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New movie era is coming! People tired from a stupid blockbusters, movies which doesn’t consist with at least a small idea , they are really looking forward to learn more about space…unblock all the secrets that are hiding in our big world, get a knowledge about cosmos, they are in need to know that it’s not only us in this boundless universe. It’d been started from a Star War… Galactic Civil War…Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader…fascinating! And recently Avatar, John Carter, Gravity, Guardians of the Galaxy and this year Interstellar and who knows what the future movie industry will show us…
It’s always amazing to learn something new…and I’m going to tell you about real product which is commonly used in our world!
What’s more exciting that Hydraulic press is widely used in aerospace, automotive, appliance, hardware, coinage and other production industries. The machine frame is entirely welded with steel plates, compare with the common machine. This machine has high rigidity and precision. The machine is fitted with Siemens HMI screen, and accurately controlled by the main system. Accurate magneto strictive position sensors and pressure sensors. Shanghai Metal Corporation is renowned for providing superb quality and assures the best performance of Hydraulic machines at all times.
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Before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs announced that Apple wants to build a massive and green campus in Cupertino City California. The construction project has been put off many times but Apple‘s CEO Tim Cook has told that the complex will be finished in 2016.
The sketches of the space-like building look simply astonishing. The Apple campus has been said to become one of the world’s largest corporate campuses and the world’s greenest building. 100 percent of the facilities will utilize renewable energy and just like Coca-Cola in developing countries, Apple will also use solar power in its construction.
The 260,000 square meter campus will accommodate harshly 14,000 employees who will have the possibility to utilize offices, fitness facilities, auditoriums and cafeterias inside the complex. For enabling such facilities the budget of the project has been raised to over five billion US dollars.
Designed by Foster and Partners, Apple‘s campus will be naturally ventilated meaning that air-conditioning and heating is needed only during 25 percent of a one-year period. The natural appearance will be generated 7000 surrounding trees..
300 million year old machinery has been found in Russia – experts say the steel gear is not the result of natural forces, and may be extraterrestrial.
According to Yulia Zamanskaya, when a resident of Vladivostok was lighting the fire during a cold winter evening, he found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home.
Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts, the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery. The metal detail was supposedly 300 million years old, and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by someone. The question of who might have made an aluminum gear in the dawn of time remains unanswered.
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The concepts of falling from high places and staying alive together form a fascinating combination. Danger and the sensation of flying cause adrenaline spikes that are unimaginable and can be described by only those who have the experience. Here are some stories and places where to get that experience.
The biggest jump of history was done by Felix Baumgartner who jumped from a balloon 128,000 above ground. The highest ever free fall took him 10 minutes to descend. and only the last few thousand feet were negotiated by parachute. Baumgartner also became the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound.
Baumgartner has also base jumped into 673-foot Mamet Cave in Croatia’s Velebit National Park. He successfully free fell and parachuted into the dark interior for a safe landing on the rugged cave floor. The jump, lasting only seconds, required perfect timing to survive. (source)
The world’s highest bungee jump can be done in China’s Macau. A jump from the 764 feet tall A.J. Hacket Tower takes you four to five seconds to land. During that time jumpers need to tolerate the speed of 124 mph. The great thing is that one can do it at night admire beautiful scenery and lights coming from the city’s casinos.
For beginners one good place for trying small-scale freefalls could be the world’s tallest shipping container building in Zurich. The Swiss bag company Freitag has store made out of 17 shipping containers that elevate the building to 85 feet.
Shipping containers are modular and theoretically can be piled as high as possible. Piling is enabled by their strong foundations in all of the corners. Theoretically speaking there is not any limit of how tall container buildings can be. The only thing stopping seems to be the limitation related to forklifts and cranes.
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In our recent posts we have seen the most innovative eco-friendly marketing campaigns. The WaterLess Levi’s jeans that uses the minimum amount of water in their manufacturing process, or the newest McDonald’s Stockholm “exchange-recycled-cans- for-free-burgers” campaign, or another brilliant way to adhere to naked greener Coke cans.
The efforts to confront some of the world’s greatest challenges, however, do not exclusively take place in business – but also in university education. The HCIL (Human-Computer Interaction Lab) at the University of Maryland designed and created an interactive experience that combines bits and atoms, or virtual and physical: StarryNight.
Primarily designed as an educational tool for kids, StarryNight is a project that emphasizes the Maker/DIY culture by which the kids learn the basics about astronomy and electronic circuits “by doing” in a social environment. The way StarryNight works is very simple, basic materials like copper tape, coin cells, LED lights, copper foil and some black paper are put together to make stars shine and shape different constellations. One big huge circuit which has all the stars (blue LEDs) is connected in parallel in this open and closed circuit, where each of the four constellations has a separate circuit with green LEDs to show the edges of the constellations.
