Richard Dryden


Richard Dryden is a writer with experience in print and online media as well as social media. He has contributed to Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics


U.S. moves toward distributed wind power
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy released their 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications. The 78-page document is a perspective review of America’s growing use of wind power in the last year.
Pallet producer goes green

Pallet CHEP Atlas Copco
Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP), an Australian  manufacturer of wooden pallets and containers,  recently upgraded the compressed-air equipment at its UK production plants with a goal to lower carbon (CO2) emissions.  A key change was the installation of Atlas Copco’s GA-Series rotary screw compressors, which reportedly cut energy consumption by up to 35%.

Navy Drone Carrier X-47B
Navy drone proves it can operate from aircraft carriers

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B drone, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, recently completed flights that demonstrated it could land and take off from an aircraft carrier.

Sagita Helicopters model double-rotor
Innovative copter sports double-rotor design

Sagita RC Model Helicopter REDTA new helicopter concept with less complex mechanics aims to make aviation safer, simpler, and easier to maintain. Sagita Helicopters in Belgium is behind the design known as REDT (– Direct Turbine Driven Rotor). Unlike contemporary helicopters that use a tail rotor and gearbox, REDT needs neither of these components.

A motorized one-wheel scooter that won't fall over 2
If the sight of a Segway prompts a double-take, then Ryno Motors the next wave in personal transportation will surely take pedestrians and motorists by surprise.
Students use aluminum extrusion designs to win $11,500 in scholarships
Students from around the world, studying industrial design and engineering have been awarded $11,500 in scholarships for their submissions in the 2013 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.
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