Engineering.com interviews Elon Musk, and asks him his opinion on science vs. engineering. He gives the right answer. 🙂
Basically, you can’t do the physics without the engineering. While it’s true that engineering is constrained by and reliant upon physical laws, further discoveries in the sciences require engineers (in title or in spirit) to design, build and operate the apparatus for the experiment. This truth applies to the lens grinders who made Galileo’s telescope all the way up to the LHC at CERN and the Curiosity lander, and even further back than that. Behind every great scientist, there’s a great engineer! 🙂
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — UPS begins testing emergency drone deliveries with CyPhy
Wearables — Make that prop functional
Electronics — Have you met Charlie?
Biohacking — The MATIA Project Assists The Blind and Those with Memory Loss
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.