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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Anniversary Is a Reminder of the Importance of Women in STEM | Teen Vogue
in honor of Apollo 11’s upcoming 50th anniversary, we’re celebrating not only female STEM heroes who helped make it happen, but also those leading the charge into the future. Ahead, hear from 1…
Polar bear fur-inspired insulation is even better than the real thing
polar bear fur’s success lies in the fact that each hair is hollow. This characteristic minimizes their thermal conductivity, keeping them from drawing heat away from the animal’s body. The…
Apollo’s brain: The computer that guided man to the Moon
The Apollo Guidance Computer is one of the unsung successes of the Space Race. This is probably because it was so phenomenally successful, having had very few in-flight problems – and most of tho…
Prototyping: The Design Process to Pressure-Test Ideas
Alex Iskold describes the difference as: “an MVP is good enough, and can be improved to be great one day. Prototype isn’t good enough.” This means a prototype is useful for testing specific q…
What is Engineering?: Crash Course Engineering #1
Pistons are muscling up: 300-year-old piston design reinvented with soft flexible materials can produce greater forces with higher energy efficiencies
Researchers have developed a new way to design pistons that replaces their conventional rigid elements with a mechanism using compressible structures inside a membrane made of soft materials. The r…
Real Talk: There Is No Excuse for You to Casually Drink Bottled Water – InsideHook
stats from the beverage industry in 2018. According to B2B publication BeverageDaily, bottled water dominated. It was the leading beverage category in the U.S. in both revenue and volume (around 14…
Women are now in charge of NASA’s science missions
For the first time in history, three of NASA’s four science divisions are now run by women, a milestone announced by NASA on Friday. “I am proud to say that for the 1st time in #NASA’s…
Heat and carbon turn plastic waste into jet fuel
a team at Washington State University started with low-density polyethylene waste obtained from sources such as plastic bags, milk cartons and water bottles. They then ground that plastic into gran…
Robolink’s Rokit Smart – Best Programmable Robot Kit for Kids
Our robotics kit includes a full set of tools for building real robots, including industry standard components, motors, circuit boards, and frame sets.Microcontroller BoardOn-board ComponentsRemote…
‎The K12 Engineering Education Podcast: Artificial Intelligence for Kids on Apple Podcasts
The educational technology company Robolink is coming out with a new robotics platform for teaching kids the fundamentals of programming artificial intelligence (AI). Hansol Hong is the CEO and Fou…
Out of Stealth Mode: Versatile Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing > ENGINEERING.com
CF3D begins with a roll of dry fiber, which is fed into a printhead mounted onto a seven-axis industrial robot. Within the printhead, the fiber is impregnated with a rapid curing resin before it is…