The Mayflower Autonomous Research Vessel or MARS There has been a lot of talk about autonomous cars and drones lately and there are many very good research institutions working on the technology. I can think of several other places where intelligent unmanned inventions would be particularly useful such as space exploration, deep sea investigation and […]

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There are many fields of engineering that are well known to most people such as mechanical, electrical or civil engineering. Engineers use the laws of physics that rule our universe to create ( I know not the right word) new things or make existing things better. There have been many new fields of engineering such […]

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A Huge Breakthrough with this New Optical Chip. Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in Japan, have taken a major step forward in creating a quantum computer to solve problems such as designing new drugs, superfast database searches, and performing otherwise intractable mathematics that aren’t possible for […]

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Maybe the World’s First ( and last? ) Stirling Engine Powered Helicopter. The Stirling heat engine is just that, an engine that runs from external heat sources. The heat can be applied with say a burner or scavenged from waste heat from an industrial process such as paint ovens or kilns. Another interesting use of […]

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A Working Example of an Electric Motor that is Easy to Build. Electric motors are everywhere, from the drive on your dvd player to the hydrid part of your hybrid car and they are growing in popularity especially in transportation with electric vehicles such as cars, motorcycles and even airplanes.

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Does Managing Climate Change Come Down to Effective Carbon Engineering? A technology and engineering company based in Alberta, Canada has devised a way to capture carbon dioxide in the air and transform it into a pure concentrate which can be sold and re-used in industrial applications.

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The Elusive Weyl Particles. CAMBRIDGE, Mass–Part of a 1929 prediction by physicist Hermann Weyl — of a kind of massless particle that features a singular point in its energy spectrum called the “Weyl point,” — has finally been confirmed by direct observation for the first time, says an international team of physicists led by researchers […]

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Research Using Sets of Sound Waves. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level.

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Defying Newton and the Laws of Gravity? It is called gyroscopic progression and it refers to the tendency of a rotating body to move in the direction of spin. Actually if you look this up on Wikipedia you will find a much more complicated answer that may take you a year or two of mechanical […]

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Science Experiments Explode with the Rocket. Last June 28, SpaceX in partnership with NASA launched a rocket carrying a cargo that was supposed to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). Unfortunately, the launch failed because the rocket exploded and disintegrated in the air.

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