Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Sanofi begins shipping malaria drug made from semisynthetic artemisinin

9/1/2014

  • FiercePharmaManufacturing
  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The

Sanofi has begun shipping a malaria treatment made via a new manufacturing process that was developed by Amyris and a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, led by American Ins… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

TVA expects Watts Bar 2 project to cost up to $4.5B

9/2/2014

  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

The Tennessee Valley Authority is expecting to spend between $4 billion and $4.5 billion on the construction of the Watts Bar 2 reactor, which is 90% complete, said officials. A separate building for … 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

Which schools turn out the most female entrepreneurs?

8/27/2014

  • Fortune

Stanford, Harvard and MIT appear to be solid bets for women who are considering founding their own companies. These universities turn out the most female entrepreneurs who eventually receive venture f… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Innovations will keep hydraulic systems alive, more sustainable

9/2/2014

  • Manufacturers' Monthly (Australia)

Moves have been made to oust hydraulic systems with electrical ones to enhance sustainability and get rid of the "clumsy" older technology. However, now hydraulic systems are becoming more intelligent… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Aircraft sector drives up U.S. durable-goods orders, MAPI notes

8/27/2014

  • IndustryWeek

GE aircraft engines at Boeing assembly plant

U.S. orders for durable goods rose 22.6% to a record high in July, thanks to a 318% surge in orders for civilian aircraft and parts. MAPI Foundation economist Cliff Waldman warns that the backlog from… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Sense of touch is the next human factor for robots to master

9/2/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Roboticists are busy working on the one key factor in human work skills -- sense of touch -- that robots to date largely lack. One of the biggest advances in this field, called haptics, to connect hum… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

IBM places Watson in the cloud

8/28/2014

  • Computerworld

IBM says researchers can now access its Watson computer through a cloud service. The machine responds to natural-language inquiries, making it easier to search its vast databases, the company says. "D… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

New BIM tool from Viewpoint Construction and Solibri

9/1/2014

  • Constructech (free registration)

Viewpoint Construction Software and Solibri LLC have joined to offer what they call an end-to-end BIM solution. Operating OpenBIM standards, Viewpoint For Project Collaboration lets teams give the rig… Read More