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  1. U.S. Air Force Looking to Replace Dogs with Robots

    Nov
    06
    2020

    The United States Air Force is piloting the deployment of robo-dogs made by Ghost Robotics. These tin canines are called “Vision 60”, and look a lot like the Boston Dynamics’ “Spot”. The two American companies may have had some exchange of expertise, or this is simply a design convergence induced by the natural technological developments […]

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  2. What Metals Don’t Rust or Corrode

    Nov
    04
    2020

    Rust and corrosion are some of the biggest enemies of metals. These deficiencies can lower the strength of the part over time, and in some circumstances, become a safety issue. There is a difference between rust and corrosion, though. Rust is generally used to describe the oxidation of iron and iron-based alloys only. Usually, rust […]

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  3. Which Metals Conduct Heat the Best/Fastest

    Oct
    27
    2020

    Thermal conductivity is a crucial quality of metals since it measures the amount and speed of heat the material can displace. This quality is especially important in high-temperature environments. Extremely high temperatures can change the properties of any metal, usually reducing the strength. Therefore, conducting the heat quicker can significantly reduce the stress on the […]

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  4. GEV Has Presented a Compressed Hydrogen Ship Design

    Oct
    26
    2020

    GEV (Global Energy Ventures) has designed a compressed hydrogen transport ship called “H2 Ship”, which is meant to solve the puzzle of transporting the precious fuel from northern Australia to Singapore, South Korea, China, and Japan. The “H2 Ship” can theoretically store up to 2,000 tons of compressed hydrogen that is produced in Australia using […]

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  5. Tips to Prevent Metal from Rusting

    Oct
    13
    2020

    Rust is one of the biggest enemies of steel and other iron-based, ferrous metals. That’s because, in big enough quantity, it can seriously lower the strength of the part. You can do some things to prevent rusting, though. Here, we will revisit everything you can do to limit rusting. Before we do that, though, let’s […]

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  6. Kinds of Tube Drawing

    Oct
    01
    2020

    Tubes are an integral part of the modern world. Its use is diverse – apart from the transfer of liquid and gas, tubes are used for structural purposes. Thus, tubing finds use in various industries, including construction, aircraft, oil, gas, and petrochemical, automotive, chemical, water treatment, sanitary systems, medical, pharmaceutical, etc. This variety also necessitates […]

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  7. “Flying-V” Prototype Maiden Flight is Full of Promises

    Sep
    23
    2020

    The maiden test flight of the “Flying-V” aircraft model was successful, and the teams of engineers and researchers behind it were filled with pride and hope for the next steps of the project. “Flying-V” is being co-developed by KLM engineers and TU Delft researchers, to create an extremely energy-efficient aircraft. Its shape and size are […]

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  8. How to Protect Tank Farms for Catastrophic Corrosion

    Sep
    14
    2020

    Tank farms are often called to withstand harsh weather conditions as they are exposed to the elements of nature, be it sun, rain, frost, and sand particles hitting their walls with speeds as wind blows on them. It’s only a matter of time before corrosion takes its toll on the vessels, and tank farm operators […]

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  9. Transparent Solar Panels for Windows Hit Record Efficiency

    Sep
    10
    2020

    Researchers from the University of Michigan recently achieved an efficiency record for transparent solar cells. This innovation could pave the way for skyscraper windows to serve as power sources. Researchers used an organic, carbon-based design of solar panels that led to this incredible breakthrough. They broke the previous efficiency record and hit the all-time high of […]

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  10. New Approaches to Strengthening Power Grid Resiliency

    Aug
    27
    2020

    The article, “Overview of Autonomous In-situ Resource Planning for High-Power Generating Stations,” describes how scientists used AI to define three optimal “resource planning approaches” to help operators regulate the voltage of high-power voltage variation (HVPV), the rate at which power fluctuations impact the energy storage systems required to preserve grid reliability. Autonomous Planning Systems “Autonomous […]

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