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  • A Comprehensive List of Engineering Disasters

    Humankind has achieved great engineering feats, from underwater tunnels to skyscrapers, yet for all its intelligence, it is still far from infallible. We often hear news of engineering disasters and they are bound to happen because like humans, technology...
    By Tarun Goel October 13, 2011 

  • 15 Amazing Civil Engineering Feats

    Ever since people transitioned from hunter gatherers to farming the quest to build bigger and better structures has been going on. From the ancient pyramids at Giza to the modern day International Space Station, these structures represent the pinnacle...
    By KennethSleight September 21, 2011 

  • The Engineering Story of Millau Viaduct

    The Millau Viaduct is just not a bridge but also a prime example of engineering excellence in modern times. The bridge was opened for public use in December 2004, four years after its inaugural ceremony. Read this to learn about the engineering challenges...
    By Tarun Goel September 7, 2011 

  • Engineering the Euro Tunnel

    The Euro Tunnel, or the Chunnel, consists of three tunnels connecting the U.K. with France. This massive engineering feat allows hundreds of trains to travel back and forth from the U.K. and France under water!
    By Tarun Goel September 7, 2011 

  • Thermodynamic Mysteries: Giant Killer Hornets, Honeybees, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

    How does the never ending battle between Japanese honeybees and giant Asian hornets help to demonstrate the first law of thermodynamics?
    By Dr. Crystal Cooper August 31, 2011 

  • Shipwrecked - Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink!

    Are there really consequences to drinking sea water if you are shipwrecked? Or even if you are safely located on land, does it do any harm if you have to consume sea water?
    By Dr. Crystal Cooper August 31, 2011 

  • Engineering the Three Gorges Dam, China

    Within Hubei province in central China is the Three Gorges Dam and its hydroelectric power plant. Construction began in 1994, with the main dam structure reaching completion in 2006. When the Three Gorges Dam is fully operational, in 2011, the facility...
    By Tarun Goel August 29, 2011 

  • Technological Advances of the 90s

    The 1990s were a time of globalization which science and technology saw notable growth. The decade brought some of the greatest scientific findings and technological inventions in human history.
    By Tarun Goel August 18, 2011 

  • The Gherkin: A London Engineering Wonder

    London has many fascinating structures, from Tower Bridge to the London Eye. However, one of the most recent engineering wonders gracing the city’s skyline is Norman Foster’s 30 St Mary Axe, also informally known as the Gherkin or Swiss Re...
    By Tarun Goel August 17, 2011 

  • Understanding Laws of Forces

    Force may be defined as an agent which generates or has a tendency to generate a motion and in some occasions “kills” or "tends to kill” a motion. Here, we investigate more about force and methods of calculating the resultant of...
    By Karann August 8, 2011 
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