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types of screws

Types of Screws

Types of screws and their uses are part of the basic DIY knowledgebase. Screws are the inconspicuous objects that hold the world together. Well, maybe

how rockets work

How Do Rockets Work?

Rockets of various shapes and sizes are still humans’ only way of entering space, but have you ever stopped to think about how they actually

vernier caliper least count

Vernier Caliper Least Count

The vernier caliper least count is the smallest measurement that can be recorded with a vernier caliper. A vernier caliper is a device used for

Best Architectural Engineering Tools

Architects are known for their work designing and planning structures and buildings. Architectural engineering is the design of all building systems, ranging from electrical/lighting, mechanical,

cochran boiler

Cochran Boiler

A cochran boiler is a vertical boiler that contains a number of horizontal fire tubes. It is typically used to create steam used to power


Video of the Day: SPMT PowerHoss

SPMT PowerHoss is a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting a multitude of vehicles that can vary from small to rather large machines. It can be


Is Electric Flight Possible?

In 2015, 276 million TONS of jet fuel were burned by airlines. That was just about 7% of all global oil products, and in turn


What Is Space Engineering?

What is Space Engineering? What are the differences between space engineering and aerospace engineering? What do space engineers do everyday? We are here to answer

Dual-Mass Flywheel

Dual-Mass Flywheel

What is a Dual-Mass Flywheel? A dual-mass flywheel (also known as DMFW or DMF), is a mechanical device that rotates and is used to generate


3D Printed Parts That Can Kill Bacteria

Researchers for the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, have created 3D printed parts that are resistant to common strains of bacteria.

Scientists have demonstrated a prototype nuclear battery that relies on a fundamentally different mechanism to produce energy: Radioactivity

Nuclear Micro Batteries run for decades

Scientists have demonstrated a prototype nuclear battery that relies on a fundamentally different mechanism to produce energy: Radioactivity. In a typical setup, a copper cantilever

Tower bridge in London

Top 25 Most Famous Bridges in the World

While suspension bridges tend to grab the headlines there are actually seven basic types of bridges. These are beam, truss, cantilever, arch, suspension, cable stayed

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Top 5 Engineering Websites

To be a successful and well-informed engineer, it’s not enough to just have an engineering degree anymore. You need to be constantly aware of new

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