Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Ala. Supreme Court affirms Pfizer can be sued over generic drug

8/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Alabama Supreme Court upheld its decision that Pfizer can be held liable after a man said he was harmed by a generic copy of its heartburn drug Reglan because the company reportedly did not warn h… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Entergy shuts down Mass. nuclear plant because of feedwater heater crack

8/19/2014

  • Cape Cod Times (Mass.) (tiered subscription model)

Entergy took the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., offline over the weekend after finding a crack in the plant's feedwater heater. "It is anticipated to be multiple days before we are … 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

Federal judge rejects settlement on hiring-collusion suit

8/11/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

A federal judge has rejected as too small a proposed $324 million settlement between companies including Google and Apple and former employees who say they were unfairly barred from working for other … Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

"Digital twin" simulator seen as future of aircraft maintenance

8/15/2014

  • Aviation Week & Space Technology

A computational engineering tool envisioned as a "digital twin" for individual aircraft may in the future help owners anticipate maintenance needs. The twin would take into account the plane's flights… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

From the blog: Q & A with Galina Antova of Siemens Industrial Security Services

8/13/2014

The cybersecurity landscape has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years. Industry leader Siemens has made investments in commitment, technology and security to increase the cybersecurity … Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Toyota takes innovative FT-1 a daring virtual step further

8/19/2014

  • Gizmag

Graphite and other advanced features including a heads-up display mark Toyota's new FT-1 concept car. And now the car maker envisions a virtual all-out racing model that incorporates a front splitter,… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

IRS website offers small-business tax guidance

8/17/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

Navigating the tax code can be a complex task for small businesses, and professional guidance may be in order, writes Bonnie Lee, owner of Taxpertise. However, it's important to educate yourself, and … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

BIM: "Virtual reality meets digital fabrication meets big data"

8/18/2014

  • USC News (University of Southern California)

Karen Kensek, who teaches BIM at the University of Southern California, has written two books on the subject -- one for people new to it and one about where the technology is going. Combining virtual … Read More