Machines

Machines make our lives easier. We use them every day: simple machines like levers or wheels up to complex systems like cars or computers. And most of those machines were designed, prototyped, and manufactured through the efforts of engineers.

Engineers are now perfecting machines that can perform very delicate operations, including surgery on living people. They are also working on ways to make machines smarter, smart enough to take over very complex tasks such a driving a car.

Engineering is shaping the future with machines that we can interact with in different ways. Right now we have computer tablets and phones with touch screens, video game consoles that sense your body movement, and cars that can park themselves. Imagine the machines of the future!

  • Egirl   Team Posted on April 1, 2014 by Egirl Team
    Designing a Jaguar
    Rebecca Lees has worked on high-profile projects for Jaguar Land Rover including the new Jaguar F-Type.
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  • Your Future in Automotive

    http://www.yourfutureinautomotive.com/

    Your Future In Automotive was created by FISITA: the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, to help students and young people everywhere find out more about studying engineering and about the many exciting career opportunities for engineers in today’s automotive industry.

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  • Rachel Ziegler
    Project Engineer II
    Weir Minerals
    Madison, WI, United States
  • Sarah Sarnecki
    Engineer I
    General Dynamics NASSCO
    CA, United States
  • Beth Jones
    Project Engineer
    D3 Technologies
    Haslet, TX, United States
  • Carmen Tataru
    Mechanical Engineer (Design)
    NTN Bearing Corporation of America
    IL, United States
  • Mikell  Taylor Posted on September 27, 2013 by Mikell Taylor
    Forget
    Mikell's love of engineering comes from something much more exciting than just liking math or science.
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  • Mikell Taylor
    Systems Engineer
    Bluefin Robotics
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Samantha Morris Posted on December 13, 2012 by Samantha Morris
    Remote Presence
    Robots allow critical care physicians to be in two places at once.
    There are few people who need to be in two places at the same time more than physicians, and thanks to some remarkable robots known as remote presence (RP) devices doctors now have the ability. The robots are particularly useful for stroke patients where time is of the essence. They are designed to have video and sound transmitting capabilities so victims of stroke can have access to professional physician diagnoses 24/7 via teleconference. “The neuro-stroke robots allow me to diagnose and initiate treatment within those critical minutes [of stroke],” says Dr. Ignacio Carrillo-Nunez, a doctor who demonstrated one of the robots at St. Mary Medical Center of Long Beach, California.
    The RP devices allow collaboration between hospital staff members and a remote physician, no matter how far apart they are located. To receive immediate feedback from a physician, the staff members simply “beam ...
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 24, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Talking Cars Prevent Crashes
    Engineers in Michigan are monitoring the largest-ever road test for “talking” vehicles. The information collected from the test will help develop control systems that could transform the way you travel around town.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Design Makes World of Difference to Newborns
    Making the world a better takes great design - not just great ideas. Timothy Prestero, founder and CEO or Design that Matters gives us a wonderful example what happens when passion to make a difference meets engineering know-how.
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  • Mary Walton
    Inventor and Pioneer in the fight against pollution
    Independent Inventor
  • Egirl   Team Posted on April 10, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Alaskan Pipeline
    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was the largest private construction project of its time. The pipeline is 800 miles long and has a diameter of four feet. The zigzagging pipeline carries crude oil from 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle to the terminal at Valdez.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 30, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Bionic Arm
    A team of five biomedical engineers in Edinburgh, Scotland created the first working bionic arm in 1993. The Bionic Arm also called the Edinburgh Modular Arm System, is packed with microchips, position-control circuits, miniature motors, gears, and pulleys. It rotates at the shoulder, bends at the elbow, rotates and twists at the wrist, and can grip using artificial fingers. The pulses then control each movement of a "new" arm.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on July 3, 2012 by Egirl Team
    EBR-1
    The Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 was the first facility to produce electricity generated by nuclear energy. The EBR-1 produced the first usable electricity generated by atomic energy. The EBR-1 supplied all of the power for its own building. Three years after it was decommissioned, President Johnson dedicated the facility as a registered National Historic Landmark. The nearby city of Arco, Idaho became the first city in the world to be lit by nuclear power.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 31, 2012 by Egirl Team
    First Computer Program
    Ada Byron Lovelace, daughter of famous poet Lord Byron, published a paper in 1843 that predicted the development of computer software, artificial intelligence, and computer music. In 1834, Ada heard of Babbage’s ideas for a new calculating engine – the Analytical Engine. Ada suggested to Babbage a plan for calculating Bernoulli numbers with the Analytical Engine. This plan is now regarded as the first “computer program.”
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  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on March 27, 2012 by Simil Raghavan
    Hoover Dam
    The Hoover Dam is one of the tallest concrete dams ever built and it created one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States. At 726.4 feet tall, it took 200 engineers from several consulting firms and the Bureau of Reclamation to design the dam. It has 3,125,000 cubic yards of concrete and weighs more than 6.6 million tons! Construction of the dam, power plant, and related works took five years to build and was finished two years ahead of schedule. The reservoir created can hold enough water to cover the entire state of Pennsylvania with water one foot deep.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 27, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Millennium Force Roller Coaster
    When it opened in May 2000, Millennium Force broke or helped to break twelve world records. The Millennium Force Roller Coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio was an engineering marvel at the time it was built, and it still continues to dazzle amusement park visitors. Not only was it the fastest but also the world's largest and tallest steel roller coaster at the time. It was the first coaster to use an elevator cable system to get it up the first hill, and it used a magnetic braking system instead of friction. At 310 feet, it was the first coaster to top 300 feet, and it travels at speeds up to 92 miles per hour! The coaster has 226 footers, which contain 9400 yards of concrete. The best thing about the coaster is that it takes riders up at a 45 degree angle and they go down at an 80 degree angle - almost straight down!
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 27, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Presidential Engineers
    Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter, both U.S. Presidents, had engineering backgrounds. Herbert Hoover, the United States 31st President, studied mining engineering at Stanford University, graduating in 1895. Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. President , attended Georgia Tech and the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1946. Carter served in the Navy for 10 years as an engineer working with nuclear-powered submarines.
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