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6 Things Every Engineer Should Know
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6 Things Every Engineer Should Know

Across every engineering discipline, there are things that every engineer needs to know to be successful. Here are the top 6!July 15, 2016Whatever their specialized fields be, there are certain common things that every engineer needs to know to become good at their jobs. All that time spent studying the subject prepares you for most of the tasks for sure.

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Bored Elon Musk Parody Twitter Account Is Incredibly Brilliant

June 01, 2016Facebook product roadmap. pic.twitter.com/st6644mfiK— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) March 24, 2015The world is always wondering what Elon Musk will do next. As Mr. Musk travels between SpaceX headquarters and Tesla Motors, working out the logistics of space travel, electric cars, solar energy adoption, battery improvements, the Gigafactory and in his spare time creating prototypes for the fifth mode of transport, you might secretly wonder, & 34;Does Elon Musk ever get bored?
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Boeing 777 Made Entirely of Manila Folders Will Amaze You

May 31, 2016 Image Source: Luca Iaconi-Stewart Flickr Luca Iaconi-Stewart, the designer that Wired claimed was The World& 39;s Best Paper Airplane Maker has been working on a Boeing 777 made entirely of manila folders for over 8 years. He is still working on it to this day. He had a few interruptions like college, but he appears to be back working on his Boeing 777 model.
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Chinese Cloud Computing Firm Designed in Hyper-Futuristic Style

May 30, 2016Cloud DCS is a major player in the cloud and data services market in Guangzhou, China with big-name clients like Alibaba. In order to stand out in the highly competitive digital market, they decided to make their headquarters actually look like a metaphor of the internet, complete with ethereal clouds, swirling metallic shapes and futuristic elements painted in shades of blue.
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Detachable Wheel Winch Helps Get Your Car Unstuck

May 31, 2016If you love offroading in your vehicle, you probably know that having a winch to get your car out of a rut is an essential tool. Named the Bush Winch, this little tool attaches to the nuts on your wheels and allows the rotation of each wheel to wind up the winch. This eliminates the need for expensive winches that often aren& 39;t powerful enough to get you unstuck.
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Internet Goes Crazy Over Simple Puzzle – Can You Figure it Out?

June 01, 2016 Image Source: Antley Lamont Staten The internet has presented us with some pretty tricky puzzles over the years, and one new viral puzzle is stumping people across the globe. So far, the post has been shared 409 thousand times, as you can see below, and solutions have ranged from the incredibly complex to the super simple.
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Elon Musk Thinks it is Highly Likely that We are all Simulations

June 03, 2016Elon Musk is known for his crazy ideas and bringing what was previously thought of as science fiction. Right now, he could be the most famous billionaire in the world, and rightfully so, for his work in Tesla, SpaceX, and even the famous Hyperloop. Perhaps topping the list at the craziest ideas this man has perpetuated, he recently claimed that he thinks it is highly likely that we are living in a highly-advanced computer simulation, right now.
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Villagers Carved 1200 Meter Tunnel By Hand Through Sides of Cliff

June 02, 2016 Image Source: Fang Chen Deep in the Taihang Mountains, in the Hunan Province of China, lies a 1,200-meter tunnel that was dug by hand over the course of 5 years by 13 local villagers. The Guoliang Tunnel was carved into the side of a treacherous cliffside in order to provide easier transportation to and from the village that sat atop the mountain.
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How to Cheat and Make it Look Like you Can Solve a Rubik's Cube

June 03, 2016Ah, the Rubik& 39;s Cube. If there was ever something to prove your engineering prowess, this little toy would be it. In the world of geeks and nerds, being able to solve this puzzle cube is often an entrance requirement, but what if you don& 39;t know how? You have probably heard that you can take apart a Rubik& 39;s cube and put it back together correctly, but there is an even more impressive way to trick your friends.
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Turkey Sinks an Airbus A300 to Create Artificial Reef

