A new joint study from three universities is examining the ‘upgrade effect’, a result of consumers justifying the damage of their products when learning of a newer or more enhanced version.By Mario L. MajorOctober 12, 2017Researchers sometimes have the task of quantifying information we suspect but lack the resources or know how to explain.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 28, 2017To make it easy for passengers to find their way around Gatwick Airport, 2,000 beacons were installed inside two terminals of London& 39;s second-busiest airport. It& 39;s the world& 39;s first augmented reality wayfinding app that is now existent in both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
By Shelby RogersApril 18, 2017Craft beers are quickly becoming one of the world& 39;s most popular adult beverage choices. In the U.S. alone, the number of microbreweries and regional craft breweries continues to rise. There& 39;s nothing quite like tasting a favorite craft beer as soon it has been brewed.
Ah, the Internet, a purveyor of viral, inspiring quotes to be reblogged on Tumblr and memes. One of the most prominent names attached to popular quotes is that of physicist Albert Einstein. Normally, the reblogging happens as soon as Einstein& 39;s name gets tacked on. After all, who would argue with one of history& 39;s most brilliant men?
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 13, 2017To all the 90s kids out there, hands up who used to have a Tamagotchi when they were young. If you owned one then good for you! Part of your childhood was probably wonderful. For those who didn& 39;t own one, including me, we can make up for our lost childhood fun with Bandai& 39;s re-release of the legendary toy in its six original colors.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 26, 2017Watch out SpaceX, there is a confident competitor on the space horizon. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is designing the Experimental Spaceplane XS-1, along with The Boeing Company, which is a reusable, autonomous spaceplane aimed to fly towards the edge of space.
By Shelby RogersMay 06, 2017Fidget spinners have become a global phenomenon. Young kids struggling with attention disorders swear by them. Other students just love to watch them spin for a distraction. These gadgets have even become the bane of most teachers. They range in price from a few dollars to hundreds depending on its design.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 05, 2017Last year, Stephen Hawking has warned us humans that we probably only have around 1,000 years left to thrive on Earth. Hawking also gave us a solution to save our race from this impending doomsday. & 34;We must continue exploring space in order to improve our knowledge of humanity.
By Shelby RogersMay 08, 2017Coffee drinkers know that a quality cup of coffee can make or break a day. Whether it& 39;s Starbucks, Dunkin, Costa, or a home brew, coffee serves as a crucial part of a coffee addict& 39;s day. There& 39;s nothing worse than running late or a crowded cafe forcing you to bypass your favorite caffeinated beverage in order to stick to a schedule.
By Shelby RogersMay 01, 2017The Cassini spacecraft is on the last leg of its mission, and it& 39;s definitely going out in style. Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, its moons, and its rings. The craft is also responsible for the recent discovery that Saturn& 39;s icy moon Enceladus could hold the potential for life within our solar system.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 20, 2017Many sophisticated spacecraft, satellites, rockets and other intergalactic technologies are being developed to help our species progress in our pursuit of space travel. However, a team of engineers from NASA& 39;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL-Caltech) is taking a different avenue to contribute to aerospace technologies by developing an advanced space fabric that can be used for many outer space activities.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 25, 2017A team of researchers, led by Christopher Voigt, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has successfully engineered E. coli bacteria to emit colorful images. The team& 39;s intricate process is unprecedented and has numerous potential applications in the medical field, and even in the oil and gas industry.
May 20, 2017For anyone that has ever had a baby, you likely understand the importance of making it past 24 weeks of gestation. Babies born after 24 weeks has a more than 50 chance of surviving which steadily increases as gestation continues. Before 24 weeks, however, the odds of survival for an infant are significantly lower.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 14, 2017Think outside of the bottle! Those are the words of wisdom from a London-based innovative start-up called Skipping Rocks Lab, a group of researchers and business developers whose aim is to make product packaging obsolete. Their solution to the unsustainable production and disposal of plastic bottles is to make an edible water bottle you can safely eat and drink.
Remember Solar Roadways? As a fresh reminder, Solar Roadways became massively viral a few years ago after claiming to be the end-all solution to the global energy crisis. The idea was to implement solar panels into the road to produce electricity. The panels allegedly were also going to light up the roads with different LED patterns replacing painted lines.
So, you want 30 inspiring quotes from inventors eh? Well, welcome my friend. The ability to look at the world in new and unique ways is the hallmark of a great mind. Some of the entries in the following list have changed our society incalculably through their development of new ideas and technology. The list includes notable inventors, engineers, and scientists who broadly fall under the label of & 34;inventor& 34;.
3D printing has been around since the 1980s, but to the average Joe, it’s really begun to matter only in the last few years. People around the world have been widening the scope of its applications. From food, to prosthetics, to actual human organs, and much more—the technology is indeed revolutionizing not only manufacturing but life.
Looking for some handy math hacks? Then you& 39;ve come to the right place. Math isn& 39;t everyone& 39;s forte but it doesn& 39;t need to be over complicated. The following math hacks will dig you out of math hell if you& 39;ve misplaced your calculator. Here we go... Image Source: Pixabay SubtractionSubtraction from 1000 made easy as pieIf you find yourself needing to subtract anything from 1000 this example of math hacks might come in handy.
Alright, this might not technically be an engineering topic but let& 39;s have some fun. If you are a child of the 80& 39;s or love retro gaming the NES is one of the greatest consoles ever made. Many games are now iconic but there were some really awful ones. So given the massive range of games what were the ten worst games on the NES?
By Shelby RogersMay 20, 2017One of the most exciting discussions to come out of Google& 39;s I/O conference was talk of the company& 39;s new AI system. CEO Sundar Pichai jokingly calls it & 34;AI inception.& 34; (& 34;I tell them & 39;we must go deeper& 39;,& 34; he noted at this year& 39;s keynote.
By Shelby RogersApril 11, 2017Apple shook up the mobile phone industry when it removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on its iPhone 7. Frustrated headphone users either had to throw out their favorite headphones for Apple& 39;s wireless systems or buy an adapter. One device looks to transform any wired headphones into wireless, regardless of the device& 39;s brand.