This DIY paper circuit board is great to encourage invention and constructive learning, and more importantly, it does not require big bucks to be built unlike the very luxury $5700 mechanical Caran d’Ache’s Caelograph pen that charts the stars and constellations at any given time and on any date as a result of miniaturization, ingenious engineering and talent of an astronomer.
So if you wish to build a StarryNight for inexpensive collection of material, you will need:
Lots of Copper Tape
About six 3V coin cells
About 60 LEDs
Copper Foil (since its conductive both sides, it was used to activate switches)
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Source and pictures: slideee.com, instructables.com, trendhunter.com, telegraph.co.uk
In today’s world people are taking construction business the dew dimensions. The ultimate extremes seem to be in space and underwater but another setting of prefab architecture is on the surface of water.
The world has many examples of beautiful floating architecture. A floating house has basically two features that are superior compared to their on-the-ground counterparts.
First, floating houses offer safety in areas suffering from floods. An article on BBC tells about an idea of floating houses saving people from UK’s floods. Besides residence, also school buildings have been converted into floatable forms. The concept of floating school buildings has already been applied in Nigeria.
Second, a floating building also operates as a transportation method. An example has been set in Finland, where sauna rafts have become a sort of a summer trend. Sauna rafts are basically rafts that are equipped with motor engines that move the raft in a moderate speed. Inhabitat has written more about the design of Finnish sauna rafts that also include a patio and hammocks. Formerly Shanghai Metal Corporation wrote an article about container saunas and container swimming pools, but this solution has both of them in one package.
For construction businesses the environment brings challenges as we’ve seen in case of floating architecture. In large major projects it’s the pioneers of the business who define the standards for quality. Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of them, not only because of the width of its business that encompasses prefab building, containers and steel building but also due its success in executing successful projects including some of the largest steel bridges in China.
Is anybody worried about global warming? Due to rises of average temperatures, the polar ices are melting. At its extreme the world could turn into a planet as described in Kevin Costner‘s movie, the Water World where people are forced to live on floating platforms as all the habitable areas are under the risen sea level. Wouldn’t it be good to plan human underwater residences in advance? The hotel industry has taken the first steps.
Probably the world’s smallest underwater hotel and one of the road builders of the underwater architecture industry, The Utter Inn, is located in the Lake Mälaren in Västerås, Sweden. The hotel is a cabin complex that has an outdoor patio and an underwater sleeping berth capsule three meters under the water level. The cabin system is designed for two people and can be rented for $165 a night (source).
A Swedish company has also designed an underwater hotel that operates four meters under water surface in the eastern coast of Africa in an island called Pemba. The Genberg Underwater Hotels‘ design of the Manta Resort allows people to sleep in a deep blue ocean while the the capsules custom designed underwater spotlights attract various sea creatures to mesmerize the residents (source).
The island of Fiji is implementing an underwater hotel project. Poseidon Underwater Resorts is going to be opened in a 5,000 acre lagoon 40 feet under sea level. The resort is stated to be “the world’s first permanent one-atmosphere sea floor structure and world’s first true undersea resort”. The Poseidon will have 24 suites with an area of 550 square feet. Customers can also enjoy literature in a library, relax in a spa or even get married in an underwater wedding chapel. One week is estimated to cost about US $30,000 per customer.(source)
Probably the most insane construction project the world has ever witnessed is going to be implemented in Dubai. Dubai’s previous project to build an underwater city of Hydropolis in 2006 did not take off as expected but now a Polish firm Deep Ocean Technology has come up with the concept of the Water Discus Hotel. It will be comprised of a series of scifi-styled discs that have 21 floors below sea level.
The offers its customers a beautiful view to the Persian Gulf from two-person bedrooms. In addition to the unusual accommodation, the proposed hotel is to include a diving center, underwater tourist vehicles, a spa, garden areas, an above-water terrace, and a helipad for guests. (source)
The construction and real estate industry have found their extremes today from the oceans and from space. While the world witnesses these gorgeous buildings to be built, the traditional construction industry keeps steadily on going on ground. As one of its pioneers, Shanghai Metal Corporation strives for premium quality in its construction projects. For more information about our projects, please visit our website and follow us on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). How about scanning also our QR code?
Space tourism is an extreme form of travelling that has been experienced by only a few people. Due to the high prices of such service providers as Richard Branson‘s Virgin Galactic, only the wealthiest can spend a vacation in space. A Russian space pod design company Orbital Technologies is trying to take space tourism more mainstream.
An article on Wikipedia has gathered a list of all of the world’s eight space tourists. The lists also showed that in order to get to space, those people spent US 20 to 40 million. Orbital Technologies’ service is much more cheaper.
