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Think about it… A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible.
Something new everyday

Interesting Engineering

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Every day we share a new idea, a new thought, an upcoming technology OR an engineering breakthrough that will change the way you think about technology and engineering in today’s world and in near future.
People

I create musical robots that can play duets

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Angelica Lim – I create musical robots that can play duets. Angelica works in an area of computer science called artificial intelligence (AI), which makes it possible for her robot to learn from and adapt to its environment. “With my software, the robot can take information from its video camera and microphones and understand the world around it.” When people think of robots, they often think of Terminator-type bots. “I’m passionate about making robots less scary and more approachable—they have the potential to make our lives happier.” read more

dotDiva – Dot Diva’s mission is to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls. Our nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as “boring” and “hard,” but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: “working with others” and “making a difference in other people’s lives.” Our ultimate goal is to transform this negative perception.
Medical

Optical device takes after a dog’s nose to sniff out disease

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The latest scientists to start sniffing around breath analysis as a form of medical diagnosis is a team from the University of Adelaide, who are developing a laser instrument inspired by dogs’ noses that can screen samples for signs of disease. read more

GizMag “is a celebration of human endeavor, we aim to inspire, not ridicule. We cover technology, not the politics or the money behind it. Online for more than a decade, Gizmag is read by more than 5 million people per month. We are 100% self-funded and independent.”
Teaching Engineering

Engineering and Art

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Looking at daVinci’s sketches of flying machines. Leonardo daVinci wanted a practical solution to flight. Leonardo designed a multitude of mechanical devices, including parachutes, and studied the flight of birds as well as their structure. daVinci used art as an avenue to understand and experiment with scientific principles through his sketchbooks. What questions are being explored? How did daVinci use traditional mathematical practices to challenge convention and create something new? read more

Curriki – To help equalize access to education globally, Curriki makes world-class learning materials freely available to educators, students, and parents around the world. Curriki originated from the idea that technology can play a crucial role in breaking down the barriers of the Education Divide—the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Curriki helps bridge this divide by providing free and open resources to everyone.
Resources

NASA

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA}’s Vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

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