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...

Fazlur Rahman Khan: The Man Behind Every Modern Skyscraper

Think for a moment about the world’s tallest buildings. For many, one that comes to mind is New York City’s Empire State Building. The Empire State building became the world’s tallest building once it wrapped up construction in 1931. It also became one of America’s most iconic structures in subsequent decades. However, few thought anything would surpass the...

Can You Pass the Test Thomas Edison Gave to His Potential Employees?

How is leather tanned? What part of North Atlantic do we get codfish? What is the chief acid in vinegar? Did those questions make you squint for a few seconds? If yes, then you’re welcome to join the ‘failed’ club as you would probably be unsuccessful too in landing a job with Thomas Edison back in the 1920s.Thomas...

This Handy Map Details Each Country’s Biggest Export

Ever wonder what your home country exports out to the world the most? What about a neighboring country or political ally? The Bank of America Merrill Lynch put together this comprehensive map showing what each country is best known for exporting. The information comes from 2014 data collected by the CIA World Factbook. The map does not include...

The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This $10,000 Toilet

Tired of cleaning up after you’ve done your toilet business? Grossed out with the stuff that you have to scrub off on your routine toilet rota? Lo and behold, the Japanese have provided us with a $10,000 toilet that would give you a spa treatment and save you many undesirable toilet clean ups.TOTO WashletsThe TOTO Washlets is a collection of...