Mechanical Engineering

This section of the Jackson Journal is about anything related to the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines.

Pointe Shoes

Pointe Shoes

Ever wondered what it would be like to stand on your toes for several hours? Would it hurt? Well this article will explain all about pointe shoes.
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Spoked wheel from Sturdy Edge Modules by Michał Kosmulski is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Origami Design Type Wheels!?

A company named Hankook started to build and design newer ways for wheels to be used for various uses. Its been several years for this product to be finish but now Hankook finally got a fully working flexible wheels.
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Nuclear Energy Atomic Energy by Sakucae is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power comes from splitting atoms, such as Uranium, in a reactor to heat water and then make steam.
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Golden Gate Bridge by Curtis Fry is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Facts About The Golden Gate Bridge And How It Came To Be

Have you ever wanted to learn some fun facts about the famous Golden Gate Bridge? Well this article will give you tons of fun fact on how the Golden Gate bridge came to be.
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brushing teeth by bekkchen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Teeth

By: Eric Yang
The new Unico Smart Brush is a new kind of toothbrush that only takes 3 seconds.
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Landmine Detection

Landmine Detection

By: Nathan Britton, Journalist
The landmine detection tools need to be efficient and as precise as possible, because one miscalculation means a casualty.
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Roomba Robot powered by a Raspberry Pi

How Do Vacuum Cleaners Work?

By: Nathan Britton, Journalist
The brush beats the carpet so that the dust dislodges itself, like what you did to clean carpets before vacuums were invented.
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Perpetual Motion Machines, And Why They Never Work.

Perpetual motion machines are machines that move forever, either by powering themselves or flipping weights.
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Person holding a very small toy car

A New World for Kids to be Creative

Little Inventors is a project where kids can bring their ideas to life with art and engineering. If these kids keep up their curiosity and creativity, they could definitely make the world a better place with their helpful and inspiring ideas and inventions.
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Robotic Venus Flytrap

Researchers turned a living Venus Flytrap plant into a cyborg robotic arm capable of grabbing objects.
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Traxxas and Latrax - What went wrong?

Traxxas and Latrax – What went wrong?

Traxxas' idea for a mini car, Latrax, was supposed to be a cheaper alternative but what went wrong?
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SpaceX Starlink Broadband Satellite Deployment over Earth by jurvetson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Satellite Mega-Constellations

By: An Nguyen
Starlink Satellites are currently being launched by SpaceX. What is their purpose and what problems might they cause?
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Mechanical Engineering