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Category Archive: Defense

  1. Rocket Lab Managed to Catch Returning Booster Using a Helicopter

    May
    17
    2022

    Rocket Lab has announced the successful launch of its 26th Electron mission, which deployed 34 micro-satellites into low-Earth orbit. The highlight of this launch was the retrieval of the returning booster, as capturing and reusing these components dramatically reduces the cost of these otherwise ultra-expensive operations. Roughly 80% of the rocket’s entire worth is actually […]

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  2. AI Can Spot Defects in Aircraft Rivets by Looking at Video

    May
    09
    2022

    Article Source: MDPI Rivets play a crucial role in constricting joints on aircraft fuselages and wings, and this has been the case since the early times of aviation. Simply put, aircraft manufacturers cannot use welding for bonding panels together because aluminum isn’t tolerant to heat, riveted joints are stronger, and finally, they are easier to […]

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  3. U.S. Department of Defense to Build Micro 1 MW Nuclear Reactors

    May
    02
    2022

    The U.S. Department of Defense, and more specifically, the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), has published a press release to inform of the launch of a new program intended to develop a mobile micro-reactor able to deliver 1-5 MW of electrical power for at least three years of continuous operation. SCO will first develop a prototype […]

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  4. “Son of Concorde” is on its way! NASA Tests Its ‘Quiet’ Supersonic Jet

    Mar
    17
    2022

    Concorde was the world’s first supersonic airliner, it entered service in 1976. But the Concorde aircraft was grounded in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. But when Concordes were in action, they would often break the sound barrier. Concorde’s window-rattling sonic booms produced enormous sound energy, […]

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Engineers Find a Speedy Way to Produce Aluminum 7075

    Nov
    01
    2021

    A team of material engineers in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Washington, have developed a novel manufacturing method for aluminum 7075, an alloy that is highly valued in the industry but one that is notoriously hard to extrude and very costly to make. The high cost derives from the inadequacy of conventional extrusion methods, […]

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  10. Nippon Steel sues Toyota over patent infringement

    Oct
    21
    2021

    Nippon Steel, the Japanese steel-producing giant is suing Toyota, another colossus from Japan, seeking a court injunction that will stop the production of electric cars that infringe their patent. The patent that Nippon puts forth concerns a non-oriented electrical steel sheet that is used in electric vehicle motors. This key technology concerns the adjustment of […]

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  11. Metal Center News – Banking on the Status Quo

    May
    10
    2021

    The new administration is not likely to lead to significant changes in defense spending, at least in the short term. “I don’t see any issues. It’s going to be another banner year,” says Joseph Carbone, vice president of sales and marketing for Tech Steel and Materials, Holbrook, N.Y. Read Full Article –> Metal Center News

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  12. 10 Facts About the Nickel Element

    May
    03
    2021

    Nickel (NI) is among the most abundant materials on Earth. It’s also among the most widely used material on the planet. Most nickel is located in the planet’s core, more than 1800 miles beneath the Earth’s crust. A silvery-white material with a slight gold tinge, nickel has a relative atomic mass of 58.69, a density of 8.9g […]

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