More Blogs from Engineering Investigations
The history of scientific discovery is littered with examples of "pathological science." Just because we want something doesn't make it so.
Under a mild-sounding title, software safety expert Sean Beatty will be presenting a design teardown for a detonator at ESC Boston.
From faux innovations, to fake artificial intelligence, to an Internet-ready Porta-Potty, here's a look at our favorite hoaxes throughout engineering history.
Commercial, industrial, and military-grade designs are about more than paper specs. They're about human nature.
Sometimes, it's the mundane things in electrical and electronic devices that make the difference. The strain relief on an air conditioner's line cord saved the day when the unit fell out of the window.