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  1. New Microscope Is So Powerful It Might Revolutionize Quantum Science

    Jul
    08
    2020

    In a big breakthrough, scientists have successfully made quantum microscope that can directly observe light trapped inside a photonic crystal. This research opens up a new realm of possibility for quantum scientists It was conducted using ultrafast transmission electron microscope at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a public research university in Haifa, Israel. […]

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  2. VW Launches its Own Home Charging Battery Packs

    Jul
    03
    2020

    VW is preparing to launch the ID series of electric vehicles, and it has started to actively promote its very own home-charging units. Similar to the Tesla “Powerwall”, the VW “Wallbox” comes in three outdoor versions, helping people pick one that matches their specific needs without having to spend more than they need to. The […]

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  3. How to Calculate Metal Weight

    Jun
    26
    2020

    Calculating the weight of a said alloy is very important in engineering, as it directly affects the performance of the material. The weight of a single piece of alloy with the same dimensions can vary greatly even in materials that have similar properties. That is because alloys are composed of many different elements, each having […]

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  4. Tesla Will Build its Cybertruck Gigafactory in Central USA

    Jun
    23
    2020

    Elon Musk continues to search for the best location to build the largely-anticipated Cybertruck, the company’s first foray into the pickup truck market. According to Musk, the Gigafactory will probably be located in Central USA, with Texas being the first option. The reason why Elon wants the central USA to be the location of the […]

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  5. Why Diesel Engines Produce Higher Torque than Gas Engines

    Jun
    16
    2020

    Torque is the measure of force that causes an object to rotate about an axis. On car engines, it is the force that spins the engine crankshaft, and to the driver, it feels like the “guts” of the motor, or the “pulling” force when trying to climb steep hills. Although gasoline internal combustion engines are […]

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  6. SpaceX Launched Astronauts to the Space Station in a Historic Moment

    Jun
    10
    2020

    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were launched into space inside a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, taking a trip to the International Space Station (ISS). This was a historic moment for SpaceX which became the first private entity to send people into space, and also because the last time that NASA astronauts launched from […]

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  7. America Invests Millions in “Tiny” Nuclear Reactors

    Jun
    01
    2020

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a new program to fund the development of two “tiny” nuclear reactors called “NuScale”. The cost of the program reaches a total of $230 million and can be considered a pilot testing project. For starters, two of these modular nuclear reactors will be built for purposes of […]

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  8. Blockchain: A Child of The Internet

    May
    27
    2020

    Can the Internet Handle 2.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Daily & Prevent Cyber Attacks? Industrial companies, financial institutions, the engines of the world economy, are embracing AI, machine learning and blockchain technologies to improve efficiency and security in the 21st Century. AI, machine learning, and blockchain will contribute to the 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data […]

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  9. Construction of the Largest Fusion Reactor in the World has Began

    May
    18
    2020

    The world’s largest fusion reactor has entered the construction phase, and it’s planned for activation in 2025. Named the “International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”, the project started about three decades ago and was initially co-funded by the EU, USA, Russia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea. That said, it’s a global effort to create something that […]

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  10. Hydrogen-Heated Steel Proved to be Feasible in Ovako Testing

    May
    12
    2020

    Ovako has tested out a novel method of heating metal alloy to 1200 degrees Celsius, using hydrogen instead of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Ovako is a Stockholm-based steel-producing giant with billions of USD in annual revenue, ten production sites spread across the world, and over three thousand employees. For the conduction of the hydrogen heating […]

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  11. The Coronavirus Pandemic is Fueling Automation

    May
    08
    2020

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and humanity is in a necessity for various things that workers can’t provide. We need safer stores (online?), shelves full of goods, contact-less delivery of products, ventilators, cooked food, etc. Whereas many retail stores and production lines are struggling to keep up with the demand, we are bound to […]

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  12. Can the Aviation Industry get Unstuck from the COVID-19 Mud?

    May
    04
    2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the world that we will return to will be nothing like the one we were used to living in. One of the industries that are currently taking the most damage, and at the same time is expected to change fundamentally in the post-coronavirus age, is aviation. There’s a lot […]

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  13. How Do Automotive Manufacturers Build Breathing Ventilators?

    Apr
    29
    2020

    Since the primary symptoms of a COVID-19 infection are respiratory problems, artificial breathing ventilators are in high demand right now. We simply didn’t expect a pandemic of this scale, never anticipated that we would need to have more ventilators than what is currently deployed in medical centers, so we’re now running like crazy to address […]

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  14. What Materials do Airplane Manufacturers Use Today?

    Apr
    22
    2020

    An airplane needs to be strong yet lightweight, with some parts requiring high rigidness and others needing to be pretty flexible. As one can easily deduce, an aircraft manufacturer would need to use a wide array of different materials on a flying model, and this is indeed the case. Today, we see steel, aluminum, and […]

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  15. Engineers Try Out Material Combinations to Create Stretchy Electronics

    Apr
    17
    2020

    Engineers have been trying to develop durable flexible electronics for quite some time now, envisioning numerous applications concerning wearables and “smart clothing”. The team that is close to cutting the ribbon first is a group of researchers from the MIT and University of Wisconsin, in the United States. The same team of engineers has been […]

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  16. Aerospace Composite Parts, Without the Autoclave

    Apr
    10
    2020

    When you talk about the new aerospace composite parts, engineers usually put layers of carbon composite woven over one another, and they bake this with pressure in a vacuum to create layers as one light and the robust aerospace composite part. These techniques have been around for many years now, and MIT researchers are trying […]

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  17. What Exactly is a “Ferrous Metal” and Which Metals are Ferrous?

    Apr
    06
    2020

    All alloy metals that contain iron in the +2 oxidation state (Fe2+) are called “ferrous”. In practice, “ferric” metals that contain the iron oxide Fe3+ also fall under the same category. The word “ferrous” derives from the Latin “ferreus” which means iron, so the connection is pretty obvious. Common alloy metals of this kind are […]

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