Inventor Profile: Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor; an electrical and mechanical engineer and futurist, he is best known for his work on the alternating current system of electricity – and resulting rivalry with Thomas Edison. Born in 1856, Tesla wanted to become an engineer from an early age. His father, however, wanted him to join the… Continue Reading …

The Role of Engineers in WW2

Earlier this year, we looked at the role of engineers during the First World War; however this was not the only conflict to have prompted innovation and engineering excellence. Today, we take a look at the role of engineers in the Second World War. Directly involving more than 30 countries and over a hundred million… Continue Reading …

Accidental Miracles (Part 2)

In the second part in our continuing series on accidental miracles we take a look at some more great inventions that owe their discovery to chance, and whose serendipitous invention has had a significant impact on our lives. Dynamite Whilst trying to find a means of stabilising and transporting the explosive liquid nitro-glycerine, Swedish chemist… Continue Reading …