Architecture / Engineering

  • Building the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal

    Work on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal was started in 1889 and it became an important means of transportation for Chicago from 1900 onwards. It also helped to reverse the flow of the Chicago River that was polluting Lake Michigan with sewage from...
    By Jayant R Row June 20, 2011 

  • Anniversary of Titanic

    The RMS Titanic was a passenger ship built at Harland & Wolff Shipyard Belfast. She set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on 10th April 1912. Meanwhile, in Greenland the Petermann Glacier ice shelf had calved; the resultant...
    By Willie Scott June 19, 2011 

  • Panama Canal History, Locks, And Gates

    The ships are lifted approximately 26 meters above the sea level, and after reaching the other end, these ships are dropped down to enable them continue their journey. Lock gates are used for the lifting and dropping purposes. Solid gates separate the...
    By Kevin-F June 12, 2011 


  • What the 1930s Dust Bowl Taught Us

    The dust bowl of the 1930s lasted for eight long years and almost destroyed the agriculture scene in America. The 1931 and 1934 dust storms were the strongest reasons behind American scientists and authorities finally beginning to take dust storm science...
    By Tarun Goel June 7, 2011 

  • What are Shock Waves? Useful Information

    This article provides interesting and useful facts about shock waves. Find out how shock waves form and how they effect the area around them.
    By Erik Hinrichsen June 1, 2011 

  • The Building as a Machine

    Machines are energy devices that help to alleviate effort or create other conditions that make life easier. Similarly buildings can be considered machines as they help people to avoid the effects of the weather, create healthful conditions, and allow...
    By Jayant R Row June 1, 2011 


  • Living Buildings

    Living buildings are the answer to the increasing problems of polluted cities and depleting fossil fuel sources. By designing a building like a living creature, it is made to have a minimum negative impact on its environment. The building is constructed...
    By Sonal Panse May 27, 2011 

  • James Robbins and his $10,000,000 Machine

    James Robbins made his first machine for boring tunnels for a dam diversion project in the 1950s. He developed the technique to make rotating heads and disc cutters a technology that exists even today. A tunnel boring machine is a safer, faster method...
    By Jayant R Row May 25, 2011 

  • History of Engineering - This Changed Everything

    The industrial revolution forever altered the habits and thoughts of humankind. Using knowledge of natural sciences, engineers developed practical solutions to enhance every day life. Read on to see how the industrial revolution really did change everything...
    By lcossairt May 23, 2011 

  • The Temple of Angkor Wat

    The Angkor Wat temple is fascinating for its sheer beauty and harmony of concept. The temple complex is what comes to mind when one thinks of Cambodia; it is even represented on the Cambodian national flag. The site receives thousands of visitors...
    By Sonal Panse May 23, 2011 
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