Technology - Engineering news

1,000 mph car to be built next year

(PhysOrg.com) -- The "Bloodhound SSC," a car expected to be able to travel at 1,000 mph (around 1,600 km/h) or faster, is on track to be constructed in the UK early next year. The design was finalized last ...

Nov 23, 2010 report
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'BacillaFilla' for concrete cracks

A bacteria that can knit together cracks in concrete structures by producing a special 'glue' has been developed by a team of students at Newcastle University.

Nov 12, 2010
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Campaign to build 1837 Babbage's Analytical Engine

(PhysOrg.com) -- A campaign based in the UK is hoping to construct Charles Babbage's steam-powered Analytical Engine, a prototype computer around the size of a steam locomotive, which Babbage designed in 18 ...

Oct 19, 2010 report
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Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wheelchairs have a basic problem because the occupant must push the wheels forward to turn the chair’s wheels, but this action is physically stressful on the anterior deltoid muscles ...

Oct 08, 2010 report
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Your vital signs, on camera

You can check a person’s vital signs -- pulse, respiration and blood pressure -- manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is ...

Oct 04, 2010
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