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  1. Giant ‘ArcelorMittal’ Steel Plant in Ukraine Shuts Down Amid War Crisis

    Mar
    11
    2022

    Steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal SA has closed its Ukrainian steel mill on Thursday after facing raw material supply disruptions and increasing risks associated directly with the Russian invasion of the Eastern European country. The company shut down blast furnaces gradually as the supply problems culminated and forced the production to a minimum, but the escalating situation […]

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  2. Scientists Develop Method for Evaluating 3D Printed Metal Quality

    Feb
    28
    2022

    Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a cost-efficient method to evaluate the quality, physical, and mechanical properties of 3D printed metal parts. This is a very important development for engineers and technicians across all fields, as it could unlock 3D printing technology applications that were previously deemed too risky due to […]

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  3. Scientists Find Way to Produce Hydrogen using Water and Aluminum

    Feb
    25
    2022

    A team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz have found a cost-effective and practically feasible way to produce clean hydrogen gas by using water, aluminum, and gallium. Aluminum’s high level of reactivity has been known and well documented for many years, but researchers struggled to find an efficient way to put it into the context […]

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  4. Engineers Figured How Fatigue Cracks Grow and What Stops Their Propagation

    Feb
    22
    2022

    The Cornell Fracture group has published the results of an ongoing study on the formation and propagation of fatigue cracks on metals and claims to have identified the mechanism that causes the cracks to grow. Their paper, titled “Atomic Mechanism of Near Threshold Fatigue Crack Growth in Vacuum,” explains that a molecular dislocation happens near […]

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  5. Doosan Bobcat T7X is the world’s first electric digger

    Feb
    17
    2022

    Doosan Bobcat has presented a new digger and truck loader model codenamed ‘T7X’, and it’s the world’s first fully-electric excavation equipment. The product was presented during the recent 2022 CES, and it won the “Innovation Award” in the category of vehicle intelligence and transportation. The T7X features a 62-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that can keep the […]

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  6. Why The New Bridge in Genoa is Among The World’s Most Advanced

    Feb
    15
    2022

    The San Giorgio bridge in Genoa, Italy, may not look like anything extraordinary at first sight, and it’s really nothing special when it comes to design and structural ingenuity, yet it’s considered to stand at the cutting edge of technology in the field. The way through which San Giorgio is pushing the envelope lies in […]

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  7. Tata Steel Investigated in Netherlands for Excessive Air Pollution

    Feb
    11
    2022

    The Dutch prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Tata Steel for intentional and unlawful pollution, a result of the operation of its Amsterdam-based steelwork facilities. The authorities have also launched a probe involving specialist investigators to determine the scale and type of pollution that is taking place to compare it with the legal emission […]

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  8. NIST updates earthquake standard for steel column used in buildings

    Jan
    18
    2022

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of California San Diego have proposed targeted updates to the AISC 341 standard on seismic provisions for structural steel buildings. The specialist engineers have identified certain deficiencies in the performance of steel beams that were otherwise compliant with the existing standard, which caused them […]

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  9. Selective separation could help retrieve rare metals that are costly to mine

    Jan
    10
    2022

    MIT researchers have developed a new processing method to help retrieve rare metals that are costly to mine and are getting increasingly harder to find. The technique is called “solid selective separation”, and it could replace liquid separation for at least 56 elements, 15 of which have already been tested successfully. Compared to liquid separation, […]

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  10. The Complexity of Re-Purposing The Steel Border Walls

    Dec
    28
    2021

    Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s vision for raising an impermeable border in the south has failed to realize, but not before a whopping $16.4 billion was spent in funding the barrier construction. Now, hundreds of thousands of steel bollards, each costing about $9,000, lie in piles at various locations, rusting, creating an environmental hazard, and […]

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  11. Researchers Presented Self-Healing Anti-Corrosive Coating for Steel

    Dec
    20
    2021

    Steel is a very resilient material in general, but when it comes to subjecting it to harsh environments like seawater, you need to apply an anti-corrosive coating or it will rust pretty quickly. Researchers at the Rice University in Houston have tested a novel insulating material made out of sulfur and selenium and found that […]

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  12. New Steel Alloy Can Kill The COVID-19 Virus in Under Six Hours

    Dec
    14
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Hong Kong have developed a novel type of stainless steel alloy that kills the COVID-19 virus within six hours. More specifically, the steel can deactivate 99.75% of the virus in three hours and reach a final 99.99% in six. This anti-pathogen steel would be ideal for surfaces that come into […]

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  13. Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Airplane Sets Three New Speed Records

    Dec
    09
    2021

    Advances in electric motors and battery technology have triggered an explosion in the field of electric airplanes. Battery-powered electric aircraft could be the future of aviation. A raft of companies are making green aircraft. EasyJet with Wright Electric, Boeing with Zunum, and Airbus with Siemens are all in the race to create electric aircraft to go green. Now, the aero-engine manufacturer […]

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  14. Scientists Created a Novel Titanium Alloy By Means of 3D Printing

    Nov
    30
    2021

    3D printing or additive manufacturing may be generally known as a “shaping technology,” but as scientists at the City University of Hong Kong proved, it can be much more than that. The team of Chinese engineers successfully developed a novel titanium alloy by using a 3D printer to design the microstructures of the material, ending […]

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