Architecture / Engineering

  • Explaining Equilibrium of Forces

    The article explains the conditions required for a set of forces acting over a body to come under equilibrium, during which the body remains stationary even under the influence of the forces. We will also discuss methods for calculating this phenomenon...
    By Karann August 8, 2011 

  • History of the Worst Mill Explosions

    The explosive power of airborne flour dust can obliterate an entire factory. In fact, in several cases it has. The worst flour mill explosions on record had double-digit death tolls and resulted in the creation of new safety standards in the industry...
    By KennethSleight July 31, 2011 

  • A Simple Battery and Light Bulb Circuit Experiment

    A very amusing and simple experiment using few batteries and a light bulb will quite effectively explain how to light up a torch bulb or a LED. School students will especially love it. Read on to learn more.
    By Swagatam July 31, 2011 


  • How to Find the Distance Between Any Two Places

    Finding the distance between your house to your friend's house in the next block is always easy, but the approach that you use to calculate the distance between two places holds true only to a certain extent. So what's the right approach?
    By vishalseafarer July 31, 2011 

  • The Meaning of “Avast” and Other Pirate Words

    Here you can find out why it’s bad to be a bilge rat, and why you might not want to careen the hull.
    By KennethSleight July 29, 2011 

  • Biography: English Captain James Cook

    Captain James Cook and his ships traveled across the world. He is famous for making the Australian and New Zealand coastlines known to Europeans and the rest of the world. His undying spirit and unmatched cartographic skills make him one of the best sea...
    By Tarun Goel July 26, 2011 


  • Palm Islands, Dubai: Eighth Wonder of the World

    Artificial islands, although amazing engineering projects, are not new. The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and many other nations have all undertakened land reclamation projects. However, none are quite as impressive as the Palm Islands in Dubai, United Arab...
    By Kevin-F July 7, 2011 

  • The Potential to Perform - A form of Energy!

    We talked about conserving energy in a recent article but do you know how many types of energy are there? Well in the broader context there are supposed to be several forms of energy as we shall see later on, but one very important form is the type...
    By Ricky June 29, 2011 

  • Great Engineer Biographies - Osborne Reynolds

    Osborne Reynolds, who lived from 1842 to 1912, has developed various techniques that are widely used in analyzing fluid flow. This can be fluid flow around the prow of a ship, or it can be fluid flow in the combustion chamber of a rocket engine. Read...
    By johnsinit June 29, 2011 

  • Characteristics of Tudorbethan Architecture

    Tudorbethan architectural style is an amalgamation of Tudor, Elizabethan, and Jacobean styles. The advent of the Industrial Age and the impersonal mass production that came along with it led many designers and architects to seek a style that was more...
    By Sonal Panse June 27, 2011 
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