September 21, 2016Soap bubbles have always filled us with wonder. The enigmatic play of colors across their surface entrance children and inspire scientists to explore the forces at work in this stunning microcosm. From optics to fluid dynamics, great minds have studied the chaotic activity in this simple system for generations.
By Shelby RogersApril 07, 2017It wraps sushi into delectable bites. Its pulp can be found in cosmetics. It covers someone& 39;s body if they go in for certain types of spa treatments. Now, seaweed could be a more eco-friendly and sustainable way to power smartphones and other electronics. An international team of researchers developed a way to boost the powers of seaweed to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
By Shelby RogersOctober 05, 2016Here& 39;s the second half of Interesting Engineering& 39;s list of the 10 worst engineering disasters. As with the previous list, we& 39;re defining engineering disasters as material failures or design flaws. These could be the result of insufficient knowledge or training, underestimations, or general human error.
October 14, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Nuclear energy continues to be a hot-button issue as accidents like Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushina Daiichi (2011) stay fresh in the public& 39;s mind.Waste from nuclear plants even has the potential to radiate harmful energy into Earth& 39;s atmosphere for thousands of years.
Let& 39;s deal with the elephant in the room, shall we? Why do engineers make good partners? We mean romantically here of course, not professionally, although many of the following would apply. No arguments! We have found some common themes on the & 34;tinterweb& 34; from opinions of engineers& 39; partners.
A well-supplied desk is essential in the modern world. This mantra doesn& 39;t have to just apply to the mundane essential stationery. Here& 39;s our selected list of 30 great desk and office decorations.1. Hot Cookie USB Cup WarmerWe& 39;ve all been there, a quick call to a client or minor adjustment to project that suddenly takes 2 hours.