Tech Steel Blog

  1. Apple Hints 3D Touch for iPhones Might Be on the Way Out

    Sep
    12
    2018

    In 2015, Apple introduced 3D Touch for the iPhone and at the time the company believed the technology would play a massive role in its success moving forward, especially as it pertains to smartphone innovation. Now, some three years later, the company is reportedly close to ditching the pressure-sensitive screen tech altogether due to the […]

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  2. 3D Printed Electronic Tattoos Pave The Way For Military Applications

    Sep
    04
    2018

    The idea for 3D printing low-cost electronic tattoos on human skin isn’t a new one, however its potential for use in a number of military applications is a relatively cutting-edge proposal. A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota utilized a custom 3D printer to print electronics on human hands, which researchers believe could […]

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  3. Airbus’ Zephyr S HAPS Sets Record By Flying For 26 Straight Days

    Sep
    04
    2018

    Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft, the Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite), recently made its maiden flight and incredibly set a world record in the process. The aircraft flew for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes after leaving Arizona on July 11, good for “the longest duration flight ever made.” The Zephyr, which runs on solar […]

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  4. StormBreaker: The Newest U.S. Air Force Deadly Weapon

    Aug
    22
    2018

    Adverse weather conditions greatly limit the capability of pilots to strike moving targets. This has led to the requirement of an all-weather solution that enhances military capabilities without being affected by conditions on the ground or in the air. Missile maker Raytheon’s StormBreaker bomb will soon provide U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to […]

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  5. Uber Lost $891 Million in the Second Quarter of 2018 Alone

    Aug
    16
    2018

    Uber brought in $2.8 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, however, the company ended up losing $891 million due to increased spending. It turns out the arms race that is self-driving cars of which every major tech company seems to be competing in costs a whole lot of money from R&D to […]

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  6. Liquid Metal Flow Battery for Affordable Storage of Green Energy

    Aug
    16
    2018

    For years, researchers have pursued the technology for a better flow battery for the power grid that could lead to affordable storage of renewable power. In a flow battery, two liquids, one with a positive electrical charge and another having a negative electrical charge, are separated by a membrane. The membrane allows electrons to pass […]

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  7. Robot Cockroaches Will Repair Plane Engines to Keep You Safe

    Aug
    08
    2018

    Rolls-Royce, best known for its luxury cars and aero engine manufacturing, is now developing tiny “robot cockroaches” to fix plane engines. The company teamed up with robotics experts at Harvard University and the University of Nottingham to develop these tiny insect-like robots. These tiny bots will crawl into the tight spots in the engines to […]

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  8. Bicycle Drivetrain Wins 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award

    Aug
    02
    2018

    Bike parts manufacturer CeramicSpeed partnered with the University of Colorado’s department of mechanical engineering to introduce a chainless bicycle drivetrain concept. The revolutionary drivetrain, known as DrivEn, won the 2018 Eurobike Innovation Award at the Eurobike show, a major tradeshow in Germany. According to Jason Smith, CeramicSpeed’s chief technology officer, “Advancements in drivetrain technology have […]

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  9. Forget Flying Cars … Here Comes the Flying Train!

    Jul
    26
    2018

    Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. Recently, Akka Technologies, an innovative engineering and consulting company based in France, unveiled its mind-blowing Link & Fly aircraft design. The new vehicle is both a flying train that can take to the air and a plane with a passenger pod and detachable wings that can travel […]

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  10. American Airlines and Delta Thwart The Idea of Bigger Coach Seats

    Jul
    26
    2018

    The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta aren’t in a hurry to make coach seats any more comfortable in the foreseeable future. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told The Wall Street Journal he rides in coach roughly one-third of the time enabling him to get the same experience as the company’s customers while Delta CEO […]

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  11. NASA’s Titanium Spring Tires Are Nearly Indestructible

    Jul
    17
    2018

    NASA research engineers have unveiled super-elastic titanium spring tires that will help rovers designed for extraterrestrial surfaces to carry heavier payloads and explore larger areas for longer periods of time. Researchers foresee that these new tires could also be used on manned exploration vehicles that would move at much higher speeds. The design of NASA’s […]

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  12. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  13. Lyft Acquires the Largest Bike-Sharing Company in the United States

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Lyft has agreed to buy Motivate, the bike-sharing company which operates Citi Bike in New York City and Ford’s GoBike program in San Francisco. In fact, Motivate is currently the largest bike-sharing company in the states, reportedly responsible for nearly 80 percent of bike-share trips in the country. Lyft says it “will invest to establish bike […]

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