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Jekko Minicrane

Jekko Minicrane is a division of the company ORMET SpA that has been working in the field of lift & handling for more than 40 years. The company, based in the province of Treviso (Italy), at the foot of the Venitian Prealps, is situated in an industrial area of over 30.000 square meters, of which 10.000 square meters under roof and with about about 100 employees. The first mini cranes were built at the end of ’90, in the 2006 the Jekko brand was registered and in May 2007 a production plant was inaugurated which is dedicated to the mass assembly of all models up [...]

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Snail House-Nautilus

What would you do if you have a lot of money? Buy a super car, or maybe yacht and a mansion? Well, Magali and Fernando Mayorga decided to use their money for building a house, but not one of the ordinary houses you see every day. Their house is called Nautilus and the name is not casual – the house has the shape of a giant mollusk, more precisely a snail. You can discover this house at Mexico City, built there by the architect Javier Senosiain. This is a great example of how the nature could be taken as a [...]

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What the signs and symbols at the airport mean

When you have been sitting on the airplane waiting for the last people to get on-board, you may have looked out the window and wondered what all the signs and symbols at the airport mean. Well if you have you can now find out as a new book has been released by Kate Ascher, called “The Way to Go”. The book is packed with some great graphics and information, along with stuff that is really cool and interesting to know. “The Way to Go” is all about infrastructure and great for anyone who is engineering minded. It features graphics that [...]

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Students Create A Building Block To Rival Lego | IKOS

Mina, Gates, & Paige, all classmates at Park City High School in Utah were participating in the PCCAPS program. Under the guidance of Mike Wong, a mentor at the program, the team was challenged to create something that is new, creative, and can be manufactured out of recycled material. Utilizing 3D printing technology and SolidWorks, Mike, Mina, Gates, & Paige spent months crafting a shape based off principles set forth by Pete Roberts and Buckminster Fuller. Months of prototyping and revisions have allowed for creation of an interlocking building block unlike anything else out there. Simply, IKOS are a modular, [...]

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TRON-like Wearable Tech Halo Belt Keeps You Safe at Night

1.24 million people are killed in road accidents annually. That’s a pretty scary amount, considering how many of us enjoy taking nighttime bike rides, runs, or even walks down the street to our favorite deli. Founder and cyclist Vincent Pilot Ng found a deep dissatisfaction in the nighttime safety market, as bike lights and reflective wear just wasn’t optimal enough for full safety. So he decided to take matter into his own hands and created what is possibly the coolest safety product on the market: a light-up LED belt that’s designed for 360 degree visibility. Their initial inception in 2012 [...]

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Engineers develop efficient cooling cars for mines

Example of a cooling car as manufactured by Manos Engineering Working in the mining industry is one of the risky professions in the world. Usually the mining workers are affected by heat and various types of skin diseases. In the mines, whether it is a gold mine or a coal mine, the workers have to work under the underground heat of 50c. However, the heat does vary on the depth of the mine and as the mine goes deep into the earth, heat increases. In order to do work in this condition, it is necessary to make the temperature cool [...]