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Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching jets vertically, printing paper circuits, driving LEGO trains, and building power plants at the bottom of the sea. This episode features:

  • An F-35B test aircraft from Lockheed Martin has completed the first-ever vertical takeoff as part of the most expensive weapons system purchase in United States history.
  • Scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute have developed a method for changing the nature of paper into conductive graphite.
  • Tapping into high water pressure, Norwegian researchers are working to store electricity at the bottom of the sea in an underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant.
  • Henrik Ludvigsen had a dream: To build the longest toy train tack the world has ever seen out of LEGOS.

Do you have story ideas? Comment below or email pdd_web@advantagemedia.com and we’ll cover it in an upcoming episode.

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