Tag: Mechanical Engineering

Washington Post: Students build prosthetic foot for high heels

June 28, 2016

The Washington Post recently featured a video report about Whiting School mechanical engineering students who designed and built a prosthetic foot that adjusts to fit heels up to four inches high. The student team hopes the invention will help change lives for women who’ve lost a leg or foot to amputation.

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Computer simulations show tricky wind dynamics at play at Augusta National

March 16, 2016

Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have devised a computer model to help unravel the wicked wind conditions that test the world’s greatest golfers at Augusta National Golf Club, home to The Masters each April. Rajat Mittal, an aerodynamics expert and professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins, developed the model with Neda Yaghoobian, a postdoctoral visiting […]

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Tamper-proof pill bottle could curb prescription painkiller misuse

June 23, 2015

You can whack it with a hammer, attack it with a drill, even stab it with a screwdriver. But try as you might, you won’t be able to tamper with a high-tech pill dispenser designed by mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. Which is exactly the point. The U.S. Centers […]

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