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The Physics of Fireworks (Synopsis) – Starts With A Bang
fireworks. By combining four simple elements – a launch, a fuse, a burst charge and ignitable stars – the most spectacular explosive shows could be produced. Yet the design of each stage only w…
This Wooden Clock Writes The Time – Core77
“Plock,” a fully mechanical wooden clock with a unique twist. The clockwork by itself is impressive, since clockmaking is a painstaking blend of mathematical and physical engineering. But…
One Million Faces Challenge Even the Best Facial Recognition Algorithms – IEEE Spectrum
The first benchmark test based on one million faces has shown how facial recognition algorithms from Google and other research groups around the world can still fall short in accurately identifying…
The World’s Most Efficient Pizza Box| Interesting Engineering
GreenBox a multi-purpose, remarkably efficient box. The box was designed with functionality in mind, able to be used as plates when guests arrive- saving the paper plates for another day. The box c…
FAA Approves Flying Car Prototype| Interesting Engineering
high strength composite materials has brought flying cars into the real world. Terrafugia, a revolutionary vehicle manufacturer announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved of…
Engineers Create Stunningly Accurate Salamander Robot| Interesting Engineering
salamander-like robot called the Pleurobot seeks to be the most anatomically correct and representative robot of an animal to date, and its movements are mesmerizing. The mechanical design was deve…
The Ultimate Timelapse of Panama Canal Expansion| Interesting Engineering
double the capacity of the Panama Canal, and it did just that. Two new sets of locks were constructed, one on the Pacific side and one on the Atlantic, with new canals being dug to connect them. Gr…
Engineers Invent Novel Detection Method for DNA Mutations > ENGINEERING.com
newly developed electrical graphene chip. The chip has a graphene field effect transistor which contains a DNA probe. The double-stranded DNA has a sequence coding engineered to detect DNA or RNA w…
Report: Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk wants to drag US public transit and traffic management into the 21st century
Columbus, Ohio as a large-scale test. In its current form Flow aggregates millions of data points from smartphones, cars, and Wi-Fi hotspots to analyze where city traffic and commuters are most con…
Sweden Tests Electric Roads to Give EVs Unlimited Range – IEEE Spectrum
Buses and other vehicles with tires need a pair of overhead wires instead, and this is the kind of system that Sweden has set up. The overhead wires provide 750 volts of direct current to the hybri…