Understanding the Tragic Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

On July 17th, 1981, two walkways collapsed within the Hyatt Regency Kansas City Hotel killing over 100 people and injuring over 200 more. These walkways plummeted and crashed on top of a tea dance held in the hotel’s lobby at the time. This was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. history until the tragic events of the World...

The Biggest Engineering Innovations of 2017 So Far

We’ve already crossed the halfway point of 2017. Although the year may have seemed to pass by quickly, engineers and scientists have been hard at work innovating the technologies of tomorrow. Here are the biggest engineering innovations of 2017 so far.China Unveils the Worlds Largest Floating Solar Plant2017 has been a big year in renewable technologies. Although many...

What Is Car Hacking and What Can You Do to Prevent It ?

Car hacking could become a serious issue in the future. With cars becoming ever more connected to the internet with each new model, some theorize we risk a new type of carjacking. It is currently incredibly rare but has actually happened. Car engines can’t be turned off just yet, but break-ins using keyless entry is a reality. This...

US Plans to Split Air Force to Create New ‘Space Corps’

The US is set to become the first nation on earth to have a military wing dedicated to space. The news comes after the House Armed Services Committee voted to move some resources from the US Air Force to create the US Space Corps.The plan for Space Corps has been under investigation since 2001. The logic behind the...

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Will Try to Launch the Intelsat 35e Satellite Again Today

After aborting its mission yesterday due to a technical glitch in the rocket’s guidance system, SpaceX will again attempt to launch the Intelsat 35e satellite. A backup launch window was scheduled for today, 3rd of July, 2017, at 7:37 pm, EDT, or 23:37 UTC. The Falcon 9 rocket used in this launch will not attempt to land due...

Scientists Just Developed the World’s Sharpest Laser with Record-Breaking Precision

If you thought all lasers were made equal, you are wrong. Lasers come in all sorts of ‘qualities’. But the sharpest laser ever has just been unveiled by an international research team. The laser has a tiny linewidth of just 10 MHz (0.01 Hz). Trust us that’s small!The higher the quality of the laser, the smaller the measurement of its...

Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Fixing Broken Pieces of Pottery With Gold

Kintsugi, otherwise know as Kintsukuroi, is an interesting method of repairing pottery with gold. Yes, actual gold (well a lacquer containing gold). Amazing right? To be honest, a lot of the repaired pieces might just tempt you to go around smashing everything you own, just to fix it up. The lacquer is actually a mixture of gold, silver or...

An Entire Chinese Region Just Ran on 100% Renewable Energy for A Week

Move over fossil fuels, renewable energy reigns! Well at least in China, which just ran an entire region on renewable energy for an entire week. Over 5 million people in the Qinghai Province in northwest China received all their power needs for a week from 100 percent renewable energy sources. Renewable energy from water, wind and sunChina seems determined to...

These Cool Sunglasses Can Vibrate Music Through Your Skull

Sunglasses that play music via bone conduction? Yup – you heard right. Introducing the Zungle Panther. This hybrid between sunglasses and headphones is a must have. Looking like your run of the mill wayfarers, the Zungle Panthers hold a little secret. They can play music and answer your phone calls. The lightweight glasses use Bluetooth bone conduction technology....

Tesla’s First Mass-Market Car, the Model 3, Will Be Completed on Friday

Elon Musk has finally disclosed updates on Tesla’s latest addition to its fleet of electric vehicles, the Model 3. The first production version of the new EV is expected to be revealed by this week. The scheduled high-volume production of the Model 3 is Tesla’s attempt to break into the mass-market. The Serial Number 1 (SN1) of the...