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  • Engineers print wearable sensors directly on skin without heat

    10/10/2020 3:30:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    TechExplore ^ | 10/09/2020 | Ashley J. Wennersherron, Pennsylvania State University
    Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat. Led by Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, the team published their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Cheng and his colleagues previously developed flexible printed circuit boards for use in wearable sensors, but printing directly on skin has been...
  • Engineers Sentenced for Stealing Tech From US Chipmaker Micron Technology and Transferring It to China

    06/14/2020 2:37:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/14/2020 | Frank Fang
    TAIPEI, Taiwan—U.S. memory chipmaker Micron scored a major legal victory after a local court found two of its former employees guilty of passing trade secrets to a Chinese company.Two engineers at Taiwanese contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) leaked technology from their former employer and used the trade secrets in a cooperation project with Chinese state-owned semiconductor manufacturer Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit, the court ruled. Their supervisor was also convicted for his involvement in the scheme.The district court in central Taiwan’s Taichung City on June 12 sentenced the three UMC staff to prison for 4 1/2 to 6 1/2...
  • Contractor Warns I-74 Bridge ‘Not Buildable’

    01/02/2020 1:49:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Waterways Journal ^ | December 6, 2019 | Waterways Journal
    The lead contractor for a Mississippi River bridge is involved in a now-public feud with the state of Iowa over whether the bridge is buildable. The I-74 bridge is meant to replace a bridge on the same location connecting Moline, Ill, and Bettendorf, Iowa. Known as the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, the bridge is a pair of suspension bridges located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. The original bridge was designed by engineer Ralph Modjeski. The first span opened in 1935 as a toll bridge. In 1961, an identical twin span, built from the same blueprint, opened to facilitate...
  • Elon Musk’s Tesla, SpaceX top list of most attractive employers for engineering students

    06/08/2019 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 22 replies
    Teslarati ^ | 6/7/19 | Simon Alvarez
    Employer branding specialist Universum has released its 2019 rankings for the most attractive employers in the United States. Based on the firm’s findings, which were tabulated from a survey of tens of thousands of students from hundreds of universities, it appears that two of Elon Musk’s companies, SpaceX and Tesla, are perceived by engineering students as the best employers in the country. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private space company, was dubbed by engineering students as the No. 1 employer they wish to work for, dethroning NASA, which topped last year’s rankings. Among the respondents of Universum’s survey, 20.7% of engineering students...
  • Understanding Engineers

    06/27/2018 8:30:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 95 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/27/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Alan Cooperman Understanding Engineers #1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" Birth of an engineer The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." Understanding Engineers #2 To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist,...
  • $2.3 billion goof: New commuter trains too wide for tunnels

    03/15/2018 9:22:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/14/2018 | Unknow
    No one disputes this Australian state’s need to upgrade its rail-transit fleet after 40 years of service. The New South Wales regional train system in and around Sydney operates with a variety of trains, the oldest rolling stock – called V-sets – and newer XPT longer-distance carriers. After four decades, purchasing 512 new carriages at a cost of $2.3 billion had become a necessity. And with the purchase, commuters can look forward to mobile-phone charging stations, accessible toilets and more space for bike racks and luggage. All good … except for one rather major problem. The new trains are too...
  • Social Engineering Gets Literal

    08/02/2017 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who would like to soften the hard sciences may think that they are building metaphorical bridges but you might not want to drive over the physical bridges they construct. "Alas, the world we engineers envisioned as young students is not quite as simple and straightforward as we had wished because a phalanx of social justice warriors, ideologues, egalitarians, and opportunistic careerists has ensconced itself in America's college and universities," Indrek Wichman, an engineering professor at Michigan State writes in a column distributed by The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. "The destruction they have caused in the humanities...
  • Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight (reopened early in March)

    04/01/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight Crossing was closed for seven weeks as fractured truss member was repaired. Officials from the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) today announced that they expect to reopen the jointly owned Delaware River Bridge sometime late tonight. The 1.25-mile-long bridge, which carries traffic between the two states, first closed Jan. 20 when a complete fracture was discovered in the superstructure beneath the westbound lanes on the Pennsylvania side in Bristol Township, Bucks County. “Many people were greatly inconvenienced by this closure over the last seven weeks, and...
  • Legendary 747 designer Sutter dies age 95

