Topic: engineering

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snowstorms are pretty fun except for the occasional bouts of extreme cabin fever and dealing with the frozen roads the next morning. Scientists are working on a cure for at least one of those issues. Today's big question is about post-storm roadway safety -  how could we deal better with...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marty McFly time traveled from 1989 to October 21, 2015 in the movie Back To The Future 2. There are tons of new pieces of technology that were put on display in the film, but the most noticeable one is flying cars. Since it's 2015, it's now fair game to ask the question: Where are all...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changes the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past, there is no doubt that a new...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There are about four people born every single second. As our expanding population's energy needs grow, the more we will need clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to power our future. So, who's doing something about renewable energy?   Around the mid- to late 1920's,...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Humanity can't seem to sit still. From our earliest days in Africa to now, we have always been on the move. In modern times there is no greater symbol for our mobility than the car. However, with our growing population and energy needs, how eco-friendly can cars get?   Transportation...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With an ever growing population, access to energy becomes a large factor in planning for the future. Many individuals and organizations have tried to bring alternative power methods to the table, but none have caught on just yet. A new option, the Power Wall, was recently introduced to the world...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From GPS units to TV broadcasts to exploring the furthest reaches of space, rockets have become very important parts of those projects. We use rockets to escape the bounds of gravity in hopes of providing humanity with a better understanding of the natural world while also putting satellites in...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sometimes great ideas are born before the world is ready for them.  The story of the electric car battery would be a great example of that exact occurrence.  Currently we live in a world that is about to usher in many more electric cars in the very near future. So, what was the first...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

​ On Dec 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight.  With a successful blast off and splash down, many people are wondering what's next for the Orion spacecraft?   Keep in mind, humanity's first orbital launch was the Sputnik spacecraft,...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

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