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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
msnbc.msn.com, 7 hours 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 hours 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

Airbus plans to raise A320 aircraft production to 50 a month by 2017
Aerospace Technology, February 25, 2015
Airbus is reportedly planning to increase production of its narrow-body twin-engine A320 aircraft to 50 a month within two years from the current rate of 42.

Chemical and Material

High-Performance Flexible Tandem Polymer Solar Cell Employing a Novel Cross-Linked Conductive Fullerene as an Electron Transport Layer
ACS - Chemistry of Materials, February 26, 2015
Chemistry of MaterialsDOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00161
Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola's Infection Pathway
ACS - Chemical & Engineering News, February 26, 2015
James L. Kinsey, former chair of chemistry department, passes away at 80
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, January 23, 2015

Civil Engineering

New research predicts when, how materials will act
ScienceDaily: Civil Engineering News, February 26, 2015
A material might melt or snap in half. And for engineers, knowing when and why that might happen is crucial information. Now, a researcher has laid out an overarching theory that explains why certain materials act the way they do.
New and Objective System for Classifying Appearance of Concrete
AZoBuild.com - Building News, February 26, 2015
Caterpillar''s $250-Million Global Headquarters Takes Shape
ENR - Construction, Building & Engineering News, February 26, 2015

Electrical Engineering

10 Reasons to Love Engineering
Design News - Electronics & Test, February 26, 2015
Approved Wiring Methods for PV Systems
Electrical Construction & Maintenance, February 26, 2015
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
EE Times - News, February 26, 2015

Electronics

Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
Power Management DesignLine - News, February 26, 2015
The EEMBC consortium rolled out CoreMark-Pro, a benchmark suite for 32- and 64-bit chips, an extension of its six-year old test for MCUs and CPUs.
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
CommsDesign, February 26, 2015
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
Industrial Control DesignLine - News, February 26, 2015

General Engineering

Smashing! Student Builds Lego Large Hadron Collider
MSNBC Science Headlines, February 26, 2015
A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world''s most powerful particle accelerator.
Watch: Bank Regulators Warn of ''Armageddon'' Cyber Attack
ABC Technology Headlines, February 26, 2015
The future of war will be robotic
CNN Technology, February 26, 2015

Manufacturing

Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Up 2.8 Percent In January
Manufacturing.net - Headline News, February 26, 2015
Orders to U.S.
10 Reasons to Love Engineering
Design News - Motion Control & Automation, February 26, 2015
Build Your Own Training Units
Control Design - News, February 25, 2015

Mechanical Engineering

Build Your Own Training Units
Control Design - News, February 25, 2015
For a relatively small company, Process and Data Automation, a systems integrator in Erie, Penn., does an impressive amount of training.
Build Your Own Training Units
Control Design - Industry News, February 25, 2015
Build Your Own Training Units
Control Design - Industrial Networking, February 25, 2015

Software

10 Reasons to Love Engineering
Design News - Software & Hardware, February 26, 2015
B?la Lipt?k Looks Back at a Half-Century of Process Automation
Control Global - Software & Integration, February 26, 2015
Top Ten Virtual Data Storage Tips
InfoStor - Top News, February 26, 2015

Sustainable Engineering

Corn fuels cars, cows and tomatoes in Ontario industrial ecosystem
International Society for Industrial Ecology, May 29, 2014
Greenfield Specialty Alcohols, formerly called Greenfield Ethanol is a first generation ethanol plant, a biorefinery that uses corn as a feedstock to produce 200,000 million litres of ethanol a year. Their production is split evenly between ethanol that is mixed with gasoline for vehicles and indust...
The Externality Trap, or, How Progress Commits Suicide
Energy Bulletin, February 26, 2015
Helix Folding Bike - World's Smallest of Its Kind
The Green Optimistic, February 26, 2015

Technology and Research

Airbus plans to raise A320 aircraft production to 50 a month by 2017
Aerospace Technology, February 25, 2015
Airbus is reportedly planning to increase production of its narrow-body twin-engine A320 aircraft to 50 a month within two years from the current rate of 42.
Wearable motion tracker has multiple applications
The Engineer, February 26, 2015
Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs
Defense Update, February 26, 2015

Transportation

Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
Automotive DesignLine - News, February 26, 2015
The EEMBC consortium rolled out CoreMark-Pro, a benchmark suite for 32- and 64-bit chips, an extension of its six-year old test for MCUs and CPUs.