Category: Industry


New Hydrogen Fuel Possible by Splitting Water Molecules with Nanowires Industry

New Hydrogen Fuel Possible by Splitting Water Molecules with Nanowires

October 26, 2016Nano Wires Coated in Teeny Crystals (Quantum Dots) Image Source:Christopher Milleville/Phys.org Scientists are currently developing a technology using nanowires and crystals that have the potential to split water into its components.This & 39;final solution& 39; to clean energy could come from combining crystals, called quantum dots, to teeny wires.

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Accelerating the Future of Aircraft with Electricity Industry

Accelerating the Future of Aircraft with Electricity

October 24, 2016It seems as though it& 39;s becoming a daily occurrence for companies to launch initiatives to create the greenest technologies. Airbus has decided to join the race and create aircraft which produce zero CO2 emissions.E-Fan 4.0 Concept Image Source: Airbus Group The plane of choice is the Airbus E-Fan, and its engines are powered entirely by electricity.

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New Manually-Powered Elevator is a Workout Industry

New Manually-Powered Elevator is a Workout

By Shelby RogersOctober 26, 2016 Image Courtesy of Rombaut Frieling Lab Designers with the Rombaut Frieling Lab in the Netherlands created the strangest & 39;elevator& 39; ever. They dubbed the part stairs, part elevator contraption Vertical Walking.The intent behind the strangely-named Vertical Walking system is to make dead space more used:& 34;The price of urban land is skyrocketing.

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Heron: The Industrial Engineer Long Before the Industrial Age Industry

Heron: The Industrial Engineer Long Before the Industrial Age

Science is full of unsung heroes. Heron of Alexandria made the first vending machine and a steam-powered engine 2,000 years before its time.October 29, 2016Science is full of unsung heroes, but rarely do we focus on the very ancient scholars.Heron of Alexandria, the Great-Great Grandfather of Engineering, is one of the most intelligent innovators ever.

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Theremin: The Instrument that You Never Touch to Play Industry

Theremin: The Instrument that You Never Touch to Play

October 29, 2016Most people can easily categorize musical instruments into their respective categories: woodwind, strings, percussion, brass. But where do you place an instrument you never touch?The Theremin is one of the strangest experimental musical instruments ever. The instrument, also known as etherphone or thereminophone, was created by Russian inventor Leon Theremini in 1928.

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Solar-Powered Sockets that You Can Stick to Your Window Industry

Solar-Powered Sockets that You Can Stick to Your Window

November 02, 2016One new gadget allows users to charge their tech using solar power directly from a window.Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, graduate design students of the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul, created the first solar-powered socket. One side holds a solar panel; the other has a cable through which you can charge devices.

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The World's (Official) Lightest Metal Industry

The World's (Official) Lightest Metal

November 06, 2016Back in 2011, HRL Laboratories developed an impeccably light material. Now, Guinness World Records recognizes the material as the lightest metallic structure in the world.The material once made headlines, as a seemingly Photoshopped image showed a segment of the material resting atop a dandelion.

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The Fastest Car in the World: The Thrust SSC Industry

The Fastest Car in the World: The Thrust SSC

Many car enthusiasts receive a rush as they bolt down a track at high speed.However, traveling over 1,200 km/h exceeds the courage of even the most daring of drivers.The current land-speed record has been held strong for nearly 20 years. Andy Green (UK) set the record on 15 October 1997 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust SSC.

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CellPod: The 3D-printed Bio-Tech Gadget Grows Plants by Cells at Home Industry

CellPod: The 3D-printed Bio-Tech Gadget Grows Plants by Cells at Home

November 10, 2016It sounds quite like a design created for a science fiction movie, but this biotech tool is real!The 3D-printed biotechnology tool CellPod grows herbs, berries and plants by bio cells within a week. Research scientists of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd created the innovative design.

