The Main Types of Modern Hydroponics
Traditionally, we’ve planted almost all of our crops in the ground, usually in loamy soil, and for the most part, it works well. Unfortunately, many years of mono-culture systems has left much of our arable land quickly eroding, losing the nutrients in the top soils that are necessary for the growth of planet life.
Theoretical Megastructures We Might Build One Day
For as long as there’s been science fiction, there have been countless ideas of the kinds of technology that humans could create one day, often ending up with the creation of incredible structures known as megastructures. These are massive technological marvels that would signal our transition from one type of civilization to another, usually one […]
Engineering That Could Revolutionise Farming
The threat posed by climate change cannot be overstated, but even as warnings continue to pour in from scientists, conservationists, the United Nations and others, so engineers are working on possible solutions. Farming contributes approximately a third of greenhouse gas emissions, but thanks to creative engineering, it may be possible to reduce those emissions significantly.
Ambitious Ideas That May Change Space Travel Forever
NASA is currently the world leader when it comes to the latest in space travel technology, and their many years of experience and experimentation means that they have a deeper understanding of the difficulties of space travel than most. In line with this, NASA has offered a large reward to anyone around the world that […]
Are Automated Cars Really Our Future?
AI is a major buzzword at the moment. It seems like you can’t glance online without someone trumpeting the incredible advancements seen in the world of AI. On the other hand, the gushing about AI potential is almost routinely followed by naysayers who declare the technology will likely be the end of us all. Both […]
Engineering Feats Of The Ancient World
Numerous sites around the world prove that people who lived thousands of years ago were skilled engineers, mathematicians, architects, project managers, and construction workers. A list of all the engineering feats of the ancient world would be impossible to complete, because archaeologists continue to make startling discoveries.
Engineering Trends to Watch
With the dawn of a new decade comes a slew of new design trends, and as 2020 kicks into gear, you can be sure that there will be plenty of advancements in the engineering world.
The World’s Most Expensive Science Projects
Science has come to dominate the world in the last 100 years, with technological, medical, and cosmic breakthroughs shaping how we live every day. Science, however, is not cheap, and collectively as a species we’ve invested trillions of dollars into a plethora of science experiments in a bid to make the world a better place. […]
Groundbreaking Historical Feats of Engineering in Architecture
Architecture is a rich playground when it comes to engineering, especially when you consider the era in which certain constructions were created and the knowledge and materials that were available to designers then.
Who Was Nikola Tesla Beyond The Myths?
It has now become somewhat trendy to recognise Nikola Tesla, with many groups eagerly gathering around to declare him as one of the most overlooked figures in history. Indeed, it is true that Nikola Tesla was overlooked, having been a key figure in many extremely important scientific developments, and receiving little credit.