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Nasa unveils spacesuits to be worn by first woman on the moon

Next-generation garments for Artemis programme will be used during 2024 lunar missionNasa has unveiled two new spacesuits designed to be worn by the first woman to walk on the moon.The next-generation suits were made for the Artemis programme, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Continue reading...
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Physicists solve a 140-year-old mystery

Researchers discover a method of extracting previously unavailable information from superconductors.The study builds on a 19th-century discovery by physicist Edward Hall.The research promises to lead to a new generation of semiconductor materials and devices. None New research, led by IBM, made a breakthrough in resolving a mystery that has baffled physicists for 140 years. It promises to lead to a new generation of semiconductor materials and devices that use them.The invention of semiconduct...
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Engineers developed a mathematical model of Ooblek

A favorite kitchen chemistry (and physics) experiment of kids (and adults), Ooblek is the weird result of mixing cornstarch with water. Now, MIT engineers have developed a mathematical model that can predict and simulate how the non-Newtonian fluid switches between liquid and solid depending on the pressure applied to it. From MIT News: Aside from predicting what the stuff might do in the hands of toddlers, the new model can be useful in predicting how oobleck and other solutions of ultrafi...
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MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more...
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This soft inchworm robot could lead to new smart clothing and morphing airplane wings

This soft, inchworm robot changes shape in response to tiny electrical or temperature changes. The power-efficient robot is made from a specialized "programmable" polymer technology that, according to the University of Toronto researchers, could someday lead to lightweight and safer robots but also enable other kinds of smart materials. From EurekAlert!: "In situations where humans could be in danger -- a gas leak or a fire -- we could outfit a crawling robot with a sensor to measure the har...
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Jaguar Land Rover Less Certain About Battery Powered SUVs in 2019

Despite delivering what could be considered a desirable premium EV with the I-Pace, Jaguar Land Rover admits it’s not entirely sold on the idea of electric sport utility vehicles. Due to their size, SUVs and crossovers are inherently heavier than traditional sedans — placing them at odds with the goal of maximizing efficiency. More mass means […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Less Certain About Battery Powered SUVs in 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, EVs, Model X, Plug-in Hybrid, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, Electric Crossovers, I-Pace, electric SUVs, Plug-in Vehicles

The future of the mind: Exploring machine consciousness

The hard problem of consciousness, as coined by the philosopher David Chalmers, asks: Why must we be conscious? Given that the brain is an information processing engine, why does it need to feel like anything to be us?The problem of AI consciousness is equally complicated. We know humans are conscious, but when it comes to AI, the question is: Could the AIs that we humans develop be conscious beings? Could it feel like something to be them? And how could we possibly know for sure, short of them ...
Tags: Technology, Future, Brain, Engineering, Robots, Innovation, Consciousness, Machine Learning, Ai, Self

Don’t work in the lab alone

Working in a lab is safe most of the time, “except when it isn’t, and that’s when being alone compounds the danger,” says a new lab safety video about working alone. You can watch it on YouTube or download it for offline viewing from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health and Safety website. The video is the second produced by the division in collaboration with the ACS Committee on Chemical Health and Safety and the University of Bristol. The first video ...
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#Chemsafety at #ACSSanDiego

Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, which starts on Sunday. You can also take advantage of the Division of Chemical Health & Safety’s printer-friendly CHAS-At-A-Glance. Sunday, Aug. 25 Committee on Chemical Safety Open and Executive Subcommittee Meeting, 7:00–10:00 am, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon GDivision of Chemical Health and Safety Executive Committee Meeting ( ), 10:30 a.m.–1:30 pm, Ma...
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Don’t mix sodium hydride with polar aprotic solvents

Combining sodium hydride with some solvents can be a bad idea, as a group of researchers from Corteva Agriscience and Dow Chemical remind the chemistry community in Organic Process Research & Development ,(2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.9b00276). An intact calorimetry cell (left) and a ruptured cell the authors used to study the explosive risk of NaH in DMSO. These cells typically rupture at pressures in excess of 1,000 bar. Credit: Org. Process Res. Dev. Reports of explosions from co...
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Subcontract manufacturing – sheet metal work in the UK

Folding sheet metal components with formed joggles Subcontract manufacturing of sheet metal work is what V and F Sheet Metal are all about. From the smallest clips and brackets, through sheet metal chassis and up to 3M long folded profiles we are here to help you. Working with lighting, heating, electronics, pumping and audio companies amongst others to improve their designs and save money in manufacturing. We can simply manufacture your sheet metal components if that is all you want. We can he...
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New Chemical Engineering Blog from A Chemical Engineer