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This New Korean Rolling Barrier System Could Save Millions of Lives Industry

This New Korean Rolling Barrier System Could Save Millions of Lives

One company created a rolling barrier system to improve road safety. Rather than hard steel guardrails, the barriers evenly distribute impact.November 10, 2016One Korean company developed a product to reduce the harsh impacts of guardrails, and hopefully, save lives.Every year, approximately 1.25 million people die as a result of a road traffic crash.

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'Sin City' Powers Streetlights With Visitors' Footsteps Industry

'Sin City' Powers Streetlights With Visitors' Footsteps

By Shelby RogersNovember 15, 2016A new system in Las Vegas harnesses the power of visitors& 39; steps to create electricity. Image Courtesy of EnGoPlanet A New York-based startup designed the system. It uses pads along the sidewalk to absorb kinetic energy and store it until nightfall.EnGoPlanet& 39;s lamps harness that energy, coupled with solar panels, to light the streetlamps.

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Bio-Cement Producers Say Bacterias Might Build Cities in Near Future Industry

Bio-Cement Producers Say Bacterias Might Build Cities in Near Future

November 16, 2016Biology melds with civil engineering as new science tries to create building materials using bacteria.Scientists are modifying bacterias to produce bio-cement that might respond and strengthen the soil around them. Pressure responsive bacteria might save lives, resources, and the environment by strengthening buildings in the future, new research says.

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This USB Allows for Simple, Quick and Accurate HIV Testing Industry

This USB Allows for Simple, Quick and Accurate HIV Testing

November 13, 2016Engineering continues to save lives daily, and this technology takes it one step further.Scientists from DNA Electronics and Imperial College London developed a USB stick to test for HIV by just a blood drop. The gadget works by creating an electrical signal that could be read by a laptop, computer, or handheld device and producing the result in less than 30 mins.

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Nanotechnology Gets Woven into Fashionable Threads Industry

Nanotechnology Gets Woven into Fashionable Threads

By Shelby RogersNovember 17, 2016Researchers at the University of Central Florida developed technology to gather and store solar power into clothing.The nanotech could allow clothing to become an external, wearable battery pack. The potential uses range from soldiers needing to power comms equipment to teenagers plugging up a smartphone to charge.

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Check Out This Eerie Toxic Ghost Town in Oklahoma Industry

Check Out This Eerie Toxic Ghost Town in Oklahoma

November 15, 2016Welcome to the Picher, most toxic abandoned town of the Oklahoma, United States.Don& 39;t let Picher& 39;s looks fool you. The city once boasted the biggest zinc mine in the world. Over time, the lode ran dry and the mining companies moved out in 1970.But it left a huge problem behind: toxicity.

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Integrated Flood Barriers Designed to Safeguard Venice From Tides Industry

Integrated Flood Barriers Designed to Safeguard Venice From Tides

November 17, 2016Venice is sinking. This isn& 39;t new information, as the city has been practically sinking since its establishment.However, it doesn& 39;t stop engineers fighting to save this monumental city. MOSE serves as an experimental electromechanical module system designed to protect the Venice and the Venetian Lagoon from high tide by flood barriers.

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MIT Prof: Self-Assembling and Repairing Buildings Are On the Way Industry

MIT Prof: Self-Assembling and Repairing Buildings Are On the Way

November 21, 2016It is a new era for engineering. According to MIT Professor Skylar Tibbits, machines and buildings will be replicating, self-assembling, and repairing themselves soon.Skylar Tibbits founded the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center. The center focuses on programmable and self-assembly material technologies for products, manufacturing, and construction processes.

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Young Woman Uses Defunct Industry

Young Woman Uses Defunct "Flappy Bird" to Teach Engineering

November 20, 2016In 2013, Creator of Flappy Bird made the shocking announcement that Flappy Bird would be taken off the App Store. Devastated fan Fawn Qiu made a real version of Flappy Bird that nobody could take it away.Since 2013, she& 39;s used that game and similar projects to teach countless students and communities the benefits of engineering.

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