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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles

HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant … Continue reading

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Scientists Have Invented a Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater Into Drinking Water

Researchers have achieved a major turning point in the quest for efficient desalination by announcing the invention of a graphene-oxide membrane that sieves salt right out of seawater. At this stage, the technique is still limited to the lab, but … Continue reading

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Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and reduce back injuries, according to researchers. A typical budget washing machine is weighted by 25kg of concrete to stop it moving while on … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what you can make in your shed!

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National Geographic Tesla Motors Documentary

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Rube Goldberg

Thanks to Phil Krause for suggesting this post Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg ( San Francisco July 4, 1883 – Hawthorne New York December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. He is best known for … Continue reading

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The world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite is now operational

Boeing has announced that the ABS–3A, the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite, has commenced its tour of duty. The communications satellite is being operated by ABS, a Bermuda-based satellite network that provides TV, Internet, and cellular services across the world. … Continue reading

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This new technology converts sea water into drinking water in minutes

Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process – even in California, financial pressures affect what can be done to tackle the severe drought in the area. Those in developing nations have far less money to play around … Continue reading

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Easybreath Snorkeling Experience

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This reinvented shower head uses 70% less water

When you think about it, there’s not a whole lot separating one shower head from another. Sure, they can vary in flow from high pressure – feels like painful, stubby needles – to low pressure – feels like it’ll take … Continue reading

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Independent expert confirms that the “impossible” EM Drive actually works

Over the past year, there’s been a whole lot of excitement about the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or EM Drive – a scientifically impossible engine that’s defied pretty much everyone’s expectations by continuing to stand up to experimental scrutiny. The drive … Continue reading

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Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper

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New invention stops the spread of bacteria on bathroom door handles

The thought of touching a door handle in a public restroom is cringe-inducing. It takes just one person who doesn’t wash his or her hands to leave some germs hanging around to get passed on and spread diseases. To nip that possibility … Continue reading

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New ’super-steel’ alloy is as strong as titanium, but 10 times cheaper

This new type of steel alloy is flexible, ultra-strong, and inexpensive, and we already have all the tools we need to mass-produce it. Scientists in South Korea have invented a new steel alloy that boasts the same strength-to-weight ratio as … Continue reading

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Sweden Invents a Revolutionary Anti Bullet Wall

Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept filled with hard ceramic balls. The system is especially designed to enhance survivability and can … Continue reading

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The world’s first motorised suitcase

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The motorised suitcase can cover distances of up to 60 km, enough to take you to the nearest airport or train station. For the past 10 years He Liang, a farmer from China’s Hunan province, has been working on the … Continue reading

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Designing the fastest car on the planet

Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which … Continue reading

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The Iron Lung

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A negative pressure ventilator, often referred to colloquially as an iron lung, is a form of medical ventilator that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost or the work of breathing exceeds the person’s ability. … Continue reading

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Nanostructures Offer Medical Images Without X Rays

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed a recipe for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological imaging and the ability to transmit massive amounts of … Continue reading

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Revealed: How Mercedes’ packaging of their turbo engine has given them the edge

The secret of Mercedes’ current domination of F1’s new turbo era has been made public after Sky Sports F1’s Mark Hughes revealed intricate details of how the Silver Arrows are packaging the hitherto-dominant W05. Sky F1 analyst Hughes has learnt that, … Continue reading

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