Best Engineering Websites Every Engineer Should Know About

A successful engineer constantly searches for new information and techniques to employ more efficient and economic designs. Keeping up with the times used to require constant schooling and endless hours spent at university libraries searching through countless papers. Today, through the rise of the internet, the information to improve methods and technologies has never been so accessible. Now,...

Stephen Hawking: Life of a Modern Day Genius

He is one of the most recognized names in modern science. His mind ranks him among the smartest humans to have ever lived. He is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. With a life like no other, he is Stephen Hawking.To many, Stephen Hawking is best known for his outstanding achievements and significant contributions to modern science. To others, he...

Researchers Engineer E. coli Bacteria to Produce Colorful Living Images

A team of researchers, led by Christopher Voigt, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has successfully engineered E Coli bacteria to emit colorful images. The team’s intricate process is unprecedented and has numerous potential applications in the medical field, and even in the oil and gas industry.Bacteria photographyMore than 10 years ago, Christopher Voigt and his MIT research...

5 Cool Augmented Reality Applications in the Manufacturing Sector

Augmented Reality (AR) is no longer a science-fiction today. It is real, and manufacturers are betting big on this technology to unlock better productivity at the factory floor.Talk about Augmented Reality and you will immediately think of Pokémon GO. But this is not the case with manufacturers. The immersive technology is actually seen as an important tool that...

Scientists Find Way to See Through Walls Using Ordinary Wi-Fi

As Wi-Fi transmit signals through walls to connect users to the online realm, who knew that their emitted electromagnetic light waves could also generate holographic images? Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found a way to capture images of the surrounding environment using simple Wi-Fi system signals.Wi-Fi photography23-year-old undergraduate physics student Philipp Holl and Dr. Friedenmann Reinhard conducted...

Google’s AlphaGo AI Defeats the World’s Best Go Player

Google’s computer program called AlphaGo was able to defeat the Chinese grandmaster, Ke Jie, in a game of Go with a two streak of wins out of the 3-set match. This is a significant milestone for its developer DeepMind and a big challenge for its human opponents to beat in the future.What is Go?This oriental abstract strategy board game, invented by...

The Surprising Reason Why Bows Were Replaced With Guns

If you have ever played a lot of wargames, like Civilization, or are a fan of history, you might ponder why bows were replaced with guns. Modern firearms are clearly far superior to a hand drawn bow for accuracy, penetration, rate of fire and range but what about early firearms? Why after millennia of the evolution of bows...

Watch Mark Zuckerberg Return to His Old Dorm Room Where Facebook Began

After more than a decade ago, Facebook mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg, pays a visit to his old H-33 dorm room at Kirkland House, Harvard where the multi-billion social networking service started. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, shared with netizens their nostalgic visit to the dorm suite and told some interesting stories on how Facebook all began. This live video stream...

Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya: An Ingenious Engineering Solution

On the planet, there exist many places with conditions so harsh no man-made structure can withstand unruly forces. Before the construction of any building, the environmental conditions in which it is built must be closely investigated. Today, skyscrapers extend far above the Sahara desert, cities exist on man-made islands, humans have found a way to conquer every continent...