Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching jets vertically, printing paper circuits, driving LEGO trains, and building power plants at the bottom of the sea. This episode features:
- An F-35B test aircraft from Lockheed Martin has completed the first-ever vertical takeoff as part of the most expensive weapons system purchase in United States history.
- Scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute have developed a method for changing the nature of paper into conductive graphite.
- Tapping into high water pressure, Norwegian researchers are working to store electricity at the bottom of the sea in an underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant.
- Henrik Ludvigsen had a dream: To build the longest toy train tack the world has ever seen out of LEGOS.
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Filed Under: Aerospace + defense