Archive: 22/09/2010

ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser goes LEGO

( -- What does a scientist do to visualise a space journey? Build a model, of course. A model of Europe's Rosetta comet-chaser made out of LEGO blocks started out in this small way and has grown into a high-fidelity ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Wheel in a corset

Are lightweight construction materials suitable for extremely stressed and safety-relevant components such as car wheel? Tests and calculations show that fiber-reinforced plastics are highly damage-tolerant and distinctly ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Engineering
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