A 25 ft ladder (assume it is not an extension ladder) is placed with its foot 7 ft away from a building. If the top of the ladder slips down 4 ft, how many feet will the bottom slide out?Read More »
Brain teaser – A distribution manager’s dilemma
John the distribution manager for a leading mobile phone company has a dilemma. The warehouse has 10 unlabelled rows of pallets, each row contains thousands of phones destined for different countries. Each 100g mobile phone is exactly the same except for those in the row destined for Japan, which have …Read More »
Conflict in the Workplace: A Waste of Time and Energy?
A discussion on conflict in the workplace. Should you avoid it, ignore it, or address it and risk destablizing your workforce?Read More »
Brain Teaser – An 8-inch model screw
An 8-inch model screw, tested in a water tunnel at a rotational speed of 22.5 revolutions per second and a velocity of flow of 12 feet per second, yields a measured thrust of 28.5 pounds, a torque of 3.45 pounds and an efficiency of 70 per cent. If the model …Read More »
Brain Teaser – Determine the code to open the briefcase
Doug had forgotten the 5 digit code to his briefcase. However, he did remember five clues: The fifth number plus the third number equals fourteen; The fourth number is one more than the second number; The first number is one less than twice the second number; The second number plus …Read More »
Should an engineer be an expert in one thing, or ok/good at everything?
Today's topic is an interesting one, and depends largely on personal preference. It's something that comes up for engineers every day: Be decent at many things, or be the absolute end-all-be-all expert in one thing? Some might respond with, "Well, how about being an expert at everything?"Read More »
The Raffle Tickets Brain Teaser
Challenge your brain with this interesting brain teaser. Given a number of statement find the solution to the question asked.Read More »
Does Your Company Need A Data Czar?
Darron Pustam discusses the idea of effectively integrating all of your firm's technologies under one umbrella that will undoubtedly save you time and money.Read More »
Challenge your brain – Boys vs. Girls jigsaw puzzle
A team of 6 girls and 4 boys put together a 2200-piece jigsaw puzzle in 4 hours. The same jigsaw puzzle was put together in 8 hours by a team of two girls and five boys. Who are better at putting jigsaw puzzles together, boys or girls, and by how much?Read More »
Top 10 Engineering Graduate Schools in the USA
US News and World report recently published their list of the top 10 engineering graduate schools in the USA. This year's list contain some of the usual contenders plus several other newcomers.Read More »