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From Pythagoras to Processors: How Equations Have Shaped Engineering

Claudine Berti April 1, 2014

One must divide one’s time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me, because politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity. – Albert Einstein The development and use of equations by engineers and scientists has a rich history built on countless hours of research and experimentation…. Continue Reading »

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What’s in a Word: Should We Call it Basic Science?

Meagan Cooke February 11, 2014

The science research world has traditionally been broken down into two main branches: basic science and applied science. But these convenient labels might give people the wrong impression about the practicality and applicability of basic science. This is especially dangerous when science funding is at such high risk — it’s too easy to equate “basic”… Continue Reading »

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The Best Engineering Videos of 2013

Amy Burnis February 4, 2014

A good video entertains, inspires and educates. Here are our 10 favorite STEM-related videos from 2013 — videos that promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math: 10. Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Astronaut Chris Hadfield has everyone looking up and singing along with him in this video recorded on the International Space Station. 9. Russian… Continue Reading »

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