Category Engineering

Bureaucratic Space War

This is a lecture 3 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Robert Seamans raises a very important point in his lecture: What you do […]

Development of the Space Shuttle

This is lecture 2 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War This lecture has a very strong focus on correct requirements. It’s not surprising as […]

Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program

I always think that system engineering is about the people who work together having really good communication. And it’s that kind of communication that does good system engineering, tools or not! A little more on solid versus liquid. Solids could be shipped by rail. To say it another way, the diameter of the solids is […]

Security Architecture for Cyber Physical Systems

Slides I presented at the Automotive Cybersecurity conference at Detroit on Friday. The main message is captured in the last bullet in the Summary: We do not know how to build 100% reliable systems, we only know how to manage risk – your system will fail and you have to build for failure. This was […]

Making Sense of Life

It was found that about 98% of atoms currently in your body will not be there in 1 year. Over the course of 5 years, nearly all atoms will be different. What that means is that physical matter is there only to support the structure of energy. We are really pure energy. Replace bridge with […]

Confucian ethics for Engineers

A very interesting overview of Confucian philosophy and its application for engineers. You can read the paper using one of the following links. Engineers’ Moral Responsibility: A Confucian Perspective by Shan Jing, Neelke Doorn Science and Engineering Ethics – Springer Nature The mechanic, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools […]

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]

Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age Electric propulsion: the future by Airbus and Siemens Automatic Motorist (1911) Faraday and Electromagnetism Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age ECE Distinguished Lectureby Bernard S. MeyersonConversation with Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at […]

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

History of Local Anaesthesia

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. History of Local Anaesthesia Oxytocin – The Love Hormone Lamborghini’s Brilliant Active Aerodynamics – Huracán Performante Failed Inventions Early Television: “Magic in the Air” 1955 General Motors; Golden Age of TV History of Local Anaesthesia Talk at Gresham College by Dr William Harrop-GriffithsThe transcript […]