    08/31/2016 9:19:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    ATWOnline | Air Transport World ^ | August 30, 2016 | Guy Norris
    Joe Sutter, who was dubbed “Father of the 747” by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has died at age 95. As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747, Sutter is credited with leading the birth of the first widebody airliner, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.
  • California pension investment ticks off state engineers’ union

    05/15/2016 12:47:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jon Ortiz
    Add one more investment to the list of CalPERS’ controversial investments: a privately run state highway. The retirement fund recently purchased 10 percent of Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. The firm runs a 157-mile stretch of highway that runs across northern Indiana from Illinois to Ohio. California’s state engineers’ union says it’s a horrible investment that sinks government employees’ money into a project that, ironically, is hostile to government employees. The toll-road company is the first of what fund managers anticipate will be more investments in infrastructure and transportation projects as the $291 billion system broadens its reach into those...
  • Can Engineers Speak English? Technology is a blessing, but can we please avoid 'technobabble'?

    01/05/2016 9:03:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/05/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. But when the very simplest things are designed with needless complications or murky instructions, that is something else. For example, like all sorts of other devices, computers and computerized products and services have to be turned on and off. And everybody knows what the words "on" and "off" mean. But how often have you seen a computer or a computerized product or service that used the words "on" or "off"? These simple...
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Big Oil May Be Caught Off-Guard By Wave Of Retirement

    05/18/2015 11:12:48 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2015 | Oil Jobs
    While we constantly analyze short-term data, the industry has a longer-term problem. And it is not related to what lies below the ground. There is a retirement tidal wave that could wash over the oil and gas industry over the next few years. The seeds of this crisis were planted in the late 1980’s after the last major oil bust. Oil prices crashed after Saudi Arabia became fed up with losing market share, and beginning around 1986, it pumped flat out in order to force out other producers. The price of oil crashed and a lot of US drillers cut...
  • Fort Bragg soldiers to help contain Ebola in Africa

    10/06/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    ABC News ABC Inc., WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham ^ | October 3, 2014 | Greg Barnes
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- More than 100 Fort Bragg soldiers will join the fight to keep the Ebola virus from spreading. Friday, the Pentagon announced that about 120 Fort Bragg troops will deploy to Africa on a humanitarian aid mission. The soldiers are engineers. They repair and replace roads and bridges, and build new structures. Military support personnel from the 44th Medical Brigade are also going, as well as a company of Military Police. A Pentagon spokesman says the troops will help support medical efforts and security in Africa. "We are not treating patients," said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear...
  • Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

    09/15/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/15/2014 | John Tamny
    [SNIP] All of which brings us to the latest popular lament among pundits, politicians, and even some in the business world: the perceived lack of engineers and/or ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. President Obama has said “We need more engineers,” so has Hillary Clinton, and then Lockheed Martin executive Stephanie Hill recently stated that “we’ll lose” if we don’t produce at least 1 million more ‘STEM’ grads. About all the handwringing, readers can relax. Indeed, there’s nothing to this story or alleged shortage. Price signals work. They always do, and they do because one of the underlying purposes...
  • Indian Engineering needs Cleansing?

    01/24/2014 10:53:33 AM PST · by ND23 · 10 replies
    BrkDSilence ^ | BrkDSilence
    Indian engineering education is draped in a cloth that needs a proper wash! While scanning the list of alumni of IIT recently, I came across a few names that have peppered the leaves of successful men’s list but their contributions are far away in foreign lands. While combing through the facts I found that most of these elite men do not reside in their own land, and a major chunk is holding high profiles in the Unites States of America.
  • Are There Real Life People Who Look Like the Engineers from "Prometheus?"

    07/27/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | July 27, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Years ago I spotted someone walking out of a store who looked just like a Metalunan from "This Island Earth" of which the best known one was Exeter. He had the same high bulging forehead with white hair and thick bushy white eyebrows. I really wanted to yell out, "Hey, how ya' doin', Exeter?" but I decided to spare him the embarrassment. Okay, so what I want to know is this: Is there anybody who looks like one of the Engineers from the movie "Prometheus?" They would have to have shaved heads and really pale skin. Out of over...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • When Engineers Have Dogs (Video)

    03/27/2013 9:09:39 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 17 replies
    Kids Prefer Cheese ^ | March 13, 2013
    Video at link.
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Quietly Extending H-1B Visas of Foreign Workers, leaving US Engineers Jobless

    03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 7+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/26/2012 | webtoday.tv
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly...