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From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours.Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, looks at SpaceX's journey from startup to a commercial space company with the operating power of a nation-state. Today is a historic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Technology, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Engineering, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Dubai, Airbus


Watch this impressive Lego tapas factory crank out a steady stream of snacks

The Lego masters at The Brick Wall built this fantastic contraption to crank out tapas. Technical details: 19 Lego PF motors 5 BuWizz Bricks 4 weeks of hard work
Tags: Video, News, Makers, Lego, Engineering, BuWizz Bricks


What can your microwave tell you about your health?

For many of us, our microwaves and dishwashers aren't the first thing that come to mind when trying to glean health information, beyond that we should (maybe) lay off the Hot Pockets and empty the dishes in a timely way. But we may soon be rethinking that, thanks to new research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The system, called "Sapple," analyzes in-home appliance usage to better understand our health patterns, using just radio signals and a smart...
Tags: Health, Technology, Mit, Medical Research, Engineering, Innovation, Machine Learning, Dina Katabi, Hsu, Chen Yu Hsu, Guang He Lee, Sapple, Abbas Zeitoun


Engineering Careers

No matter where you live in the world, it is likely that you will be able to find employment if you have a degree in engineering. Engineering careers can be applied to all types of social needs and industries.
Tags: Jobs, Engineering, Find your Dream Job, Engineering Careers


Build These Forts Designed by Ikea

These times, they are fort-building times. These are hunker down, curl up, leave-me-the-eff-alone times. But maybe by now, 10(ish) weeks into this pandemic, you’ve run out of fresh ways to toss a blanket over a couple of chairs and call it a fort. I certainly had. But Ikea Russia is here to help spark our…Read more...
Tags: Engineering, Ikea, Lifehacks, Building, Ikea Hacks, Ikea Russia


Got a deflated tire but 10 two-liter bottles? Make this DIY air compressor!

The best solutions are sometimes the simplest ones: "I've been topping off a leaky tire for weeks and staring at my garden hose wondering if I could use it instead of my compressor. The answer is YES!!!"
Tags: Work, Video, News, Diy, Engineering


What recruiters are saying about the tech job market right now

Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts by Airbnb and Uber garnering much of the industry’s attention this week — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this market? Because the questions are top of mind for practically everyone everywhere right now, we reached out to recruiters in the one industry that we know — tech — to ask what they are seeing...
Tags: TC, Texas, Jobs, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, PPP, Hiring, Norwest Venture Partners, Norwest, McFadden, Betts, Riviera Partners


Netherlands science university accused of bias over drive to hire female staff

Eindhoven rector says he wants to improve representation among engineering academicsOne of Europe’s leading engineering universities is being investigated over claims of unfair sexual discrimination after it increased its cohort of female academics by 25% through opening its vacancies exclusively to women.Eindhoven University of Technology has been asked by the Dutch Institute for Human Rights to justify a policy under which only women may apply for posts in the faculty in the first six months t...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Education, Law, UK News, World news, Engineering, Higher Education, Netherlands, Eindhoven University Of Technology, Eindhoven, Dutch Institute for Human Rights


An interesting little engineering device

Apparently this thing is called a Roebling device, and is used to calculate wire resistance per foot based on wire diameter. A very interesting little engineering device, for a highly specialized use. Just looks really cool, too. From IMGURian @silvercatbob. Roebling device used to calculate wire resistance per foot based on wire diameter
Tags: Post, Tools, News, Engineering, Interestingness


How To Become An Automotive Engineer At A Major Car Company

A question I get a lot from younger readers is: How can I become an automotive engineer for a major car company? The answer is that there are many avenues to that goal, which is why—in addition to telling my own tale about how I scored my dream engineering job at Fiat Chrysler—I compiled stories from Ford, Nissan,…Read more...
Tags: Engineering, Ford, Fca, Chrysler, Lifehacks, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Nissan, How To Become An Engineer, How To Become An Automotive Engineer, Major Car Company


$4 million richer, Walrus.ai has a pitch for companies looking for QA-testing tools

The co-founders of Walrus.ai, a new software company which raised $4 million in a new round of financing fro Homebrew, Felicis Ventures and Leadout Capital, started their business with one problem. Jake Marsh, Ogden Nathan, and Scott White had a problem had left Wealthfront to launch a new service that would solve what they saw as a key problem with new business workflows. Their idea was to integrate the disparate software silos that different parts of their former business used to complete a...
Tags: TC, Tech, Software, Engineering, Computing, Cypress, Software Development, Software Testing, White, Wealthfront, Felicis Ventures, Software Engineering, Mabel, Homebrew, Scott White, Walrus


Did You Know That Porsche Helped Develop These Six Cars?