This is a great blog in town discussing about chemical engineering. It is almost like this blog of mine. It is run by a chemical engineer, Mr. Barat, from India. His blog is continuously sharing about chemical industries, pharmaceuticals, refinery, power plant & offshore. It is an alternative learning platform for get lot of updated knowledge about chemical, mechanical, Instrumentation & HSE. Upon visiting this blog, I can clearly see 5 tabs on the top of the header, that shows the main topic...
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Microscopic robots carry stem cells through a mouse's body

The 1990s nanotechnology dream of tiny robots swimming through our blood stream to treat disease is moving (verrrry) slowly but surely toward reality. In a new milestone, researchers used an external magnetic field to steer microbots through a live mouse's body carrying therapeutic stem cells. From IEEE Spectrum: ..Delivering stem cells typically requires an injection with a needle, which lowers the survival rate of the stem cells, and limits their reach in the body. Microrobots, howeve...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Medical, Engineering, Kim, Jin, Microrobots, Microrobotics, DGIST ETH Microrobotics Research Center

Ty Vaio named GOODE Technical Engineer

GOODE Skis is pleased to announce that it has hired three-eventer Ty Vaio as it’s new technical engineer. “I’m super excited to be working at GOODE,” said Ty, a long-time member of Bell Acqua in Rio Linda, Calif. “I am looking forward to being with a company that is on the cutting edge of its industry.” Ty interned with GOODE for the past three summers and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – where he was a member of the water ski team – with a degree in industrial engineering. “Ty has co...
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Pogoing robot looks like it's having fun bouncing through an obstacle course

Salto is a single-legged, hopping robot that its UC Berkeley inventors compare to a "hyper-aggressive pogo-stick." Previously, Salto was constrained to a highly-structured indoor environment with a motion caption system. Now though, roboticists Justin Yim and Eric Wang have imbued Salto with the onboard smarts to bounce freely through the world albeit still under human control. From UC Berkeley: Salto’s single, powerful leg is modeled after those of the galago, or Senegalese bush baby. The s...
Tags: Video, News, Engineering, Robots, Robotics, UC Berkeley, Salto, Eric Wang, Ronald Fearing, Justin Yim

Neuroprosthetics and deep brain stimulation: Two big neuroscience breakthroughs

Neuroscience and engineering are uniting in mind-blowing ways that will drastically improve the quality of life for people with conditions like epilepsy, paralysis or schizophrenia.Researchers have developed a brain-computer interface the size of a baby aspirin that can restore mobility to people with paralysis or amputated limbs. It rewires neural messages from the brain's motor cortex to a robotic arm, or reroutes it to the person's own muscles.Deep brain stimulation is another wonder of neur...
Tags: Technology, Future, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Medical Research, Engineering, Innovation, Mind, Prosthetics, Human body

The History of PC Hardware, in Pictures

We all use personal computers, and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000? Or that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room? Or even, that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? T...
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Ford Debuts New Transmission System for Big-boy Hybrids

As per its $11 billion investment in electrification, Ford intends to have 40 electrified vehicles — 16 of which will be battery-only — on sale by 2022. That includes the widespread hybridization of trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. As towing has not historically been a great strength of hybrids, the automaker is developing a new transmission system it calls “modular […] The post Ford Debuts New Transmission System for Big-boy Hybrids appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Engineering, Plug-In Hybrids, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Transmissions, 2020 Ford Explorer, Modular Hybrid Technology

ConventionPlanit Recommends Attending IMEX America as a Hosted Buyer to Learn the Latest in the International Meetings World

IMEX America is approaching fast and we know you will benefit from being a hosted buyer in Las Vegas.  ConventionPlanit colleagues, Susan Sarfati and Liz Jackson, are offering participation in their hosted buyer group.  Here’s what you need to know now:  IMEX will cover the cost of air fare, hotel and airport shuttles to bring you to this global meeting, incentive, convention, exhibition trade show and education program.  Expand your meeting industry knowledge and contacts plus attend educat...
Tags: US, Engineering, Las Vegas, Rsvp, Trade Shows, IMEX, IMEX America, Liz Jackson, Susan Sarfati, International Meetings World

