“Three-Wheeling” into the future: Elio Motors

Founded by Paul Elio in 2009, Elio Motors was awarded the best Automotive Startup of 2015. With a base price of 7300 USD (subject to restrictions) and a touted efficiency of 84 MPG, the Elio could revolutionize the American Automotive industry.Elio started his company after working for automotive supplier Johnson Controls. Since then, he’s secured more than $22 million in private and public funding. He currently...

Engineering Project Predicts Terrorist Attacks with 90 Percent Accuracy

An engineering team from New York developed a framework to track trends in terrorist attacks around the world. Terrorist attacks themselves seem unpredictable and unexpected. However, the researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY) found patterns in the seemingly unpatterned.The team proposed a new framework called Networked Pattern Recognition (NEPAR) Framework. The system compiled data from...

Top 50 AutoCAD Tricks and Shortcuts You Need to Know

AutoCAD is one of the most used engineering programs across the world, and it’s likely that you have come in contact with the program sometime in your career.This week, we polled our Q&A Community to discover which programs everyday engineers were using the most. Other than Microsoft Excel, which we already have an extensive shortcuts list about, AutoCAD was...

IKEA Releases Instructions for a DIY Sustainable Indoor Garden

IKEA is well known for their ‘easy’ to build (but not so easy) flat pack trendy home furniture. But IKEA has branched out into sustainable living spaces.Space10, IKEA’s innovation hub, works to better the future of urban living through a series of labs. Space10 tackles current challenges that the global community is facing on a regular basis. Their recent endeavor seeks to...

Dutch Town Installs Ground Level Traffic Lights for Smartphone Addicts

In 2014, the National Safety Council of America released their annual Injury and Fatality report, which revealed that 26 percent of the nation’s traffic accidents resulted from cell phone use while driving.Texting was only 5 percent of the total cause of collisions, while a vast majority included talking on mobile devices, including those using hands-free operation.The distraction of a...

This Putin-Themed Gold Nokia 3310 Will Cost $1,700

An Italian company named Caviar believes in Nokia’s updated take on its classic 3310 cell phone. They believe in it so much that they’re selling 3310 models – complete with a portrait of Vladimir Putin in gold.“The return of the cult Nokia phone couldn’t have gone unnoticed, so Caviar designers immediately created their version of the 3310, adding gold,...

These 17 Awesome Women Engineers are Taking Charge in 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day 2017, we’re celebrating 17 of our favorite females revolutionizing the engineering field. These women succeed daily in roles dominated largely by men. While the number of women studying engineering has increased globally in recent years, only 13 percent stay in the workforce. One recent study by MIT discovered that the drop stems from...

Mercedes-Benz Recalls One Million Vehicles After 51 Units Catch Fire

Mercedes-Benz is an automotive brand that is known for its boundless elegance, lavish presence and remarkable reliability… or at least it was.One of the biggest producers of premium cars, and owners of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG announced a worldwide recall that includes over a million recent models of the latest Mercedes-Benz range.The German Automaker issued the recall after a series of fires occurred,...

This New Algorithm Takes the Guesswork Out of Sports

Algorithms for sports analysis aren’t uncommon. They’ve been used to categorize player data, compare performance metrics and even predict effective league trades. However, none has successfully assessed opponents like this new algorithm.This new deep learning algorithm from Disney Research, the California Insitute of Technology and STATS sports data group, gives coaches a leg up on their competition. The method...

Evolution Tower : Moscow City’s Spiral Architectural Landmark

The Evolution Tower (aka City Palace Tower or Wedding Palace)  has arguably become Moscow City’s new architectural landmark. The inspiration for the tower comes from Rodin’s Kiss, St Basil’s Cathedral or Tatlin’s Tower. In any case, the Tower is certainly a work of beauty. The building’s iconic spiral form from base to roof is meant to represent the ideas...