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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.

Manual for CNC Shark HD4

By: Desmond Kraft, Journalist
This is a link to the manual for the Shark HD4 CNC machine.
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Indian Brothers Build Car-Copter

Indian Brothers Build Car-Copter

By: Gary Taylor, Journalist
Ishwardin Prajapati and Parmeshwardin Prajapati, two Indian brothers from Uttar Pradesh, India, transformed their Suzuki Wagon R into a helicopter-like vehicle. They purchased the car for 100,000 rupees (about $1,300) and made extensive modifications over several weeks in their makeshift workshop.
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UK begins program to develop first indigenous hypersonic missile

UK Starts Project to Develop Its First Hypersonic Missile

By: Cooper Shealy, Journalist
Suppliers will have the chance to compete for eight different parts of the project over the next seven years, according to a statement from the UK’s Defense Equipment and Support (DE&S). This project was announced late last year after the UK said it wanted to speed up the development of its super-fast missile system while also strengthening its collaboration with Australia and the United States through AUKUS.
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solar panel under blue sky

A Tire Factory In Thailand Will Have The World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Farm

By: Miles Kowalewski, Journalist
A tire factory in Thailand will have the world's largest solar farm. They have 40,000 solar panels all over the top of their roof.
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The Kurilpa Bridge By Steve Collis from Melbourne, Australia - Brisbane, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24307174

What is Tensegrity?

By: Andrei Daquioag, Journalist
You can imagine tension being like a game of tug-of-war. Both sides are pulling the string towards themselves, leading to the string becoming tense and fully stretched out. Some things like metal cable and string are great at taking on a lot of tension.
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How To Make A House In 80 Hours

How To Make A House In 80 Hours

By: Landon Tucker, Journalist
Though, typically, it takes years to build military ships, in WWII, the US manufactured the Liberty ships in 42 days! NASA, which funded a $57 million project to develop tech for moon side 3D-printed infrastructure!
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Penguin Inspired AUV

Penguin Inspired AUV

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
Penguins, the swift swimmers of Antarctica; the perfect model for an underwater drone. That's exactly what the German company EvoLogics thought when the built the Quadroin AUV.
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The Evolution of the Piano

The Evolution of the Piano

By: Christine Nguyen, Journalist
Pianos are known for being the most played instrument in the world, although, many do not know the long history of the piano and how it has become what it is today.
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brown electric post on brown grass field during daytime

Utility poles: what they are and how they work

By: Lucas Montes, Journalist
Utility poles. You've likely seen them on a walk or while you're playing outside, and you may have thought to yourself, "Where does that pole get electricity from?" Or, "How does that thing work?" I will be covering that today, and our journey starts at a power plant. Power lines power everything we know, just to name a few: light poles, our homes, and buildings near us.
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Potato Cannon

By: Kevin Alay Quintanilla, Journalist
Within the potato gun, it combines complex materials to create an intricate machine. This includes a barrel, pressure release valve, air container, and a filling chamber.
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grayscale photography of wrecked airplane

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

By: Tiger Deng, Journalist
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972. The crash and the resulting 72-day ordeal of the survivors led to the deaths of 29 of the 45 people on board, until two survivors hiked out of the mountains and were able to find help.
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Yahya S./Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Carbon Fiber And Its Many Uses

By: Benjamin Plowgian, Journalist
Carbon fiber is a sleek composite known for its low weight and immense strength. It is being used in many different industries, and its uses will continue to evolve.
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