Tech Steel Blog

  1. Self-Healing Glass Could Fix Shattered Phone Screens

    Jan
    16
    2018

    Your smartphone is great until you crack the screen and have to pay half the cost of the phone to get it repaired. But in the near future, your phone may feature a screen that will heal itself when shattered. A researcher at the University of Tokyo has developed a polymer that soon will make […]

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  2. Blue Origin’s BE-4 Rocket Engine Test Is Oddly Mesmerizing

    Jan
    10
    2018

    Blue Origin has released a new video showing off its next-generation rocket engine igniting, and it looks pretty dang sweet. The BE-4 being tested, has been in development for around 7 years and has largely remained a mystery up until now, ever since Blue Origin has been publishing more and more updates in regards to […]

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  3. Pentagon Moves Top-Secret Military Facility Back to Cold War-Era Nuclear Bunker Carved Into a Mountain

    Jan
    09
    2018

    A fully contained and self-sufficient town functioning secretly and quietly — buried deep beneath a snow-covered mountain. The location for a spy movie? In reality, this town inside a mountain is the setting for a top-secret military facility in Colorado. Cheyenne Mountain is a triple-peaked mountain in El Paso County, Colorado Springs. The linked caves […]

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  4. Aurora Innovations to Help Volkswagen and Hyundai Construct Self-Driving Cars

    Jan
    04
    2018

    Volkswagen Group and Hyundai are the first automobile companies to partner with Aurora Innovations, the brain-child of former Google self-driving car espert Chris Urmson. VW and Hyundai aim to each have Aurora-powered vehicles commercially available by 2021, with testing beginning as early as this year. The long-term goal is one day have autonomous fleets that […]

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  5. Solar Greenhouses Grow Crops, Generate Electricity

    Jan
    04
    2018

    Greenhouses have a variety of applications, but they consume a lot of energy to grow our food. Temperature, lighting, and other systems are powered by electricity. To remedy this, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed new electricity-generating solar greenhouses that make use of the same energy that grows the plants. This […]

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  6. India Gearing Up for Second Moon Mission in 2018

    Dec
    31
    2017

    In 2013, China landed a rover called Yutu on the moon. Since then, there have been no manned or unmanned moon landings. But India is soon going to join the ranks of the moon landers The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018. […]

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  7. This Titanium iPhone Case Costs More Than Phone Itself

    Dec
    23
    2017

    Typically, when someone purchases a new gadget, such as a smartphone or a tablet, he or she will set aside part of the budget for accessories. The accessories are supposed to cost a fraction of the price of the gadget. Not so with this new titanium iPhone case. Aimed at users for whom price is […]

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  8. Concorde Successor May Break Sound Barrier Soon

    Dec
    18
    2017

    The Concorde, which was considered one of the safest planes in the world, was permanently grounded three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590 in July 2000, in which all passengers and crew were killed. A successor to the Concorde may take to the skies once again after more than a decade! The […]

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  9. Graphene Vibrations: Clean, Limitless Energy Source?

    Dec
    12
    2017

    In a big breakthrough, researchers from the University of Arkansas discovered an unusual property of graphene with several world-changing potential applications. They found that graphene vibrations could be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy. Graphene is a single slice of graphite, consisting of a lattice of carbon atoms that is just […]

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  10. Rocket Lab Plans To Launch Its Electron Rocket For The Second Time

    Dec
    11
    2017

    US startup Rocket Lab aims to carry out its second launch of the company’s experimental Electron Rocket sometime in the next week or so. The plan is to send the rocket into orbit, and if successful, will prove the Electron Rocket is prepared to eventually send small commercial payloads to orbit in the future. There’s […]

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  11. Koenigsegg Agera RS: Fastest Production Car on the Planet

    Nov
    28
    2017

    Recently, the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world’s fastest production car. Driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja, the car reached a top speed of 284.55 miles per hour on a closed section of public road in Pahrump, Nev. During its first run, when the Koenigsegg faced more uphill than downhill, it reached a […]

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  12. Rayton Solar: New Super-Efficient Solar Panels

    Nov
    19
    2017

    Given the pace at which the renewable energy sector is rising, it is believed that the fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered. Companies are spending billions of dollars in the solar industry and thousands of people are getting work in this area. There are three major hurdles for the solar industry: the costs involved, efficiency, […]

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  13. Transparent Solar Cells Turn Windows Into Solar Panels

    Nov
    14
    2017

    Worldwide, solar energy technology is growing day by day, becoming both cheaper and more efficient. With record-setting solar farms, it is the cheapest source of energy in many countries. When we think of solar panels, a picture of bulky units of solar panels installed on rooftops comes to mind. However, with this mind-blowing invention by […]

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  14. World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant

    Nov
    07
    2017

    Scientists have discovered a powerful weapon in the fight against global warming. The world’s first negative emissions power plant has opened in Iceland. With the vital issue of global warming in mind, Iceland has gone beyond zero by developing a power plant that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere. World’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces Researchers at the Swiss […]

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