Engineering

NASA engineers had issues with the honeycomb insulation of the Saturn V rocket, so they ended up hiring local surfers, who had experience in working with the material, to apply it to the rocket.
A typical rocket produces more than a million pounds of thrust that allows it to carry more than 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg) at speeds topping 22,000 miles per hour (35,405 kilometres per hour).
The first engineer known by name was the Egyptian pyramid builder Imhotep. Around 2700 B.C. he built the first pyramids in Egypt and thus gained an almost godlike status.
The world’s biggest light bulb is located in Edison, New Jersey. It´s 14 feet tall, weighs eight tons, and sits on top of the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower.
Number of transistors that can be fit on a computer chip will double every 18 months.
A Volvo engineer named Niels Bohlin invented the three-point seatbelt, but Volvo gave away the patent to other manufacturers because it had more value as a free life-saving tool.
Boyan Slat develops a Ocean clean-up. Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of Plastic from the World´s Ocean.
The first rocket in mesosphere was launched by Germany in 1942.
The largest rocket it 118 metres (387 feet) tall.
In May 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first official telegram over the line, with message: “What hath God wrought!”
Branches in the Engineering include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, genetic, mechanical, military, nuclear, reverse, software and structural.
Cambridge University used the first webcam through which they watched a coffee maker.
In the 1920s newly hired engineers at General Electric would be told, as a joke, to develop a frosted lightbulb. The experienced engineers believed this to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Pipkin got the assignment not realizing it was a joke and succeeded.
A rocket engine uses stored rocket propellants as the reaction mass for forming a high-speed propulsive jet of fluid, usually high-temperature gas.
Most communications satellites are in geostationary orbit 22 236 miles (35 785 km) above the equator, so that the satellite appears stationary at the same point in the sky; therefore the satellite dish antennas of ground stations can be aimed permanently at the spot and do not have to move to track the satellite.
Semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor, such as metallic copper, and an insulator, such as glass.
The first gunpowder-powered rockets evolved in medieval China under the Song dynasty by the 13th century.
Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish engineer, invented an arc converter as a generator of continuous-wave radio signals in 1902.
There are 4 types of rockets: solid-fuel, liquid fuel, ion, and plasma rockets.
In 1901, the Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo created wireless remote-control operation principles with his Telekine.
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the USSR on 4 October 1957.
On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.
In their Miyagi, Japan laboratories, beginning in 1924, Professor Hidetsugu Yagi and his assistant, Shintaro Uda, designed and constructed a sensitive and highly-directional antenna using closely-coupled parasitic elements.
Telephones were silenced for one minute after Alexander Graham Bell died.
Taiwanese engineers put snacks of the “Kuai Kuai” brand next to or on top of machines and server rooms. They believe that because of the name of the snack – “Kuai Kuai” – stands for “obedient” the device will function without errors.
Wright brothers are recognized with inventing, building, and flying the world s first successful motor-operated airplane.
By 400 BC, Persian engineers had mastered the technique of using yakhchals to create ice in the winter and store it in the summer in the desert.
John Logie Baird developed mechanical TV from household items.
Percy Spencer was a prioneer of radar technology. While working with radars, he observed the candy in his pocket melted. On further investigation, he achieved positive results with other food items as well. And thus, the microwave oven was born in 1946.
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