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9 Coolest NASA Inventions That Improved Your Everyday Lives

When one typically thinks of NASA’s greatest accomplishments, it probably includes putting men on the Moon. Maybe they’ll think of Mars rover expeditions like Curiosity. We doubt most would immediately recognize digital cameras or memory foam mattresses as NASA achievements. However, those frequently-used items and more come thanks in part (or in whole) due to NASA research and...

The Origins and History of IQ Tests

We’ve all heard of IQ tests. Perhaps you’ve taken an official test or anonymously taken many of the ones shared on social media. But what exactly do they mean? Where do they come from? Are they even accurate or representative of “intelligence”? Join us as we take a very quick tour of IQ tests. The following article is...

This Multifunctional Zip Tie is What You Didn’t Know You Needed

Zip ties are those needed bits of plastic that you hate to run out of. It’s frustrating when you’re working on a project, have to undo a zip tie, and then go to fasten something with a new zip tie only to find you’re fresh out. This new zip tie is not only just as durable as the...

College Students Can Now Take Martian Architecture Courses

There have been hundreds of concepts for what buildings in space will look like one day. This assumes, of course, that humanity gets that far. Designing buildings for Earth already provide any number of hurdles to be overcome by architects. However, one university is trying to prepare its students to build for an out-of-this-world space — Mars.The University...

Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Starts Dimming Again

Discovering life forms outside of Earth is most astronomers’ coveted discovery moments, that’s why back in 2015 when stargazers saw a glimmering star they speculated that it may be due to an alien megastructure. Although the concept is cool, it is definitely a product of wild fiction. And, two years later, this distant star called KIC 8462852 is making...

Top 20 Electric Bikes You Can Buy Now

Like cycling? Do you sometimes feel like you could do with a push uphill or on your commute? Then electric bikes are probably the next bicycle purchase you should consider! E-bikes have come a long way since earlier models and the price has certainly dropped (though the later entries on the list are far from “cheap”). You’ll see...

12 of the World’s Most Fascinating Dams

There are many jaw-dropping structural feats around the world that have their own interesting engineering designs. But the one type of structure that would always leave me in great awe are dams. Their sheer dimension and immense capacity have this humbling effect on anyone that would come across this structure. It’s literally like standing in front of a calm,...

Make Your Own Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Origami Sculpture

When it comes to the Japanese art of paper folding or origami, red-crown crane sculptures are traditionally the still-life depicted and practiced on. However, this origami master strikes against tradition and folded himself a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter paper sculpture. The good thing about origami is that it’s not like other laborious DIY crafts where you would need...

Top 3 jobs for Highest Electronics Engineer Salary

Electronics Engineering is often confused with Electrical Engineering and the debate for me when I was studying Electronics Engineering was: Is the electronics engineer salary higher than Electrical Engineers? Electronics Engineering is another branch of engineering that is closely related to Electrical engineering. The main difference is that Electronics Engineers primarily focus on what goes on the inside...

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gives Researchers Initial Results

Dark matter makes up roughly 85 percent of our universe and yet no one can “see” it. It’s responsible for bending light, affecting the gravity of nearby bodies, and adjusting a galaxy’s shape. Most physicists agree that it’s five times more abundant than ordinary matter. Understanding dark matter requires scientists to develop technologies never before used. The University of...