Engineering

NASA engineers had issues with the honeycomb insulation of the Saturn V rocket, so they ended up hiring local surfers, who had experience in working with the material, to apply it to the rocket.
A typical rocket produces more than a million pounds of thrust that allows it to carry more than 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg) at speeds topping 22,000 miles per hour (35,405 kilometres per hour).
The first engineer known by name was the Egyptian pyramid builder Imhotep. Around 2700 B.C. he built the first pyramids in Egypt and thus gained an almost godlike status.
The world’s biggest light bulb is located in Edison, New Jersey. It´s 14 feet tall, weighs eight tons, and sits on top of the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower.
Number of transistors that can be fit on a computer chip will double every 18 months.
A Volvo engineer named Niels Bohlin invented the three-point seatbelt, but Volvo gave away the patent to other manufacturers because it had more value as a free life-saving tool.
Boyan Slat develops a Ocean clean-up. Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of Plastic from the World´s Ocean.
The first rocket in mesosphere was launched by Germany in 1942.
The largest rocket it 118 metres (387 feet) tall.
In May 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first official telegram over the line, with message: “What hath God wrought!”
Branches in the Engineering include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, genetic, mechanical, military, nuclear, reverse, software and structural.
Cambridge University used the first webcam through which they watched a coffee maker.
In the 1920s newly hired engineers at General Electric would be told, as a joke, to develop a frosted lightbulb. The experienced engineers believed this to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Pipkin got the assignment not realizing it was a joke and succeeded.
A rocket engine uses stored rocket propellants as the reaction mass for forming a high-speed propulsive jet of fluid, usually high-temperature gas.
Most communications satellites are in geostationary orbit 22 236 miles (35 785 km) above the equator, so that the satellite appears stationary at the same point in the sky; therefore the satellite dish antennas of ground stations can be aimed permanently at the spot and do not have to move to track the satellite.
Semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor, such as metallic copper, and an insulator, such as glass.
The first gunpowder-powered rockets evolved in medieval China under the Song dynasty by the 13th century.
Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish engineer, invented an arc converter as a generator of continuous-wave radio signals in 1902.
There are 4 types of rockets: solid-fuel, liquid fuel, ion, and plasma rockets.
In 1901, the Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo created wireless remote-control operation principles with his Telekine.
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the USSR on 4 October 1957.
On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.
In their Miyagi, Japan laboratories, beginning in 1924, Professor Hidetsugu Yagi and his assistant, Shintaro Uda, designed and constructed a sensitive and highly-directional antenna using closely-coupled parasitic elements.
Telephones were silenced for one minute after Alexander Graham Bell died.
Taiwanese engineers put snacks of the “Kuai Kuai” brand next to or on top of machines and server rooms. They believe that because of the name of the snack – “Kuai Kuai” – stands for “obedient” the device will function without errors.
Wright brothers are recognized with inventing, building, and flying the world s first successful motor-operated airplane.
By 400 BC, Persian engineers had mastered the technique of using yakhchals to create ice in the winter and store it in the summer in the desert.
John Logie Baird developed mechanical TV from household items.
Percy Spencer was a prioneer of radar technology. While working with radars, he observed the candy in his pocket melted. On further investigation, he achieved positive results with other food items as well. And thus, the microwave oven was born in 1946.
In 1969, the Army Corps of Engineers accomplished an awesome feat. They turned off Niagara Falls. They did it to clean up the are and check for structural integrity.
An engineer named Matt Bowtell makes prosthetic limps for people for free using his 3D printer.
The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”.
In 1712 Thomas Newcomen created the atmospheric engine which was operated by condensing steam drawn into the cylinder, thereby creating a partial vacuum which allowed the atmospheric pressure to push the piston into the cylinder.
The Channel Tunnel is one of the greatest civil engineering projects of the 20th century.
By its flights Makani produces electricity by harnessing energy efficiently from the wind.
Civil engineering is the oldest branch of engineering; all the way from the stone age and encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines.
Engineers are involved in all aspects of interactive TV technology, from designing new cables, to creating new film emulsions, to engineering better sound quality.
Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel is known worldwide as the architect of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but only a few know that he designed the internal structure or the framework of the Statue of Liberty as well.
Cold welding requires little or no heat or fusion to join two or more metals together.
Canadian-trained engineers wear iron ring as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession.
Albert Einstein s son, Hans Albert Einstein, was a famous hydraulic engineering professor who developed important equations for sediment transport in rivers.
Solar panels use light energy (photons) from the Sun to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect.
Smaller wind turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans, and to power traffic warning signs.
Hoover Dam, one of the most famous civil engineering marvels in the world, was created with techniques that were untested unproven to work. A massive concrete structure like the dam had never been attempted before.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the earliest extant example of civil engineering, and the only one remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Welding joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion.
Heliodisplay is an air-based display using principally air that is already present in the operating environment.
Tsunami warning system is used to detect tsunamis in advance and issue the warning to prevent loss of life and damage to property.
Solar tree is a incorporating solar energy technology on a single pillar, like a tree trunk. It may be a solar artwork or a functional power generator.
Vacuum tube controls electric current flow in a high vacuum between electrodes to which an electric potential difference has been applied.
Some ship engines can be 13.5 m (44 ft) high and 26.59 m (87 ft) long.
The plasma jet can be used for applications including plasma cutting, plasma arc welding, plasma spraying, and plasma gasification for waste disposal.
Resistive circuit is a circuit containing only resistors and ideal current and voltage sources.
Multistage rockets are capable of attaining escape velocity from Earth and therefore can achieve unlimited maximum altitude.
Genetic engineering has been applied in numerous fields including research, medicine, industrial biotechnology and agriculture.
Tactile sensors appear in everyday life sucha as elevator buttons and lamps which dim of brighten by touching the base.
Chemical rockets are the most common type of high power rocket, typically creating a high speed exhaust by the combustion of fuel with an oxidizer.
Compared to other types of jet engine, rocket engines are the lightest and have the highest thrust, but are the least propellant-efficient.
Proposed fusion reactors generally use hydrogen isotopes such as deuterium and tritium.