.advertise@offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

.www.offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

Engineering News

Building codes not enough to protect homes against water damage in severe storms

The none-structural storm damage: ceiling failure due to water ingress into roof cavity. Author provided When Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in North Queensland early in 2017, it led to nearly A$1 billion in insured losses. Fortunately, there were no deaths or serious injuries where people sheltered in buildings. We conducted a detailed study into what sort of damage took place during Cyclone Debbie. This involved taking direct measurements of winds within communities as the storm came ashore. We then…

New method of measurement could lead to cheaper, more accurate sensors

A new method for measuring extremely tiny objects could lead to cheaper, more accurate sensors for use in fields including medical research and gas detection. Research at the University of Waterloo found that nanoscale devices using electromagnetism would be sensitive enough to determine the mass of viruses a hundred billion times lighter than a strand of human hair. “Medical researchers would finally have a more accurate tool for detecting viruses and bacteria, and that could lead to better clinical…

Mars rover opportunity on walkabout near rim — ScienceDaily

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Those scenarios are among the possible explanations rover-team scientists are considering for features seen just outside the crater rim’s crest above “Perseverance Valley,” which is carved into the inner slope of the rim. The team plans to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a “walkabout” survey of…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: The iPhone Anniversary

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: The iPhone Anniversary The iPhone Anniversary Great stats from The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant – – Sales by brand in the best selling categories – – Toyota Corolla (43 million units), Sony PlayStation (382 million units), Harry Potter series (430 million books) – – and the iPhone with one billion units. Source link…

Aquila’s successful second flight: Another step forward in bringing the world closer together | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing the successful second full-scale test flight of the aircraft. The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on our prepared landing site. In order to launch right after sunrise, which was at 5:15 am, we showed up at the gate to Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona at 12:30 am. While some members of the team began to…

Engineering On-Demand Transportation for Business with Uber Central

When Uber launched in 2009, our mission was simple: make transportation as reliable as running water everywhere, for everyone. While our mission remains the same today, the number of Uber use cases have grown dramatically, motivating our engineers to think creatively about how we leverage our existing tech stack. In April 2017, Uber re-launched Uber Central (Central), an on-demand transportation solution that gives organizations a more efficient way to manage business travel. With Central, businesses can request a ride for…

3-D-printed implants can improve integration of amputee prosthetic devices with bone

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new study evaluated two additive manufacturing methods for producing either fine or coarse textured titanium implants and compared the strength of bone integration, interlocking, and torque in rats given one or both types of the implants in the distal femurs. The ability to apply this technology to customize implant surface textures and geometries to match the specific anatomy of human amputees is increasingly important as the trend in prosthetic devices moves toward transcutaneous…