25 Great DIY Ideas for Hiding Ugly Things in Your Home

Open any ‘house and home’ magazine and you are bound to see a picturesque display of purposely positioned and perfectly selected household items. Often the simplicity and lack of clutter alone can make a room seem vibrant and spacious. But all it takes is a single wire protruding from behind the television set to completely disrupt your picture perfect...

How to Introduce the Internet of Things to Your Manufacturing Plant

Most of us are familiar with the Internet of Things by now. If you aren’t using the IoT’s infrastructure at your job, you’ve likely heard the term. With a focus on driving interconnectedness and interoperability throughout the modern workforce, the capabilities of the Internet of Things were inconceivable just a few decades ago. It might take some effort...

This Invention Makes It Possible to Cook Dinner in Your Washing Machine

Don’t forget the fabric softener and an extra dash of paprika! An Israeli design student Iftach Gazit’s new concept combines cooking and cleaning your clothes. Gazit might be revolutionizing the culinary game with his washing machine cooking while also reducing his energy usage.Gazit created steam-bag meals you simply toss in with your laundry. The dinners range from prepackaged...

10 of the Silliest Inventions People Came up With (or Are They?)

There are plenty of inventions around that most of us will ask “why the hell didn’t I think of that? Equally, there are plenty of others that will make you giggle and ask “what the hell were they thinking? We’ve found ten of the “best” silliest inventions across the ages. Obviously, they must have seemed like good ideas...

Engineers Troll Trump With Hilariously Clever Border Wall Suggestions

It’s no secret that one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises was building a wall between the United States and southern neighbor Mexico. The wall to keep out “bad hombres” has been estimated by most to cost over $25 billion. These estimates are double what supporters of the wall like Senator Mitch McConnell estimated between $12...

Why Your Humble Aluminum Can is Actually An Engineering Feat

If you’re like most people, you’ve gone through countless aluminum cans of soda or beer in your life, but have never thought twice about how the aluminum can itself might be special. And even if you’re not like most people, you probably still haven’t given much thought to the humble aluminum can. Well, this post will unravel for...

This Cylindrical Magnetic Chess Board Is Next Level Crazy

Chess, a strategy game of simulated warfare, is one of the world’s oldest board games, and has been around since the 6th century. Countless modifications have been made to the game, the world over, perhaps the most popular one being Sheldon Cooper’s three-person chess, in the geeky TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, which seems to be inspired...

Top 5 Earthquake Resistant Structures Around the World

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. Structures and infrastructures suffer the most when an earthquake strike a seismically active region in the world. Seismic loadings must, therefore, be taken into account when designing structures especially those that are considered as skyscrapers.Let’s roam around the world together and discover the top 5 earthquake proof structures and...

This Fountain by the Famous American Sculptor Spews Mercury Instead of Water

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness” – those were the famous words quoted by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. And how suitable are those words of wisdom for magnificent pieces of artworks, especially for the artists who crafted them? One example of this mad yet symbolic artistry is the Mercury Fountain in the Fundacio...

What Exactly Is So Big About Big Data?

What is Big Data?If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that Big Data is quite the buzzword these days, and has been receiving a great deal of interest and media attention. But the term itself is somewhat vague—the two words together don’t quite explain the concept. Put simply, Big Data is large-scale information and data generated by business...