Future Robots Learning from the Animal and Insect World. Ants are easily overlooked, I mean they are typically really small and underfoot so unless you step in a nest or sit on a log you may not notice them at all. When you do take a really close look at them, it is amazing what […]

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What Mechanical Engineers Can Learn Using Bio-mimicry. The common much much hated cockroach is admired for its ability to survive in almost any environment. I remember a joke that the only things that would survive the end of the world are cockroaches and Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones.

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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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Can We Build a Sky Scrapper Built from Shipping Containers? The first shipping container was invented and patented in 1956 by an American named Malcolm Mc Lean who inĀ 1956 owned the largest trucking fleet in the South and the fifth largest trucking company in all the United States. Malcolm decided that there must be a […]

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A Career as a Tesla Engineer Sounds Like a Great Job. Mechanical engineers find their skills in high demand in various industries and fields such as scientific research, acoustics, automotive engineering, medical, construction, combustion, and aerospace.

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Does Managing Climate Change Come Down to Effective Carbon Engineering? A technology and engineering company based in Alberta, Canada has devised a way to capture carbon dioxide in the air and transform it into a pure concentrate which can be sold and re-used in industrial applications.

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The Physics of Heat Transfer ( TeK-THinK This may be a subject that was either not covered in school for you or maybe you were sick that day but it is critical to understanding how to reduce your energy bills or even build some new clean energy inventions.

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Caltech MAKEaTHON ( TeK-THinK) Two schools came together on the Caltech campus in Pasadena on the weekend of May 31, 2013 for a 24 hour cram session to design and make new things. 20 students working on projects such as: a sign-language translator, a direction signaler for cyclists, tags which allow you to locate missing […]

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