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An Artificial Muscle that may allow Super Strength

Crysis Muscle Strength

A team of researchers at Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California have managed to design a micro-sized muscle that is about a 1000 times stronger than a human muscle and can catapult objects 50 times heavier than itself over a distance 5 times its length in a shocking time span of 60 milliseconds. To put this in perspective, 60 milliseconds is a smaller time than the blink ... Read More »

How it’s Made – The Beauty of Cruise Ships

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From the tranquil decks overlooking beautiful turquoise seas, visiting exotic islands and enjoying fine dining and first class entertainment, cruises are the holiday of choice for many travellers. But do these intrepid explorers ever pause to marvel at the feat of engineering that has created their luxurious floating hotel? How exactly is a cruise ship made? Building a cruise ship ... Read More »

Manufacturing Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fuselage

The picture below shows the steps involved in the construction of composite fuselage for Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is currently the aircraft most in news. 787 is world’s first ever commercial aircraft to have been made mostly of composite materials. This requires separate manufacturing process than the one used for Aluminum fuselage. Composites require curing as well. Imagine a huge ... Read More »

CNC Lathes – Why They Make Such A Difference

Introduction A computer that reads machine code instructions in order to control a machine tool is known as a Computer Numerical Controller. Computer Numerically Controlled, (CNC), Machine tools are generally used for machining raw material supplies into finished designs by executing a series of these instructions. CNC Lathes are probably the most widely known application of this kind of technology. ... Read More »