Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

LaMattina: Prize-based incentives for new drugs are not feasible

11/13/2014

  • Forbes

Investments in biopharmaceutical R&D would dry up if the prize-based system proposed by Boston University professor Alan Sager for new drug development was adopted, John LaMattina writes. No one perso… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Construction of $50B Nicaragua canal set to begin next month

11/21/2014

  • Reuters
  • BBC

Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. says it plans to begin construction of the $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal in Nicaragua in December. Supporters of the project say th… 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

Senate fails to advance NSA reform bill

11/19/2014

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

A bill that would have limited the National Security Agency's phone-record surveillance failed in the Senate when it didn't get the 60 votes needed to overcome a threatened filibuster. The USA Freedom… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Calif. MRO could double employees with deal to train Chinese mechanics

11/14/2014

  • Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

Ron Mangon, CEO of Calif.-based Mangon Aircraft, an airplane maintenance company, was approached by Ningxia Shenma General Aviation, a Chinese manufacturer of light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicl… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

What our members expect from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/19/2014

Xu

Yingying Xu, Ph.D., director of economic studies We surveyed members about how the TPP could affect their businesses. Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei were the partner countries reported as the most diffi… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Robotic walker gets stroke patients back on their feet and moving

11/21/2014

  • Channel NewsAsia

A robotic walker that senses abnormalities in a stroke victim's gait can help them walk normally. The device developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore is seen in part as a way t… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Combined laser, radio technology an alternative to cable for Internet

11/17/2014

  • MIT Technology Review

Parallel radio and laser links that can send Internet data over wireless stretches as long as 6 miles are the subject of experiments by several Internet carriers. Developer AOptix touts their devices … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Modeling can help locate exhaust, air-intake systems for hospitals

11/18/2014

  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Seven engineering experts discuss the design and installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and air-quality systems in the health care setting. Topics of discussion range from m… Read More