Exploring the world of engineering
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Problem solvers. Visionaries. Innovators.
These are just some of the words to describe engineers. Here’s a sneak peek at what you need to know about the industry that has led to some of the greatest discoveries and achievements in history.
ENGINEERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) was the inventor of the light bulb.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) invented the ball bearing, as well as many other inventions.
The Wright Brothers invented the world’s first successful airplane in 1903.
Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) invented the Alternating Current Induction Motor (used in machines such as electric fans and air conditioners).
THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING IN SINGAPORE
Clean Technology achieves energy conservation, emissions control, renewable energy systems, waste reduction through sustainable engineering practices.
3D Printing revolutionises the way products are produced and prototyped.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST ENGINEERING FEATS FOUND IN SINGAPORE
The Sands SkyPark on top of the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort hotel towers is big enough to park four and a half A380 jets! It also has the highest swimming pool in the world.
The Singapore Flyer is the second largest observation wheel in the world. Its height equals to 31 male giraffes stacked on top of one another.
Source: incoRPorate magazine (Sept/Oct 2016), Republic Polytechnic