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  1. Sustainable Floating Cities Might be the Answer

    Apr
    25
    2019

    Global warming is still the most critical thing that humankind should care about, especially in the wake of rising sea levels that can destroy whole coastal cities. While preventing this from happening is the best solution, a company named Oceanix already has plans for towns and urban areas that will be most affected by this […]

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  2. How Can Bacteria Protect Roads from Deicer Deterioration

    Apr
    19
    2019

    Researchers from Drexel University are looking into new methods to make road infrastructure more robust. The unique mixture of concrete and bacteria could eliminate dangerous road deterioration. “Road salts” (chemical compounds such as calcium chloride) have the use in de-icing of the roads throughout the world. The potholes they leave behind, however, can break down […]

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  3. GE Unveils Cypress, World’s Most Powerful Next-Gen Wind Turbine

    Apr
    17
    2019

    Bigger is almost always better in the wind industry which means bigger turbines and turbine blades. But one of the big problems that is holding back wind energy is the size of turbine blades. Turbine blades are transported by road and moving long turbine blades is a logistical nightmare which imposes a limit on how […]

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  4. Boeing Autonomous Flying Car Completes First Test Flight

    Apr
    15
    2019

    Several decades ago, it seemed almost sure that in the year 2020 we would’ve lived in cities with flying cars. Sadly, the reality is that we are not as close to this truth as futurists predicted. That said, we can almost certainly predict that flying cars will happen in the near future. Boeing’s subsidiary Aurora […]

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  5. Apple Watch Can Be Used For Detection of Certain Heart Diseases

    Mar
    28
    2019

    The Apple Watch is an amazing product, especially in terms of how it can monitor your body. Thanks to the plethora of sensors it possesses, it can be a very powerful tool for medicinal purposes, apart from the already excellent fitness use. In order to show its health prowess, a team of Stanford scientists, helped […]

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  6. Engineers Fly The First-Ever Aircraft With No Moving Parts

    Mar
    20
    2019

    Airplanes today are one of the most well-engineered things, and they need to be if we want them to be safe. That said, they have too many moving parts, like turbine blades and propellers, that only add to the complexity and therefore, make them less reliable. Thankfully, there is a new advancement in this field […]

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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