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  1. Microsoft’s Surface Duo Brings Two Displays into the Palm of Your Hand

    Nov
    11
    2019

    Ever since Microsoft discontinued the Windows Mobile platform and its Lumia brand of smartphones, fans hoped for a Surface Phone. After years of speculation, Microsoft finally presented a home-brewed smartphone. Sort of. The Surface Duo can do everything that a typical smartphone can do, and then more. The main takeaway here is that the Duo […]

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  2. Daimler Announced its Intention to Focus Solely on Electric Vehicles

    Oct
    29
    2019

    Daimler AG, the German car manufacturer who sells automobiles under the brands of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach, and more, has announced their intention to stop developing petrol and diesel engines. From now on, they will focus all their research and development efforts on electric vehicles. This announcement got a lot of attention and even drew a […]

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  3. The World of Welding: Types of Welding Processes

    Oct
    25
    2019

    The definition of welding is the process of fusing materials by applying heat and pressure to the materials being combined. Today, many welding processes are automated, but it’s still important to understand the differences between welding techniques in order to pick the right welding technique for the job. Some main fields of welding are grouped below: Boilermakers […]

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  4. Metal Heat Distortion

    Oct
    18
    2019

    Applying heat to metals can make them easier to forge, machine, weld, and fabricate. However, this also brings some issues with it, metals expand when heated, which makes the whole fabrication process more demanding. Luckily, every alloy comes with a predetermined coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient shows how much a given alloy will expand […]

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  5. First Rechargeable Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Dioxide Battery

    Oct
    14
    2019

    Li-ion batteries are seemingly everywhere, powering everything from our smartphones to electric cars. While we can undoubtedly thank this technology for lowering the emissions in the automotive industry, Li-ion batteries are still not as eco-friendly as one might think. More precisely, the manufacturing of Li-ion batteries produces a lot of CO2 emissions. But what if […]

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  6. Machinability of Metals

    Oct
    09
    2019

    We often mention that said metal is “easy to machine” or “difficult to machine” on our alloy pages, but what is machinability really? To answer that question, we need to first talk about machining and why it’s essential in almost every industry that uses alloys. Machining is the process of removal of raw material, in […]

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  7. Bugatti Chiron Hits 305 mph – Setting a New Record

    Sep
    20
    2019

    Earlier this month, a special edition of the Bugatti Chiron carrying no electronic speed limiters achieved a speed record run by reaching 490.5 km/h (304.8 m/h) in VW’s Ehra-Lessien facility. The car was driven by Bugatti’s test driver Andy Wallace, and achieved a figure that many consider to be insurmountable. The previous record-holder was Koenigsegg […]

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  8. China Deploys Its First Robot Traffic Police

    Sep
    12
    2019

    To streamline and control the ever-increasing chaotic pedestrian and road traffic in China, the Handan Public Security Bureau announced the use of three types of traffic robot police that will be deployed in the City. This will display the advanced development of China’s artificial intelligence traffic management in Northern China’s Hebei Province. Robots deployed The […]

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  9. 5 Tallest Buildings in The World

    Sep
    09
    2019

    With the rapid advancements in computer software, architectural designs have reached new heights. With the development of new building materials and building technics, the imagination of architects seems to kick into a higher gear. These feat of engineering marvels can be seen by looking at the 5 tallest buildings in the world. 1. Burj Khalifa […]

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  10. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Sep
    05
    2019

    At Tech Steel and Materials, we are serious about the products we produce, from start to finish. One of our specialties is to supply steel, more specific, steel billets and bars. What is a steel billet? Steel billets are the product of melting iron ore or scrap iron using a method first introduced in the […]

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  11. America’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

    Aug
    22
    2019

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the top 10 most dangerous jobs have more than double the rate fatalities across all occupations, in some cases over 20 times higher. “While every job has importance and risks, there’s something to be said about the top 10 most dangerous jobs,” said Nicole Noble, a […]

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  12. High Density Dry Batteries Will Revolutionize Electric Aviation

    Aug
    15
    2019

    Electric planes flying on batteries are no longer a midsummer night’s dream, as an Israeli startup named “Eviation” is planning to introduce the first one by 2021 which will carry nine passengers over distances of up to 650 miles (1045 km). The key technological development that makes this possible is the existence of high-density dry […]

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  13. MIT Close to Presenting a Feasible Nuclear Fusion Reactor

    Aug
    12
    2019

    The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has announced that they have received a final push in the form of a $64 million investment, which will allegedly help them take the final step in the development of a working nuclear fusion reactor. The investment group includes MIT’s internal financial support organization called “The Engine”, the Italian […]

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  14. Apple Acquires Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai

    Aug
    09
    2019

    Apple has bought Drive.ai, one of the most promising self-driving startups in California, who wasn’t doing very good recently and was actually close to ceasing operations altogether. Maybe this was the very reason that Apple decided to go forward with the acquisition, as this was the right time to strike a good deal. Drive.ai was […]

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