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Jul 17, 2014

Today's STEM students are lucky

Back in the age of dinosaurs when I was an engineering undergrad, the lab work generally ranged between uninspiring and discouraging....More
Jul 23, 2014

Another debunking of the U.S. Engineering Shortage

Another nail in the myth of an engineering shortage....More
Jul 21, 2014

Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems....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 17, 2014

Drones learn to observe environment and steer clear

Late in 2012, maker-tinkerer and technical writer Paul Wallich created a buzz when he wrote about the drone he built to walk his son to the bus stop each morning. Fast-forward to 2014: Now researchers think they have a new way to make such UAVs and other vehicles more nimble in the face of environmental variables. The design uses....More
Jul 16, 2014

Is outsourcing killing us?

Outsourcing manufacturing to China has increased air pollution back in the U.S....More
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