Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Experts: Oil price decline, insufficient infrastructure put U.S. shale plays at risk

10/20/2014

  • Hill, The

The profitability of U.S. unconventional plays is at risk due to insufficient infrastructure and a possible further slump in oil prices, observers say. "Producers aren't going to keep putting money in… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Researchers study use of scrap rubber in roads

10/22/2014

  • MichiganRadio.org

Michigan Technological University researchers are studying the potential use of scrap rubber in asphalt as a way to improve road conditions. "Research reported that crumb rubberized asphalt can reduce… 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

Cisco unveils coalition to retrain network engineers

10/15/2014

  • ZDNet

Cisco Systems has announced a coalition that includes educational institutions and corporations to help retrain IT network engineers in security and the Internet of Things. Cisco says the initiative w… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Neb. nuclear plant suffers no damage after maintenance misstep

10/14/2014

  • Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model)

The Nebraska Public Power District confirmed that no one was injured and there was no threat to public safety after one of Cooper Nuclear Station's control rod blades fell onto the cover of the reacto… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

MAPI's Meckstroth: Demand for skilled workers raises wages in some states

10/15/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Meckstroth

Manufacturing wages are rising in states where there is demand for certain skills, such as Texas, where production workers saw their compensation increase by 6.3% over last year. In Washington, factor… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Smartphone to guide bionic bird in flight

10/22/2014

  • Gizmag

A bionic bird from a French startup can be flown by smartphone, with the user tilting the phone to use its magnetometer and accelerometer to guide the bird in flight. The prototype bird is powered by … Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Google will help pay for $60M undersea cable between Brazil, U.S.

10/17/2014

  • IEEE Spectrum online

Google is picking up part of the tab for a new undersea fiber-optic cable linking Brazil and the U.S., a $60 million project scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. The cable will have six fiber … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Drones, other tech could change construction industry

10/19/2014

  • Observer (London), The

Researchers are looking to bring new technology out of the lab and into the marketplace. One example is a new 3D-printing drone, developed by Mirko Kovac at the Imperial College in London, which extru… Read More