Here we are at the tail-end of winter. To bid farewell to this snow-coated season, let’s watch some Finnish engineers defy gravity. Have you ever dreamed of attaching a snow mobile to a parachute and flying off a cliff? These guys have, and it’s pretty interesting to watch!
Infrastructure isn’t sexy, but it’s wholly necessary for the basic survival of civilization. John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight took on the challenge of highlighting the dire state of U.S. infrastructure and the politics surrounding it, giving it the Hollywood treatment in hopes that people will take notice.
It’s not the largest toothpick sculpture in the world, but it comes close. Take a rolling ping-pong tour of San Francisco Bay in a city replica that took Scott Weaver 35 years and 100,000+ toothpicks to build.
Imagine an Indy 500 car screaming around a race track at 200 mph with a flame streaking on top and behind it. This is not your average passing of the torch.
UPDATE: Entries are now due May 1, NOT April 17
Remember Angus MacGyver? He was the super-secret spy who rocked a mullet and used a ream of duct tape to save the world on a weekly basis in the 80’s and early 90’s. To this day, popular culture calls it “MacGyvering” when someone saves the day under less-than-optimal circumstances, especially in an engineering context.
MacGyver inspired many in a generation of engineers to enter the field. Now it’s time to do it again—but this time, with a woman at the lead.