Engineering

AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Valeant buys Salix on strength of IBS drug's expected FDA approval

2/23/2015

  • ABC News
  • Bloomberg

Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals has purchased North Carolina-based Salix Pharmaceuticals for $10.1 billion. Valeant hopes that Salix’s irritable bowel syndrome drug Xifaxan will gain FDA approv… Read More

ASCE SmartBrief

The latest news and information for civil engineers

ASCE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Civil Engineers

Why bosses need ways to blow off steam

2/27/2015

  • Strategy+Business online (free registration)

Managers' personal lives can affect how they lead, with many bringing the ups and downs of their family lives into the workplace, according to research. Managers should recognize the importance of a g… 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

The future is bleak for NASA's exploration programs

2/26/2015

  • Vox

Photo of Jupiter's moon Europa

A lack of funding for outer-planet research could put an end to NASA's string of successful probes, shrinking mankind's horizons and potentially setting the agency back by a generation, David Brown wr… Read More

SMRP SmartBrief

News and information for MRO professionals

SMRP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

10 ways to figure out why innovation went wrong

2/23/2015

  • Strategy+Business online (free registration)

Innovation efforts can fail for many reasons. Try identifying flaws in your ideation, customer insights, incentives and execution, among other areas, writes Lisa Bodell. Read More

C-Suite Brief

Leadership news for manufacturers

C-Suite Brief

Published in partnership with: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Manufacturing systems at risk from cyberattacks

2/25/2015

  • Manufacturing Business Technology

While the theft of data from corporate computers has made headlines, manufacturing systems are also vulnerable to cyberattacks. "All businesses must administer preventative measures such as continuous… Read More

ASME SmartBrief

News and trends in the mechanical industry field

ASME SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

7 ways to cope with a hands-off boss

2/27/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Everyone hates being micromanaged, but working for a hands-off "macromanager" isn't perfect, writes Dan McCarthy. If your boss isn't paying attention, try scheduling regular meetings and sending e-mai… Read More

BIMForum SmartBrief

Virtual design and construction news

BIMForum SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Video: Robot puts remote supervisors onsite

2/20/2015

  • EquipmentWorld.com

Remote supervisors would be able to make face contact with workers at construction sites and even follow them around using the Punchbot. The robotic device, developed at an AEC hackathon event, combin… Read More