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Extreme Engineering – Container Ships

Container ships enable the global movement of cargo, enabling us to enjoy the many luxuries that come from abroad. As the global demand for goods has increased, so has the size of the cargo ship. For ships coming from China, the port in Long Beach, California is a strategic port …

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Spotlight project: The Oresund Bridge

The Oresund Bridge provides a convenient connection for travelers between Denmark and Sweden.  Oresund Bridge has a total length of over 10 miles and carries more than 60,000 travelers daily. This impressive bridge was opened in 2000 after nine years of construction. What is most remarkable about this bridge is …

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Superstructures – The Boeing 747

An interesting piece on the construction of the Boeing 747. The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial airliner which is among the world’s most recognizable aircraft, and was the first widebody ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing’s Commercial Airplane unit in the United States.

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Profile Engineer – Dr. Wernher von Braun

This week’s profile engineer is Dr. Wernher von Braun, a German-American rocket scientist, astronautics engineer and space architect. Dr. Wernher von Braun  moved to the United States following a well orchestrated surrender of 500 top German rocket scientists following the Allied capture of the V-2 rocket complex he was the …

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Qualified Vendor – Engineering Crowd Sourcing

Qualified Vendor (QV) is a Virginia-based company involved with engineering crowd sourcing by providing a convenient exchange platform for engineering quotes.  Unlike the traditional sourcing route – submitting RFQs to an endless stream of vendors, crowd sourcing reverses the RFQ process.  Instead of you going from supplier-to-supplier, you make a …

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Engineering an Empire – The Maya

At the height of its glory, this mysterious civilization ruled a territory of 125,000 square miles across parts of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. What was initially a modest population of hunters and gatherers expanded into more than 40 flourishing city-states who engineered sky-high temple-pyramids, ornate palaces and …

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Career Goals: Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

I have said in the past that it is extremely important to have career goals, which act as a destination for where you are taking your career. It is important when setting your goals, to take the time to figure out exactly what you want, nothing more, and nothing less. …

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