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Tags: Engineering, Porsche, Autos, Porsche Factoids, Ford Duratec, Car Throttle, Renault Clio V6


The good neighbour who wants to iron out the problems of the weekly wash

A low-tech washing machine offers a way to wash where there is limited access to power and running waterWith a plastic drum, plywood and a few secret components, a London-based engineer has created a rudimentary washing machine that he says will ease the workload for families with little power or water.Nav Sawnhey has designed a £24 crank-handled machinefor people in places without reliable, affordable power. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, London, Iraq, India, World news, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Engineering, Global development, Nav Sawnhey


Pinpoint releases dashboard to bring visibility to software engineering operations

As companies look for better ways to understand how different departments work at a granular level, engineering has traditionally been a black box of siloed data. Pinpoint, an Austin-based startup, has been working on a platform to bring this information into a single view, and today it released a dashboard to help companies understand what’s happening across software engineering from an operational perspective. Jeff Haynie, co-founder and CEO at Pinpoint says the company’s mission for the la...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Engineering, Machine Learning, Sla, Dashboards, Jeff Haynie, Developer Tools, Haynie, Pinpoint


Recently discovered: Eiffel's drawings for a slightly different Statue of Liberty

In 2018, Barry Lawrence Ruderman, a rare map dealer from California, bought a folder of documents and blueprints related to the Statue of Liberty. What they didn't realize is that the lot contained almost two dozen original engineering drawings for the Statue produced by Gustav Eiffel's workshop. Ruderman and Alex Clausen, director of Ruderman's gallery, hope to eventually show the drawings at a museum but for now you can inspect scans they posted online. Greg Miller writes in Smithsonian: ...
Tags: Art, Post, New York, Design, News, California, New York City, Architecture, Engineering, Illustration, Smithsonian, Statues, Eiffel, Greg Miller, Berenson, Ruderman


Forgotten Blueprints Reveal a Late Tweak to the Statue of Liberty's Torch Arm

Recently restored sketches of the Statue of Liberty suggest French engineer Gustave Eiffel, who was brought in to help with the project, had a different vision for the monument’s upraised arm.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Engineering, Statues, Monuments, Gustave Eiffel, Statue of Liberty


How to build a hospital in nine days: emergency architecture in a pandemic

From mobile morgues to pop-up intensive care wards, Britain is responding to coronavirus with a new kind of elemental architecture – and it needs lots of itCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eerie mechanical hum has joined the usual backdrop of tweeting birds and the roar of the North Circular at Wanstead Flats in London. The sound is coming from behind a large wooden fence, recently erected on wide open fields by...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Hospitals, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Military, Engineering, Art and design, Emergency planning, Construction industry, Emergency services, Newham, Epping Forest


Untold stories of the Apollo 13 engineers

Late on 13 April 1970, the night shift had started in Houston’s Manned Spaceflight Center. Engineers tried to sift through reams of odd data coming about the Apollo 13 spacecraft, from instrument readings to the confused reports from three astronauts. It looked like they were rapidly losing their oxygen supply. “First of all, we thought we’d boil it down to something simple and obvious,” engineer Arnold Aldridge recalled later. He made a phone call to an especially insightful young engineer, Joh...
Tags: Books, Featured, Washington, America, History, Nasa, Earth, World, Engineering, Moon, Houston, Oral History, Pacific Ocean, Astrophysics, Aaron, Control Center


Valispace raises $2.4M to become the ‘Github for hardware’, joins fight against COVID-19

Hardware engineering is mostly document-based. A typical satellite might be described in several hundred thousand PDF documents, spreadsheets, simulation files and more; all potentially inconsistent between each other. This can lead to costly mistakes. NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because one engineering team used metric units while another used English units, for instance. Germany-HQ’d Valispace, which also has offices in Portugal, dubs itself as “Github for hardware”. In other words, ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Europe, Germany, Berlin, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, United States, Engineering, Paris, Portugal, Satellite, European Space Agency


Valispace raises $2.4M lead by JOIN Capital to become the ‘Github for hardware’

Hardware engineering is mostly document-based. A typical satellite might be described in several hundred thousand PDF documents, spreadsheets, simulation files and more; all potentially inconsistent between each other. This can lead to costly mistakes. NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because one engineering team used metric units while another used English units, for instance. Germany-HQ’d Valispace, which also has offices in Portugal, dubs itself as “Github for hardware”. In other words, ...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Europe, Germany, Berlin, US, Articles, Ceo, Nasa, United States, Engineering, Paris, Portugal, Satellite, European Space Agency


Society needs electrical engineers to function. Here's how you can become one.

