7 ‘Fun and Exciting’ Facts About Engineering

Engineering is one of the most promising career paths for students. Apart from the respect engineers get in society, their job is fun and exciting as well. Are you interested in engineering?


Here are the some interesting facts about engineering:


1. Transistors double every two years

According to Moore’s law, the number of transistors inside an IC (Integrated Circuit) doubles in number every two years. Gordon Moore is the co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor.


2. First computer program

English mathematician, Ada Lovelace predicted a computer program (regarded as a first of its kind) in her paper.


3. Hello as a telephone greeting

Thomas Edison is credited for the use of hello as a telephone greeting. Initially, Alexander Graham Bell used ‘Ahoy’ as a telephone greeting on ships.


4. The term “World Wide Web”

English engineer and computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of World Wide Web.


5. World’s first palmtop computer

The Atari Portfolio was the first palmtop computer in the world. It was released in 1989. The palmtop computer has been used in the movie Terminator 2.


6. The highest number of patents

Thomas Edison has accumulated 2,332 patents for his inventions.


7. World’s first Robot citizen

Sophia, a social humanoid robot, is the first robot to be granted citizenship of any country. Sophia is a Saudi Arabian citizen and can display over 62 facial expressions.


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