Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Researchers develop self-assembling nanoparticles using DNA

10/9/2014

  • Chemistry World magazine online

Researchers at the University of Munster in Germany have come up with a method of making gold nanoparticles through self-assembly with DNA molds. The technique resorts to DNA origami, getting the DNA … Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Desalination could help Calif.'s water future

10/20/2014

  • Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Clean water tank at desalination plant

A $1 billion desalination plant is taking shape in Carlsbad, Calif., that some claim is drought resistant because it draws water from the ocean. Privately owned Poseidon Water is building the plant an… 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

Aging nuclear plants can benefit from latest predictive analytics

10/10/2014

  • PowerGenWorldwide.com

Predictive analytics technology applied to existing maintenance procedures may be the key to extracting maximum performance and reliability from aging nuclear power plants, writes Sean Gregerson, dire… 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

Robotic device performs surgery inside MRI

10/20/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A robotic device that performs surgical maneuvers inside a magnetic resonance imaging machine offers surgeons the advantage of live-guided imagery as they operate. The robot uses ceramic motors and is… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Microfluidics may be better way to identify Ebola

10/10/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

Microfluidics applied to bodily fluids may be the key to quick and early detection of the Ebola virus, says Juan Pablo Agusil Antonoff, a biomedical engineering specialist at the Ibero-American Univer… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

IT pro touts tech as a way to minimize construction delays

10/13/2014

  • Construction News (U.K.)

About one-third of the construction projects in the U.K. are behind schedule. Adrian Thirkill, managing director of service provider Easynet Global Services, suggests using the cloud to manage projec… Read More