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Swapping out a Cruise Ship Crankshaft

Engineers can be SO cool! This is a fascinating video of a company called Ale, who specialise in moving/lifting/sliding heavy stuff, swapping out a 7.5 ton crankshaft from an engine on the cruise liner MS Zaandam. This is small-scale, bread & butter stuff (they did two cruise...

A Room with a View

I love a good view from a hotel window or balcony, but I especially love interesting views where you can watch activity – on the street, in the harbour, on the ski slope, etc. This is a great view for a geek like me. It’s from our...

Hyperloop One – the sound of the future

Two days ago, the team at Hyperloop announced the successful inaugural test run of their first autonomous pod. They say they achieved historic test speeds while travelling nearly the full distance of the 500-meter DevLoop track in the Nevada desert. The Hyperloop One XP-1, the company’s first-generation...