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Engineering Disasters: 25 of the Worst Engineering Failures on Record!

Engineering disasters. Why do they happen? Let’s look at most famous engineering disasters and the circumstances preceding them. Engineers must study these in order to prevent catastrophes like these from reoccurring. Engineering processes have vastly improved in recent times and especially in the last 100 years, however the journey to get to where we are …

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HALT testing

HALT Testing (Highly Accelerated Life Testing)

Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) refers to a reliability testing technique that aims to expose the weaknesses of a product. The main objective is to expose the product to incremental stresses, in order to discover flaws and defects. A HALT test must be conducted during the early stages of the product design process. HALT was …

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Bendable Smartphone and Smartwatch – Advancing Innovation

Bendable Smartphone Moxi Group, a small startup based in Chongqing, China is hoping to upset current smartphone technologies with their release of the first bendable smartphone. This year Moxi hopes to disrupt the Android and iPhone markets by shipping around 100,000 units of their new flexible technology. Current shortcomings The ability to bend and reshape …

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Engineering Disasters: Banqiao Dam Failure

In response to severe flooding and to ensure electrical power generation in 1949 and 1950, China built the Banqiao Dam in the Huai river basin of the Henan province. It was completed in 1952. However, they never imagined the dangers that would follow. Understanding the Banqiao Dam Failure Due to construction and engineering errors, numerous …

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