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Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Markthal market: These residents don’t have far to travel to go to market

The Markthal market hall in Rotterdam is home not only to a newly designed market hall, but also apartments which look down onto the market, so residents don’t have far to travel to stock up their cupboards. [Image Courtesy of MVRDV] The law changed in Rotterdam and this meant that fish and meat markets had to be covered so as to meet hygiene rules. The Markthal market underwent a transformation so as to meet the requirements and now the market is set under a gigantic arch filled with apartments that allow residents to look down onto the market. [Image Courtesy […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

New Tube: The Autonomous Future of the London Underground

Transport for London (TfL) have recently unveiled plans for 250 new “driverless” Tube trains as part of an upgrade that could cost about £16bn. The trains are not expected to be in service until the mid 2020’s and will be installed on the Piccadilly, Central, Waterloo & City and Bakerloo lines. The new trains, which have been designed by London’s Priestman Good, will initially have an operator on board but will be designed to be fully autonomous. The space freed up from lack of an operator means that passengers can enjoy the view from the front of the train, something that […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Watch: NASA video ‘Manufacturing a Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank’

A team of engineers from NASA and Boeing have come up with a unique method of producing a composite propellant tank and they have released a video giving an insight into the process called ‘Manufacturing a Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank’. The process used is known as Automated fiber placement (AFP) which place fiber reinforcements on moulds or mandrels autonomously. The machines use thermoset or thermoplastic pre-impregnated materials to form composite layups in a way that allows for more complex geometries than other layup methods. “The tank manufacturing process represents a number of industry breakthroughs, including automated fiber placement of oven-cured materials, fiber […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Take a ride on a floating cycle path on the River Thames

Cycling is a great method of travelling that is not only good for the environment but also helps towards keeping you fit. However, many people in London are put off from cycling due to the traffic congestion but they may interested in the plans of Hugh Broughton Architects and Arup.  Together they make up the River Cycleway Consortium and they want to build a cycle path that would float on the River Thames at a cost of around £600 million. [Image Courtesy of Hugh Broughton Architects/Arup] If the plans were to go ahead the Thames Deckway would cover 7.45 miles, starting at […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Check Out the World’s Most Powerful Machines

There are many types of machine in the world thesedays so we take a look at the top competitors of the most powerful from a variety of different categories: Car [Image Source: Koenigsegg] The Koenigsegg One:1 generates 1,359 horsepower with its 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged aluminum V8 engine. The result is nothing short of impressive: 0 to 400km/h in 20 seconds. The manufacturing technology is so powerful that some parts were made with a 3D printer, allowing easy manufacturing and optimising of complex parts. For now only six vehicles will be made, and the price has not yet been revealed. Cargo Airplane [Image Courtesy: Antonov […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 extreme DIY projects that will amaze you

Are you one of those people who like nothing better than to tinker around with bits and pieces and make things? If so you are going to love these 10 DIY projects, they will have you amazed at what lengths some people will go. The Alien Tank [Image Courtesy of Toptenz] The Alien Tank is a life size replica of an alien robot tank based on the series of Transformers. One fan over in China went all out to build the 4.5 metre long and 2.5 metre high tank from the Revenge of the Fallen. It weighs 5 tonnes and […]