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16 Mildly Interesting Industrial Processes for Making Things

We live in a world “dripping” in stuff and things, most of which we don’t really need. We have become so dependant on some that it would be inconceivable to live our lives without them. Many others are simply overlooked and unappreciated as we go about our daily lives. Most of these objects have a very, well mildly,...

New Ceramic Coating Could Make Hypersonic Air Travel a Reality

Heat has always been the barrier to the development of hypersonic aircraft. Traveling at speeds of Mach 5 generates ultra-high temperatures up to 3,600F to 5400F. Until now, materials experiencing that kind of heat have been prone to disintegration. But all that is about to change. A team of Chinese and British scientists has developed a new carbide-based ceramic...

Top 10 Largest Stadiums In the World by Capacity

Sports or events are best experienced in the stadiums. Whether it’s a football game or a musical event, the audience prefers to watch it live over other media, to get first-hand viewer experience.Our list of top 10 largest stadiums based on the seating capacity will surely surprise everyone. The comprehensive list takes into account all stadiums spread across...

Researchers 3D Print a Silicon Artificial Heart That Beats Like a Real One

A working artificial heart has been 3D printed by researchers from ETH Zurich. The beating artificial heart is made from silicon created using 3D-printing and lost-wax casting technique. While the prototype isn’t ready to replace failed hearts in humans, the technology could be used to replace blood pumps that are used in hospitals for patients awaiting heart transplants.The...

Maryam Mirzakhani, the First Woman to Win Fields Medal for Maths, Passes Away Aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani was a mathematical genius shot to fame after winning the prestigious Fields Medal in 2004, at the age of 37. She died of breast cancer today, on July 15, 2017. Tributes are pouring in from mathematical fraternities across the world over the loss of a genius.Maryam Mirzakhani Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman mathematician to grab...

These Images Will Completely Change Your Perspective on Your Existence

Want to change your perspective on your existence? The following images will certainly help. Whether you are feeling a little overwhelmed or are “on top of the world”, it’s good to get some perspective from time to time. The following will take you on a journey through time and space will both inspire and depress you in equal measures.This...

Hyperloop One Successfully Completes Its First Full-System Test

Hyperloop One successfully conducted their first full-scale system test two months ago. The team achieved a maximum speed of 70 mph inside the fourth-largest vacuum chamber in the world. An all-new Hyperloop pod was also unveiled along with the company’s historic Kitty Hawk moment.Hyperloop One’s “Kitty Hawk” momentLast May 12, Hyperloop One conducted their first full system test...

Geologists Have Just Discovered Why Roman Concrete Is Extremely Durable

Roman concrete has proven to be one of the strongest construction materials in history. It has proven itself through time even if it’s been submerged underwater since its erection. But why is it particularly durable? Why has Roman concrete stood the test of time and defeated corrosion induced by seawater? A new research study conducted by the University...

Moon Dust Collected by Neil Armstrong Could Fetch Up to $4 Million at Auction

Ever fancied owning a chunk of the moon? Now is your chance, rocks and moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong are about to go under the hammer. Neil Armstrong, who died in 2012, collected the rocks on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The rocks which have been stored in an ordinary looking bag, have been valued at...

Could Whiskey-Powered Cars Make Gasoline Obsolete?

Whiskey-powered cars eh? Tell me more. Celtic Renewables have developed a method of producing a biofuel from the by-products of whiskey making. Yes, waste products, not actual whiskey. For most readers this is probably a great relief, why waste good whiskey? The first test drive for future whiskey-powered cars has even been completed. Scotland may soon see a new industrial crop up...