AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Analysis: U.S. oil, gas boom has "more room to run" amid rise of technologies


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. oil and natural gas boom has "more room to run" as companies use advanced technologies, such as the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, in boosting productivity of we… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Keystone XL cost may hit $10B, TransCanada says


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Construction cost of the Keystone XL pipeline may reach $10 billion, 85% higher than the current cost, company spokesman Shawn Howard said Thursday. The project is waiting for federal approval. CEO Ru… 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

Virtual patent marking fails to catch on


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Virtual patent marking, which would replace patent numbers on products with URLs that link to detailed information, remains a potentially valuable tool in reducing lawsuits, the U.S. Patent and Tradem… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Airlines prioritize IT for maintenance but take different approaches


  • Aviation Week & Space Technology

Nearly a third of airlines surveyed by SITA said aircraft engineering and maintenance rate as their top priority when investing in business intelligence. But airlines differ in their approaches, depen… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Looking for 300,000 good men and women


  • Investor's Business Daily


U.S. manufacturers reported nearly 300,000 unfilled jobs in July, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies at MAPI, said the manufacturing sector also fac… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Shared designs plus 3D printing yield affordable syringe pumps


  • Gizmag

3D printing is the key to more affordable syringe pumps whose cost to labs can run into thousands of dollars. Researchers at Michigan Technological University are sharing online a library of designs f… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Cisco wants to put railroads on the connected devices superhighway


  • eWeek
  • PCWorld

Cisco Systems has introduced Connected Rail, a suite of networking products to help railroads implement Internet of Things technology. The portfolio is said to help railroads upgrade their technology … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Architect turns cardboard into furniture


  • (Australia)

Engineered cardboard that is suitable for use as furniture has won architect and interior designer Tobias Horrocks a Victoria Fellowship in the physical sciences. Horrocks described cardboard as a "we… Read More