Electrical engineering is the study, design, and application of systems that utilize electricity and electronics. Modern applications include power grids, telecommunications, and circuit boards. Computing systems such as supercomputers and tablets rely on electrical engineering. Modern society is powered by complex systems that keep everything from sleepy suburbs to major metropolises operational. Electrical engineering is at the heart of how the entire world operates, yet most of us ha...
Tags: Energy, Work, Technology, Education, United States, Engineering, Innovation, Personal Growth, Khadija Academy, Ahmed Mahdy


Vacuum and hand dryer maker Dyson designed a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients

British inventor James Dyson announced that his company has spent the last week designing a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients and will ship 10,000 of them early next month to support the UK's National Health Service. He's also donating 5,000 more of them to international initiatives. From CNN: Dyson said the company had designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," since he received a call 10 days ago from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.,P> "This new device ca...
Tags: Health, Post, UK, News, Medicine, Makers, Medical, Cnn, Engineering, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, James Dyson, Dyson, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


Aston Martin Teases New Hybrid V6, Promises More Than 715 Horsepower

When you think about V6 engines, you’re probably reminded of mainstream family vehicles and manufacturers trying to find a way to package six cylinders in the most efficient manner. Inline sixes are great, but their length makes them difficult to install in the bulk of a manufacturer’s lineup. By splitting the cylinder count into two […] The post Aston Martin Teases New Hybrid V6, Promises More Than 715 Horsepower appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Engineering, Autos, Aston Martin, Valhalla, News Blog, Product Planning, V6, Engine Development, Hot-v


Want to help design a moon robot? NASA needs you.

NASA wants your help redesigning the bucket drum system for its RASSOR excavator. The Moon's weaker gravity and the excavator's light weight pose unique design challenges. RASSOR will one day excavate regolith so it can be processed into the resources necessary for sustainable lunar exploration. Are you an engineer, designer, manufacturer, or STEM student? Maybe just someone with a healthy predilection for bucket drums? Then NASA wants to hear from you.NASA's Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative...
Tags: Design, Technology, Resources, Future, Nasa, Earth, Discovery, Engineering, Moon, Robots, Innovation, Orion, Artemis, Kennedy Space Center, NASA Kennedy Space Center, LSII


Job Opportunity: Back-End Engineer

A proptech job opportunity to share…RE/MAX is hiring a back-end engineer. Description First is fundamentally changing the real estate industry.  We believe that operational excellence will be key to our success and will be driven by constant improvement as well as bold game changing innovations. As one of our early engineers, you’ll help guide key design, architecture, and technology decisions. You will be a part of our platform team, helping us to build a platform to support our custom...
Tags: Jobs, Radio, Engineering, RE/MAX, Proptech Jobs


A new type of COVID-19 test now approved for use could help with frontline diagnostics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving much more quickly to grant special ’emergency use authorization’ to equipment and tests that could help increase testing for the novel coronavirus in the U.S., which lags behind most countries in the world when it comes to tests conducted relative to the size of its population. One type of test just approved for use could help expand the availability of frontline testing in hospitals and at clinics where patients are receiving care – without ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Articles, United States, Engineering, Flu, New York State, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, SUNNYVALE, Diagnostics, Scanwell, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Some Dutch Engineering Students Built This Mid-Engine Shooting Brake From An Old Boxster

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Tags: Engineering, Porsche, Autos, Dutch, Cayman, Porsche Boxster, Boxster, Shooting Brake


New way of building bridges could be faster, cheaper, better

You've probably seen this triangle before: Fast, Cheap, Good -- Pick Two. Here's a new bridge-building technique from Austria that seems to allow the customer to get a bridge that's faster, cheaper, better than traditional bridges. From Popular Mechanics: The umbrella method is a completely new way to construct a static final bridge. This TU Wien team first worked on the idea in 2006, and it’s been experimenting and fine tuning since then. Instead of traditional kinds of bridge building—i.e. ...
Tags: Video, News, Austria, Engineering, Bridges, Construction, TU Wien, Statics, Johann Kollegger, Lafnitz River


The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!

It’s cheap, light, quick, fireproof and has a tiny carbon footprint compared to concrete. No wonder the ‘great forgotten material of our time’ is staging a comebackA long stone plank stands on Store Street in central London, raised on triangular wooden props, giving it the look of a medieval battering ram, ready to lay siege to Tottenham Court Road. This great masonry beam means no harm to the shoppers – but it could well prove to be disruptive in another way.The slab in question is a prototype ...
Tags: Design, London, Environment, Culture, Architecture, Engineering, Art and design, Tottenham Court