June 03, 2016Elon Musk is known for his crazy ideas and bringing what was previously thought of as science fiction. Right now, he could be the most famous billionaire in the world, and rightfully so, for his work in Tesla, SpaceX, and even the famous Hyperloop. Perhaps topping the list at the craziest ideas this man has perpetuated, he recently claimed that he thinks it is highly likely that we are living in a highly-advanced computer simulation, right now.
February 22, 2016The story of a construction foreman has gone viral after it was shared by his civil engineer boss. The foreman is a father of six and has always had the dream of becoming an engineer. Due to lack of financing, he was never able to fulfill this dream, so he went into the construction field.
February 29, 2016How can we put a snowball in molten steel and still expect it to remain frozen? Experiments like this just don& 39;t make any sense! It doesn& 39;t matter how we do it, the whole idea seems difficult to accept at first, until you actually see it happen.In order to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Edison, which also happens to be recognized as National Inventors Day, General Electric embarked on an experiment that is seemingly impossible but yet achieved somehow.
March 11, 2016If you& 39;re a fan of taking long road trips but don& 39;t want to spend a fortune booking every hotel stay, then you may want to check out the inflatable car mattress. While sleeping in your car may not appeal to everyone, the ability to pull over on the side of the road and take a quick nap after driving all day is a nice luxury.
Click through to look at our top 10 productivity books for young engineers! These will be helpful to any kind of professionals, including engineers!March 01, 2016These books are not really about engineering but rather productivity and success stories and would still be useful to many people, including young engineers, going to college and maybe even just thinking of a career in engineering.
March 06, 2016Ray Tomlinson, the creator of email and the first to widely use the & 39;@& 39; symbol has died at the age of 74 today after suffering a heart attack. In 1971, he was the first person to send an email and chose the & 39;@& 39; sign to separate his username from the web address. Tomlinson was an American programmer who sent the email through ARPANET, a predecessor to the modern internet.
If you& 39;ve been to an engineering college, you can definitely relate to all of these points! Sleepless nights, assignments and boys-only club.March 15, 2016If you went to an engineering college, university, have taken courses or if that was the case with any of your friends – you will definitely be able to relate to most of these points!
February 09, 2016Most of us spend hours online scrolling through numerous web pages and reloading the same social media sites 500 times in a row. Calculate how many hours you spend meaninglessly checking Internet and you will be surprised – it takes a great part of every single day. Instead, why not spending a few minutes on something educational?
Image Source: collage using mjt.org images by Stellabelle In Los Angeles, tucked away in a small unassuming building, is the freakiest museum in the world. I’ve visited a lot of museums, lived in and visited many foreign countries and no other museum comes even close to the freak factor contained within The Museum of Jurassic Technology.
March 27, 2016One dad decided that his daughter needed to enjoy watching mountain biking just a little bit more. Using a little creative thinking, he had his daughter sit on her tricycle. Image Source : Newman Chan,Facebook Now, all he had to do was turn on some first person point of view mountain biking and move his daughter& 39;s bike like she was the one driving.
April 01, 2016One artist has taken graffiti to a whole new level and turned an entire Egyptian town into his canvas. At first glance, and from most viewpoints, the work looks simply like a bunch of indistinct murals spread across many buildings. It is only when you stand on the nearby hillside that the text become readable, which says, & 34;if one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes& 34; according to Tech Insider.
April 01, 2016 Image Source: collage by Stellabelle using Crazy Russian Hacker FB photos I don& 39;t know about you, but I& 39;ve done my share of April Fool& 39;s Day pranks. The best one I ever pulled was when I created a plastic fake pizza, and paid a real pizza delivery guy to hand-deliver the & 34;pizza& 34; to a friend& 39;s house.
April 04, 2016Every engineer loves to prove their superior knowledge over others, but do you have what it takes to figure out this bridge crossing riddle? Essentially, there are four people running from zombies, and they have 17 minutes to cross a bridge that can only hold two people at the same time.
In order to bring a greater awareness to those living underground, one artist has created secret rooms out of abandoned manhole structures.April 06, 2016Abandoned infrastructure is growing more common as populations move and change with the time. Many landscapes that were once thriving metropolises are becoming riddled with abandoned pipelines and buildings.
April 15, 2016Everyone loves watching things get destroyed, but have you ever seen something get cut perfectly in half with a high-powered waterjet? This cutting technology is perfect for making very small cuts that demonstrate the inside of different objects. One Youtube channel, aptly named, Cut in Half, is devoted to cutting things with waterjets from old shoes to hair dryers.
April 24, 2016When a parent faces a problem that involves their child, they will often stop at nothing to find a solution. Debby Elnatan’s second son was born with cerebral palsy, which is a neuromuscular disorder which causes a loss in muscle control, often before a child is born. As her son, Rotem, was inhibited from walking because of this disorder, she would hold him up and try to walk with him.
April 25, 2016A song that has remained a mystery for 1,000 years has been slowly deciphered after two decades of work and is now available for anyone to listen to.& 39;Songs of Consolation& 39; was a musical that researchers from the University of Cambridge have spent nearly two decades deciphering the songs based off & 34;The Consolation of Philosophy& 34; a magnum opus created by the Roman philosopher Boethius.
April 27, 2016Greek yogurt company Chobani has grown since its creation just ten years ago to a multibillion dollar company. As companies grow larger and larger, there can often be a trend in higher management to forget about lesser employees, but not Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya. He just announced that he will be giving a 10 share of the company to all of his employees.
By now most people know about Nikola Tesla& 39;s inventions. They have learned about his pioneering work in radio waves, AC current, and his artificial lightning. Nikola Tesla was one of the most eccentric men to have ever lived and few have studied his life in its entirety. Tesla possessed many bizarre character traits that have been overshadowed by his inventions.
April 27, 2016 Image Source: India Times Have you ever stopped to think about the efficacy of the standard white-striped painted crosswalk? Do all crosswalks need to be the same? Who decided to compose them of boring white stripes in 1951, anyway? The classic crosswalk doesn& 39;t seem to be preventing car accidents in India, so two artists decided to do something about it.
April 29, 2016Most of us probably need a little bit of help improving our table tennis game, and one high-tech ping pong table is out to do just that. Using integrated video sensors hooked up to a responsive overhead projector, the table cannot only create stunning visuals during play, but it can actually tell you exactly what to do to improve and beat your opponent.