Festival of Mechanics

The first edition of the Festival of Mechanics will take place from Wednesday 28 November to Saturday 1 December 2018!   The Festival della Meccanica was founded by a group of entrepreneurs from Lecco who have formed a non-profit association and whose goal is to bring to the attention of...

Russian state nuclear company develops small reactors

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company, has developed small reactors effectively placed on floats can be assembled quickly, these reactors can be put in a wider range of locations and respond more nimbly to fluctuating supply on power grids that increasingly rely on wind and solar. The Russian design involves...

Latin America steel market

The Latin American Steel Association says that for the first six months of 2018, steel consumption remained roughly the same as it was during the same period in 2017. However, crude steel and finished production grew 3% and 5% respectively while imports were down 10%. Steel consumption consisted of 35%...

A new radio telescope for South Africa

South Africa has given the go-ahead for a radio telescope that will detect fast radio bursts as well as track neutral hydrogen gas on cosmic scales. Costing R70 million ($5m), the Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) will consist of 1024 dishes, each 6 m in diameter. It will be located...

A new method to repair the stainless steel

The University of Toronto have discovered a method to turn steel antibacterial. In all the stainless steel surfaces there are some scratches in which the microscopic bacteria stay in. Using a surprisingly simple substance -oil cooking-, the reaserchers discover that they are able to keep disease-causing bacteria from settling on...