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It Is Happening! $400K Flying Car Is Now Available For Pre-Order

The Dutch company, PAL-V, is now accepting pre-orders for its PAL-V Liberty, “the first certified commercial flying car ever”.The company describes it as “a groundbreaking product that inaugurates the age of the flying car”. “The PAL-V Liberty is a marriage between safety and fun, designed to satisfy the most demanding customers.”The PAL-V Liberty has two distinct features which set...

20 Engineering Blunders You Won’t Believe Are Real

1. Flying CarsWe’ve been waiting for flying cars for years now, this must be where they’ve been keeping them.What was the actual plan here? a ramp? a lift? who knows.2. Mind Your headThis is a perfect example of ‘measuring to fit’.3. Adding Insult To InjuryI’d say this is just plain inconsiderate.4. Mystery DoorEither someone made a ‘booboo’ or we...

SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket from NASA’s Historic Moon Pad

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off on Sunday following an unsuccessful attempt on Saturday. This launch marks a historic note, sending supplies to the ISS from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), the same complex that launched the Apollo missions landing man on the moon.Saturday’s unsuccessful launch was scrubbed due to a vector control failure just 13 seconds before liftoff. Most notably...

The Hottest Elements in Engineering in 2017

Engineering is nothing without chemical elements and the materials they make up. 2017 is already ripe with technological achievements, but which elements are going to play the biggest role this year? Let’s take a look.AluminumAluminum really found its way to the forefront of engineering when improving manufacturing techniques made it more cost effective. While aluminum continues its dominance in automotive...

This Insect-Inspired Robot Has People Totally ‘Bugging’

Some insects are already scary enough. Imagine a fleet of insect-inspired robots moving at you. An international team of engineers developed a six-legged robot that moves considerably faster than other robots.Like other engineering teams, researchers with the University of Lausanne and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, UNIL and EPFL, looked to the organic to craft the inorganic.Most insects walk...

15 Animals That Have Been Successfully Cloned by Scientists

Cloning, to some a glimpse of the future, to others a step too far. There can be no doubt, however, that this technology will have important ramifications for your future, for ill or good no one can yet tell. Cloned steaks are not available on supermarket shelves but cloning is nothing new. Animals have been cloned since 1885 when Hans...

Power Company Uses Fire-Spewing Drone to Clean Power Lines

A Chinese power company developed a unique way to clean off power lines. The company, based out of Xiangyang, China, uses a fire drone to throw flames at trash stuck on power lines.A fire drone might be the craziest way to clean up trash ever developed. Too much trash on power lines could cause shortages, but no data exists...

Got 100 Grand to Spend? Which Car Should Engineers Buy?

Most engineers probably can’t afford to buy a 100 thousand dollar car, but we can dream right? If we set this as our budget and look at the market, which cars are the best for engineers?2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – $79,400The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is made for the track. It has an aluminum chassis and suspension system that...

From Engineers to Entrepreneurs: Why Millennials Must Build a Business ?

Why are millennials encouraged to build a business? Before diving into the question, let us first understand who and what millennials are.If you were born between 1982 and 2002, then you are one of the millennials; that includes yours truly. But there are those who say Millennials are those born between 1980 and 1995. Well, as the debate on...

Will We Ever Have a Supersonic Commercial Jet Again?

Ever since the final flight of the Concorde in 2003 due to skyrocketing costs, supersonic flight has only been available to the top military pilots. However, it looks like supersonic planes may once again be making their way into the market. So, will we soon see the days of commercial supersonic travel again? Maybe.From January 21, 1976 to October...