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Elon Musk, as we know, is a renowned billionaire responsible for behemoth engineering companies such as Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He has also shown a tenacious attitude towards figuring out complex problems using his engineering prowess, as world events occur.

He recently, in a string of two tweets, said:

“Engineering is magic. Or at least the closest thing to magic that exists in the real world.”

And it’s that same magic that humans employ when disaster strikes.

Elon tweeted that...

Ahead of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Brisbane, Australia, a group of engineers from the University of Washington have announced something that might have tongues wagging at the conference.

They are releasing a study they have conducted that will show the feasibility of wireless, flying, robot insects.

Looking like something out of the film ‘Eye in the Sky’ the engineers have created the world’s first wireless flying robot insect. The engineers have said this is...

If you start an engineering company today a lot of your operations - both on-site and at the enterprise levels of your business - are vulnerable to being hacked. This is due to the number of technologies which are connected to a cloud-based or internet-connected framework.

The infrastructural technologies of the world are not the only entities under attack - the data the technologies generate and the general data that a company stores can also be potentially stolen. In 2017, ransomware attacks...

We have been asking EIT’s resident engineers to share with us the object that inspired their engineering career or the tool that has helped them the most throughout their career.

Below is a video of EIT’s Dean Steve Mackay telling us about the book that ignited his passion for engineering as a child.

Now we want to hear from you! Post a photo of yourself with the object that inspired you to study engineering or the tool you’ve found most useful throughout your career on...

It was once the stuff of science fiction novels and films, but artificial intelligence and robot sentience are here and developing fast. A range of experts are responsible, including engineers.

This burgeoning reality is presenting the world with advantages that cannot be understated, but we also need to remain vigilant.

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Science fiction has presented us with a number of negative scenarios which have entertained us, but knowing that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction...

As the northern hemisphere looks forward to a much deserved summer, innovators in engineering and technology are looking to make subsequent winters a little less hazardous for some.

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The engineering students at the University of Calgary in Canada are devising ways to keep cyclists and their bicycles safer during the winter months. Apart from the challenges of controlling bikes on pathways that are iced over, cyclists struggle with their gear systems which are also...

In support of Global Day of the Engineer , we are celebrating the positive impact engineers have had on our world as we know it. Engineers aren’t just responsible for building giant skyscrapers or inventing cutting-edge technology – without engineering there would be no civilisations or infrastructure, agriculture, vehicles, tools or technology.

At a very basic level, engineers combine principles of maths and science to solve problems by adapting natural resources to suit our needs. Levers...

E-commerce: the buying and selling of items over the internet. People around the world are using this purchasing platform at a rate that individual companies can barely keep up with. Thankfully there are a host of companies who specialize in transportation and logistics. Even so, to adequately cope, these companies need to automate their technologies, including the heavy lifting, so that they can spend real manpower on customers.

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Most people embracing E-commerce don’t...

March 2018 will go down in history as a tough month for autonomous and electric vehicle engineers.

Self-driving cars and the engineering technologies that power them are being heavily criticized due to a spate of high profile failures and the dangers of introducing job-threatening ideologies into the modern world.

A self-driving Uber SUV in Tempe, Arizona, struck and killed a pedestrian on the evening of March 18th, 2018. The Volvo XC90 was in the autonomous mode at the time of the accident...

Modern dam engineers in Africa could inadvertently trigger a water war in Africa.

It all started when Egypt was distracted by a governmental crisis - the Arab Spring Uprising was consuming most of the attention of the tenuously positioned Egyptian Government. At this juncture the Ethiopian government mobilized its dam engineers to begin work on a project to create hydro power.

So began a hydro-politics disagreement that Egypt says may lead to a war.

Image: Render of GERD Source...

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The Sweetwater University City Pedestrian Bridge collapse at Florida International University is the latest civil engineering failure making headlines around the world.

Figg Bridge Engineers discussed a crack that had formed on the new bridge hours before its demise, but “concluded there were no safety concerns and the crack did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.”

Despite these assertions it did collapse and caused six fatalities and further...

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