In this week’s episode of the Engineering Update:
China’s hypersonic glide vehicle
The Pentagon recently announced that China has successfully tested a hypersonic glide vehicle which can evade US missile defense systems and deliver nuclear warheads before we have time to react. The missile delivery system, codenamed the WU-14, was spotted over China on January 9th, and while its precise speed is unknown, the vehicle is classified as hypersonic, which means it’s at least Mach 5.
A shocking new fitness band
There are a lot of different options for keeping yourself on track when it comes to fitness goals. There’s the traditional work out buddy, a pedometer or soon, even the Apple watch. There is, however, a newer, slightly more intense option now available called the Pavlok. The device is a fitness tracker by design, but comes with a more intense form of punishment if you slip up.
Google working on a warp-speed super computer
Warped speed computing depends on mind-bending physics and ultra-cold temperatures but quantum computing could bring about a new era in processing power that promises to revolutionize everything from artificial intelligence to high finance. Google could be the founding father for this new era of warp computing speed.
Filed Under: Aerospace + defense