Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Neonicotinoids pose threat to crop pollinators, report says

4/13/2015

  • Reuters

Neonicotinoids have been shown to have "severe negative effects on non-target organisms," with specific impact noted for crop pollinators including bees, moths, butterflies and birds, according to a n… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Video: Mag-lev train reached speed of 366.61 mph in Japan

4/17/2015

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

A seven-car, magnetically levitated train has hit almost 337 mph in Japan, a new record. Central Japan Railway is developing the train and wants it to reach nearly 373 mph. Plans are underway to build… 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

USPTO chief wants Innovation Act tweaked to protect VCs

4/14/2015

  • Hill, The

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee testified Tuesday that a clarification to the Innovation Act would give venture capitalists and other investors assurances that they would not be… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Minimize downtime with lean maintenance

4/13/2015

  • Plant Engineering

Reduced costs and improved production, along with minimized downtime, can result from lean maintenance practices in manufacturing, writes Jeff Owens. In this article, Owens outlines 10 steps to take t… Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Who are the world's top manufacturers?

4/15/2015

  • Supply Chain Digest

China is a top global manufacturing destination, a MAPI report finds, but other locales are gaining fast, including Korea, India, Russia and Indonesia. However, when MAPI calculates the top manufactur… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Video: Stamp-size device worn on thumb serves as trackpad

4/17/2015

  • TechCrunch

A tiny device worn on a thumbnail allows its user to perform a number of tasks on a cellphone, even typing. The NailIO, created at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, combines … Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

3D printer reproduces Norwegian capital in miniature

4/13/2015

  • 3DPrint.com

A 3D printer has allowed a team in Oslo to update a 10-year-old 3D map of the capital city. The 1:1,000 scale model covers the city center's 13.4 square miles in a 25-foot-by-15-foot layout and even i… Read More