How Much Longer Until the Core of the Earth Runs out of Fuel

At the Earth’s crust, the temperatures remain relatively cool all year round. However, beneath all crust-dwellers’ feet is an incredibly hot place. Earth’s core is believed to exceed temperatures higher than the surface of the sun – over 6000 degrees Celsius.Many years ago, billions of rocks collided and stuck together in our solar system.  They continuously collided over thousands...

8 Engineering Career Mistakes Worse Than Walking on Hot Coals

Every day is a school day as they say. The problem with life is that it only gives the lesson after the exam has been passed, though usually failed. Ouch. We are all prone to making mistakes and those starting out in their engineering career path are particularly vulnerable. The following are gathered from advice from senior engineers...

Physicists Find a Way to Stop Your Rolling Suitcase from Overturning

Are you one of those travelers who finds their flight gate at the last minute? Then you probably often encounter a typical suitcase problem, where they wobble from side to side and eventually tip over as you run to catch your flight. Well, a group of researchers from the Paris-Diderot University in France spent great time and effort to...

New Lensless Camera Technology Could Give Us Slimmer Smartphones

After seeing a camera inserted into a man’s eye, we are not surprised to learn a lensless camera as thin as a piece of paper is under development. Caltech has just released a new research paper titled, “An 8×8 Heterodyne Lens-less OPA Camera,” that details how they have created a way for a digital camera to be constructed...

Watch This Guy Play the AR Recreation of Super Mario Bros. in Central Park

We already showed you the dating app that uses augmented reality. Now we have a new kind of fun. Developer Abhishek Singh has created a game where you can play Super Mario Bros. in real life with augmented reality. The gameplay requires you to walk through the entire first level from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Singh made a video...

SpaceX Successfully Recovered the Falcon 9 Rocket After Its Most Challenging Landing

The first out of the two historic missions by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched at the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida. You can watch the replay of the launch and landing here. SpaceX will be attempting the unprecedented this weekend by launching the Falcon 9 rocket again for a second mission, just 48 hours after the...

Meet Bringy: A Smart Pet Ball That Takes Playing Fetch to the Next Level

Are you looking to improve the bond between you and your dog? Or perhaps play with them more effectively? Then you definitely need this smart ball. It’s called Bringy, a unique toy that will help you train your dog like a pro.How exactly does Bringy work?Bringy is more than just a toy for your dog, it’s a smart...

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX’s Recycled Falcon 9 Rocket Is Launching the Historic Bulgariasat-1

The first out of the two historic missions by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will be launched today at the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida. You can watch it live here at 2:10 pm EDT. SpaceX will also be attempting the unprecedented this weekend by launching the Falcon 9 rocket again for a second mission, just 48 hours after...

How Planes Land on Aircraft Carriers With Short Runways

Flying an aircraft is not the simplest task but landing on the flight deck of a carrier is one of the most difficult tasks a naval pilot ever has to do. Most decks are only around 150 meters long and pretty narrow. For traditional landings, this is far shorter than what would normally be needed. Especially for high-speed...

Will Asteroid Mining Be the Next Gold Rush?

There are innumerable near-Earth asteroids that could supply us with plentiful resources in the future. If we could exploit these resources it could add trillions of dollars to the world economy and push us to expand beyond our home planet. This could even create an entirely new suite of industries and occupations. Exciting, but could asteroid mining be possible?There...