Concrete Gets Attention

On Earth Day 2013, we take a look at concrete, the single most widely used material in the world- with a carbon footprint to match. The world uses nearly 7

Martian Landscape in Four Billion Pixels

Click on the image above to view a massive, interactive image composition created from several days of captures by the Mars Curiosity rover. Astounding level of detail. You could spend

Our Favorite April Fool’s Joke 2013

(although Gmail Blue is pretty funny too.)

Concrete ≠  Cement

It drives civil engineers crazy to hear the terms “cement” and “concrete” used interchangeably. Cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste.

Trust Me, I’m an Engineer

A humorous look at some interesting problem solving. Don’t try this at home. (credit:        

Coolest Use of CAD Ever

Using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and STL (STereoLithography) files generated from laser scans of Robert Downey Jr.’s hands, Legacy Effects, the world renowned special effects company, was able to utilize a

Key Test for Hypersonic Flight

Photo credit: Reuters/U.S. Air Force Today, a key flight test is set for the X-51A WaveRider, an unmanned experimental aircraft designed to fly at speeds up to Mach 6 (six times

A Wood Chopper

Istvan Puskas, a 52-year-old agricultural machine expert from Tiszaors, Hungary, has spent the last two years building a one-of-a-kind chopper almost entirely out of weather-resistant black locust wood. Photo credit: