Did you know, you could actually swim through the arteries of a blue whale heart.
Did you know, you could actually swim through the arteries of a blue whale heart.
Who: Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang
What: Explosion event
Where: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.
How: Utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that looked like “drops of ink splattered across the sky.”
Fireworks designed for daytime viewing pic.twitter.com/xEmCMPhvTz
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Who: Calico is an independent R&D biotech company established in 2013 by Google Inc.
What: Camera stabilizing tech used in spoon
Where: 1180 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, California, United States
How: The Liftware stabilizing handle built in sensors that detect hand motion and a small onboard computer that distinguishes unwanted hand tremor from the intended movement of the hand. To counteract any tremor and stabilize the utensil, the computer directs two motors in the handle to move the utensil attachment in the opposite direction of any detected tremor. Clinical studies have shown that the Liftware utensil reduces shake on average by 70%, so you can worry less about spilling and enjoy your meal.
Camera-stabilizing technology used in spoon for Parkinson’s patients pic.twitter.com/JQWcxILOsh
— Science Videos (@VideosOfScience) January 4, 2015
Who: Mike Dobson and David Gilday
What: Robot, made out of LEGO, beats the Rubik’s Cube World Record
Where: Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK
How: The robot employs an ARM-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor to analyze the cube and instruct four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM9™ processors also power the eight LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 bricks which perform the motor sequencing and control.
This is what a Rubik’s Cube solving robot looks like pic.twitter.com/cGckCNR36V
— Science Videos (@VideosOfScience) December 24, 2014
Either mechanical engineers or students always get hassle in remembering bundles of formulas and laws to apply them for different projects. Why not download the user-friendly and comprehensive mechanical engineering apps to help you in instant precise calculation? So right here recommended Top 5 FREE Android apps to empower mechanical engineers or learners in their education as well as career application. We pick the best based on top rated, most downloaded apps by experienced engineers.
This program is designed to help you in daily mechanical engineering problems that you may encounter.
It is not only prepared for the mechanical engineers, but also for naval architects, civil engineers, HVAC engineers, electrical engineers and for all engineers that use some common unit conversions and math.
It has a very simple user interface for you to be able to use in the field.
It is selected among the Top Ten Productivity Applications for Engineers by the www.engineerjobs.com.
For now the program has the following modules:
Simple application explaining mechanical animations for the purpose of education and learning.
1. Geneva Drive
2. Wankel Cycle
3. Radial Engine
4. 4 Stroke Engine
5. Boxer Engine
6. Slider Crank Motion
7. Hooke’s Joint
9. Walschaerts valve gear
This mechanical glossary offers definitions for terms which are commonly used in mechanics and mechanical engineering.
This is a list of Mechanical terms, including laboratory tools and equipment.
Alphabetical arrangements of each word for easy search.
Each word gives you proper definition / description.
Mechanical Engineering magazine is the award-winning monthly flagship publication of ASME. Published since 1880, the magazine, and this app, deliver an interdisciplinary view of engineering trends and breakthroughs, giving readers a roadmap to understand today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovations.
– Current and past issues of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
– Brilliant replica format, just like the print edition.
– Text-formatted articles designed for maximum mobile readability.
– Download each issue and return any time for offline reading.
– Search the archive of available issues.
– Bookmark your favorite articles.
– Share your comments with other readers.
Mechanical Engineering magazine is published by ASME (www.asme.org), founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1880. ASME promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
Mechanical Calculator is a fully featured calculator which provides calculation in the area of Mechanical. Calculate various properties of Mechanical related values using this simple utility tool.
Mechanical Calculator includes the following features:
1) Deflection of hollow rectangular beams
2) Deflection of solid rectangular beams
3) Deflection of solid round beams
4) Gallons per hour Fuel
5) Potential Flight Time
6) Post Trip Fuel
7) Push pull Hydraulic
8) Square tube center
Thomas Alva Edison. American prolific inventor and businessman.
Quote: Many life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Edison invented tremendous devices that widely influenced life of the entire world, encompassing the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a durable, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. Thomas Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions .
Issac Newton – English physicist and mathematician, and the greatest scientist of his era. Most of his discoveries still influence us in the present.
Quote – If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Newton was accomplished for discovering numerous brilliant scientific and mathematical concepts. Among those discoveries were his theories of motion and gravitation, the components of light and color and his development of the foundations of calculus. “Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is universally considered to be one of the most intelligent scientists alive today. Currently, he is the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge.
Quote: We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking has explored on the basic laws which govern the universe. With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. These results indicated it was necessary to unify General Relativity with Quantum Theory, the other great Scientific development of the first half of the 20th Century. One consequence of such a unification that he discovered was that black holes should not be completely black, but should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and disappear. Another conjecture is that the universe has no edge or boundary in imaginary time. This would imply that the way the universe began was completely determined by the laws of science.
Isaac Asimov – Russian-born, American author, professor of biochemistry at Boston University
Quotes – The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the on that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny…”
Isaac Asimov was one of the 20th century’s most prolific author who penned nearly 500 books, he published influential sci-fi works like I, Robot and the Foundation trilogy, as well as books in a variety of other genres.
“If you want to be a prolific writer, you have to be a single-minded, driven, non-stop person. Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Well, then, concentrate on being a good writer, and leave prolific for those poor souls who can’t help it.”
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, India Anti-War Activist
Quote: The Roots of Violence – wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles.
Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of civil disobedience that would influence the world. Strength does not come from physical capability. It comes from an indomitable will.
Scientist: Claude Bernard, French physiologist.
Quote: The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.
Major discourse on scientific method: An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865)
Known and Unknown. What makes a scientist important, he states, is how well he or she has penetrated into the unknown. In areas of science where the facts are known to everyone, all scientists are more or less equal—we cannot know who is great. But in the area of science that is still obscure and unknown the great are recognized: “They are marked by ideas which light up phenomena hitherto obscure and carry science forward.”
Hi Readers, do you know what Mr.Newton wrote about in his first published scientific paper? Let’s discover his big idea back to February 19, 1671.
The content of his first paper started with: A letter of Mr.Issac Newton, Mathematics Professor in the University of Cambridge; containing his New Theory about Light and Colors: Where Light is declared to be not Similar or Homogeneal, but consisting of difform rays, some of which are more refrangible than others: And Colors are affirmed to be not qualifications of Light, derived from Refractions of natural Bodies, (as ’tis generally believed;) but Original and Connate Properties, which in divers rays are divers: Where several Observations and Experiments are alledged to prove the said Theory.
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This paper was proudly published by The Royal Society – world’s oldest scientific publisher. The good news is, The Royal Society has its world-famous historical journal archive – which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal – has been made permanently free to access online. Treasures in the archive include Isaac Newton’s first published scientific paper, geological work by a young Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin’s celebrated account of his electrical kite experiment. And nestling amongst these illustrious papers, readers willing to delve a little deeper into the archive may find some undiscovered gems from the dawn of the scientific revolution – including accounts of monstrous calves, grisly tales of students being struck by lightning, and early experiments on to how to cool drinks “without the Help of Snow, Ice, Haile, Wind or Niter, and That at Any Time of the Year.”
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