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Pay with your hand using vein scanning

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

(vía PCMag.com)

Who Invented the Internet? And Why?

Nuclear war, cat gifs and reddit? Wait, what?

Who was the genius who came up with all of that? The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn’t been here forever. But yeah, it is actually not that old. We still have fuzzy memories about the time before the first thing in the morning was to check email and browse our favorite blogs and youtube channels. Well, let’s explore how the internet came into existence and why.

www.Kurzgesagt.org

This is Your Brain on Engineering

This Easter, we wanted to highlight some of the reasons more choices for girls are so important. Why stay on a conveyor belt when you can build your own Ferris wheel, after all?

We’re GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses. We believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future — literally.

Our founder, Debbie Sterling, is a Stanford engineer who decided that girls need more choices than the pink aisle has to offer. She developed GoldieBlox, an interactive book series + construction set starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build.

More info:
goldieblox.com/pages/this-is-your-brain-on-engineering-easter-video

Nerdy Engineer: Neil Armstrong on Being a Nerd

An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.”

From “The Engineering Century”, delivered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2000. Audio used with kind permission from the NPC and C-SPAN.

Animated by Jorge Cham - jorgecham.com
Produced by PHD TV, Allison Okamura and Maria Yang

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