Attend a Virtual Tradeshow Next Week

Hosted by the Greater Palm Springs CVB, meeting professionals are invited to participate in this un-traditional trade show “virtually” on May 14 & 15, 2019 (10:00 AM- 1:00 PM PST).   The Greater Palm Springs CVB is partnering with INXPO who has worked with over 300 companies to successfully executed 5000 virtual environments. We believe this client experience will enhance our destination’s appeal and ability to capture more business opportunities in a very unique way! Participating proper...
Tags: Engineering, Trade Shows, Waldorf Astoria, Greater Palm Springs, Meeting Planner Inside Scoop, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Wells Resort SpaLa Quinta Resort Club, Andaz Hotel Palm SpringsGreater Palm Springs, Barbara Quigley

So this is why train wheels are conical

Watch this 1-minute video to understand why train wheels are conical instead of cylindrical and why they have rigid axels.
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Marker Wadden, the manmade Dutch archipelago where wild birds reign supreme

A silted-up lake has been transformed into the latest addition to the map of the Netherlands – and an eco-haven teeming with wildlifeIt takes about an hour on the ferry, across often choppy waters, to reach the newest bit of the Netherlands. For those sailing in from the port of Lelystad, the first sign of the Marker Wadden is a long finger of sand dunes designed to protect against flooding.“You see the cormorants, the black birds?” asks the environmentalist Roel Posthoorn, pointing skywards. Co...
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Databricks open-sources Delta Lake to make data lakes more reliable

Databricks, the company founded by the original developers of the Apache Spark big data analytics engine, today announced that it has open-sourced Delta Lake, a storage layer that makes it easier to ensure data integrity as new data flows into an enterprise’s data lake by bringing ACID transactions to these vast data repositories. Delta Lake, which has long been a proprietary part of Databrick’s offering, is already in production use by companies like Viacom, Edmunds, Riot Games and McGraw Hill....
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An Inside Look at the DC ALHI Showcase Experience

ALHI’s Showcase experiences are a trusted and anticipated resource for leading meeting and incentive planners. These success-driven core business development programs are designed to target specific market areas, foster new business for ALHI members, and educate existing buyers on upcoming programs. Event photography courtesy of EPNAC The ALHI Washington DC Showcase Experience took place on April 2nd during peak Cherry Blossom season and was graciously hosted by ALHI member, Omni Sho...
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Why the Parker Solar Probe is NASA's most exciting mission

The Parker Solar Probe is set to uncover a mystery about the sun: Why is it's corona hotter than its surface?NASA's ability to fly a probe so close to the sun is a marvel of engineering. Michelle Thaller, an astronomer at NASA, explains why the Parker Solar Probe is so hot right now.
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The History of Computer Data Storage, in Pictures

Nowadays we are used to having hundreds of gigabytes of storage capacity in our computers. This was pure science fiction only a few decades ago. For example, the first hard disk drive to have gigabyte capacity was as big as a refrigerator, and that was in 1980. Not so long ago! Pingdom stores a lot of monitoring data every single day, and considering how much we take today’s storage capacity for granted, it’s interesting to look back and put things into perspective. Here is a look back at some i...
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I need a laptop that can handle CAD and has a good battery life

I’m an engineering student who wants to run professional design and manufacturing systemsI am an engineering student entering into either mechanical or ocean naval architecture. I need a new laptop able to run programs such as SolidWorks and some games, such as Civilization 5 and Stellaris. In addition, it needs to be portable and have good battery life.I’ve started comparing laptops and think I’ve found a potential candidate: a Lenovo Yoga 730 with an eighth-generation Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM...
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VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult

Even with affordable electric vehicles cropping up on the global market, their budgetary nature is relative. While the industry promises that EVs will offer the world an affordable, mechanically simple and green alternative to traditional internal combustion models, they’ve yet to deliver. That’s not to suggest e-cars are failures, just that the technologies involved are still […] The post VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Reaction Engines Tests Critical Pre-Cooler at Mach 3.3 Conditions

Reaction Engines is working towards air-breathing space planes and hypersonic airplanes. They have successfully tested their critical pre-cooler technology at the temperature conditions it would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Liquid nitrogen calamities

Credit: Shutterstock Via @sarahdcady on Twitter, some liquid nitrogen stories from 2006. One wasn’t quite a calamity–but it easily could have been. Down the stairs at the University of California, Berkeley: Yesterday the LeConte elevator was out of order, which for most of us would have meant taking the long way around. However, one undergrad, tasked with transporting a full 230 L dewar, simply decided to take the stairs.At about 80% the density of water, 230 liters of liquid nitrogen...
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