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The 27 colleges where engineering students go on to earn the most money

At Columbia University, most undergraduate students must pass a swim test in order to graduate.<p>Engineering students at the school's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, however, are <i>not</i> required to complete the test.<p>The reason? Well, in the event of a flood, engineering students …

College & University

New York City's nightmarish Penn Station is getting a much-needed makeover

New York City's Penn Station is a transit nightmare. It's crowded, confusing to navigate, and frequently smells like a mix of Auntie Anne's pretzels and body odor.<p>Traveling through Penn is a bit of a necessary evil that commuters just deal with. It's an incredibly busy transportation hub, where …

Trains

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

Renewable Energy

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Consciousness

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-help

The heartbreaking story of the man who asked Hillary Clinton a 'profoundly difficult question'

An innocent man who spent 39 years in prison asked Hillary Clinton a pointed question about the death penalty at CNN's Town Hall in Ohio on Sunday night.<p>The man, Ricky Jackson, was convicted along with his friends, Ronnie and Wiley Bridgeman, of murdering Harold Franks in Cleveland, Ohio in …

Government

The World's 15 Most Complex Subway Maps

As ranked by a research team of mathematicians and theoretical physicists.<p>For all its colorful frenzied glory, the Tokyo Metro map isn’t the most complex subway guide in the world. New York and Paris both have it topped—at least in the eyes of one group of theoretical physicists and …

The MTA’s Help Point kiosks could be used for surveillance

Updates for chemical-agent sniffers and gunshot detectors<p><i>Update February 25, 2016, 5:46PM ET: The Help Point kiosks that have been installed in New York City subway stations are modular units that can be updated to include operational 180-degree cameras, chemical agent detection, and audio</i> …

New York City

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Why Should Senior Engineers Balance Trees in an Interview?

For nearly as long as companies have hired programmers, managers have asked engineering candidates to solve fundamental algorithm and data structure problems. And for nearly just as long, engineers have debated the validity of these challenges in job interviews (2005, 2015).<p>The argument is: If I’m …

Employment

There's suddenly a new sports car brand in Europe, and it's awesome

Renault has long teased the return of Alpine, its classic sports brand, first by creating a wild concept car for Sony's <i>Gran Turismo</i> racing simulator franchise. Now, it has something a little more concrete: the Alpine Vision, a concept car that hews "very close" to the inaugural model that it'll be …

Sports Cars