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To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problemsMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism -- that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hedonic Engineering -- The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Glenn Odekirk: We installed the 450 radial, but the struts won't take the vibration. Minute we go contact, the struts start craking at the attach points.
Howard Hughes: Dammit, Odie, if the 450's too big, figure something else out!
Glenn Odekirk: We've done everything - we've rebuilt her from top to bottom. If we drain the fuel tank for a couple of runs she might make 180 mph.
Howard Hughes: I want minimum 200.
Glenn Odekirk: Yeah, well, I want a date with Theda Bara, but that ain't gonna happen either.
Howard Hughes: Don't be so sure... OK, OK, OK, this is a simple engineering problem. We just gotta think it out.
Howard Hughes: So if the struts won't sustain the engine we need - then we gotta get rid of them.
Glenn Odekirk: Then the top wing falls off.
Howard Hughes: Then let it.
Glenn Odekirk: What?
Howard Hughes: Who says we need a top wing?
Howard Hughes: Who says we need *anything*?
[Glenn is warming up to Hughes' idea]
Glenn Odekirk: A monoplane...
Howard Hughes: A cantilevered monoplane. They're doing it in France. To the hell with the top wing and the struts...
Glenn Odekirk: 550 Whitney Wasp engine...
Howard Hughes: 100 octane fuel will give us a top horsepower of - what?
Glenn Odekirk: Seven hundred.
Howard Hughes: Squeeze it to a thousand and we got the fastest plane ever built.
Glenn Odekirk: You know, I just gotta say... we've already spent over $200,000 rebuilding this plane.
Howard Hughes: To the hell with it.
Howard Hughes: Tear it up, Odie.
[Glenn takes a sledgehammer and annihilates the struts on the top wing; the top wing falls off]More [08/04/2005 12:08:00]
“We'll also have a whole set of sessions on critical military communications issues. We'll look at everything from operations to engineering design to research activities.”More [07/05/2006 12:07:00]
[Teaching the children about genetic engineering]
Mr. Garrison: Genetic engineering is a way to fix God's horrible mistakes, like German people.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Fred Kwan: Hey, Commander. Listen, we found some beryllium on a nearby planet. And we might be able to get there if we reconfigure the solar matrix in parallel for endothermic propulsion.
Jason Nesmith: We'll do that!
Guy Fleegman: All right!
Fred Kwan: [to his engineering team] That's right again. That's... come on, group hug.More [12/08/2007 12:12:00]
Narrator: The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.More [04/09/2008 12:04:00]
Maj. Duncan Heyward: Might I inquire after the situation sir, given that I've seen the French engineering from the ridge above.
Colonel Munro: The situation is that his guns are bigger than mine and he has more of them. We keep our heads down while his troops dig 30 yards of trench a day. When those trenches are 200 yards from the fort and within range, he'll bring in his 15-inch mortars, lob explosive rounds over our walls, and pound us to dust.More [07/07/2008 12:07:00]
Rusty Martin:
[In helicopter] Hey, this is fun!

Lucky Jackson:
Only way to travel.

Lucky Jackson:
Ah - that's the Hoover Dam, one of the seven modern civil engineering wonders of the century. Do you know its over 700 feet from the River Colorado to the top of the dam. The dam helps make enough electricity to light up homes 300 miles away.

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Peter Venkman:
I've always loved trains, ever since I was a little boy. I used to dream about driving a big locomotive. I studied engineering in college for two years before I found out it didn't have anything to do with trains.

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I'm a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Milan.

Amon Goeth:
Ah, an educated Jew... like Karl Marx himself. Unterscharfuehrer!


Amon Goeth:
Shoot her.

Herr Kommandant! I'm only trying to do my job!

Amon Goeth:
Ja, I'm doing mine.

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[Herger prepares for his duel with Angus]

Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:
What happened?

Herger the Joyous:
An engineering dispute.

Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:
You notice he's bigger than you?

Herger the Joyous:

Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:
And younger.

Herger the Joyous:

[He bangs his shield and moves into the ring]

Herger the Joyous:
Bet on him, if you like.

Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:
I may!

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Philip Emmenthal:
Looking at my father's prick; I think that's what got me to study engineering... Watching his Eiffel Tower, his Empire State building, perhaps it's what made me a good engineer. The penis, if you think about it, is the greatest engineering feature imaginable... Hydraulics, compression, propulsion, heat sensibility... It has practically EVERY engineering characteristic. Towers, low bridges, rocket ships... there's no man-made engineering structure to match it. My father's anatomy instructed my career.

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Lorna Larkin:
I'm Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas. I'm a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Texas with a double degree in genetic engineering and cosmetology.

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Architecture begins where engineering ends.More [08/23/2011 06:08:48]
There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful.More [09/29/2011 03:09:56]
Brian Kemp is an internationally-experienced veteran with nearly four decades of engineering and business development experience in the electronics sector. We are pleased to have him establish and grow our European presenceMore [10/03/2011 11:10:56]
My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.More [10/05/2011 01:10:47]
Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it.More [10/24/2011 09:10:01]
After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.More [11/15/2011 04:11:54]
Until now there's been this one-quality-fits-all access, and now companies are experimenting with [tiered] services. There's been a lot of engineering work, but nobody's looked at the economic side,More [12/15/2011 05:12:27]
Until now there's been this one-quality-fits-all access, and now companies are experimenting with [tiered] services. There's been a lot of engineering work, but nobody's looked at the economic - Hal Varian
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With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.More [01/29/2012 07:01:26]
Women make up only 25 percent of the science, engineering and technology workforce... We are delighted to be working with NASA Ames to give Silicon Valley area girls a chance to explore and develop their potential in science at an age when many begin to drift away from their natural interest.More [04/16/2012 06:04:29]
Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.More [04/21/2012 12:04:13]
I can't deny it ... TV engineering was the job I'd wanted at the time, and I got what I wanted.More [05/20/2012 05:05:41]
Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real.More [08/12/2012 02:08:36]
I always had engineering in my blood and I got a reputation for being able to fix stuff, and when people asked ‘How much?' I'd say ‘It's a pleasure and no charge'. It left an obligation and I very quickly found when Christmas came around, I had so many gifts.More [11/19/2012 03:11:40]
Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining.More [09/01/2013 09:09:15]
They submitted bills, and we paid them. Then we checked the engineering reports and found out that we had paid them far more than we owed them.More [06/21/2016 08:06:16]
I went to engineering school, which I thought was what I wanted to do, for about two weeks. We had an orientation class and we met this guy where he worked and stuff and it was cool, but I was like, 'There is no way this is going to be my life.'More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy that is, with engineering roofs, etc.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Now the main areas of higher education that still enjoy considerable financial support from government are subjects like engineering and science and the research ringfence which is the basic minimum to protect Britain's scientific competitiveness.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you're a farmer and you're growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In fact when you combine stem cell technology with the technology known as tissue engineering you can actually grow up entire organs, so as you suggest that sometime in the future you get in an auto accident and lose your kidney, we'd simply take a few skin cells and grow you up a new kidney. In fact this has already been done.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in 1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that's where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don't come home your best self.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I do engineering, not religion.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you'll be very highly paid once you've got them.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math, science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent of America's undergraduates pursue these schools.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I started out in engineering. I was a geophysical engineer. Throughout the course of my life I've done a lot of strange jobs, and the effect has been to make me think a little more skeptically about our capitalist society.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is impossible to work in information technology without also engaging in social engineering.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across America say that they could improve the fuel economy standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles per gallon using existing technology, without compromising safety or comfort at all.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines - of molecular machines that are part of replicators - and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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