Engineering is the discipline of design and construction of mechanical devices, equipment, structures and public works systems. Topics include aircraft technologies, buildings, bridges, robotics and heavy machinery.
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Recycled Plastic Waste Creates Roads
Smart Wallpaper Contains Fire Alarm
Chinese Robotic Sub Looks Like a Clown Fish
The First 'Killer Robot' Was Around Back in 1979
We see bridges, buildings and highways on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered how these structures are designed and built? These civil engineering articles help explain this very question.
Tons of Mardi Gras Beads Clog NOLA's Storm Drains
Bollards, or How Cities Are Protecting Their Public Spaces From Terrorism
Why Aren't Modern Suburbs Built on a Walkable Grid?
Ever wondered how that thing works? Explore the inner workings of many common devices and inventions, as well as those that aren't so common, such as compasses, gyroscopes and bug zappers.
Installation Begins on the 10,000 Year Clock
How Chemical Sensing Devices Work
Explore how the use of natural and manmade materials further technology. Read articles on subjects such as nanotechnology, iron steel and reverse osmosis.
How Cosmic Rays Revealed a Secret Void in the Great Pyramid
Robotics is the science of creating artificial intelligence. From the simplest of automated machines to the most complex “real” transformers, robots are more ubiquitious than you might imagine.
Dozens of Lost Letters From Alan Turing, Forefather of the Computer Age, Surface
MIT's Robogami Wants You to Customize Origami-inspired, 3-D Printable Robots
Buildings and structures take careful planning in order to ensure that they don't collapse or fail in any way. Structural engineers analyze and study the way in which buildings support loads.
How Removing Public Monuments Works
London 'Smile' Challenges World to Build Smarter Wooden Structures
10 Futuristic Construction Technologies
Why Do We Scratch Our Heads When We're Thinking?
Bees Are Smart But Don't Try Training Them at Home
How Salmonella Can Wind Up in Your Breakfast Cereal