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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
msnbc.msn.com, 14 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, 14 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

Nasa selects $118m worth aerospace technology projects in US
Aerospace Technology, April 17, 2015
Nasa has selected $118.1m of aerospace technology and innovation projects from small businesses and research institutions in the US that will support the agency in its future missions into the solar system and beyond.

Chemical and Material

One-two punch knocks out aggressive tumors
MIT News - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, 13 hours ago
An aggressive form of breast cancer known as "triple negative" is very difficult to treat: Chemotherapy can shrink such tumors for a while, but in many patients they grow back and gain resistance to the original drugs. To overcome that resistance, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles t...
Draft Bill May Pave Path For Reform Of Federal Chemical Control Law
ACS - Chemical & Engineering News, April 17, 2015
Improving the Si Impurity Tolerance of Pr0.1Ce0.9O2?? SOFC Electrodes with Reactive Surface Additives
ACS - Chemistry of Materials, April 17, 2015

Civil Engineering

Understanding thermo-mechanical properties of a new class of materials
ScienceDaily: Civil Engineering News, 13 hours ago
Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties.
Yoon honored for advancing MIT education
MIT News - Architecture, 13 hours ago
Letter from Rochester: Attempting a Reboot
Architectural Record - News, 13 hours ago

Electrical Engineering

Origami-Inspired Solar Panels Could be Headed for Space
Design News - Electronics & Test, April 17, 2015
Medtronic Wins EU Approval for Leadless Pacemaker
EE Times - News, April 17, 2015
Combustion of n-Butanol, Gasoline, and n-Butanol/Gasoline Mixture Droplets
Energy & Fuels, 13 hours ago

Electronics

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General Engineering

Obama to Trek to Florida Everglades for Earth Day
MSNBC Science Headlines, 13 hours ago
The president says he''ll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy.
Photos: Behind Microsoft''s New Tablet
ABC Technology Headlines, 13 hours ago
Resilient Rockets
Science at NASA, 13 hours ago

Manufacturing

Proposed Volvo Manufacturing Plant ''Tremendous Opportunity''
Manufacturing.net - Headline News, April 17, 2015
State and local officials are calling a proposed manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers a tremendous opportunity to bring jobs to Berkeley County. The county and the Department of Commerce have released a joint statement after news the county is applying on behalf of a company for permi...
The machine builders' guide to remote monitoring
Control Design - News, April 16, 2015
In-Store Robot Makes Your Glasses While You Wait
Design News - Motion Control & Automation, April 15, 2015

Mechanical Engineering

How vision systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, traceability and record keeping
Control Design - Industry News, April 16, 2015
This whitepaper outlines new industry regulations, the impact of traceability and record-keeping on the supply chain and the use of vision systems to minimize product liability.
The machine builders' guide to remote monitoring
Control Design - News, April 16, 2015
Composite materials in automotive engineering
Think Engineering, 13 hours ago

Software

The EU Forges a Pan-European Push to Enable IoT
Design News - Software & Hardware, April 17, 2015
Blowdown percentages to consider for pressure relief valves and interface level in oil separators
Control Global - Software & Integration, April 17, 2015
SoftNAS Unveils Cloud File Gateway
InfoStor - Top News, April 15, 2015

Sustainable Engineering

Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser
Alternative Energy Technology, 13 hours ago
Electric Cars | Future Technology | TransportationWhile solar-power electric hybrid vehicles are a proven success story on the roads, the time is ripe for the appearance of solar-electric watercraft. Already a pontoon boat – Loon – is available in the market. It is solar-electric powered...
Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift
Energy Bulletin, 13 hours ago
Photo: Neon yellow tree frog
TreeHugger, 13 hours ago

Technology and Research

Nasa selects $118m worth aerospace technology projects in US
Aerospace Technology, April 17, 2015
Nasa has selected $118.1m of aerospace technology and innovation projects from small businesses and research institutions in the US that will support the agency in its future missions into the solar system and beyond.
Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work
Popular Science - Technology, April 17, 2015
Identifying typical physical activity on smartphone with varying positions and orientations
Source, April 17, 2015

Transportation

Medtronic Wins EU Approval for Leadless Pacemaker
Automotive DesignLine - News, April 17, 2015
The approval comes a year and a half after St. Jude Medical acquired Nanostim and its EU-approved leadless pacemaker.