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  1. Self-Foldable Drones to Assist on Rescue Missions

    Mar
    15
    2019

    Rescuers have an extremely hard time getting to the victims of natural disasters. New research from the team at the University of Zurich tackles this very problem. They created a drone that retracts its propellers during a flight to get into tight spaces. How Foldable Drones Work Although technology and safety practices are improving, there […]

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  2. The Avalon 2019 Innovation Award Goes to a Cutting Tool

    Mar
    08
    2019

    Jimmy Toton, a Ph.D. candidate at the RMIT University in Melbourne, has won this year’s “Young Defence Innovator Award” along with the $15000 money prize that accompanies it. The young engineer has presented a novel 3-D printed steel cutting tool that convinced the judges of its performance by cutting through titanium alloys in a manner […]

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  3. Boeing Awarded $43 Million to Develop an Autonomous Submerging Watercraft

    Mar
    04
    2019

    Weapon systems never seize to evolve into smarter, more effective, and more sophisticated marvels of engineering. In the recent years, the focus has shifted on autonomously flying drones and augmented reality suites, but that’s not all of it. The U.S. Navy is reportedly developing a pioneering watercraft that will be able to get submerged, opening […]

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  4. Titanium Aluminides and Their Importance in Efficient Aerospace Engines

    Feb
    19
    2019

    Electric airplanes really sound exotic and forward-thinking, but we’re far from a commercial airplane with this kind of propulsion. The problem is batteries – they are very, very heavy for an airplane. That’s why focusing on improving the existing technologies for the reduction of the carbon footprint of airplanes has become even more important in […]

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  5. New Lithium Battery Will Suck up CO2 to Power Itself

    Oct
    17
    2018

    World is facing a serious carbon dioxide problem today.  CO2, is most harmful among the gases that trap heat and act like a blanket to warm the planet. Over the years, scientists have made efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming. A new system might offer a powerful advantage […]

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  6. New Lexus ES Model Dumps Side Mirrors for Video Cameras

    Oct
    17
    2018

    The Japanese automaker Lexus is introducing the world’s first digital side-view monitors. The automaker announced that these advanced, futuristic camera-based devices will debut on new Lexus ES models. The new digital side-view monitors will replace the traditional side-view mirrors on the new ES when it launches in Japan next month. Digital side-view monitors offer drivers improved views […]

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  7. BMW Unveils Its Riderless Motorcycle

    Oct
    09
    2018

    First, there were self-driving cars. Next up, self-driving motorcycles. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the German automobile company, presented its first self-driving, riderless motorcycle at the BMW Motorrad Techday 2018 at Miramas, France. The autonomous BMW R1200GS showed its magic by taking its first rounds. Developed by graduate engineer Stefan Hans and his team, […]

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  8. Dutch City to Launch World’s First Floating Dairy Farm

    Oct
    09
    2018

    The world’s first-ever floating dairy farm is set to open in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam at the end of 2018. This dairy farm is being launched by the Dutch property company Beladon. The idea behind this floating farm is to utilize unused space in the water as an alternative to the increasingly scarce […]

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  9. Tempest: Britain’s Next-Gen Stealth Fighter

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The U.K. is investing $2.65 billion to become the first nation in the world to have a fleet of hi-tech unmanned fighter jets. A full-size model of the U.K.’s proposed next-generation jet fighter, called “Tempest,” was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow, held at the Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, U.K., last month. If all goes well, […]

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  10. The Airbus Perlan 2 Glider Sets New Altitude Record

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The Airbus Perlan 2 aircraft set a new gliding altitude world record recently. The pressurized glider flew to the edge of space to an altitude of an astonishing 76,000 ft. — well over 14 miles. The Perlan 2 glider is made of carbon fiber composite material. It is designed to soar up to 90,000 ft., has an […]

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  11. Can You Tell the Difference Between a Fake Diamond and a Real One?

    Sep
    26
    2018

    Technologies for developing artificial diamonds are continuously improving, so much so, the industry is at a bit of a crossroads. Nearly as much money that is being poured into real diamonds is being invested in the fake diamond industry and for good reason, as it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between the two. […]

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  12. Japan to Conduct Test of Space Elevator

    Sep
    25
    2018

    It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a Japanese team appears determined to bring a far-out-sounding concept to reality – they have developed a “space elevator.” Researchers at Shizuoka University, working in conjunction with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, are going to conduct the first trial on a miniature version of a […]

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  13. Scientists Confirm Presence of Water Ice on the Moon

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Scientists have long believed that water exits on the moon. But now, this belief has finally been confirmed by a team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University, and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Definitive evidence of water ice on the moon […]

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  14. Secret U.S. Military Technique Helps You Sleep in Two Minutes

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Due to our hectic schedules, stress, and a myriad of life responsibilities, most of us suffer from nights without sleep. However, a military secret to help insomniacs fall asleep in just 120 seconds has been revealed. A book titled “Relax and Win: Championship Performance” features this secret method that is said to have a 96 […]

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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