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  • Removing Ice with a Gust of Wind

    20 Oct 2017
    Source: Tony Pallone
    A new study examines the role that surface characteristics play in ease of ice removal.
  • SeaWalk Offers Cruise Lines Larger Ships and More Remote Ports of Call

    20 Oct 2017
    Docks or piers are not always available at these new or deeper ports of call for cruise ships. A novel engineering solution, SeaWalk™ self-propelled floating piers, has been deployed at many of these new destination ports.
  • Watch the Evolution of the World's First Floating Wind Farm

    19 Oct 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The six 5 MW floating turbines comprising the 30MW Hywind Scotland project have started delivering wind-generated energy to the grid.
  • SR-72 Hypersonic Aircraft Will Travel at Six Times the Speed of Sound

    19 Oct 2017
    Source: Eric Olson
    In development at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, the optionally piloted aircraft will have long range strike and reconnaissance capabilities and a top speed twice as fast as its predecessor, the SR-71 Blackbird.
  • Watch: 10 Easy (and Realistic) Ways to 'Go Green'

    18 Oct 2017
    Source: Tony Pallone
    Reducing one’s environmental footprint doesn't have to involve a great deal of effort or expense. Here are some easy and realistic steps anyone can take.
  • Sidewalk Toronto: A Google "Smart City" of the Future

    18 Oct 2017
    Source: Abe Michelen
    After building innumerable "smart" devices, Google is now going into the business of building smart cities. On October 18, Sidewalk Labs, owned by Alphabet, which is Google’s parent company, announced a partnership with the city of Toronto to build a digital city in a waterfront neighborhood.
  • Food That Comes to You

    18 Oct 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Scientists at the University of Sussex and the University of Bristol have developed a system for creating a hands-free culinary experience where food levitates and eventually transports to consumers’ mouths.
  • Ironmaking 101 – From Ore to Iron with Smelting and Direct Iron Reduction

    17 Oct 2017
    While the blast furnace remains an important tool for ironmaking, newer technologies such as smelting and direct iron reduction are available to produce iron with minimal byproduct generation and slag-free hot metal. Smelting reduction and direct iron reduction can reduce energy input, lower greenhouse gas emissions and minimize slag byproduct generation, resulting in overall cost, productivity and life cycle enhancements.
  • Watch: First Hybrid Energy Storage System to Sail on an Offshore Supply Ship

    16 Oct 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the LNG-fueled ship.
  • Astronomers Witness the Brutal Collision of Two Neutron Stars

    16 Oct 2017
    Source: Abe Michelen
    A group of astronomers working in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo projects announced that on Aug. 17 they detected gravitational waves produced by the enormous collision of two neutron stars, for the first time ever.
  • Watch a Self-Propelled Catheter for Lung Biopsies

    14 Oct 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The device could help doctors reach areas of the lung that can be tricky to access using conventional bronchoscopes.
  • Watch: A 3D Morphing Material Inspired By the Octopus

    13 Oct 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The octopus served as the inspiration for a method to morph flat surfaces into 3D ones on demand.
  • A Look at Stealth Bomber Technology

    12 Oct 2017
    Source: Eric Olson
    Concealed from detection by the enemy, aircraft equipped with stealth technology can carry out surveillance without interruption, or enter combat engagements with the tactical element of surprise.
  • Modern Technology Aids the Rise in Vinyl Record Sales

    11 Oct 2017
    Source: Ken Thayer
    When was the last time you listened to a vinyl record? Do you own or even remember vinyl records? You may be surprised to learn that while CD sales are down 20 percent and digital downloads are down 19 percent, vinyl sales have actually increased by 2 percent in the first six months of 2017 following a 25-year high in 2016.
  • Concrete Coating Developed to Stabilize Structures Against Earthquakes

    11 Oct 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    With ingredients that include polymer-based fibers, flyash and other industrial additives, EDCC is thought to be as strong as steel and researchers are convinced that the material will save lives.
  • A "Swimming" Drone

    11 Oct 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have designed a drone capable of traveling underwater.
  • Ironmaking 101 – From Ore to Iron with Blast Furnaces

    10 Oct 2017
    The first step in the production of steel or cast iron alloys is the reduction of iron ore, which contains iron oxide and gangue or mineral impurities, to unrefined hot metal or pig iron. The blast furnace is currently the key tool for ironmaking.
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