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LEGO's colored plastic bricks have aroused the passion and concerns of many children who ended up devoting themselves to engineering and construction. The same spirit of its toys is what the company wanted to take to the building that hosts the new headquarters of the company in Billund (Denmark), designed to inspire innovation and creativity.
In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, a new space race begins to conquer the satellite. NASA is preparing for a new manned space mission by 2024 which, however, must still overcome important obstacles such as the financing or the technology needed to make this trip possible.
The parents of lithium-ion batteries this year received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contribution to consumer electronics, laying the foundations of wireless society by feeding virtually any mobile device and electric vehicle. Nowadays, new combinations and alternative materials illuminate a generation of batteries that are greener, faster and with greater storage capacity.
Devices that filter the air and reduce pollution, satellite monitoring for infrastructure maintenance or the use of virtual modeling and big data to project urban improvements in smart cities are some of the most innovative ideas presented in the latest edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress held in Barcelona.
Considered one of the greatest scientists of Classical Antiquity, reality and myth are mixed in the figure of Archimedes. A journey through literature and history, from his theorems to the inventions that made him famous, reveals how his figure fits into the history of engineering.