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Build your own Aircraft, Even Build a Jet! Industry

Build your own Aircraft, Even Build a Jet!

September 24, 2016Bede Corp offers a range of kit aircraft for you to assemble at home.Ever feel so inclined to build your own aircraft? It is largely assumed it is only large manufacturers and professionals construct aircraft, however, it is a much lesser known fact that any civilian proficient in mechanics can build aircraft as well.

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Weird and Enchanting Facts About the Number 23 Industry

Weird and Enchanting Facts About the Number 23

Do you believe in coincidence? Mathematicians and data scientists have been investigating the number 23 for many years, and there are some weird thing about it. As they search for new statistics regarding the number, let& 39;s take a look at some interesting things about the number 23.Weird but true!

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Bike Company Eliminates Shipping Damage by Printing TV on Box Industry

Bike Company Eliminates Shipping Damage by Printing TV on Box

September 26, 2016When a custom bike company had problems with safely shipping their goods, they came up with a creative solution keep everything safe. Instead of adding more packing material or switching shipping companies, they decided to start printing flat screen televisions on the sides of their boxes.

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New Bendable Concrete Seeks to be Stronger and Durable Industry

New Bendable Concrete Seeks to be Stronger and Durable

October 02, 2016Scientists invented a new type of bendable concrete called ConFlexPave, which is stronger, flexible and longer lasting than regular concrete.Scientists from the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I³C) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new type of concrete called ConFlexPave.

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Mark Zuckerberg Releases Hi-Tech Photos of Facebook's Incredibly Cold Data Center Industry

Mark Zuckerberg Releases Hi-Tech Photos of Facebook's Incredibly Cold Data Center

September 30, 2016Server Room Image Source: Mark Zuckerberg Running some of the world& 39;s largest data warehouses is no easy task, and now Mark Zuckerberg is revealing the high-tech technology behind how they do it.With more than 1.13 billion daily active users (as of September 2016) it comes as no surprise that Facebook is the third-busiest site on the internet.

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Listen to the Recently Restored 'First Record of Computer Generated Music' Industry

Listen to the Recently Restored 'First Record of Computer Generated Music'

September 29, 2016Researchers recently restored the first recorded electronic music, on a computer produced by Alan Turing, who was a genius pioneer, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and theoretical biologist as well and famous for breaking the Enigma Code. Researcher duo Jack Copeland and Jason Long say that the restoration process of the 1951 recorded music wasn& 39;t easy at all.

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Building an Iron Man Suit that Really Flies Industry

Building an Iron Man Suit that Really Flies

October 06, 2016Tony Stark would be proud. YouTuber The Hacksmith (aka James Hobson) is attempting to build a functional Iron Man suit with the capability of flight. Recently, Hobson completed his first assisted flight.Over the course of the last few months, Hobson decided to engineer an Iron Man suit able to fly.

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The World's Strangest Boats: Sailboats Without Sails Industry

The World's Strangest Boats: Sailboats Without Sails

October 04, 2016It seems odd to think not all sailboats have a sail.Sailboats function on the principle of wind propulsion. Typical sailboats harness the wind trapped behind large sails. However, several engineers are changing the way people look at traditional sailing.In 1920, German engineer Anton Flettner proposed a revolutionary idea to change the basic foundation upon which sailboats were built.

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History's 10 Worst Engineering Disasters : Part 2 Industry

History's 10 Worst Engineering Disasters : Part 2

By Shelby RogersOctober 05, 2016Here& 39;s the second half of Interesting Engineering& 39;s list of the 10 worst engineering disasters. As with the previous list, we& 39;re defining engineering disasters as material failures or design flaws. These could be the result of insufficient knowledge or training, underestimations, or general human error.

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History's 10 Worst Engineering Disasters : Part 1 Industry

History's 10 Worst Engineering Disasters : Part 1

By Shelby RogersOctober 05, 2016For this list, we& 39;re defining engineering disasters as material failures or design flaws. These could be the result of insufficient knowledge or training, underestimations, or general human error.This list is placed in chronological order.1.The Vasa - 1628 Image Courtesy of Wired In 1626, Sweden sought to impress the known world with their new ship - The Vasa.

