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Jul 08, 2014

When a liberal arts degree isn't enough, bring on “experiential learning”

There are unavoidable constants in life that usually are said to include death and taxes. To this list we should add old people complaining about younger generations. But when the complainers are business executives, a few entrepreneurial-minded educators sense an opportunity....More
Jul 08, 2014

Taking the window seats (and windows) from pilots and co-pilots

Who would’ve thought that the glass-cockpit concept – the use of programmable displays to replace radar screens, dials, and navigational instruments – would lead to airline cockpits with no windows? It seems it has as Airbus, the European consortium that designs and builds airliners, filed last year for a patent on its....More
Jun 24, 2014

6 engineering challenge web sites

Global collaboration is now in full swing as open innovation network challenges appear all over the web. Have you stepped up to solve an online engineering challenge?....More
Jun 01, 2014

Cloud-based Communities Are Opening Up the Engineering Process

How can we create new or improved physical products – manufactured goods – that are more ingenious, functionally practical and compelling in the market? How can we do it with greater speed and precision, getting straight to the optimal solution?....More
Jul 08, 2014

3D Printing for Hire: The Case of the Persnickety Prop

Metrology and 3D-printing distributor Burton Precision helped University of Michigan researchers solve three major CAD problems, so they could make a plastic propeller for a human-powered submarine....More
Jul 01, 2014

Japan dominates made-in-America list

Japanese automakers dominate made-in-America list....More
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