October 2, 2019

Students aged 7-19 who may be engineers in the making are invited to take the Meet the Future You quiz to examine different engineering careers.

The quiz questions focus on the test taker’s interests and educational strengths to match them to profiles based on real-life...

August 22, 2019

An internship appearing on a recent engineering graduate’s resume can mean the difference between landing a job in a candidate’s field of specialty and finding employment elsewhere. This is due to the majority of engineering firms seeking out candidates with real-life,...

June 24, 2019

Biobased plastics are neither a new idea nor a new material. British metallurgist Alexander Parkes developed Parkesine, a celluloid plastic made from cellulose with nitric acid and a solvent, in 1855. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), the first bioplastic created by bacteria,...

June 24, 2019

Deep brain stimulation from a device similar to a cardiac pacemaker was demonstrated by Ohio State University 
researchers to slow the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in Alzheimer’s patients. Thin electrical wires were surgically implanted into th...

May 29, 2019

Fifty-years ago, NASA launched Apollo 8 moonward with an official mission: photographing the moon’s surface. The flight’s unofficial mission was to travel to the moon and back before the Soviet Union accomplished the same feat. The astronauts and the NASA ground crew a...

May 29, 2019

Source: Hermeus Corporation
 

An Atlanta-based startup plans to develop a plane capable of flying passengers between London and New York in just 90 minutes.

According to the announcement from the aerospace company Hermeus Corporation, the flight time between the two citi...

April 29, 2019

On the left are the traditional stadium lights on a football field and to the right are the new lights. Source: Robert Anders, DTU

As the number of outdoor sports arenas and stadiums increase, often in the middle of well-populated areas, so to do the complaints about th...

Image credit: Skipping Rocks Lab

A team of entrepreneurs affiliated with Skipping Rocks Lab has started a crowdfunding effort to mass-market a consumable water bottling device that produces what they call the Ooho!— a spherical blob of water held in a thin membrane that...

April 29, 2019

A 2-D hologram that can be displayed with just a flashlight. Source: University of Utah

Researchers at the University of Utah have created an inexpensive way to create full-color 2-D and 3-D holograms that are far more realistic, brighter and can be viewed at wider angl...

March 29, 2019

A 2D modeling animation done for Stihl. Source: Chicago Technical Media

While video is in an important training tool, technical animation does it one better by teaching efficient workplace concepts to audiences in a matter of minutes.

Training can often not be accomplish...

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