June 05, 2016 Image Source: Muhendisbilir Ships are often sunk in order to create underwater reefs perfect for snorkeling and preserving marine habitat. Turkish authorities have just sunk something a little different than a ship, and it wouldn& 39;t normally ever touch water, an Airbus A300. The hollowed out A300 was stripped of everything potentially harmful to the environment and sunk off of the Aegean coast today, according to the Guardian.
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Norway is Completely Banning Petrol Cars by 2025

June 07, 2016Norway is leading the world in reducing pollution, and they just announced that the sale of fossil fuel powered cars will be completely banned by 2025. Both political parties in the country have agreed that moving to alternative powered vehicles in the next 10 years is the best thing for the country.
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Anatomical Venuses: Beauty Literally Dissected

June 08, 2016Anatomical Venuses were the 18th-Century& 39;s equivalent to Dr. Gunther von Hagens& 39; modern exhibit, Body Worlds. While Body Worlds contains real bodies that have gone through a plastination process, the Venuses are more closely related to artistic works, since all the anatomical organs are recreated by hand and then carefully painted.
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Innovative GripRock Makes Splitting Wood Easier Than Ever!

June 13, 2016GIVEAWAY: SHARE this post to be entered to WIN a GripRock and LeverAxe combo package! Image Source: LeverAxe For many around the world, burning wood is their only source of heat for cooking and warming their houses. The chore of chopping wood has traditionally been incredibly labor intensive, and the cause of many backaches over the years.
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Texas Man Buys a Dam to Protect Home from Floods and it Worked

June 15, 2016The recent flooding across multiple counties in Texas forced thousands to evacuate their homes. However, one man decided not to let his house be destroyed by the millions of gallons of water threatening its way inland thanks to a great purchase he found on the internet.Randy Wagner of Rosharon in Brazoria County gambled on a product he discovered online called the AquaDam.
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Inventor Builds Giant 5,000 Firework Deathstar

June 14, 2016You have probably seen some of Colin Furze& 39;s videos before, whether it was a thermite launching cannon or his very own hoverbike, this plumber turned inventor has taken Youtube by storm. As his channel has grown, he has done celebrations for every one million subscribers he has gotten.
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Turn a Cross into a Square in Two Cuts – Can You do It?

June 16, 2016Interesting Engineering has brought you puzzles before, after all, every engineer loves proving their superior knowledge over others. This puzzle involves some geometry, and unless you have seen the answer before, it is harder to figure out than you would expect. The problem states that if you have a cross, what 2 cuts could you make to recombine the pieces to make a square.
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How to Build a Computer in 5 Easy Steps

Image Source: Wikimedia Have you been dreaming of that new gaming computer or just haven& 39;t been able to find the perfect computer in store? We have put together a list of all the steps it will take to build your very own perfect computer. If you have never assembled a computer before, it probably seems really daunting, but it actually doesn& 39;t take that much foreknowledge, and we are here to help you learn.
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Weekend Project: DIY Micro Forge with a Propane Torch

June 17, 2016As the weekend approaches, many of you may be looking at an empty schedule and a lot of free time. Interesting Engineering is going to bring you a new project every week so that you have something to build over the weekend. For this weekend, it& 39;s time to build yourself a miniature forge out of a propane torch and a fire brick.
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Japanese Invention Solves Winter Cold In Ingenious Way

When winter comes around in Japan, people get out their kotatsu to keep away the cold, which is a table, heater and blanket combined.June 18, 2016Most Japanese homes and apartments lack central heating. So, when winter comes around in Japan, people get out their kotatsu, which is a table, heater and blanket combined.
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The Principles Required to Make a Country Rich

June 20, 2016Modern economics and psychology are only made more complex by the rise of technology, yet it is also technology that makes this data easier to interpret. It& 39;s a double-edged sword of the modern world, innovate to solve problems, but through that innovation new problems arise. Looking a little deeper into the psychology of the modern world, do you notice any trends between countries that are prospering and those that are floundering?
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