General Engineering News
Eruption of Wolf Volcano Continues
Though the explosive and most visible eruptive activity seems to have subsided, lava is still flowing above and below ground at the largest volcano in the Galapagos Islands.
Canadian Wildfires Produce River of Smoke
Smoke from fires in Canada streamed into the United States.
Who''s accountable if your personal data gets hacked?
The massive breach of federal employees'' personal data shows the need to make officials step up the level of security
Spacecraft and automobiles could benefit from a new NASA technology that protects the insides of scorching-hot engines.
A New Form of Matter: II
NASA-supported researchers have discovered a weird new phase of matter called fermionic condensates.
Spooky Atomic Clocks
NASA-supported researchers hope to improve high-precision clocks by entangling their atoms.
Membranes on Mars
New membranes developed by NASA-funded researchers could help people go to Mars--and clean the air here on Earth.
Houston, We Have a Solution
New research aboard the space station aims to adapt a tried-and-true repair tool to weightlessness.
Mercury Transits Sun
Mark your calendar: On Wednesday, November 8, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun.
A new device onboard two NASA satellites could improve 3- to 12-hour forecasts of severe weather.
The Hidden Life of Thunderstorms
Scientists are sending unmanned aircraft into electrical storms to learn more about their mysterious inner workings.
Electric Border Collie
Using electric fields, NASA-supported researchers are learning to herd microbes for the benefit of astronauts and Homeland Security.
Greenhouses for Mars
When humans go to the Moon or Mars, they''ll probably take plants with them. NASA-supported researchers are learning how greenhouses work on other planets.
Powering the Future of Automotive Innovation
Last week, J.D. Power and Associates released its 2012 U.S. Initial Quality Study. The annual study, now in its 26th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. The study is used extensively by manufacturers worldwide to help them design and deliv...
Before You Develop Your Next Product, Tune into Your Customers
Study after study finds products failing in large numbers and largely due to products insufficiently meeting the wants and needs of consumers. Listening to customers does not mean bowing to their every request. But it does mean understanding: What customers like or dislike about your current p...
The Connected Enterprise: Making Information Actionable to Drive Innovation
For most global manufacturers, connecting innovation teams to one another – and to the information and insights necessary to advance innovation – remains a critical and unmet challenge. And, despite the growing availability and amount of data around the globe on the Internet, ...
Empowering Knowledge-Driven Product Development
For centuries, breakthroughs in innovation have relied on breakthroughs in collecting, analyzing and leveraging past knowledge and expertise. Businesses today are amassing mountains of customer, product, market, and other data. With the amount of information that companies hold increasin...
IBM CEO Study Finds `Connectivity' Essential to Fueling Innovation
IBM’s latest study of more than 1700 CEOs across 60 countries and every industry suggests CEOs are looking to new and deeper ‘connections’ with employees, customers and partners to fuel innovation, grow market share and dive into new markets. To achieve competitive differentiation ...
What Information Do Engineers Seek?
Whether tasked with developing new products, updating and extending existing products or streamlining production, there is a lot of information that engineers need in order: Develop knowledge and expertise Obtain the latest technology and market trends Solve problems Develop solutions Research via f...
Social Technologies to Promote Collaborative Innovation
When it comes to innovation, most companies rely on a blend of internal and external resources and inputs, with forward-looking organizations leveraging customers, partners and experts outside the company's four walls. So, what tools and resources do engineers and other innovation workers use ...