A Soyuz rocket will take you to a two day voyage in space with about $US 826,000. Five nights weight in $US 165,000. With that price passengers can stay in a comfortable solar-powered Commercial Space Station (CSS) orbiting the Earth within a 217 mile radius. The passengers can view the cosmos through portholes.
The price includes luxury gourmet meals that are prepared on Earth. Unfortunately alcohol is not allowed in the space flight. The passengers can use an air-flush toilet and take shower in a fully sealed water cubicle. They sleep vertically or horizontally in zippered sleeping bags that prevent them flying around in zero gravity.
The galactic prefab is also used as pod for scientific research during off-seasons. It is also used as an emergency stations for space crafts that get into trouble in space.
One interesting fact about space tourism is that it slows down aging but just a little bit. According to a theory of time dilation, say, a six month trip to space slows down aging by 0.007 seconds. Thereby arithmetically speaking, a five day voyage in a space hub would slow down aging by 0.002 seconds.
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Aluminum is widely known for its extensive use for kitchen utensils, exterior building siding and varying industrial applications. More sophisticated uses of aluminum can be found in Navy, more specifically in solid rocket propellants. The use of aluminized propellants for rockets dates back to the early 1950s, and research proved to be a vital breakthrough that made the Navy’s missile submarines practical.
Today, aluminum still remains a main ingredient in many tactical missiles and space-launch platforms, including NASA’s next generation Ares rockets. The most common type of aluminum used in solid propellant formulations is powdered spherical aluminum 5 to 60 mm in diameter and usually constitutes 14% to 20% of the propellant by weight.
The aluminum burning at extreme temperatures represents just one part of the ALICE equation. The other includes the oxygen and hydrogen locked within water molecules that help feed the aluminum combustion. That reaction produces products in the form of hydrogen gas and aluminum oxide, which may prove greener than existing rockets. Current space shuttle flights release about 230 tons of hydrochloric acid in the exhaust left behind by their solid rocket boosters.
But a new mixture of nano-aluminum powder and frozen water, known as ALICE, could make rocket launches more environmentally friendly, and even allow spacecraft to refuel at distant locations such as the moon or Mars. Unlike the solid propellant aluminum that ignites when temperature are higher than 6.920 degrees Fahrenheit, forcing gases out to propel rockets upward, ALICE gets its kick from a chemical reaction between water and aluminum. ALICE squeezes even more out of the aluminum by using nano-scale particles with diameters of 80 nanometers, or 500 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Such tiny particles combust more rapidly than larger particles to give an additional kick, and may allow easier control over a rocket’s thrust.
Creating the proper mix of ALICE propellant proved tricky, but the researchers ended up with slurry that some describe as being like toothpaste. And the freezing helped keep the propellant intact during the first test launch, as well as prevent any premature aluminum-ice reactions caused by accidental sparks, or slow oxidation from occurring.
Research goes further. Perhaps the most immediate idea involves mixing nano-aluminum with larger aluminum particles. That could allow more efficient use of the aluminum, and cut back on the amount of wasted aluminum oxide in the initial aluminum. The researchers are also working with more energetic aluminum-water mixtures as they initially chose a mixture with extra ice to err on the safe side. Their caution came at the cost of lower exhaust gas temperatures during launch, which translated into lower performance and less hydrogen produced. Future work might even look at creating gelled propellant that behaves like liquid fuel. New mixtures could also produce more hydrogen, and take a step closer to helping run hydrogen fuel cells.
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The advancement of aircraft and rocket technology is directly tied to the advancement and production of aluminum alloys. From the Wright brothers’ use of aluminum in the engine of their first biplane to NASA’s use of an aluminum-lithium alloy in the new Orion spacecraft—aluminum has created the potential for mankind to fly both around the Earth and into space.
The air-frame of a typical modern commercial transport aircraft is 80 percent aluminum by weight. Aluminum alloys are the overwhelming choice for the fuselage, wing, and supporting structures of commercial airliners and military cargo/transport aircraft. Structural components of current United States Navy aircraft are made of fabricated wrought aluminum (forged, machined and assembled parts). Attention is now focused toward aluminum casting technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs, the ability to form complex shapes and the flexibility to incorporate innovative design concepts.
Ever since the launch of Sputnik a half-century ago, aluminum has been the material of choice for space structures of all types. Chosen for its light weight and its ability to withstand the stresses that occur during launch and operation in space, aluminum has been used on Apollo spacecraft, the Skylab, the space shuttles and the International Space Station. Aluminum alloys consistently exceed other metals in such areas as mechanical stability, dampening, thermal management and reduced weight.
The new project that is NASA preparing to launch in 2017 is the Orion spacecraft. This spacecraft is built to take humans further than they have ever gone in history. It will serve as an exploration vehicle, that will need to have all life supporting functions for long space travels and back.
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