Engineering Round Up: Here's What Happened This Week in Engineering

Top stories reported in engineering this week from around the world
Top stories reported in engineering this week from around the world
Top stories reported in engineering this week from around the world

Engineering Round Up: Here's What Happened This Week in Engineering

Below are the top stories reported in engineering this week from around the world. Check out our engineering news round up post every Friday to stay up to date.

The Engineering Genius of a Renaissance Man


The Science Museum’s brilliant Leonardo da Vinci exhibition shows the 15th century polymath as the engineer he was and a man of his turbulent time, in a way we don’t often appreciate.

Thomas Edison's Birthday


Edison was born in Milan, Ohio and held over 1,000 patents by the time of his death in 1931, including his most famous inventions in electric light and power.

Subaru Recalling 82,661 Tribeca SUVs Because Hoods Can Open 

The recall involves Tribecas from the 2006-2014 model years. Most were sold in the U.S., but 5,661 were sold in Canada.

Using Augmented Reality for Construction


Virtual reality (VR) has been all the buzz lately, but today’s architects and designers shouldn’t underestimate the power of augmented reality (AR) in construction.

Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

For diabetics, life is a constant struggle to maintain balance - keeping track of your carbohydrate intake, constantly monitoring blood-sugar levels, and injecting insulin. It's a never-ending cycle to stay healthy. But now major advances in engineering could end that cycle. 

New Arterial Implant Allows Thought-Control of Bionic Limbs


Melbourne medical researchers have developed a stent-based electrode (stentrode) that records neural activity which can be used to control an exoskeleton or bionic limbs. Currently, exoskeletons are controlled by manual manipulation of a joystick, but the new device, the researchers say, will be the first of its kind to enable direct thought control of these devices.

Alabama's Roads Received a Grade of D+

Kettering University DECA Team Has Impressive Showing at State Conference

Eighteen Kettering University students left the 2016 Michigan Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference February 5-7 in Grand Rapids with 18 awards, including five first place awards.