Need a backup plan for a tough economy? Two former engineers found a second calling in the food industry. They talk about how their tech careers prepared them for their current quest for fennel pollen and the perfect mole.
IEEE Spectrum visits Lightning Technologies, where they zap model airplanes with more than two-million volts of electricity. The lightning simulation helps keep air travel safe.
IEEE Spectrum stopped by Ignite NYC, where Bre Pettis and the NYC Resistor hacker collective hosted a contest to see who had the fastest soldering iron in the city. The contestants all raced to build a TV-B-Gone kit and the first to turn off the TV won.
Two kid testers get a sneak peek at KOTA, Hasbro's dinosaur that you can ride (sort of-it doesn't actually go anywhere). Although it doesn't really buck or move, the kids weren't too disappointed.
Segway inventor Dean Kamen is looking to re-invent the prosthetic arm. IEEE Spectrum caught up with Kamen and one of his "test pilots," to see the robotic arm (named after Luke Skywalker's articficial limb) in action.