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Video: Engineers are Cool

Showcasing some of the interesting and exciting things that engineers do.

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Invisible Bike Helmet

Who says safety can’t be stylish? Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, two young Swedish designers, have rethought the traditional bike helmet as an unobtrusive nylon neck-wrap hat operates like a self-deploying air bag to protect your head.

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Star Wars-style Hoverbike

Imagine zooming across the desert like Luke Skywalker on his X-34 landspeeder. Science fiction? Not to engineers at California aerospace company Aerofex, who recently took their prototype hover bike for a spectacular spin. The flying bike has two rotors instead of wheels and a mechanical steering system that responds to the pilot’s leaning movements and intuitive sense of balance.

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NASA’s Mohawk Guy

Photo: Twitter / Bobak Ferdowsi
Photo: Twitter / Bobak Ferdowsi

On August 6, NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully survived “seven minutes of terror” to land successfully on Mars. But it was Mission Control systems engineer Bobak Ferdowsi who really turned heads–with his star-spangled mohawk.

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