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Limair Sanitarium — The result of an obsession with lime air

Luray - Luray Caverns, in Virginia's Page County, has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world since its discovery in 1878. But few people know about the first air-conditioned building in the U.S. built in 1901 at Luray.

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Mexico - Sergio Lopez spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake. And he still can't believe that a school where 19 children and six adults died collapsed like a house of cards.

Op-Ed: Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields

Despite government campaigns women remain underrepresented in science and technology. Despite what an infamous ex-Google employee wrote, this is nothing innate. The low levels reflect institutional and societal biases.

World's highest bridge opens in China

Bejing - The world's highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said Friday.

Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: VW safety experiment aims at reducing drivers' speeds

Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.

Bike constructors' challenge searches for innovative pioneers

Five teams of creative engineers are being sought for the Bespoked Constructors' Challenge, an event in the UK next year that aims to showcase the diverse range of bespoke bikes available.

ScribbleLive Chat: Addressing the shortage of women in STEM jobs

If you've ever been curious how women can find more jobs in the career fields known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) you'll want to check out the archived live-chat that took place June 12.

Op-Ed: Could automated welding increase factory productivity and profit?

Increasingly factories are moving to use automated welding equipment instead of manual human welders so could this actually significantly increase the productivity and so profit of the factory?

Geo-engineering no Holy Grail - study

Paris - Far from offering a simple fix, sci-fi solutions to global warming may in fact make the problem worse, a probe of "geo-engineering" options said on Tuesday.Once mocked as unscientific, geo-engineering proposals are gaining traction as carbon emissions ...

Lack of female scientists in the U.K.

In the U.K., the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology or engineering continues to decline. This has been subject to a parliamentary report.

Engineers inspired by octopus silent propulsion system

A team of German scientists develop a silent propulsion system for boats and submarines based on the natural movement of octopuses.

French shipyard lands order for world’s largest cruise ship

Saint-nazaire - STX Europe shipyards, at Saint Nazaire on France’s Atlantic coast, and leading cruise company, Miami based Royal Caribbean Cruises, recently signed an agreement which will see the world’s largest cruise ship being built at the French shipyard.

Iran begins cloning U.S. drone ― Reverse engineering complete

Tehran - Iran announced in December last year that it had captured the RQ-170 U.S. spy drone that had invaded its airspace. It seems the Iranians have been playing with it ever since and have now succeeded in making a clone.

Tech Fest coming to the hands-on engineering museum The Works Special

The Works is a “hands-on, minds-on” museum that makes learning about science, engineering interestingly interesting for families and kids.

UK's 'dull' computer teaching to be revamped

The current information and communications technology curriculum in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped, education secretary Michael Gove has announced.

The hands-on engineering discovery center grand opening Special

Its a non-profit community organization with over 16 years building successful hands-on learning experiences for kids in Minneapolis/St.Paul.

Siemens asks: What is a green city?

In a fresh advertising campaign appearing online on Twitter, Washington Post and Huffington Post, Siemens USA asks readers and social media junkies to help define the green city.

Op-Ed: No recession in tech industry

"It's pretty crazy, actually. It's the right time to be studying computer science." Stanford junior Feross Aboukhadijeh's words sting "would've, could've, should've" irony into many his elder, yet Feross's generation takes an optimistic head-first plunge.

Watson: American education to STEM leaders of global innovation

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the required elements envisioned by President Barack Obama to equip Americans as the leaders of innovation in an expanding global economy.

Chile’s Santa María University, an oceanfront engineering castle Special

Valpara - Santa María University, one of Chile’s most prestigious engineering universities, boasts a beautiful oceanfront campus in the city of Valparaíso where it remains faithful to the legacy of its creator, Federico Santa María.

The plan to save the world from climate change: Plan B

Plan B. It doesn't sound dangerous or insidious. It sounds more like being prepared for the unexpected, for contingencies. But a Canadian organization, Etc. Group has issued a warning about the Plan B conspiracy.

World's Tallest Building to Open in Dubai Monday

On Monday, Burj Dubai Tower will become the world's tallest building as Dubai formally opens its doors to the public amid the State's growing indebtedness and economic slowdown.

Business opportunities abound in India

A new study suggests what shrewd business pundits in North America have known for some time now – markets here have slowed and sights must be turned eastwards, reports Canadian Newswire.

A Fake Earthquake in San Diego Tests Vulnerable Buildings

"Shake table" testing provided answers to building infrastructures problems that affect many architecture projects around the country.

Study: US, Chinese researchers engineer invisible cloak

In a joint research by the U.S. and China, scientists and the universities in North Carolina have created an invisible cloak that mimics mirages in desert.

U of I Girls Of Engineering Caendar Causes Stir-Slideshow

The idea for the 2007 University of Illinois Girls of Engineering calendar was originally conceived by four students last year.

Engineering and Creativity.....Music to the ears.

Amazing Musical Machine built by University of Iowa Engineering and Music Students.

New Gel to Power Robots and Much More

New polymer gels can be engineered to expand and contract.

MIT Interactive Whiteboard Simulates Real-Life Engineering Environment

This is a really cool video where a prof from MIT shows how a computer can recognize simple line drawings on a whiteboard. The computer can process it to make it animate with real-life gravity, springs and movement.

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One of the two racing cars the engineering students were exhibiting.
One of the two racing cars the engineering students were exhibiting.
A non-profit community organization that seeks to create successful  inspiring  hands-on learning ex...
A non-profit community organization that seeks to create successful, inspiring, hands-on learning experiences for kids.
The Works
Engineering students at Saint Louis University in Spain
Engineering students at Saint Louis University in Spain
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The Work s exterior location and view from the parking lot.
The Work's exterior location and view from the parking lot.