Being an engineer isn’t usually associated with being a bad ass. In fact, it’s probably one of the gigs furthest from badassery! But here’s a job description that’s totally bad ass: you and your team go into combat zones and build or demolish things while people are shooting at you and looking to kill you. That’s a…
This may look like a scrap of kitchen foil, but it’s actually a new kind of aluminum battery that could out-perform the lithium-ion cells in your smartphone.
Every now and then, a bit of engineering comes by that is both deeply simple, and beautifully complex. This tool for hooking the mooring lines of boats onto a dock cleat is flat-out mesmerizing.
I don't know who is smarter. The dog owner (apparently, an engineer) who built this catapult to allow his dog to play fetch with itself or the dog who knows how to use the contraption so perfectly that it can keep itself entertained when its owner is busy. Either way, they're both genius.
It's a rare kind of person who has the foresight (and cash) to hire an architect to design their own funeral mausoleum. But this engineer in Mucia, Spain, did just that—commissioning this incredible structure for when he shuffles off this mortal coil.
This song is supposed to be a hardcore rock song. And though it has the punching anger throat sounds of any respectable hardcore rock song, it so obviously doesn't have anything else that quite resemble the music of core hards. Instead, the song is mixed with an EDM dance track. That's because the band didn't pay its…
Over a century ago, Thomas Edison developed a rechargeable nickel-iron battery, designed to power cars. Remarkably, the technology is still used by some people to store energy from solar panels and wind turbines—but now, Stanford engineers have tweaked it to charge 1000 times faster.
Apple has posted on their jobs pages a job opening at Cupertino for a Connector Design Engineer, which only strengthens the growing speculation that the 30-prong dock connector we've all grown accustomed to is on its way out the door.
The Olympics is all about grand feats of athletic prowess and endurance demonstrated by its competitors. But for the folks behind the scenes, it's hardly a party. In fact, engineers running data centers around the Olympics will be sleeping in these tiny pods next to their computers the whole time.
Apple seems to be doing very well with Intel processors in its MacBook range. But a recently published academic paper reveals that Apple was, at one point, attempting to port its operating system to work with ARM processors.
In a 1954 issue of Mechanix Illustrated, the magazine ran a wonderfully rosy piece titled "FLYING SAUCERS FOR EVERYBODY!" This short piece detailed how flying saucers would ameliorate arduous commutes in the far-out year of 1965.
A pair of former Boeing engineers are building an escape pod that would let people ride out the worst of a Tsunami inside a giant ball. The Tsunami capsules could hit the market in two years with a price tag as low as $1000.
As you stagger into work and slump over your desktop like one of last night's zombies, engineer Ross Kennedy is having an exhilarating ride atop a 100m-high wind turbine with the best views of Scotland. I'm not jealous...much. [Daily Mail]
Duane Innes is a very smart man. He's in charge of Lockheed Martin's incredibly complex F-22 fighter program. But how smart is it to crash your car on purpose? When it saves another person's life (with physics!), very smart.