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Aug 30, 2016

Five Aircraft Ideas NASA Is Exploring

NASA does a lot more than just explore space. It has also long been inventing new ways to make flying safer and more efficient. To add to its successes....More
Jun 17, 2016

5 Demands for Digital Threads of Manufacturing Information3

In a previous post, I mentioned the savings a company can realize by using digital threads of manufacturing information. But, who or what is demanding these digital threads? Here are some culprits....More
Jul 19, 2016

Better Math Adds Up to a Better Company2

Hardware is advancing to be so user-friendly that I sometimes feel more like a child with an advanced Lego set....More
Aug 17, 2016

Does Virtual Reality Have a Future in Engineering?

What if you could interact with your CAD model? You sit all day at a desk designing a virtual object to be as close as possible to its physical counterpart....More
Jul 21, 2014

Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend2

Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems....More
Mar 03, 2015

Praise the Board, and Pass the Innovation!3

To say there is something grossly deficient in the closed and inflexible way large companies design and develop products is hardly controversial. Corporate product development establishments are eerily like medieval monasteries. The lanyard-wearing monks sit in their cubicles, cloistered behind card-lock doors, adhering to a strict....More
Jul 28, 2014

Boeing discriminating against older engineers?4

One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably superficial” business reasons … but the real reason it’s moving work to Russia, India, and domestic ‘centers of excellence’ — mostly non-union locations — is for the “wholesale purge of Boeing’s....More
Mar 24, 2015

The Value of Innovation When You’re Under the Knife3

With so much hand-wringing over rising medical costs, one certainly wonders: With all of today’s medical bells and whistles, do the benefits of advanced technologies outweigh the costs? If you’re sick, they often do....More
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