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Jun 23, 2015

Then There Were Two: Vote for Your Favorite STEM Starter!

After three weeks of intense voting, we’re down to the Championship Round in our STEM Starter competition. It will pit Heathkit/Crystal Radio against Legos/Mindstorm. Heathkit/Crystal Radio got to this round by edging out Balsa Wood rubber band planes/kits, while Legos had to overcome a strong finish by Microscope/Telescope. It....More
Jun 16, 2015

New Survey to Predict Impact of IoT and Smart Manufacturing on Supply Chains2

Supply Chain Management World (SCM World) is hosting a 10-15 minute survey to measure the importance of IoT and Smart Manufacturing to the future of supply chains....More
Jun 03, 2015

“Ant-Man” Challenge Puts Girls’ Engineering Skills to the Test

As part of its effort to promote STEM education, Marvel—along with Dolby and Raspberry Pi¬ is challenging young girls to create their own DIY projects....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!2

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?3

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 Knife1

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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