Tech news tagged ‘flat sheets’

NASA’s novel x-ray telescope

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was launched yesterday, with the aim of finding distant super-energetic black holes, towards understanding the structure of the universe. Just about every part of the space craft shows US engineering at its best. Even the launch vehicle is neat – not a conventional shot…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – portable toilets

There is something wonderful about portable toilets. Not only because they are the difference between privacy and bearing your bum in public, but because the construction is so neat. There are a few simple plastic mouldings, which I assume are vacuum or pressure formed from flat sheets on a single…

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