Braeön: An Adaptable Paper-Thin Ribbon With Steel-Like Strength

With descriptions like ‘strong as steel but light as a feather,’ this new product seems almost mythological. However, the makers of Braeön (pronounced “brawn”) assure users it’s very much real. This Kickstarter project holds to its promises.The material boasts a tensile strength of over 2,000 lbs (907 kg). Unfurl 100 ft of the stuff and it weighs less than 1 lb...

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Streets of California for Permit Test

After much discussion and dispute, Uber will finally put its self-driving cars back on the streets of California for a practice run. However, it will be sans passengers for now.The taxi company got the permit to test two Honda SUVs on California public roads, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The state also approved 48 backup drivers to...

Top 10 Performing Countries for Solar Energy

Have you ever wondered what the top 10 performing countries for solar energy are? Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place. According to data collected by the International Energy Agency (IEA) for 2015 (2016 data is yet to be published) the global total cumulative PV installation is a whopping 227 GW worldwide. Most of this is grid-connected. This...

Google Introduces ‘Invisible’ CAPTCHA to Tell Humans and Bots Apart

It appears Google found a new way to differentiate between humans and robots. The company removed the annoying CAPTCHA system in favor of a much less visible one. Google says no more input is needed for its ‘invisible’ system.The Invisible CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) comes as an evolutionary development from reCAPTCHA. Google...

How to Negotiate Salary in Engineering Job Interviews

How confident are you when negotiating your salary in Engineering job interviews?Some of you may already have the knowledge, experience, and confidence but many engineers lack the self-assurance of negotiating their salary in engineering job interviews. For those of you who lack the confidence, here’s some help for you.Below, I will talk about why you should negotiate at engineering...

9 Interesting Materials That Could Shape the Future

Future materials isn’t just a buzzword, it’s an exciting field with developments that could very well spring great innovations for everything from building materials to clothing. In this article, we’ll look at 8 interesting materials that could become commonplace in our lives. This list is far from exhaustive and in no particular order.Feel free to add any suggestions you would...

Top 7 Technology Trends in 2017 That Are Moving Faster Than Ever

2016 has been an amazing year for all technology enthusiasts with the pioneering technology trends that were available. With the progressing year, the technology diversified ways in which we could communicate and retrieve the information from the pocket fitting devices. Technologies such as IoT, automation, and cognitive computing moved beyond the conceptual stages in 2016.As the year takes up, companies...

Top 8 Technology Trends in 2017 That Are Moving Faster Than Ever

2016 has been an amazing year for all technology enthusiasts with the pioneering technology trends that were available. With the progressing year, the technology diversified ways in which we could communicate and retrieve the information from the pocket fitting devices. Technologies such as IoT, automation, and cognitive computing moved beyond the conceptual stages in 2016.As the year takes up, companies...

IKEA Finally Says Goodbye to Finicky Screws

It happens every time a man decides to be a hero and assemble his newly purchased flat-packed furniture from IKEA. He gathers his tools, pulls out his electric screwdriver, (only to realize he hasn’t charged it) and then proceeds to search for the screwdriver and Allen key sizes that weren’t supplied with the furniture. He then unpacks the parts,...

Airbus Finally Reveals Long-Rumored Autonomous Flying Car

Part car, part quadcopter drone. Airbus finally debuted its Vahana flying concept car at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and it’s certainly unique. Airbus partnered with Italdesign on the practical-sci-fi look of the car dubbed Pop.Up.This concept car is zero-emission and fully electric. It adapts to whatever an owner would need – both ground and airborne transport.“You’re in your...