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The 70 kilo single person plane

( -- Aki Suokas, a Finnish aeronautical engineer, has just finished creating a unique single-seat aircraft this week. The project was completed at Aero Friedrichshafen, and it has been dubbed the FlyNano.

dateApr 15, 2011 in Engineering weblog
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Energy from ceramics

Micro fuel cells are already being acclaimed as an alternative to batteries. However, producing them from hundreds of tiny separate parts is complex and expensive. An alternative is now available: ceramic fuel cells that ...

dateAug 17, 2006 in Engineering
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Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon

The US Navy announced a successful test Friday of an electromagnetic cannon capable of firing a projectile 110 nautical miles (200 kilometers) at five times the speed of sound.

dateDec 10, 2010 in Engineering
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3D printer could build moon bases

( -- An Italian inventor, Enrico Dini, chairman of the company Monolite UK Ltd, has developed a huge three-dimensional printer called D-Shape that can print entire buildings out of sand and an inorganic binder. ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Engineering weblog
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