Tag Archives: Engineering

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 […]

What the Moon has taught us

If something works, it’s obsolete ‒ 2010: Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke The reason for the huge successful NASA perhaps to this day is Jim Webb. He was at NASA only for six or seven years and he shaped it. When he became the first NASA administrator, James Webb collected all NASA managers and said: […]

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 […]

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle The Loneliest Place in the Universe Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 years ago – […]