Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Experts: Oil price decline, insufficient infrastructure put U.S. shale plays at risk

10/20/2014

  • Hill, The

The profitability of U.S. unconventional plays is at risk due to insufficient infrastructure and a possible further slump in oil prices, observers say. "Producers aren't going to keep putting money in… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Project focuses on restoring beaches at Fla. port inlet

10/24/2014

  • Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model)

The creation of a port entrance at Cape Canaveral in Florida in the 1950s at one point was causing nearby beaches to lose hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand per year, experts say. A lawsuit … 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

How HR technology can ease worker stress

10/22/2014

  • Wired.com

Employers should invest in platforms that enable workers to submit time sheets on the go, receive feedback and check their pay and benefits, Ram Palaniappan writes. Such tools should be paired with a … Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Neb. nuclear plant suffers no damage after maintenance misstep

10/14/2014

  • Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model)

The Nebraska Public Power District confirmed that no one was injured and there was no threat to public safety after one of Cooper Nuclear Station's control rod blades fell onto the cover of the reacto… 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: M&A fueling growth for manufacturers

10/22/2014

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Meckstroth

More companies are turning to mergers and acquisitions to achieve the capacity and knowledge needed to get products to local markets instead of relying on in-house development, says Daniel Meckstroth,… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

New gyrocopter/motorcycle ups the speed quotient

10/24/2014

  • Gizmag

The newest entry in the obscure field of gyrocopter/motorcycle hybrids is the latest iteration of inventor Dezso Molnar's G2. The machine has been tested in its ground role, clocking 138 mph and will … Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Google will help pay for $60M undersea cable between Brazil, U.S.

10/17/2014

  • IEEE Spectrum online

Google is picking up part of the tab for a new undersea fiber-optic cable linking Brazil and the U.S., a $60 million project scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. The cable will have six fiber … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Drones, other tech could change construction industry

10/19/2014

  • Observer (London), The

Researchers are looking to bring new technology out of the lab and into the marketplace. One example is a new 3D-printing drone, developed by Mirko Kovac at the Imperial College in London, which extru… Read More