Today's Headlines

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

Editor Picks

Aerospace

Qatar Airways receives first Airbus A350 XWB
Aerospace Technology, December 24, 2014
Qatar Airways has received its first Airbus A350 XWB, the next-generation wide-body airliner, becoming the world''s first airline to receive the aircraft.

Chemical and Material

Seeing through silicon
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, 6 hours ago
Scientists at MIT and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have developed a new type of microscopy that can image cells through a silicon wafer, allowing them to precisely measure the size and mechanical behavior of cells behind the wafer.The new technology, which relies on near-infrared light...
Electropolymerization of Poly(phenylene oxide) on Graphene as a Top-Gate Dielectric
ACS - Chemistry of Materials, December 26, 2014
Record-Breaking Nanowire Transistors
ACS - Chemical & Engineering News, December 23, 2014

Civil Engineering

Hidden risk in supply chains
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 6 hours ago
A new MIT study on supply-chain risk shows no correlation between the total amount a manufacturer spends with a supplier and the profit loss it would incur if that supply were suddenly interrupted. This counterintuitive finding defies a basic business tenet that equates the greatest supply-chain ris...
MIT students win twice in White House competition
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 6 hours ago
The new challenges for urban planners
MIT News - Architecture, 6 hours ago

Electrical Engineering

Underground Wireless Sensors Demand Powerful Solutions
Design News - Electronics & Test, December 23, 2014
Adventures in Userland
EE Times - News, December 26, 2014
LED troffer
Electrical Construction & Maintenance, December 26, 2014

Electronics

Random Roads Less Travelled
Physical Review Focus - Recent, 6 hours ago
A uniform city street plan may produce heavy traffic everywhere, whereas a random network of road connections leaves some roads open, according to a mathematical model. Image: A. Chesseron & I. Neri/Univ. of Montpellier 2
More Top News
AdvancedImagingPro - Law Enforcement & Security News, 6 hours ago
uCertify upgrades its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the MCSE 2003 exam
PXI, Test and Technology - Standards & Certifications, 6 hours ago

General Engineering

2014''s Most Awesome (and Awful) Space Pictures
MSNBC Science Headlines, 6 hours ago
Revisit the past year''s highs and lows in space science and exploration, ranging from a successful Orion launch to the tragic loss of SpaceShipTwo.
Solar-induced hybrid fuel cell produces electricity directly from biomass
Science Daily, February 19, 2014
Resilient Rockets
Science at NASA, 5 hours ago

Manufacturing

VA Agriculture Grants Sprout Jobs, Development
Manufacturing.net - Headline News, December 26, 2014
A Virginia grant program started in 2012 to support the agriculture and forestry industries is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state, particularly in rural areas.
Engineers Just Love Team-Building Exercises
Design News - Motion Control & Automation, December 23, 2014
Take Control of Control Software
Control Design - News, December 22, 2014

Mechanical Engineering

Standstill Monitors Add Sensorless Safety Features to Motor-Driven Machinery
Control Design - Industry News, December 23, 2014
High-inertia motor-driven machinery presents unique challenges for safety engineers tasked with minimizing the risks to operators. Retrofitting existing machines with pulse generators is not always practical, but an elegant solution is a safety-rated sensorless standstill monitor that operates on el...
Take Control of Control Software
Control Design - News, December 22, 2014
Composite materials in automotive engineering
Think Engineering, 5 hours ago

Software

Cold Flow Analysis for Diesel Engine Optimization
Design News - Software & Hardware, December 23, 2014
C++ Q&A: ATL Virtual Functions and vtables
MSDN Magazine, 5 hours ago
Hot and Heavy Pressure and Temperture Measuring Devices
Control Global - Software & Integration, December 22, 2014

Sustainable Engineering

Financial returns in e-waste!
International Society for Industrial Ecology, May 29, 2014
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/finding-rewards-financial-and-spiritual-in-e-waste/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=eta1&_r=0
Float Kitchen is made from independent mobile islands
TreeHugger, 6 hours ago
Photovoltaics Discovered In 1875: Interview With Author John Perlin
Alternative Energy Technology, 6 hours ago

Technology and Research

Qatar Airways receives first Airbus A350 XWB
Aerospace Technology, December 24, 2014
Qatar Airways has received its first Airbus A350 XWB, the next-generation wide-body airliner, becoming the world''s first airline to receive the aircraft.
Aberdeen based aerostat in position to protect Washington from cruise missile attack
Defense Update, 5 hours ago
Verizon: Who Needs the iPhone?
BusinessWeek Online -- Technology, 6 hours ago

Transportation

Adventures in Userland
Automotive DesignLine - News, December 26, 2014