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Neil Armstrong On Being A Nerd

“An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.”” (YouTube) PHD Comics animates Neil Armstrong‘s engineering manifesto on being a nerd. His definition of engineering is pretty interesting, … Continue reading

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NERF Blaster: Air Restriction Mechanism

Interesting video on how a NERF Blaster actually fires. It’s all to do with its air restriction mechanism, which allows air to only enter at specific points, and thus only fire specific darts. I love how something seemingly so simple … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day

October 13th is Ada Lovelace Day. This day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Why does this day matter though? Suzi Gage explains it over at The Guardian. It’s all about … Continue reading

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Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

This is a lovely video showing the power of innovation, persistence, and talent. “15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and … Continue reading

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The Best Engineering Flow Chart Ever

All you need to know as an engineer (via @neiltyson). Onwards!

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