NASA’s New Electronics Can Survive Long Venus Surface Missions

Venus, the second planet from the sun and our closest planetary neighbor, has one of the harshest environments in our solar system. Its landscape is dusty, with surface temperatures reaching a searing 471 degrees Celsius (880 degrees Fahrenheit).Venus has a thick atmosphere consisting primarily of carbon dioxide and clouds of sulfuric acid with sharp lightning bursts. One day-night cycle takes 117 Earth...

The 14 Best Engineering-Inspired Fixes in a Pinch

Necessity is the mother of innovation, but we’re also pretty sure necessity is also the number one call for duct tape fixes. These 14 projects clearly resulted from fixing life’s mistakes in a pinch.Let’s start off with the “galaxy’s shittyest  solder spool”:According to Reddit user NoradIV, the base is a 2 x 3, the tube is fiberglass and the...

This New Battery Offers a Decade of Function

Harvard researchers have developed a new flow battery that uses organic structures for power. The process results in a much safer type of battery, one that isn’t toxic and doesn’t corrode.The research team with the John A. Paulson School fo Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) dissolve the organic molecules in neutral pH water. Flow batteries use components from separate tanks....

Do This One Thing Every Day to Be Better at Public Speaking

One of my favorite questions to ask people about public speaking is if they consider themselves a public speaker. When 9 out of 10 answer no, I politely point out that their answer was technically them speaking in public.If you carry on any type of conversation during the day when you are in public, I’m going to argue that...

Top 3 Jobs for Highest Chemical Engineer Salary

Before I present to you the top three jobs for highest Chemical Engineer salary, let’s look at a few stats. Data shows that the percentage of Chemical Engineering graduates who enter engineering and construction jobs in the UK is at 55.6 percent as of 2016. 13.3 percent, on the other hand, get jobs in business, human resources, and the...

Going Round the Bend With the Tehachapi Loop

Straight out of the imagination of a small child with a wooden train set, the Tehachapi Loop is an interesting piece of engineering. For those who remember the game snake, this loop would have got us out of a whole lot of frustration and pain. Built in the latter half of the 19th Century the loop provides a gentle...

A French Street Artist Gives These Road Signs a Quirky Makeover

Clet Abraham, a French street artist has decided to lighten up some mundane street signs by adding his quirky touch. Abraham posts his pictures online with captions depicting his motivation for his work. Head on to Abraham’s Facebook page to see his full set of work.Young girl running to her love The work of this artist spans Europe and can be...

Phi and the Mathematics of Beauty

Phi, what does the 21st letter of the ancient Greek alphabet, beauty and maths have in common?If you’ve read the article title, you’ll probably have a good idea. Beauty is often considered a relative term that varies between race, culture or historical concepts. Recent studies seem to show that our perception of physical beauty could be hardwired into our...

This Bipedal Robot Could be the Next Great Delivery System

World, meet Cassie. This ‘young’ robot succeeds in something most robotics engineers still haven’t perfected – bipedalism.Cassie was designed to handle a variety of terrain. This makes her perfect for her intended purpose – package delivery. Sure, her makers at Agility Robotics, a subset of Oregon State University’s robotics program, want to eventually use her for search and rescue...

Tbilisi’s New Multifunctional Hostel Used to Be a Soviet Factory

Built in a former Soviet factory, Fabrika is a multifunctional space that brings together a huge hostel, art studios, cafés, bars, encircling around a fantastic courtyard.Transformed from a former Soviet sewing factory in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, Fabrika Hostel with its 95 rooms is a place you can sleep, eat, drink, design, create, interact, discover and learn.By...