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Geoengineering: a Solution to our Overheated Planet?

Geoengineering: a Solution to our Overheated Planet? Geo-engineering, also named climate engineering, is a study that involves manipulating the Earth’s environmental systems to counteract the impacts of climate change. It does not address the causes of climate change but could be used to complement the strategies to reduce GHG emissions. Today, many geoengineering strategies are […]

Ethical Issues Around Medical-related Engineering

Ethical Issues Around Medical-related Engineering A Discovery Out of Accident In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a young mother of five, sought medical treatment for vaginal bleeding at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A gynaecologist named Dr. Howard Jones discovered a large malignant tumour on her cervix during an examination. The hospital was one of the few at […]

Maglev Trains

Maglev Trains The transformation of mass transportation has had a profound impact on human civilization. In the 1860s, the transcontinental railroad drastically reduced travel time across America from months to just a week. Following that, passenger automobiles emerged and enabled people to travel much faster than on horseback. Commercial flights also became available during the […]

How do Nuclear Generators Work? A Brief Explanation of a Complex System 

How do Nuclear Generators Work? A Brief Explanation of a Complex System As global climate change is happening right now, nuclear energy has become one of the most important sources to combat this issue. Nuclear power is an important low-emission source of electricity, currently providing about 10% of global electricity generation. For those countries where […]

A Life Electric: the Tragic and Amazing Story of Nikola Tesla

A Life Electric: the Tragic and Amazing Story of Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a visionary that changed the history of humanity with his inventions. No wonder then if there is a large community that considers the brilliant scientist a kind of divinity.  A photo of Nikola Tesla one of the outstanding intellectuals of the […]

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Engineering itself is an innovative field, the origin of ideas leading to everything from automobiles to aerospace, skyscrapers to sonar. Some new fields have begun to rise in the last few years, with one of them being biomedical engineering. You might have seen some articles about the most recent biomedical discoveries or found new university […]