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Engineering Beauty

The fourth and most understandable error we made...was to have turned over all aspects of freeway route selection and design to the engineering profession. Of course, engineering is an absolutely necessary element in the road-building process. But engineering proficiency...is not all that is required. ... Freeways do not exist apart from the world. ...even the Division of Highways recognizes the fact that values of a sort that do not lend themselves to narrow economic analysis are important. ....
Tags: Education, California, Economics, Collaboration, Jazz, Menlo Park, WB, St Patrick, Oroville Dam, Stefan Kac, Aesthetics, Interdisciplinary Issues, Engineering and Engineers, Pushkarev, Bronson (william, William BronsonHow




NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet's 'Wright Brothers Moment'

As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
Tags: News, Research, Nasa, Helicopters, Innovation, Mars, Wright, Mimi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Aung, Robots and Robotics, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet


Watch These Rover Models Wiggle Out of Alien Sand Traps

A choreography of swimming, walking and rolling could help future rovers avoid getting stuck in loose soil on the moon or Mars.
Tags: News, Research, Moon, William, Goldman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Siddharth, Robots and Robotics, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet, Shrivastava, Science Robotics (Journal, Daniel I, Bluethmann


Antarctica vs. Science

For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.
Tags: News, Research, Ice, Antarctica, Science and Technology, Meteors and Meteorites, South Pole, Engineering and Engineers, Accidents and Safety, Antarctic Regions, Your-feed-science






Why Birds Are the World’s Best Engineers

A nest is “a disordered stick bomb,” resilient in ways that humans have hardly begun to understand, much less emulate.
Tags: Art, News, Physics, Birds, Architecture, Animal Behavior, King, Hunter, University of Akron, Engineering and Engineers, Building (Construction, Journal of Applied Physics, Your-feed-science, Cognition (Journal


Intel’s Culture Needed Fixing. Its C.E.O. Is Shaking Things Up.

Robert Swan, who leads the world’s biggest chip maker, is pushing his 110,000 employees to confront internal problems more openly.
Tags: News, Intel, Swan, Intel Corporation, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computer Chips, Robert Swan, Engineering and Engineers, Robert H


I Was the First Woman of Color in Space. Here’s What Katherine Johnson Means to Me.

In my years in NASA and since, I’ve seen the untapped potential of women, particularly women of color.
Tags: Gender, News, Race, Nasa, Johnson, Katherine Johnson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jemison, Women and Girls, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mae C, Katherine (1918-


Women in Science: Hidden Figures, Like Katherine Johnson

In my years in NASA and since, I’ve seen the untapped potential of women, particularly women of color.
Tags: Gender, News, Race, Nasa, Johnson, Katherine Johnson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jemison, Women and Girls, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mae C, Katherine (1918-


From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
Tags: Japan, News, Colorado, Research, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Sarah, Science and Technology, University Of Colorado, Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet, Rocket Science and Propulsion, al-Amiri


From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
Tags: Japan, News, Colorado, Research, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Science and Technology, University Of Colorado, Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Boulder (Colo, Maktoum, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al


As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea

A proposal to build two huge barriers — one that would connect Norway to Scotland, the other France to England — was described as a warning about the urgency of the climate crisis.
Tags: Europe, England, News, France, Scotland, Global Warming, Netherlands, Norway, North Sea, Levees and Dams, London (England, Engineering and Engineers


He’s Stared Down Activists and Apple, and Is Still in Charge

After a career spent working on “very important backup plans,” Steve Mollenkopf has steered Qualcomm through one rough patch after another.
Tags: Apple, News, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc, Steve Mollenkopf, Mollenkopf, Careers and Professions, Engineering and Engineers, Steven M, 5G (Wireless Communications




The Lesson of an Albanian Earthquake: The Balkans Aren’t Ready for the Big One

Successive governments have failed to address the risks posed by aging buildings and shoddy construction, leaving millions vulnerable.
Tags: News, Earthquakes, Bulgaria, Albania, Engineering and Engineers, Balkan States, Building (Construction


Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create

When honeybees fall into water, they generate their own ripples, then glide to dry land, a study found.
Tags: News, Research, Water, Bees, Surfing, Chris, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Roh, Gharib, Morteza, Engineering and Engineers, Your-feed-science


This Fungus Fires Artillery From the Backs of Zombie Flies

After Entomophthora muscae fatally infects house flies, it makes microscopic stalks for hurtling spores at other insects that come nearby.
Tags: News, Fungi, Parasites, Flies, Engineering and Engineers, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, de Ruiter, Your-feed-science, Jolet


Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories

Instead of synthesizing new biochemicals from scratch, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist puts nature to the task — with astonishing results.
Tags: News, California, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nobel prizes, California Institute of Technology, Engineering and Engineers, Evolution (Biology, Frances Arnold, Your-feed-science


Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Zuckerberg, Mike, Facebook Inc, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Mark E, Video Recordings, Rumors and Misinformation


Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

A small body of evidence suggests that when it comes to decision making, indoor air may matter more than we have realized.
Tags: Productivity, News, Air Conditioning, Research, Architecture, Air Pollution, Carbon Dioxide, Workplace Environment, Buildings (Structures, Engineering and Engineers, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Conference Rooms, Your-feed-science


Sunday Routine: How the First Female Dean of N.Y.U.’s Engineering School Spends Her Sundays

Jelena Kovacevic is the first woman to serve as the head of the Tandon School of Engineering. On the weekends, you’ll find her running in Central Park and maybe getting a mani-pedi with her daughter.
Tags: News, Stem, Ny, Carnegie Mellon University, Central Park, New York University, Kovacevic, Jelena, Women and Girls, Tandon School of Engineering, Engineering and Engineers, Upper West Side (Manhattan, Jelena Kovacevic


Wheels: Gentlemen, Start Your Algorithms

A racetrack veteran compares the Self Racing Cars contest in California to hot-rod modders of old: “This event, with its hackers, tinkerers and engineers, is just like that.”
Tags: News, California, Navigation, Computers and the Internet, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Engineering and Engineers, Automobile Racing


Changes to Flight Software on 737 Max Escaped F.A.A. Scrutiny

A new safety review wasn’t necessary under F.A.A. rules since the changes didn’t affect what the agency considers an especially critical or risky phase of flight.
Tags: News, Pilots, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Engineering and Engineers


Boeing’s 737 Max: 1960s Design, 1990s Computing Power and Paper Manuals

The Boeing jet that crashed twice in five months relied on decades-old systems and left pilots without some common safety features.
Tags: News, Engines, Pilots, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Engineering and Engineers




Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max

Caught short by its rival’s gains, Boeing raced to update its workhorse jet rather than design a new one. Workers describe a hectic project, but say they hadn’t felt safety was compromised.
Tags: Design, News, Pilots, Boeing, American Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Airbus Industrie, Factories and Manufacturing, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Engineering and Engineers, EasyJet Airline Co Ltd


A Deadly Blaze in the Alps Made a Biker a Hero and Tunnels Safer for All

Two decades ago, 39 people died inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel in a fire so horrific it changed safety standards forever. The truth eventually caught up to the legend of a man who rushed in.
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Fires and Firefighters, Roads and Traffic, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Automobile Safety Features and Defects, Engineering and Engineers, Bridges and Tunnels, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Disasters and Emergencies, National Fire Protection Assn, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France, Tinazzi, Pierlucio