As much as I love infrastructure and the urban environment, it definitely has its downsides. Cities represent a remarkable transformation of the landscape from natural to human made. We change almost everything, cut down trees, level the ground and slice and dice the land into individual plots. But one of the most significant changes to… Continue reading How Does Permeable Pavement Work?
From metering the dose of a medicine and an IV to measuring the flow of irrigation water on a farm to tracking your fuel, flow meters play a role in nearly every area of our lives. In fact, there’s probably a meter outside your home counting your water usage for your monthly utility bill. There… Continue reading How to Measure Flow with Magnets
Of all the ubiquitous things in our environment, roads are probably one of the least noticed. They’re pretty hard to get away from, and yet most of us don’t give much consideration for how they’re made. Turns out there are a lot of ways to make a road not to get too philosophical, but there’s… Continue reading The World’s Most Recycled Material
A meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in three billionths of a second. A second is defined as the time it takes for about nine billion cycles of radiation of the cesium atom. But the definition of the kilogram is a little bit more approachable. It’s literally the mass of this particular… Continue reading Redefining the Kilogram with the DIY Watt Balance
We use pipes to carry all kinds of fluids, pretty much anyone can tell you how they work, you put a liquid or gas in one side and it comes out the other. But designing pipe systems is not always as simple as it seems. Pipes don’t float in the air on their own. They… Continue reading Why Pipes Move Underground
Concrete is as much part of the urban landscape as trees are to a forest. It’s so ubiquitous that we rarely give it any regard at all. But underneath that drab, gray exterior is a hidden world of complexity. Hey, I’m greedy. And this is practical engineering. On today’s episode, it’s concrete 101. Concrete is… Continue reading What is Concrete?
Although it’s an entirely normal and natural process on Earth, flooding represents a huge problem for people, every year we collectively throw billions of dollars essentially into the trash because of flood damage to property, buildings and vehicles and equipment. But it’s not just private property that’s affected. Nearly every part of the constructed environment… Continue reading Why Engineers Invent Floods
The largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world is on the pantheon. It’s not a modern marvel, but rather an ancient Roman temple built almost 2000 years ago. So if concrete structures from the western Roman Empire can last for thousands of years, why does modern infrastructure look like this after only a couple of… Continue reading Was Roman Concrete Better?
So I’ve been thinking about this question lately, should Elon Musk step down from CEO of Tesla and step into a position that would be to suit him? I’m not saying that he should leave Tesla by any means in this video, but we are going to discuss if it would be a good option… Continue reading Should Elon Musk Step Down As CEO Of Tesla?
Today, we’re going to talk about an emerging market that has the potential to be one of the big players in the future. As investors, we will prefer to invest in a market that is growing at cheap prices compared to one that has matured at expensive prices. As we’ll soon see that Anene, stock… Continue reading How to Invest in the Indian Stock Market – Beginners Guide To Investing In India