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Oct 21, 2021

What If We Become a Type 1 Civilization?

Posted by in categories: engineering, environmental, space

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Imagine if we could control earthquakes and tsunamis to generate power. Or maybe even terraform every planet in the solar system. These are just a couple of the things that might happen if human civilization was to advance in the future.

Oct 21, 2021

Nuclear waste can be extremely harmful to humans, so it should be stored safely

Posted by in categories: engineering, nuclear energy

But how? ⚛ 🛢

# engineering.

Oct 21, 2021

Electrification of mining: A vision closer to reality

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Oct 20, 2021

Terraforming Mars in 3 Just Simple Steps!

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In this not-quite-serious video I explain what it would take to terraform Mars and make it habitable for humans.

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Oct 16, 2021

Disabled ‘astronauts-in-training’ to fly weightlessly with Zero-G this weekend

Posted by in categories: engineering, mathematics, space

The AstroAccess initiative is working to advance disability inclusion in space.


Twelve disability ambassadors will fly weightlessly on Sunday (Oct. 17) as part of an initiative to advance disability inclusion in space.

AstroAccess, the latest mission from the SciAccess Initiative, which aims to make STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) more accessible, will fly a crew of 12 disability ambassadors on a weightless parabolic flight. The flight will take off on Sunday from Long Beach, California, aboard Zero Gravity Corporation’s (Zero-G) “G-Force One” plane, which flies in a parabolic arc pattern that creates short periods of weightlessness in its cabin.

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Oct 16, 2021

The World’s First Electric Snowbike Is Ready to Ride Through Winter Slopes

Posted by in categories: engineering, transportation

Even in-13°F. Riding a motorbike feels almost as free as it could get when you’re on the road, and some say it can be addictive. While you can ride your bike almost anywhere, when you’re up at a mountain or under heavy snowfall, things are bound to get slippery. But a new, all-electric snowbike developed by Moonbikes, a French startup, can change that. Nicolas Muron, an aeronautical engineer, basically took the bus parts of an electric bike, the tracks, and skimboards of a snowmobile, and invented a hybrid between both vehicles using his state-of-the-art engineering know-how. The Moonbike is a simple way to get around in a snowy setting, and for easy mobility on snow, it has a rear track drive and a front skiboard instead of wheels. Full Story:

Oct 9, 2021

These futuristic tires will challenge what you know about tires

Posted by in categories: engineering, futurism

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Oct 9, 2021

Here’s how planes weighing over 1 million pounds are able to fly ✈️

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Oct 8, 2021

Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

Posted by in categories: engineering, sustainability

AUSTIN, Texas — As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among scientists and engineers around the globe.

Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a hydrogel tablet that can rapidly purify contaminated water. One tablet can disinfect a liter of river water and make it suitable for drinking in an hour or less.

“Our multifunctional hydrogel can make a big difference in mitigating global water scarcity because it is easy to use, highly efficient and potentially scalable up to mass production,” said Guihua Yu, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute.

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Oct 5, 2021

‘How did Tesla find chips?’ Morgan Stanley breaks down impressive Q3 delivery performance

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s impressive third-quarter delivery performance overshadowed the automotive industry’s ongoing struggle with the semiconductor chip shortage. Among all of the world’s automakers, Tesla has been basically the only car company to avert the crisis as it has not had any overwhelmingly public stoppages in vehicle production. Morgan Stanley’s new investor note, drafted by lead analyst Adam Jonas, examines Tesla’s ability to avoid detrimental production stoppages, which effectively helped the company capture its best quarter in company history.

Jonas titles Morgan Stanley’s most recent investor note, “How Did Tesla Find Chips?” In all honesty, this riddle was solved during the Q2 2021 Earnings Call, where Tesla stated in its Shareholder Deck that it used a combination of in-house microcontrollers to avoid any major catastrophes in the manufacturing of its vehicles. The company wrote:

“Our team has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to react quickly and mitigate disruptions to manufacturing caused by semiconductor shortages. Our electrical and firmware engineering teams remain hard at work designing, developing and validating 19 new variants of controllers in response to ongoing semiconductor shortages.”

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