Published on 20 Dec 2014. Written by Swadesh Padhi
Around three thousand years ago humans discovered that it was easier to roll heavy objects on a round tree log. Hence came the idea of building the mechanical wheel – one of the first significant engineering inventions. Indeed, engineering inventions have been crucial to help us realize life as it is today. Our quest to evolve deeper understanding of science and technology results in more ingenious inventions spawning almost each day. The wheel itself has come a long way ahead from the primitive wooden design. Take for instance the Active Wheel System - a present day invention which shelters the engine, suspension, gearbox and transmission systems all incorporated into the wheel itself!Read more..