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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
msnbc.msn.com, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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

Amazon criticises FAA on delaying approvals for drone testing
Aerospace Technology, March 27, 2015
Amazon has criticised the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for delaying approvals for drone testing.

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 ...
Middle School Students' `Bee Aware' Campaign Lands At White House Science Fair
ACS - Chemical & Engineering News, March 27, 2015
Effect of Solution Shearing Method on Packing and Disorder of Organic Semiconductor Polymers
ACS - Chemistry of Materials, March 27, 2015

Civil Engineering

The Aura of Light
Architectural Record - News, March 24, 2015
A new sun-simulating lighting system by CoeLux is on the verge of U.S. distribution.
Lessons from the MIT Water Club
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, March 24, 2015
Preparing Boston for the "big one"
MIT News - Architecture, March 24, 2015

Electrical Engineering

Don?t Let Load Dump Damage Your Automotive Electronics Circuits
Design News - Electronics & Test, March 27, 2015
Bosch Rides Apple to MEMS Dominance
EE Times - News, March 27, 2015
Influence of Ammonium Phosphates on Gaseous Potassium Release and Ash-Forming Characteristics during Combustion of Biomass
Energy & Fuels, March 27, 2015

Electronics

General Engineering

Astronauts Move Into Space Station for Yearlong Mission
MSNBC Science Headlines, March 28, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has boarded the International Space Station for a yearlong visit to space and a one-of-a-kind science experiment.
In NYC, an Unusual Task Force Fights Home-as-Hotel Rentals
ABC Technology Headlines, March 28, 2015
Looking Down and Up at the Aurora
Earth Observatory , March 28, 2015

Manufacturing

Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training
Manufacturing.net - Headline News, March 28, 2015
A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains.
''Spare Parts'' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who Beat MIT in Underwater Robotics Contest
Design News - Motion Control & Automation, March 27, 2015
2015 State of Technology Report: PLCs/PACs
Control Design - News, March 25, 2015

Mechanical Engineering

IDEC Safety Devices
Control Design - Industry News, March 27, 2015
Safety devices, including push buttons, pilot lights, selector switches and ammeters, are fully sealed to prevent the release of sufficient electrical energy that could ignite explosive gases or particles in the environment for which they are rated
2015 State of Technology Report: PLCs/PACs
Control Design - News, March 25, 2015

Software

The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
Design News - Software & Hardware, March 27, 2015
SanDisk, Toshiba, Intel and Micron Locked in 3D Flash Memory Race
InfoStor - Top News, March 27, 2015
8 Common Drawing Mistakes to Avoid
Machine Design - CAD / CAM / CAE / FEA, March 25, 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...
Date palm grown from 2,000-year-old seed is a dad
TreeHugger, March 28, 2015
The Bigfoot Electric Monster Truck
Alternative Energy Technology, March 27, 2015

Technology and Research

Amazon criticises FAA on delaying approvals for drone testing
Aerospace Technology, March 27, 2015
Amazon has criticised the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for delaying approvals for drone testing.
Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
AP Top Science News, March 28, 2015

Transportation

Bosch Rides Apple to MEMS Dominance
Automotive DesignLine - News, March 27, 2015
How did Bosch achieve a future ?MEMS titan? status? Why is STMicroelectronics slipping? Get the lowdown of MEMS Industry status and technology breakdown.