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Every user of a cell phone, tablet, or iPad knows what the Achilles heel of their device is. Regardless of who made it, or what model it is, it’s the charging/data cable that’s most likely to crap out first. Some of those are, in fact, legendarily fragile and/or touchy. That’s surprising, given how critical they are. Surprising enough that it drove Moazzam Khan to found Esbee Cables; his company is poised to debut what they refer to as, possibly the last cable you’ll buy: If he’s right, it could be game changer. Consumers are always looking for a deal, and […]
The Space Launch System of NASA has taken a step closer to becoming certified for lift off with a manned spaceflight as it has passed its critical design review. This is going to be the most powerful rocket to have ever been built and there are plans for it to take people to Mars. [Image Courtesy of NASA] The review process has taken 11 weeks and involved 13 teams of scientists and engineers from NASA who reviewed 1,000 documents so as to be able to determine if the rocket concept could be brought into full scale production. The design has […]
Forty six years ago, Neil Armstrong took that one small step for a man; here in 2015, that journey has taken some epic strides. The New Horizons mission is gathering unprecedented data from Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects – And as if that could be topped – Planetary Resources takes a giant step toward space mining. Located in Redmond, a small city east of Seattle in Washington State, the company was founded in 2009, and designed from the get go as an effort to profitably mine asteroids for raw materials; in 2011, they opened its doors. Founded by Eric Anderson […]
Those wind turbines with huge blades used to generate energy might have it’s days counted thanks to a Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless. The company has designed a tower that dispenses the propellers, but is made of the same material, and oscillates in the wind taking advantage of what is commonly known as vorticity to generate electricity. Vorticity is an aerodynamic effect in which the wind flowing around a structure creates a pattern of small vortexes. These vortexes are strong enough to make a fixed structure resonate and oscillate to the wind forces. The effect of vorticity can be incredibly powerful, an example of how strong it can be seen […]
Alongside the Studio City resort in China there is going to be a world’s first and this is the Golden Reel Ferris wheel. It is the first figure eight wheel to be built and it will also be the highest Ferris wheel in Asia. [Image Courtesy of Studio City Macau] Studio City is going to be a complex with movie themes and will cost around US$3.2 billion. Melco Crown Entertainment is behind its construction and it is going to offer a hotel, restaurant, luxury shopping and gaming areas. It is also going to feature a 5,000 seat entertainment venue which […]
From electric motors to inline skate wheels, there are many different uses for ball bearings. If you find yourself in a position where you need to purchase this product, you will undoubtedly take a look on the Internet only to find hundreds and hundreds of options at your disposal. This can be a little bit confusing and daunting for someone that has never purchased a bearing before. One of the first things you need to do is make sure you buy the right type of bearing. A lot of people end up purchasing a needle bearing or roller bearing by […]