Book Review: At Home by Bill Bryson Engineer’s Bookshelf 1/11/2011 12 comments During the recent holiday I read Bill Bryson’s latest tome – At Home – and, as usual, he far exceeded my expectations. As Bill says: “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
Book Review: uC/TCP-IP by Christian Légaré Engineer’s Bookshelf 11/30/2010 2 comments I have to say that I am very, VERY impressed with the quality of books that are being written by the folks at Micriµm – the one I just finished reading on TCP-IP still has my head buzzing!
Book Review, In Search of Time, Dan Falk Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/30/2010 8 comments In his book In Search of Time, the author Dan Falk walks through the theories of time, from our earliest ancestors' perception of time to the development of various calendars to today's world of atomic clocks.
Book Review: Reinventing Gravity by John Moffat Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/30/2010 5 comments Reinventing Gravity is a wonderful book. The author, respected Physicist John Moffat, doesn’t assume that the reader has any form of expert knowledge. Instead, he starts by walking us step-by-step through the various theories of gravity, from Aristotle to the present day...
Book review: The Creature from Jekyll Island Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/16/2010 18 comments The title of this book by G. Edward Griffin might cause you to think of a horror story along the lines of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." However horrible it is, "The Creature from Jekyll Island is not fiction..
Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/2/2010 11 comments This little scamp is jam-packed with interesting nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia about the periodic table and the elements it represents – it's way more interesting than I would ever have imagined.
The intersection of engineering and math Engineer’s Bookshelf 6/3/2010 3 comments Read “How Round is Your Circle” by John Bryant and Chris Sangwin, and along the way you'll notice that your perspective on design gets a little bit wider. You'll feel a little bit wiser, and reconnect to what engineering is all about: elegant solutions.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.