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48,160. Gentlemen, I give you the Whittle engine. (Engineering & Jet & Aircraft) Frank Whittle
48,161. Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I’m sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile’s engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing. (Engineering & Car) Edward Herrmann
48,162. If we’re on long-haul flights I’ve been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine. (Engineering & Aircraft) Wayne Rooney
48,163. Every small boy wanted to be a steam engine driver when they grew up in the old days, including me. There's something very special about them – the noise, the smell, the steam coming out everywhere. (Engineering & Steam) Michael Bond
48,164. Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines. (Engineering & Car) Enzo Ferrari
48,165. I build engines and attach wheels to them. (Engineering & Car & Wheels) Enzo Ferrari
48,166. The civil engineer is the real 19th century architect. William Burges
48,167. I was originally supposed to become an engineer but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me. Albert Einstein
48,168. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. Freeman Dyson
48,178. Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes. (Engineering & Aircraft) Freeman Dyson
48,169. I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. Neil Armstrong
48,170. The Swedish engineer who invented the zip fastener made a greater intellectual leap than many scientists do in a lifetime. Martin Rees
48,180. Manufacturing doesn’t just mean building cars and metal-bashing; it includes making pharmaceuticals and hi-tech electronics. A crucial part of the process is the research and development that allows better and greener products to come to market. Britain has traditionally had a strong science and engineering base. (Engineering & Manufacturing) Martin Rees
48,171. I’m an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers ... They use my tools. (Engineering & Music) Robert Moog
48,172. When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart. William Gibson, Zero History
48,174. We tend to hear much more about the splendors returned than the ships that brought them or the shipwrights. It has always been that way. Even those history books enamored of the voyages of Christopher Columbus do not tell much about the builders of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria or about the principle of the caravel. These spacecraft, their designers, builders, navigators and controllers are examples of what science and engineering set free for well-defined peaceful purposes can accomplish. Those scientists and engineers should be role models for an America seeking excellence and international competitiveness. They should be on our stamps. Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
48,175. Stephenson had large wrought-iron boiler plates available and he also had the courage of his calculations ... The idea found its best-known expression in the Menai railway bridge opened in 1850. Stephenson’s beams, which weighed 1,500 tons each, were built beside the Straits and were floated into position between the towers on rafts across a swirling tide. They were raised rather over a hundred feet up the towers by successive lifts with primitive hydraulic jacks. All this was not done without both apprehension and adventure; they were giants on the earth in those days. J E Gordon, The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor
48,176. There was no room for dust devils in the laws of physics, as least in the rigid form in which they were usually taught. There is a kind of unspoken collusion going on in mainstream science education: you get your competent but bored, insecure and hence stodgy teacher talking to an audience divided between engineering students, who are going to be responsible for making bridges that won’t fall down or airplanes that won’t suddenly plunge vertically into the ground at six hundred miles an hour, and who by definition get sweaty palms and vindictive attitudes when their teacher suddenly veers off track and begins raving about wild and completely non-intuitive phenomena; and physics students, who derive much of their self-esteem from knowing that they are smarter and morally purer than the engineering students, and who by definition don’t want to hear about anything that makes no fucking sense. This collusion results in the professor saying: (something along the lines of) dust is heavier than air, therefore it falls until it hits the ground. That’s all there is to know about dust. The engineers love it because they like their issues dead and crucified like butterflies under glass. The physicists love it because they want to think they understand everything. No one asks difficult questions. And outside the windows, the dust devils continue to gambol across the campus. (Engineering & Physics) Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
48,177. No matter what engineering field you’re in, you learn the same basic science and mathematics. And then maybe you learn a little bit about how to apply it. Noam Chomsky
48,179. What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems ... there’s no law of physics preventing them. (Engineering & Physics) Michio Kaku
48,181. Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you'll have an engineer for life. Bruce Dickinson
48,418. The engineering marvels were a magnificent industrial achievement on a scale unrivalled since the building of the railways. (Oil & Engineering) Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 1/3
52,962. Britain’s greatest engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and East London’s shipbuilders created vessels that were bigger, faster and tougher than ever before. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) Brunel’s Last Launch: A Time Team Special
52,963. A hundred and fifty years ago Brunel created a ship five times bigger than anything that had gone before. The most revolutionary vessel the world had ever seen: the SS Great Eastern. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.
52,964. Launching such a big vessel proved to be a disaster. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.
52,965. The only option was a relatively untested sideways launch. Nothing on this scale had ever been attempted before. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.
52,966. Having already built two smaller trans-Atlantic steamships The Great Britain and The Great Western Brunel believed it could be done. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.
52,967. East London shipbuilding had grown into a vast industry. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.
52,968. So well-built was the Great Eastern that it apparently took two years to dismantle. (Ships & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) ibid.