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How to fly a solar-powered plane when the sun doesn’t shine (and other Si2 design challenges)

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Being first isn’t always easy, but it does give you flexibility in how you approach a task. For the engineers at Solar Impulse, that meant starting without a blue print and designing the plane from a clean slate with MATLAB and Model-Based Design.

Here is a list of 4 design considerations that the engineers at Solar Impulse faced that aren’t a major concern for typical aircraft designs:read more >>

MLB Opening Day: MATLAB, Data and Baseball! 6

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

It’s that time of year again. Baseball season gets underway this weekend. Ever since the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game was published in 2004, there has been an increased focus on data analysis in this sport…. read more >>

March Madness or March Mathness to pick the winning bracket 2

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

By now you’ve completed your NCAA March Madness brackets. Did you know the odds of picking the perfect bracket are 1-in-9.2 quintillion? Yes, quintillion, which means 18 zeros after the value. On Monday, Forbes profiled three ways to pick a winning bracket. Two of the three ways outlined in the article use MATLAB…. read more >>

Thermal selfies coming to a smartphone near you

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

The ‘World’s first’ thermal camera smartphone was launched just ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, ushering in a new generation of smartphones.  The Cat s60 phone, designed by Bullitt and sold under the Caterpillar brand name, has an integrated thermal camera from FLIR…. read more >>

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