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World's Greatest Engineering Project Turns 100

| Dan Schlenoff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science

One hundred years ago, on August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened when the S. S. Ancon steamed through from the Atlantic to the Pacific si...

WATCH: Scientists Unleash Thousand-Robot Swarm

natureheader | Mark Zastrow | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

Scientists have created a swarm of over a thousand coin-sized robots that can assemble themselves into two-dimensional shapes by communicating with th...

Scientists Find Key To Tiny Bird's Impressive Hover Ability

| Hassan DuRant | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

The only type of bird that relies solely on its own strength to hover in the air, a hummingbird flapping its wings requires more mass-based mechanica...

Reenergizing America's Innovation Engine

Don Ingber | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Don Ingber

We hear a lot in the news about America losing its competitive edge. With the private sector focusing myopically on short-term profits and Congress staggering along as usual, there seems to be no way out.

Engineers Are Not Smart

Vicki May | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Vicki May

Of course I want 'smart' students in my classes but not necessarily the ones who can memorize facts, pass tests, and regurgitate information. I want students who are willing to think critically, try new things, fail and learn from their mistakes.

How This Boomer Nailed His Reinvention After Two Tries

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Career reinvention is a messy business. It is usually not a one-step transition. Sometimes, it can take a few pivots to work out the kinks and make the necessary mistakes to find one's true calling. What we think we want to do, or should do, may not necessarily be the best thing for us to do, or the right thing for us to do.

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

What I Learned From a Year of Software Engineering

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

In an industry awed and driven by cerebral achievements, there exist the noisy games of some trying to assert intellectual prowess through various loud points of view. For personalities like mine that care a lot about "the best way to do something", it can be an intimidating and confusing

10 Things We Forgot to Monitor

Jehiah Czebotar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jehiah Czebotar

"Law of Murphy for devops: if thing can able go wrong, is mean is already wrong but you not have Nagios alert of it yet."

Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Peculiar Books Reviewed: Francis Spufford's Backroom Boys

Brian Troutwine | Posted 07.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
Brian Troutwine

What is the soul of software engineering as a discipline? That is, who is it that the software engineer can esteem? It's on this difficultly that Francis Spufford's Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin ultimately runs aground.

Stemming the Leaks and Backflow in the STEM Diversity Pipeline

Andrew G. Campbell | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science
Andrew G. Campbell

Built into this pipeline metaphor is the assumption that the pipeline lays flat and that the momentum of every individual going through is unchanged. The data tell a different story.

Are Women Too Empathetic to Be Engineers?

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Vicki May

Engineers need to solve complicated technical problems and develop complex systems. Systemizing and logic seem like the main qualities we need in engineers. Won't empathy just get in the way of objectivity?

So You Want to Be an Engineer? How to Tell if This Is (or Is Not) a Good Idea

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As a result, more and more students are declaring, "I want to be an engineer!" When I hear those words, I usually say something like, "That's great! Why do you think you want to do that?"

World's Hardest Gems Fabricated By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. Even so, scientists are working to make them even tougher, in order to use the sp...

Introducing CERN's Evangelia Gousiou

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 08.15.2014 | Home
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Evangelia Gousiou is an amazing electronics engineer who keeps a low profile in spite of her amazing work at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

New Laser Device May Be A Drunk Driver's Worst Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.08.2014 | Science

Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like th...

Gear Up Your Kids

Ivo Lukas | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Whether it's engineering, creativity or safety on your mind for your kids this summer, be sure to keep these great gadgets and apps in mind.

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

Donna Randall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Donna Randall

If the United States seeks to remain competitive in a global economy, it is essential that colleges and universities graduate more students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Trial and Error: The Gritty 21st Century Skill

Paula Golden | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Paula Golden

Trains, planes and automobiles are bringing thousands of competitors from over 70 countries to Los Angeles for the 2014 Intel ISEF, the world's larges...

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.

WATCH: World's Tiniest Magazine Cover Created Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Science

ZURICH (Reuters) - A laboratory in Switzerland has created the smallest magazine cover in the world, using a tiny chisel to create an image so minute ...

WATCH: Flying Robots Make Music Together

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

Who knew robots could rock out? In a melodious new video from YouTube user TheDmel, a team of flying six-rotor robots play keyboards, drums, bells,...