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...

Puppy Stuck in Well Gets Rescued With Homemade Pneumatic Pump

After 11 days of being stuck in a borehole, a puppy has been freed in Istanbul thanks to some simple engineering.The 3-month-old puppy named Kuyu (“well” in Turkish) became stuck in a pit 30 centimeters (roughly 1 ft.) wide. Locals heard the puppy’s cries and alerted authorities who rushed to the scene. Locals and animal activists tried to reach the...

Dubai Could Get Drone Taxis as Early as July

The Emirate’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced Dubai could be the first city to see passenger-carrying drones. The announcement, made at the World Government Summit on Monday, comes from a partnership with Chinese company EHang.The EHang autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV) are the drone of choice for this impressive goal. The EHang 184 only offers room for one person...

Engineering Team Seeks to Help Solve the Growing Refugee Crisis

The growing refugee crisis around the world has become not only a humanitarian crisis but an engineering one as well. One group of college seniors are working to design and engineer an affordable shelter for refugees across the world.The engineering team at LeTourneau University in Texas have spent the last 7 months trying to find the best solution to...

How to Be Productive in 7 Easy Steps, Even If You Are an Engineer

So you want to learn how to be productive? Why do you want that in the first place? Do you have lots of homework or extensive projects to work on? Is your design portfolio incomplete? Does it really matter that you are not productive? If you are an engineer in school or recently graduated, the answer will most likely...

Google CEO Responds to 7-Year-Old’s Letter Asking for a Job

Plenty of kids write letters or send messages to their heroes daily. However, few expect such interesting replies, if they even receive a reply at all. Seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater sent her letter to “Google boss” Sundar Pichai to request a job at Google. Her father shared the letter with Business Insider, and Chloe’s letter has been going viral with its...