This Student Spent Only $700 to Turn His Honda Into a Self-Driving Car

Why shell out nearly $75,000 for a self-driving Tesla when you can do it for only $700? That’s what college student Brevan Jorgenson decided to do. The University of Nebraska-Omaha student took open source software and $700 (561 GBP) worth of parts and made his driver-assisted vehicle from scratch.Jorgenson took a risk by beta testing a relatively controversial startup....

15 Great Computer Games for Engineers That Will Get You Hooked

Games for engineers are an essential part of their downtime, if not they should be. Work hard and play hard is a great motto to live by. When hard working engineers need downtime there are plenty of options out there. Whether you’re into extreme violence, dystopian futures, simulators to name but a few genres. If you are looking to...

The World Needs More Engineers that Can Communicate

When it comes to engineers, we aren’t known for our communication skills. This may seem standard with the introverted engineering stereotype, but communication is perhaps the most necessary skill an engineer can have – and we need more engineers that can communicate.I am of course not talking about engineers ability to speak a language or form basic words. Rather,...

These Two-Way LEDs Can Harvest Light and Detect Hand Gestures

Combining multiple products into one can save a ton of space. Now researchers are developing new two-way LEDs which can be controlled with touchless gestures and can charge with ambient light.The new screens can sense light, emit light, and collect energy all in one. The device relies on a newly emerging technology, two-way LEDs. Soon, digital displays will be...

Scientists Develop Drones to Pollinate Plants Just Like Real Bees

Engineers are working on autonomous drones which can artificially pollinate plants. It is a well-known fact that pollinators like bees play a critical role in the life cycle of most plants. It is an almost as equally known fact that bee populations are in decline in many places around the globe. The issue has sparked interest in technologists to develop a drone capable...

The New Nokia 3310 Is Officially Back and So Is the Snake!

Nokia just unveiled their new 3310 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It comes with four different colors to choose from and it has a battery life that can last a month on standby.The new design maintains to reflect the iconic silhouette of its ancestor with plenty of added features to keep up with today’s technology. The new 3310 has...

What Facebook Knows About You and the Algorithms That Find It

Facebook knows a lot more about you than you might think. Through cutting edge algorithms and endless data, they can tell pretty much everything about you without ever having met you.Facebook is the leading social network across the world and it has 1.8 billion monthly active users, 1.2 billion of which get on daily. A place where this many...

Can You Become an Engineer Without an Engineering Degree?

Engineering is a time-old field that used to require years of apprenticeship in the industry but now requires years of school just to become licensed. However, could you become an engineer without an engineering degree?If we are going to examine this question, we need to set some groundwork for who exactly we consider an engineer. For this endeavor, we will...

Senstone: This Wearable Gadget Is Perfect for Note-Taking on the Go

“Senstone is a new way to create notes — five times faster and much more convenient than any smartphone app.”A story is the fundamental instrument of thought. It’s our principal means of explaining the past of planning, of predicting, of looking into the future and of escaping to an alternate reality.Without a means of solidifying the occurrence into a permanent...

Perpetual Motion Machines : Could We Ever Build a ‘Real’ One?

Is perpetual motion, a fantastic innovation if achieved or the snake oil of physics? Hindsight is always 20/20 as they say. It is easy for us to laugh and ridicule past claims of devices that are supposedly perpetual motion devices. Popular history often places a stigma on such devices as freakish curiosities of engineering. Is this fair given our...