Can Ants Teach Us About Civil Engineering? When I was kid, I had an art farm. Ok, so this sounds like I was a bit of geek and I was. The farm was basically two ( sealed) panes of glass separated by about 2 inches and filled with sand. And ants.How they tunneled was fascinating […]

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Ultra High Pressure Water Jets are Extremely Dangerous. When you think of water pressure you think of the water from your tap or maybe from your hose. Many of us use car wash water wands to wash the grime off your car or maybe you bought a home water blaster to clean the driveway or […]

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Elon Musk Debates the Future for Technology. Recently Vanity Fair, sponsored a bit of a debate ( no, not like CNN, Facebook or Fox for the US, republican race) to discuss future technologies and the priorities for survival on earth. The debate included Elon Musk and the president of Y Combinator which is a company […]

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Telephone technology and computer communications are now so intertwined as to be virtually the same thing. Case in point if what is known as “Voice over IP” or VOIP as it is more commonly called. It was not always the case as the telephone started as an analog device dedicated to the transmission of electric […]

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Here is a news clip that is worth thinking about. The subject is photosynthesis which is a natural process used by plants to convert sunlight into usable energy. This research  team is working to understand the process and to be able use it to split water into it’s components ( hydrogen and oxygen ) using only sunlight. […]

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Why are there so few female engineering students? When I was in undergraduate school for my engineering degree there was maybe 10% of the students that were female. Today the number is not a lot higher at maybe 20% of science, technology,engineering and math ( STEM) students being female.

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How to Raise Interest in Computer Science for Females. In the U.S, only 20 percent of engineering students are female which is only a slight improvement over what I remember when I did my undergraduate degree a number of years ago. ( No I am saying how many years..) This phenomenon is also observed in […]

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Home Made Paint Can Rocket Stove ( Tek- THinK) For those hunters or campers out there that like to rough it and be able to cook some hot food without hauling a huge gas stove around with them. And dont forget the gas which you will probably run out of sooner than later.

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