July 11, 2016 Image Source: Pexels You are contemplating beginning the journey of becoming an engineer, or perhaps you are already on route. No doubt, it will be a daunting task, and it will not be easy. Along the way, you will discover that the road to success is not straight, and you likely will not end up where you planned.
March 06, 2016The city of Dubai has been in the spotlight in recent years due to the amount of development that goes unmatched in the rest of the world. Between the world& 39;s tallest building and islands shaped like palm trees, there are some pretty good reasons to book your next trip to the desert oasis.
February 25, 2016 Image Source: Blue Star Line Funded by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, an exact replica of the Titanic is being built by the cruise company Blue Star Line. The Titanic II features all of the luxuries present on the original ship, mimicking almost all of the design with a few modern touches.
Borders define not only us, but who we are. Simple lines on the ground, man-made or geological, in a seemingly meaningless place separates one culture from the next.The boundaries of countries are often some of the most fought over and safely guarded locations in the world.Check out our list of the most visually stunning and awe-inspiring international borders below.
March 21, 2016If you have ever tried holding your breath while traversing a tunnel, we would recommend not trying while driving through this one. The Laerdal Tunnel located in Norway is the world& 39;s longest road tunnel and its designers have taken extra detail in making the drive especially beautiful.
Architects will occasionally dream up some of the craziest things and leave it up to the engineer to make things work. Collaboration between these two disciplines can accomplish some pretty incredible feats of engineering that will last long into the future. Regardless of who takes credit, there are some buildings you look at and either become incredibly puzzled or your jaw drops to the floor.
April 10, 2016For those of you who love the outdoors, or maybe often find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere with little supplies, some of these camping hacks may be incredibly useful. It is often fun to use your engineering methodology to find solutions to common problems like cooking food or making shelter for the night.
More ships and planes have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle than anywhere else on earth, check out 7 of the weirdest.April 19, 2016Over the years, no one has been able to explain the Bermuda Triangle with any certainty. The Bermuda Triangle is defined as the area in the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.
May 09, 2016 Image Source: MAN There has never been a more rugged way to adventure around the world in an RV, but don& 39;t think that you will be sacrificing luxury with a rugged exterior. Action Mobil is an Australian company which manufactures a whole series of tough off-road RV& 39;s which are powered by 720 HP engines, and make plenty of room for living on the inside.
The world is a huge place, and whether you have traveled a lot, or never left your hometown, there are thousands of weird places that you have probably never seen, or let alone heard of. We have assembled a list of the strangest places from around the world that aren& 39;t the most well known. Check them out!
May 11, 2016By now, you have probably heard of Billionaire Elon Musk& 39;s plan to create a vacuum tube transportation method, but that reality may be coming very soon. There are currently 2 companies fighting to create a viable prototype for the hyperloop, and Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies, has just completed their first testing.
May 15, 2016Places to stay around the world keep going up in price, and for many people traveling around America, there aren& 39;t many options other than booking a night in an expensive hotel room. Sure, there are many apps that allow you to stay in other people& 39;s houses, but their nightly rates can still rival those of traditional hotel rooms.
May 19, 2016With all the modern technology today, we can communicate with anyone in the world whenever we want. There& 39;s one big problem, not everyone speaks the same language. There are tons of text translators out there, and they do a good job sometimes, but there isn& 39;t any technology on the market that quickly and effectively translates speech in real time, until now.
May 23, 2016 Image Source: Cacoon As we start moving into summer around the world, its time to find a better way to lounge around outside than those old lawn chairs. The Cacoon hanging tent seeks to solve your outdoor comfortability problems, and it can be hung from anywhere in minutes. While it may not look it, this hanging tent can hold multiple adults and kids, offering up the perfect spot to snuggle up with a good book, or just enjoy the outdoors.
May 24, 2016You& 39;ve heard of the hyperloop, but do you know about the Sleep Bus? One man is hoping to revolutionize transportation by offering a large bus stacked with beds that you can take a nap in and arrive at your destination when you wake up. The other perk? It only costs US$48. This transportation service currently runs from San Fransisco to Los Angeles, California, and it is similar to how a chartered bus service works.
May 26, 2016 Image Source: HTT The hyperloop seems to be the next big thing in the transportation industry, but have you taken a moment to think about what it will be like to ride inside one of the pods? Hyperloop One, the company that just demonstrated one of their first track tests, is focused more on cargo transport.
June 04, 2016Yosemite National Park in California is an amazing sight to see, and home to many beautiful natural wonders. In certain months of the year, the Sun sets on the park at certain angles to create some interesting effects. The waterfall that plummets over the peak of El Capitan travels down an incredible 1,500-foot granite wall before it continues flowing downstream.
June 02, 2016 Image Source: One Log House The famous giant redwoods from California have been used to build creative tunnels for cars, and even this house built from one hollowed out log! The redwood tree used to build this house was over 2,100 years old and fell due to natural causes. The section used for the house alone weighed 42 tons and took a crew of 2 men 8 months of work to hollow out the inside.
June 03, 2016 Image Source: Null Stern Hotel There is a hotel in Switzerland that was created by 2 artists, and it is nestled down deep within the confines of a nuclear fallout shelter. Media has called this hotel the world& 39;s first & 34;zero star& 34; hotel as it offers little amenities, and you pretty much sleep in a bunch of eerie rooms meant to hold a lot of people in the event of nuclear disaster.
The town of Nördlingen was unknowingly built inside a meteorite impact crater, and now all of the buildings are composed of tiny diamonds.June 02, 2016The town of Nördlingen, Germany sits inside an ancient meteorite crater, and even though the town is over 1,100-years old, it wasn& 39;t known about until the early 1960s.
June 04, 2016 Image Source: Flickr Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics this year, and of their many architectural wonders, the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral may top the list at most beautiful. Better known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, it is the centralized location of the Catholic church in the area.