Introducing Industry 4.0 and 6 Steps to Securing a Successful Career in the Future

An industrial revolution is in the making, significantly transforming how manufacturing is done. Industry 4.0 or industrial internet of things (IIoT) is changing everything.The phrase Industry 4.0 signifies the combination of many inventions and innovations in digital technology, aiming to transform the manufacturing industries. These systems consist of sophisticated robotics and artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, cloud computing, the...

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Aqueduct

What did the Romans ever do for us? The very fact they still intrigue us should put this question to bed. And in terms of engineering, they did quite a lot. Let’s take one prime example of revolutionary engineering: Roman aqueducts.If you travel around Europe and the Middle East, you’ll quickly run into examples of aqueducts. Some are...

New Metallic Glass Could Create Graceful NASA Rovers

So much of a robot’s efficiency lies in its gears. For specialty needs, like gathering soil samples on a different planet, gears can make or break a robot’s success.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently reported it’s working on a new type of glass to aid its robots. More specifically, the new glass would help rovers exploring ice planets. Bulk...

Discover the Ancient Engineering Marvel of Nero’s Spinning Dining Room

Ancient Roman Emperor Nero has been categorized by historians as one of the most dynamic and fascinating leaders in history. His architecture also reflects that charismatic and innovative personality.Most notably, his revolving dining room garnered international attention upon its discovery in 2009.According to historians, Nero ordered Roman architectural engineers Severus and Celer to build a glamourous palace named Domus Aurea....

Will Morocco Solar Farm Soon Power Europe?

For centuries, Morocco has inspired travelers with its vitality and gripping history. From dazzling coastlines to the breathtaking Sahara, the Kingdom of Morocco huddles a remarkable variety of adventures into its corner of North Africa. Now, Morocco will inspire the future generation with its world’s biggest solar power plants, which will be set up in the world’s largest...

Uncovering the Architectural Mysteries of ‘the Miracle of Divriği’

The Great Mosque of Divrigi goes beyond being a mosque. Its architecture stuns as an enormous hypostyle (or pillar supported) complex. It includes a hospital under a charming tomb, decked out by significant Islamic geometric patterns.The building, known as a “darusshifa,” served as an Islamic hospital. It was built in the Sivas Province in central eastern Turkey in...

Nuclear Waste Can Now be Transformed into Diamond Batteries

Geochemists from the UK developed a way to take dangerous nuclear waste and turn it into artificial diamonds. These diamonds can generate their own electric current. With a half-life of nearly 5,800 years, these potential diamond batteries could offer solutions to both waste and energy issues.“There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated, and no maintenance required,...

Researchers Create Nylon Artificial Muscles for Robots

Engineers with MIT created an inexpensive way to make bending muscle fibers. These artificial muscles have become staples in robotics over the last decade, as robotics progresses toward more human-like builds.The team found a simple and relatively cheap solution in nylon fiber. The synthetic material can be shaped and heated in MIT’s new process, detailed in Advanced Materials.Linear...

Russian Cargo Ship Has Crashed Minutes After it was Launched

Minutes after launch, the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has confirmed that the unmanned Progress 65 cargo ship has crashed.The communication was lost after 383 seconds after it had left Baikonur.The cargo ship was accompanied by a Soyuz carrier rocket. This should have been a routine operation as Russia sends 3-4 of these cargo ships to the ISS every...

Watch the Wearable Tesla Coil Gun in Action

“Power can be, and at no distant date will be, transmitted without wires, for all commercial uses, such as the lighting of homes and the driving of airplanes. I have discovered the essential principles, and it only remains to develop them commercially. When this is done, you will be able to go anywhere in the world — to...