Where Will NASA Focus Its Energy in the Next Decade?

NASA may not be running frequent shuttle missions anymore, but they are nonetheless still at the cutting edge of space research. From plans to travel to Mars to transforming the aviation industry, let’s look at some ways that NASA plans to stay at the top of their game.Mission to MarsMost notably, NASA is working on plans to send manned missions...

Roborace: First-Ever Self-Driving Car Race Finishes With a Crash

A unique addition joined Formula E’s Buenos Aires ePrix: autonomous racers. Two self-driving cars raced in the inaugural Roborace before the ePrix.However, the race didn’t go quite as anticipated. A dog ran out in the middle of the course. Luckily, the autonomous cars avoided the four-legged obstacle.Who let the dogs out? We’ve always wanted obstacles in Roborace 😉 #BAePrix...

7 Things That Your Science Teachers Probably Lied to You About

Oftentimes teachers oversimplify things to help their students learn. However, sometimes they end up going too far and end up just spreading flat out lies. Here are 7 things that your science teachers may have lied about to you growing up…Your Tongue Doesn’t Have Taste ZonesRemember when your teachers said that each area of your tongue is made for...

5 Ways to Practice Public Speaking Like A Pro

Public speaking takes many different forms. You may have written out a speech or presentation that you have to give in front of your co-workers and/or your boss. Maybe you know that you want to talk to a significant other about something important. No matter what type of presentation, you may intend to say things one way, but your...

Colorful Snapchat Spectacles Can Finally Be Bought Online!

The elusive Snapchat (now Snap) Spectacles have only been on the noses of those lucky enough to spot the colorful vending machines. But as of today, that search is now over. You can finally buy these spectacles online.However, purchasing is restricted to just the U.S. as of right now. No word yet from Snap Inc. as to when it...

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...