Top 7 Exoskeleton Structures Around the World

For structural engineers, building aesthetics is just the cherry on top of a cake. The real substance of a building structure lies in the complex design and arrangements of structural elements and members. More often than not, these essential structural features are under appreciated as they are typically hidden deep within the cladding of buildings to provide a...

10 Things You Can Do with Facebook Messenger You May Not Know

Facebook messenger used to be little more than a run of the mill IM service. You could effectively text anyone, anywhere so long as they were on Facebook! It has come a long way of late and many new, and not so new, features can really improve your user experience. The following list contains ten things you may...

Solar Roadways: An Engineering FAILURE

Remember Solar Roadways? As a fresh reminder, Solar Roadways became massively viral a few years ago after claiming to be the end-all solution to the global energy crisis. The idea was to implement solar panels into the road to produce electricity. The panels allegedly were also going to light up the roads with different LED patterns replacing painted lines. For the...

Check out Volvo’s New Autonomous Refuse Truck

Autonomous vehicles are not just for private and luxury use anymore, they are also now striking chords in the upkeeping of urban areas. This new self-driving refuse truck is pioneered by Volvo Group, together with Renova, a Swedish waste and recycling specialists. The collaboration between these two different establishments explores the potential benefits of automation to optimize traffic safety,...

This New Robotics System Can Easily Learn a New Task

An artificial intelligence robotics system was designed to learn a new task just by seeing it done once. The non-profit artificial intelligence research company, OpenAI, has trained the robotics system only from simulation and applied it on a physical robot. The company’s mission is to build safe artificial general intelligence and ensure that its benefits are openly distributed.The...

Check out the Cool Engineering Design Behind This Simple Nerf Gun

A Nerf gun or Nerf blaster is a popular toy armament for kids and especially for adults looking for a harmless, friendly war. With different levels of ammo capacity, blasting speeds, and size range, everyone is bound to have ultimate fun with Nerf guns. But just like all products in the world, Nerf guns are based on engineering...

Apple Patented a Pizza Box to Keep Crusts Crispy at Its New Campus

Apple is known for some of the greatest innovations and inventions the world has ever seen. The company revolutionized the music industry with the iPod. Then, it put a computer in our pockets with the iPhone. Now, they’ve even upped their pizza game with new pizza boxes. Yes, that means no soggy bottoms on pizzas for Apple employees. Steven...

‘Cold Spot’ in Space Could Be First Proof That We Live in a Multiverse

For decades (even centuries), people across disciplines toyed with the notion that multiple universes exist. Actually, an infinite number of universes. These all exist in differing realms, differing dimensions, just out of reach of human understanding — or so the theory goes.The multiverse theory has its fair share (well, a lot) of skeptics. However, that’s not stopping astronomers and...

This New Technology Enables Editing Audio Just Like Text

Princeton University engineers have developed the Photoshop for audio editing. It’s being heralded as the copy and paste of sound. This new software can add words or replace words in the audio recording of a human voice.Audio engineers have been able to remove sound bites by editing the clip’s transcription for several years. However, they’ve never been able to...

Who Has the Longest Duration of Working Life Across Europe?

When it comes to balancing personal and working life, there is maybe a thing or two we can all learn from countries like Sweden, Iceland, and Norway. From a recently published statistics by Eurostat, the numbers show that these Nordic countries have the longest duration of working life.Mediterranean countries are known for their relaxed attitude when it comes...