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Record 56-hour flight for UAV

Vanilla Aircraft has announced that its VA001 unmanned aircraft system completed a non-stop, unrefuelled 56-hour flight.




Altra completes acquisition of Stromag

Altra Industrial Motion, a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the Stromag ...




3D printable acoustically driven tractor beam

A working tractor beam has been produced using 3D printed parts and off the shelf components. The device is able to trap and pull objects using sound waves emitted from a single direction. The device ...




Schaeffler expands electric mobility solutions

Schaeffler has acquired 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors, after concluding a purchase contract with parent company SEMIKRON International. ...















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Unreal space station

Epic Games has provided NASA with its Unreal Engine real-time visualisation platform ...


Marble music machine

This incredibly complex music box is the brainchild of Swedish musician Martin Molin ...