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The Science Experiment Which Took Off Like A Rocket - Creating Space Ball Bearings

Original thinking brought a group of students from the 80s to send their stainless ball bearing experiment up into space in the early 2000s.

Bearings in Space: Curiosity Rover’s Mission to Mars

Without an assortment of high precision bearings, much of the moving equipment on the Mars rover 'Curiosity' wouldn't be possible. What roles do these parts play exactly in NASA's latest adventure to...

Ball Bearings that Keep the World Going Round

It's easy to forget just how useful the bearing is; bearing technology was invented by the ancient Egyptians and since then has permeated nearly every aspect of engineering.

What Happens When a Hydraulic System Fails?

A fear of flying is one of the most common phobias however air travel is one of the safest in the world, here's how hydraulic systems help protect us!

The role of hydraulic actuators within aircraft systems

Linear hydraulic actuators play such an important role within aircraft systems that they have become almost indispensable.

Keeping Planes in the Air

Travelling by air is one of the more popular modes of transport and has radically changed how you can travel and how long it takes to get to destinations. Planes have come a long way from the first biplanes...

Ball Bearings in Space Exploration

Space shuttles, rockets, satellites all have a massive amount of internal and external components that shift and move to help them get into orbit and manoeuvre once they are in space.