Category Archives: We love engineers

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Reasons we love engineers – they’ve created a black, blacker than the blackest black

In 2014 Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems created Vantablack, a material that could absorb 99.96% of the light that hits it. It holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance and is so black that it becomes extremely difficult to detect any surface features, with three-dimensional objects  becoming two-dimensional.

Now, Surrey Nanosystems have broken their own world record creating a new material so black that it can’t be measured, meaning that it is likely to be absorbing 99.99% of light. Continue reading

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We love engineers…..because they are real-life superheroes

Previously we shared the story of how an Electrical Engineer built a real life Mjolnir and proved he was worthy of Thor’s Hammer. This month we’ve found another of the Avengers in the form of Mechanical Engineer, James Hobson from Canada. Continue reading

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Reasons we love engineers: They win Emmys!

Each month we celebrate the extraordinary contribution that engineers make.

The first reason ‘we love engineers’ for 2016 takes us from the Scottish Highlands to Las Vegas. This month, we celebrate the fact that Alexander Bain, the 19th century Scottish inventor and engineer, has been awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy. Continue reading

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Reasons we love engineers : They know how to throw a Christmas Party!

The Engineers at Dyson take their festive celebrations seriously….very seriously!

 

With employees (engineers and non-engineers) working through the night, like Santa’s Elves in their workshop, they create unique and amazing costumes in hopes of being crowned winner at the Christmas party. Continue reading

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Reasons we love engineers – walking 300 miles for an interview!

It’s not everyone who would walk over 300 miles for a job interview, especially if there hadn’t even been a job advertised. But that’s exactly what Ayrshire born, William Murdoch, the inventor of gas lighting did at the age of 23 in 1777.

So what was this amazing opportunity and why did William make the journey from Cumnock to Birmingham (a route, google maps tells us would take 87 hours on foot today!)? Continue reading

Reasons we love engineers – they are worthy of Thor’s hammer

We love that Engineers are innovative, creative and fascinated by how things work.

So this month we loved watching  Electrical Engineer and YouTube user “Sufficiently Advanced”, build a real life Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer)  with electromagnets and a thumbprint scanner.
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