with the final design and construction for its next Mars rover project. The space agency has competed an extensive review process and the rover has passed a major development milestone.
|This image is from computer-assisted-design work on the Mars 2020 rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
When complete, "Prosthesis: the anti-robot" will require a human inside to pilot its two-story-tall, 3000kg frame.
|Photo courtesy of Prothesis: Anti-Robot.