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Posted by Alyn Wallace

3D printed face implant gets the go ahead

The OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device from Oxford Performance Materials is a fully customisable face implant that can be used for facial reconstruction thanks to 3D printing. Traditional engineering methods put many restrictions and limits on designers but 3D printing allows for incredibly ease of really complex shapes and parts. It’s this ability that allows the face implant to be easily customised depending on the patient and their condition. There are no limitations from the patients anatomy and the method massively reduces costs from what would be an expensive and complex surgical procedure. [Image Courtesy of Oxford Performance Materials]  Now, the technology has […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Stunning images of astronaut deploying nanosatellite into space

Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev from Russia completed a 5 hour and 11 minute spacewalk on Monday and part of the excursion was manually putting a nanosatellite dubbed Chasqui 1 into orbit – and it was all captured in stunning images. ‘Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.m., Artemyev manually deployed Chasqui 1, a Peruvian nanosatellite designed to take pictures of the Earth with a pair of cameras and transmit the images to a ground station’ reports a NASA statement. It will serve as part of a research project at the National University of Engineering in Peru which is looking into […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 of the best American companies to work for

Some fortunate people love their jobs but others are just powering through to get by. There are numerous factors that go towards being happily employed and one of the biggest factors is of course, the employer. So with this in mind, here are 10 of the best American companies you might want to consider working for. Linked In • Rating 4.5 • CEO Rating 97% • Employees 5, 045 • Revenue $1.5 billion [Image Courtesy of Reuters/Robert Galbraith] LinkedIn is the best company to work for based on the ratings given by current and former employees. One thing that boosts morale in the […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Skully helmet offers motorcyclists extra eyes and more

Motorcycle helmets are an essential to safety for motorcyclists but founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller of the Skully AR-1 helmet thinks they can offer much more. After being in multiple motorcycle accidents himself he began hunting for a helmet that could offer him a rear-view camera, HUD directions and GPS – but he just couldn’t find one. [Images Courtesy of Skully] “At the time, I didn’t even have a motorcycle, but I was ready to spend money on it, which made me realize that I needed to build it,” said Weller. So that’s when Weller went to the drawing board and designed […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

10 of the world’s best stadiums

Stadiums play host to some of the World’s greatest competitions such as the World Cup recently in Brazil and the Olympics that has been going on since 1896. These amazing feats of architecture are both pieces of art and a demonstration to awesome engineering. Below we present 10 of the world’s most amazing stadiums. Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain) Capacity: 99,786 Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa) Capacity: 94,700 Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary, Canada) Capacity: 19,289 The Float (MarinaBay, Singapore) Capacity: 30,000 National Stadium (Beijing, China) Capacity: 80,000 Ericsson Globe (Stockholm, Sweden) Capacity: 13,850 Wembley (London, England) Capacity: 90,000 AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas, […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Subwing is changing water-sports and lets you fly underwater

A new water-sport craze that’s taking things under the surface is sweeping across Europe. Say hello to the Subwing. The Subwing is a 4ft carbon-fibre ‘wing’ that you hold onto in the flying position while being dragged through the waters by a speedboat.  [Image Courtesy of Subwing] Simon Sivertsen, a Norwegian teenager, came up with the idea whilst bored on holiday. He designed and fashioned a wing using just banana boxes before tying it to the back of a yacht using 30 ft of rope and convincing the captain to drag him through the sea. After discovering you could tilt the wing to provide […]