Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

U.S. energy companies reduce drilling, spending amid oil price decline

12/10/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. energy companies are showing signs of pullback in drilling amid falling crude oil prices, according to this analysis. Companies have begun to cut drilling spending, while the number of new permit… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

New technologies could cut costs of future desalination plants

12/16/2014

  • MIT Technology Review online

San Diego has limited groundwater resources and imports the majority of its water from outside the region. That could change with the $1 billion desalinization plant being built in Carlsbad, Calif. Wh… Read More

IEEE-USA SmartBrief

News and information about technology policy

IEEE-USA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA

Report: Smart-grid technologies to reduce utilities' revenue

12/8/2014

  • Metering.com
  • FuelFix.com

U.S. utilities could see revenue decline by $48 billion a year by 2025 because of technologies that improve distribution and efficiency, an Accenture report says. "In addition to the financial pressur… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Technology, reshoring, capex to drive manufacturing next year

12/15/2014

  • Manufacturing.net

John Zegers, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, predicts six activities that will be influential in the manufacturing sector in the coming year. Among them are technologic… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

AT&T, Rockwell join forces to improve plant maintenance, reliability

12/10/2014

  • Modern Materials Handling magazine

AT&T and Rockwell Automation are tapping the Internet of Things and cellular technology to create a system for companies to remotely monitor their equipment, even if it's on the other side of the glob… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Squid teeth point way to eco-friendly 3D printing thermoplastic

12/16/2014

  • 3DPrint.com

Squid teeth are the source of inspiration for a new thermoplastic compound that can be employed in 3D printers while easing concerns over the environmental impact of widespread use. Researchers at Pen… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Has the must-have ingredient for spray solar cells been uncovered?

12/11/2014

  • EE Times

Colloidal quantum dots may be the secret ingredient that makes spray-on solar cells a reality, researchers at IBM Canada's Research and Development Center say. "We played with both the ink solution an… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Make innovation a 2-way part of the culture

12/15/2014

  • Wired.com

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are vital to maintaining a culture of innovation, advises Shamlan Siddiqi, head of NTT DATA's architecture and application development management practice in North Am… Read More