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Borrowing Nature's Technology to Engineer Precise Grippers Industry

Borrowing Nature's Technology to Engineer Precise Grippers

October 10, 2016Researchers are looking to the octopus to develop precise soft-grip robotic arms.Soft Robotics Inc. developed a soft-grip robot able to manipulate objects & 34;of varying size, shape and weight with a single device& 34;. The new grippers can handle soft foods without causing damage. If used in harvesting, soft robots could save produce from being spoiled by bruising and lacerations.

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Engineering Squishy Robots to Tackle Tricky Places Industry

Engineering Squishy Robots to Tackle Tricky Places

MIT is engineering cheap squishy robots which could help find survivors in rubble, as well as be used for medical applications.October 10, 2016MIT engineers are developing & 39;phase-changing& 39; materials for robots to squeeze into small spaces.Professor Anette Hosoi and her team created technology made of foam and wax to deform the robots.

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Mechatronic Art: Melding Engineering and Art in Perfect Balance Industry

Mechatronic Art: Melding Engineering and Art in Perfect Balance

October 11, 2016Is it art or engineering? What about both?That& 39;s what students at Florida State University ask themselves each day in Mechatronic Art II. The course looks to combine the artsy with the ergonomic, the interesting with the innovative. It takes students from different disciplines and forces them to collaborate to craft new solutions.

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Why Don't More People Recycle? Industry

Why Don't More People Recycle?

By Shelby RogersOctober 08, 2016 Image Courtesy of Paul Downey/WikiMedia Creative Commons We all know recycling helps the environment. It reduces the waste cluttering landfills. & 34;Reduce, reuse, and recycle& 34; serves as the golden standard for sustainable living.So why don& 39;t more people recycle?

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MIT Develops Beaver-inspired Furry Wetsuits to Keep Surfers Warm Industry

MIT Develops Beaver-inspired Furry Wetsuits to Keep Surfers Warm

Image Source: MIT MIT researchers looked at beavers to investigate how the small creatures stay warm in the icy-cold water. Now, they& 39;re applying the beaver& 39;s protection to develop a furry wetsuit to keep surfers warm.Beavers most commonly live in Northern areas which experience incredibly cold winter temperatures.

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Using Flying Carpets to Light the World Industry

Using Flying Carpets to Light the World

October 13, 2016 Image Source: NASA/Bob Silberg/Viktor Vasnetsov Researchers just developed & 39;a whole new world& 39; of energy efficiency - flying carpets.A team from Caltech and Northrup Grumman want to develop solar-catching carpets and send 2,500 of them into earth& 39;s orbit.According to the U.

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Solar Powered Trees: More Energy with Drastically Less Space Industry

Solar Powered Trees: More Energy with Drastically Less Space

October 13, 2016Want to cut energy costs by using your own solar panels? The 5 kw Solar Power Tree might be the answer solar enthusiasts have been waiting for.Developed by Indian scientists, the tree seeks to utilize small spaces to provide maximum solar energy.Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences of India Dr.

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Why Don't We Send Nuclear Waste to the Sun Industry

Why Don't We Send Nuclear Waste to the Sun

October 14, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Nuclear energy continues to be a hot-button issue as accidents like Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushina Daiichi (2011) stay fresh in the public& 39;s mind.Waste from nuclear plants even has the potential to radiate harmful energy into Earth& 39;s atmosphere for thousands of years.

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Live in Space Aboard the Asgardia Industry

Live in Space Aboard the Asgardia

October 14, 2016 Image Source: Asgardia Living in space could soon become the new reality.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently proposed a massive permanent space station to the Science of Space committee. UNESCO hopes the station will achieve world peace as well protect Earth from space debris and asteroids.

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Scientists Take One Giant Step Closer to Fusion Energy Industry

Scientists Take One Giant Step Closer to Fusion Energy

By Shelby RogersOctober 17, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Scientists could finally have the key ingredient for producing nuclear fusion. Engineers at MIT set a new world record for plasma pressure at 2.05 atmospheres.The previous record was 1.77 atmospheres, and both records were set at the Alcator C-Mod reactor at MIT.

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