Black Boxes Located but Search for Answers in Indonesian Plane Crash Continues

Indonesian investigators have successfully downloaded information from the flight data recorder (FDR) of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta last week. However, the search for the Boeing 737-500’s other “black box”, the cockpit voice recorder continues. “We are really hoping the (cockpit voice recorder) could be found to support the data we recovered from (flight data recorder),” says an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Committee. Divers found the recorders’ casing but...

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Second by Second Forensic Reconstruction of Beirut Explosion [Video]

Experts recreate a detailed 3D model and timeline of the August 4 blast based on spatial and architectural analysis.

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Hands-Free Door Opener Created to Avoid Transmission of COVID-19

A “foot opener” on one of the doors of Diegel’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Auckland. “Surprisingly it did not require a huge amount of effort to open by foot,” Diegel told Tech Briefs.

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‘Airless Car Tires’

Start with Simulation. The design duo focused on an area of the tire that is very open to design, according to James: the shear layer.

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