The Construction of the Roman Aqueducts

Following the assassination of Julius Ceasar, subsequent Roman emperors spearheaded the construction of many technological feats. These feats allowed Rome to expand its empire and improve the quality of life for all Romans. The Aqueducts were most responsible for the latter in that they made available a much needed commodity ensuring that Romans had a […]

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project in Seattle

On our recently featured compilation of the top 10 most impressive engineering projects, the Boston Big Dig project made it at number four, well ahead of The Millau Viaduct and The Channel Tunnel. What impressed us most about this Boston wonder was the audacious approach to solving a congestion issue. Where most people would have […]

Minneapolis bridge victims seek punitive damages

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Victims of the deadly 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse took legal steps Monday to seek punitive damages against an engineering firm that evaluated the bridge’s structural integrity before it fell.

Spotlight Project: The Hoover Dam Bypass

I have always been a fan of the Hoover Dam, evident of this is my documented spiritual moment experience during my last visit. I am now glad to report that the Dam will soon boast an equally impressive epilogue to its already impressive history. The nearly completed Hoover Dam Bypass is a 1,060-foot, twin-rib concrete […]

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting

By Caren Dorfman, of Alco Products Co Starting April 22, 2010 the EPA’s new law aimed at lead safe work practices was put into effect. The owner of a home improvement or remodeling company will have to take a class and pass a test in order to be lead certified. Lead installers must also pass […]

A critical analysis of BP’s mismanagement of the oil spill

As the BP gusher continues to spew black gold into the Gulf of Mexico, engineers everywhere cannot help but wonder why the problem is yet to be solved.  The most intriguing question thus far has been why BP continues to come up with almost laughable solutions to what has now become the worst environmental disaster […]

BP disaster – Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams

Occasionally, 60 minutes provides well-researched, in-depth analysis of prevailing topics. It was therefore expected that 60 minutes would eventually dive into the oily mess created by BP et al. The CBS expose paints a picture of presumably what happened through the eyes of one survivor. Mike Williams was the Chief Electronics Technician aboard the Deepwater […]

Questions to ask potential employers during job interviews

So what is a good question? Well, it basically depends on the position you are interviewing for and how the interview has gone thus far. Ordinarily, you will get the opportunity to ask questions after you have been interviewed; so, if your interview has been sour up to this point, this will be the only chance you get to redeem yourself. On the contrary, if you feel that you have had a good interview, then you have to maintain this perception.

How to interact with Generation Y at work

Back  – 1. Provide Guidance  2. Set Expectations 3. Give constant feedback Based on some of the responses we received from a recent survey of Gen Y’s,  most of the respondents indicated that they constantly desire to know how they are doing; if they are performing the task fast enough and more importantly if they […]

Hubble Space Telescope

This is the beginning of a series of videos produced by the ESA for public distribution about the Hubble Space Telescope and much more.