Over a century ago, a gifted man by the name of Nikola Tesla toiled away on his inventions in an upper flat of a derelict New York City apartment house until the early hours of the morning.
The ways of the Romans are still with us. Oddly enough, our present-day style of managing water has not strayed much from the centralized approach employed by the Romans some 2000 years ago. This was fine when cities first began to modernize, but the 21st century requires something
You may lose your white-collar job to a robot sooner than you think. According to the IDC (International Data Corporation), a global provider of market intelligence and analysis, big changes in the U.S. workforce will happen quickly and at a scale you would never have expected. The IDC’s report
Fights over water are pretty common these days. The San Joaquin River in California, for example, is in the thick of disputes between farmers, cities and other uses as a variety of groups attempt to restore the fishery and other aspects of a historically battered river. The recent North Dakota pipeline
Robust Math Skills, Engineers know that mathematical relationships form the building blocks of all that we see in nature. The famous British mathematician, engineer and computer scientist, Alan Turing, was so talented in math as a child that he could solve advanced math
An engineer’s ability to tackle a complex modeling project requires accurate and reliable baseline data. Centuries of discovery, research, and human ingenuity have produced data in the form of LIDAR, satellite imagery, digital elevation terrain data, GIS and more. But, this
We are three quarters of a mile in the depths of the earth, and the great river shrinks into insignificance as it dashes its angry waves against the walls and cliffs that rise to the world above… We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls
We had accomplished an object of laudable ambition, and beyond the strict order of our instructions. We had climbed the loftiest peak of the Rocky Mountains, and…standing where never human foot had stood before, felt the exultation of first explorers.” John C. Frémont around 1842 (Jackson and Spence, 1970, p. 45).
The 16th century was a pivotal time in the history of mapmaking. By the 15th century, Europe was already deep in exploration and conquest. Marco Polo had already inspired an age of discovery and travel with his historic trip to China. Portugal had established itself
Throughout history, people have tinkered with some form of map making. The first depictions of place by early civilizations, such as those found in the Lascaux caves in France dating back some 20,000 years ago, were carved in rock with simple lines and symbols. Later drawings on clay
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