What would happen if a jet crashed into a nuclear reactor? Fortunately, the US government has already tested this, & the results are amazing.January 12, 2017In 1988 the US government wanted to know just how strong reinforced concrete is, the very same stuff used in the construction of nuclear reactor facilities.
September 10, 2016 Image Source: Pixabay Of the many inconvenient things about airline travel, sitting in the uncomfortable seats while the plane waits to take off or park can be one of the worst. Some passengers have had to wait for the better part of a day in an airplane, but how much fuel is a plane actually burning when this happens?
September 13, 2016 Image Source: Siemens With great power comes a lot of sound, sound that could kill you if you stepped to close. Hence why massive industrial turbines need similarly incredibly massive mufflers to contain the noise and protect the workers.Turbine engines generate a lot of noise, over 150 dB from 25 meters away.
September 13, 2016 Image Source: NASA With NASA& 39;s initiative to provide quieter, greener aircraft for the aerospace industry also comes emerging technologies that enable engineers to through examine the functionality of the aircraft in unprecedented detail.One of their newest additions to their future fleet includes a futuristic blended wing body (BWB) design.
September 13, 2016New aerodynamic wing truss could significantly improve fuel efficiency on transport aircraft. Image Source: NASA NASA and Boeing engineers designed a wing that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption by 50 .Wings create lift, however, they also accumulate weight. The more weight, the more fuel and money is increased in order to make it airborne.
Image Source: Edited/Wikipedia Silicon is arguably one, if not, the most important element for humanities evolution through modern history and the industrial revolution. The element was discovered in 1824 by Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius after he heated chips of potassium inside a container, then washed away the residue and byproducts.
September 11, 2016 Image Source: Vice/Windhorse Aerospace After Facebook& 39;s purchase of Ascenta (recently changed to Aquila) drone for $20 million in 2014, they recently unveiled further development plans to develop a drone constructed with compartments made out of food to be used in humanitarian efforts.
September 18, 2016vAs a major component of civil engineering, structural engineering entails the analysis and design of structures or structural components. Given that most things in our world maintain some form of structure, if you go into this field, you will have many potential industries to choose from.
September 20, 2016At 2,375 kilometers in length, the Rio Madeira high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system is an impressive feat of South American electrical engineering. Beating the second-longest transmission link - the 2,090 km Jinping-Sunan link in China - by almost 300 km, the Rio Madeira link was brought online in November 2013, taking two years to complete.
September 11, 2016 Image Source: pureLiFi Soon, you could be browsing the internet at speeds of over 200 GBPS, with LiFi, the revolutionary WiFi replacement.WiFi is essential the transmittance and receiving a signal. Currently, WiFi is generated through a radio signal operating in the 2.4 or 5 GHz bands.
September 09, 2016The solar energy sector continues to strive for ever increasing efficiencies. Now, one start-up has applied an innovative approach to blast the competition out of the water. Boasting an efficiency of 36.4 in lab tests, Insolight solar cells are leading the pack, using photovoltaic technology from satellites.
September 14, 2016One man wanted to create his very own electric car to save money and help the environment, so he bought an old Fiat and got to work. Murat Orhon bought a 1990 Fiat 126 Bis for US$1,000, otherwise the cheapest car that he could find. He also picked the Fiat because some of its featured allowed him to do less work in the conversion process.
September 09, 2016Colin Furze is a crazy engineer who is also really creative and intelligent. He always finds economical and innovative DIY solutions to build something himself. In this video, Furze shows a way to build an awesome shed for less then you can buy it. According to him, there is no technical drawing for the shelter, so you can adapt it as you wish.
September 20, 2016Using nitrous oxide is one of the most common modifications used to effectively double the power of an engine. While it is superb in drastically increasing the power of an engine, it is equally as great at destroying it- if used incorrectly.The addition of NOS introduces two nitrogen for every oxygen, giving a greater oxygen concentration thereby allowing for more fuel to be injected.
Altered: Nozzle works by atomizing water, so you can spend less, by installing easily into the existing tap in 30 seconds.September 21, 2016Water is the most important chemical in the entire world. It is the source of life – there is no way to stay alive without it. Therefore, scientists are trying to find water on different planets, to find a way to survive, when all current water sources come to an end.
September 06, 2016If you have ever been in a desert, it might be hard to imagine that the deserts were oceans billions of years ago, but they are. For the people who live in desert countries, it is harder to accept that your land was once an ocean when you don’t have tap water to shave, wash yourself or take a shower.
September 19, 2016Scotland knows how to use the cleanest natural resources rather than fighting against to them like many countries. The MeyGen Project is Scotland& 39;s newest renewable endeavor and will consist of 269 turbines generating enough energy for 175,000 UK homes, only by using tidal power!
September 11, 2016Modern water engineering is built upon the techniques of ancient innovators. Our dependency on water has led to some truly marvelous technologies.The Nazca Puquios Image source: Wikimedia Aquifers were the only year-round source of water in the Nazca Basin in 7th Century Peru. Underground canals were maintained to direct vital water flow to arid regions, requiring immense technical skill and know-how.
September 04, 2016Through a method called “Promession”, bodies can be frozen and then broken up to become nutrients for trees, providing an ethical and moral technique to help with environmental needs.The method entails bodies to be sent into a cryogenic freezer where liquid nitrogen is used to crystallize the body.
September 15, 2016 Image Source: Wikia As the race for sustainability continues, Costa Rica reached a monumental success of sustaining their energy with 100 renewable resources.A recent report published by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean revealed Costa Rica sustained 100 renewable energy production for 76 days between the months of June and August this year.
September 22, 2016FLS Microjet (flying) and BD-5 propeller model Image Source: YouTube/Juan Jiménez Apparently, not all performance jet-powered aircraft are large daunting beasts. In fact, some are incredibly small, such as the FLS: a high performance, aerobatic, single seat, low-wing, all metal, jet-powered aircraft- designed and built not by a large well-known company.