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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
msnbc.msn.com, 7 minutes ago
China opened the world''s longest bridge over water on Thursday. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long, according to Guinness World Records. It links China''s eastern port city of Qingdao to Huangdao island. State-run CCTV said the 110-foot-wide bridge cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billi...
Student-designed Device Could Make Dialysis Safer and Easier
Gizmag, 7 minutes ago
There are approximately 1.5 million people worldwide who require regular hemodialysis treatments, due to the fact that their kidneys are no longer able to clean their blood. Clinicians generally reuse the same access point on each patient''s body, for routing their bloodstream to the dialysis machin...
Scavenging Ambient Electromagnetic Energy to Power Small Electronic Devices
''New Metal Type'' at Earth''s Core
Russia blames radiation for space probe failure

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Aerospace

ESA''s Aeolus mission moves ahead with delivery of wind lasers
Aerospace Technology, April 24, 2015
Wind lasers for the European Space Agency''s (ESA) Aeolus spacecraft are ready to be integrated into Aladin, a wind lidar instrument, in preparation for launch in 2016.

Chemical and Material

James L. Kinsey, former chair of chemistry department, passes away at 80
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, January 23, 2015
James L. Kinsey, the former head of the Department of Chemistry at MIT and the D. R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science Emeritus at Rice University, died unexpectedly on Dec. 20. He was 80. Kinsey was born in Paris, Texas, in 1934. He earned a BA from Rice in 1956 and continued ...
Synergistic Effects of Ge and Si on the Performances and Mechanism of the GexSi1-x Electrodes for Li Ion Batteries
ACS - Chemistry of Materials, April 24, 2015
President's Pick To Lead Chemical Safety Board Pledges To Examine Struggling Agency
ACS - Chemical & Engineering News, April 24, 2015

Civil Engineering

Magnifying vibrations in bridges and buildings
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, April 22, 2015
To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have now developed ...
Living Building Challenge Energy and Water Documentation Now Satisfies LEED Requirements
Architectural Record - News, April 21, 2015
Magnifying vibrations in bridges and buildings
MIT News - Architecture, April 22, 2015

Electrical Engineering

Learn How to Add Energy Harvesting to Your IoT Apps
Design News - Electronics & Test, April 24, 2015
The Age of Wind and Solar Is Closer Than You Think
Scientific American - Alternative Energy Technology, April 24, 2015
10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
EE Times - News, April 24, 2015

Electronics

General Engineering

California Drought Drives ''Explosive'' Wildfire Season
MSNBC Science Headlines, 22 hours ago
Thanks to a drought that''s stretching into its fourth year, the state seems to have become a year-round tinderbox.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - Wow, That Was a Lot of Snow
Earth Observatory , 22 hours ago
Experts Gathered in Nepal a Week Ago to Ready for Earthquake
ABC Technology Headlines, 22 hours ago

Manufacturing

Soft Starters Spare Wear & Tear on Motors, Help Control Peak Energy Usage
Design News - Motion Control & Automation, April 24, 2015
Toyota To Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car
Manufacturing.net - Headline News, April 24, 2015
Is a stepper or servo best for torque optimization?
Control Design - News, April 22, 2015

Mechanical Engineering

Laird's Infrastructure Antenna Solutions help provide reliable cellphone reception within Empire State Building
Control Design - Industry News, April 24, 2015
"Multi-port functionality means fewer antennas per floor which lowers the initial investment and installation costs for building owners."
Is a stepper or servo best for torque optimization?
Control Design - News, April 22, 2015

Software

UX Design: The Age of Voice Is Here
Design News - Software & Hardware, April 24, 2015
A comparison of WirelessHART and ISA100.11a
Control Global - Software & Integration, April 23, 2015
Manage Unstructured Data: File Analysis at Scale
InfoStor - Top News, April 23, 2015

Sustainable Engineering

The Spherical Sun Power Generator
Alternative Energy Technology, April 13, 2015
Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype cal...
Inner Transition sans fronti?res!
Energy Bulletin, 22 hours ago
Extinct Species Could Be Restored Thanks to New Technology
The Green Optimistic, 22 hours ago

Technology and Research

ESA''s Aeolus mission moves ahead with delivery of wind lasers
Aerospace Technology, April 24, 2015
Wind lasers for the European Space Agency''s (ESA) Aeolus spacecraft are ready to be integrated into Aladin, a wind lidar instrument, in preparation for launch in 2016.
Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
AP Top Science News, 22 hours ago
Dollar Shave Plots to Take Over Your Bathroom
BusinessWeek Online -- Technology, May 16, 2014

Transportation

10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Automotive DesignLine - News, April 24, 2015
On the following pages, we''ll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.