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Solar Power Becomes More Cost Effective than Coal in India
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Solar Power Becomes More Cost Effective than Coal in India

April 26, 2016Many countries around the world are investing heavily into alternative energy sources, and India has been investing most of its energy money into solar power research. This heavy focus on one alternative energy source has meant that the country is making headway in leading the world in large scale solar power.

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France is Building the First Ever Solar Road

February 01, 2016Durable solar roadways are becoming a reality, and in the near future, you could be driving on one too. The French government just made the announcement that they plan to install 1000 km of solar roads in the next 5 years, supplying power to 5 million people. While a solar road isn& 39;t a new idea, practical designs have been lacking, until now.
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Gateshead Millennium Bridge: World’s Only Tilting Bridge

April 12, 2016Conventional bridges are limited to the clearance underneath since most are in a fixed position, restricting passage to large ships. The solution was to build a draw bridge, a mechanical bridge that has a break in the middle can be lifted up, giving clearance underneath. Draw bridges were introduced to allow large ships passage underneath, but they come with a problem.
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GE Invents Mini Turbine that Could Revolutionize the Energy Industry

April 14, 2016Power has been generated through the use of turbines for many years now, whether that be through steam and coal fire or through newer wind turbine technologies. One aspect that has persisted throughout all of these technological power generation advancements is size. Turbines that are scaleable to high amounts of output are always large devices and can be quite inefficient.
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Massive Panama Canal Expansion Nears Completion

April 16, 2016 Image Source: Official Panama Canal website The Panama Canal is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by The American Society of Civil Engineers. The Panama Canal Expansion project began in 2007 and is nearing its end with the projected completion date set for June 26, 2016.
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New Ultra-thin e-skin that can Turn your Skin into a Digital Display

April 15, 2016There is a large demand for wearable devices for medical uses such as prosthetic limbs and pacemakers to recreational uses like electronic glasses (Google glass). E-skin takes technology to a whole new level by providing a flexible, and now stretchable electronic display. Takao Someya and his team at the University of Tokyo developed an ultra-flexible organic photonic-electronic skin that can turn anything into a digital display.
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Solar Impulse 2 Continuing Round the World Trip

April 20, 2016A completely solar powered airplane, called the Solar Impulse 2, is set to resume its round the world trek leaving from Hawaii very soon. Pilot André Borschberg set off last year on a record breaking flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii, making the trip in just 4 days, all alone, in the single seater craft.
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GE Tests World's Largest Jet Engine

Testing has begun in the production of the world& 39;s largest jet engine which has diameter of 11 feet and generates 100,000 lbs. of thrust.April 22, 2016As airplanes grow larger and larger, bigger jet engines are needed to propel them into the sky and keep them there. GE has just begun initial testing for the world& 39;s largest jet engine which spans an amazing 11 feet in diameter.
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Universal Joints Industry of Mario Ferri

April 20, 2016Universal joints are one of the most vital components in many mechanical applications. From automotive to manufacturing plants, universal joints are employed just about everywhere to transfer power within assemblies. The quality of universal joints can make a vital difference in any mechanical operation and failing of a universal joint can collapse the whole process.
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World's Smallest Engine that Runs on One Atom

Scientists have developed the world& 39;s smallest engine that could become the most efficient engine on the planet, & runs off of just one atom.April 27, 2016Ph.D. student Johannes Roßnagel in collaboration with other physicists and engineers recently created the world& 39;s smallest engine that runs off of just one atom which may have the potential to become the most efficient engine ever created.
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42 Km Long Abandoned Limestone Cableway

April 23, 2016The Forsby-Köping Limestone Cableway is a stunning 42 kilometers long and was once the longest aerial cableway in the world. The buckets, as you may have guessed, carried limestone rocks to be used in a cement factory in Skånska, Sweden. This unique structure was actually the most efficient and fastest way to transport the raw, recently mined, rock to where it needed to go.
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The Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift: World's Second Tallest

April 24, 2016 Image Source: Wikimedia Access to efficient waterways has historically been essential to enhancing a country& 39;s economy and shipping abilities. The people of Belgium desired an inland waterway that connected the Meuse river with the Scheldt river, but the height difference between the two waterways seemed insurmountable.
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Full-Service Wave Energy Parks Coming to Denmark

April 26, 2016One company in Denmark who previously focused on the development of wind turbines, is now directing resources to pioneering wave energy generation and has hopes to create energy production parks. Wavestar wants to change how the world views energy production, and efficient energy capture.
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Solar Power Becomes More Cost Effective than Coal in India

April 26, 2016Many countries around the world are investing heavily into alternative energy sources, and India has been investing most of its energy money into solar power research. This heavy focus on one alternative energy source has meant that the country is making headway in leading the world in large scale solar power.
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Reusable Pocket-sized Bioplastic Cards Can Fix Anything

April 23, 2016When something gets broken, there is often little you can do to fix it, but now an innovative meltable bioplastic card can fix or modify anything you need with ease. FORMcard melts in hot water, and it can be shaped in whatever way you need. When you are done with it, or even if your first go around at fixing something didn& 39;t work, just put it back in some hot water, and it becomes malleable and ready to fix something all over again.
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China is Building Floating Nuclear Power Stations

April 27, 2016Nuclear power has quickly become a major energy source for many companies as the shift off of fossil fuels has driven innovation in recent years. Past disasters and the evironmental and human health risk constantly overshadow nuclear power generation, and those are perhaps the main factors that currently hold the industry back.
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SpaceX is Preparing for a Mission to Colonize Mars by 2026

May 03, 2016 Image Source: SpaceX Elon Musk says he has big plans for future Martians.Elon Musk is a South African born Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, and investor, and is of course once again making headlines with another ambitious plan, one to set humans on Mars within the next few years.
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Build your own Pollution Testing Kit!

May 04, 2016You& 39;re in a parking lot and you look down at a puddle with some rainbow-looking residue in it. What could it be? Or maybe you are at the beach, and you see some interesting substance on the ground, but you have no idea what it is. Well, now you just might be able to examine exactly what is composing those spilled chemicals – or pollution.
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Russia Plans to Test a Nuclear Space Engine in 2018

May 09, 2016Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Russia’s nuclear agency has plans to test a nuclear space engine as soon as 2018.Rockets are supersonic bombs that undergo forces many times greater than the weight of itself. One of the biggest hindrances in space travel comes from the incredible amount of danger required to get things into space.
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A Look Inside the 'Doomsday Vault' that Houses the World's Seeds

May 09, 2016Deep in the northern ice of Norway lies a collection of all of the world& 39;s seeds buried far underground, and it& 39;s one of the most isolated places on earth. The Svalbard Seed Vault serves as a bank of seeds, where anyone around the world can send their seeds to be stored until what could even be the end of the world.
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New Wave Energy Device Could Supply 1/3 of America's Power

May 08, 2016The ocean is still largely unexplored and it remains one of the most unused resources on this planet. There are essentially endless amounts of energy that could be harnessed in its depths, or even just on the surface. Waves are incredibly powerful forces of nature, and one company is trying to harness them and supply up to 15 of the world& 39;s energy demand with just one technology.
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