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Perpetual Motion: The Holy Grail of Mechanical Engineering

Imagine a device so efficient that, once activated, it would work until the eventual heat death of the universe. This is the idea behind perpetual motion, a concept that has fascinated and confounded mechanical engineers for hundreds of years. The world has an ongoing love affair with fossil fuels formed from a dwindling supply of …

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Exploring the Branches of Mechanical Engineering

Few machines are designed without the expertise of a mechanical engineer. Employed in a variety of industries, mechanical engineers can be found developing aerospace prototypes, analyzing automotive test results or using computer-aided design (CAD) in manufacturing. There are plenty of opportunities for experienced, qualified professionals throughout the branches of engineering. However, the sheer number of …

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