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Where Green Engineering is Headed in 2017

For more than a decade, American product design and manufacturing engineers enjoyed a period of steady growth in positive green building practices. With the new administration, the engineering industries have taken a bit of an adjustment wobble. Policies might come unwound and industry standards could fall by the wayside. Design and production might ramp up. […]

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PDH Online or Offline Works for Maryland Engineers

Looking for PDH online or offline? Engineers in Maryland have plenty of options for professional development hours, and PDH Academy works for all of them. Convenience, versatility, applicability and cost savings: That’s why so many people choose PDH Academy. Whether your continuing education requirements are rapidly approaching or you just like to plan ahead, here’s […]

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Why are 3D Printers Such a Big Deal?

3D printing lifts designs off the page and puts them in the hands of the product designers who dreamed them. They create a “future is now” scenario in nearly every application, and the industry is just getting started. If you’ve wondered what’s the big deal with 3D printing, here are four of the many reasons […]

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Can We Really Trust Robot Customs Agents?

You knew that it was coming. Automation has made its way into so many other industries. Why not put robots in charge of customs? That’s what’s happening in China. In October of last year, Sanbot was introduced as a new, robotic customs helper. This human-like piece of technology was put into service to make the […]

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Utility Poles of the Future Look Great and Work Better

No one would call utility poles attractive, at least not yet. They have one job: to carry electricity or another utility service from a hub and distribute it to homes and businesses. But soon, utility poles might have a whole different look and serve a greater function. At least if the new company, Totem, has […]

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Top 5 Emerging Technologies in Engineering for 2017

From nano-sensors to the IOT, it’s a fascinating time to be an engineer. What’s simmering now and ready to be served up? Check out these top 5 emerging engineering technologies that could soon change the world. #1: Batteries With a Sizable Capacity Improvement Cost-effective clean energy alternatives still wobble a bit under the weight of […]

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Top 4 Choices in Engineering Continuing Education

You don’t have to sit in a classroom or attend a conference every time you need engineering continuing education. But it’s good to know all of your options. Engineers have a wide range of choices, and of course, they vary by your area of industry focus. The simplest and most convenient route, and often a […]

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From Robotics Come Prosthetic Hands That Can Feel

Imagine picking a ripe piece of fruit or buttoning a shirt using a prosthetic hand. Current prosthetics can help the user complete tasks. But what’s on the horizon could nearly mimic the natural sensation of touch. Early prosthetics dates back at least to ancient Egypt, when intricately carved, prosthetic toes could be worn not just […]

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Engineering Awards From a Humble Garage

From a humble garage has come some pretty amazing stuff. Sleek, gorgeous Apple computers got their start in a garage. So did Amazon.com, Google and even the Wonderful World of Disney. And now, the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Wave Energy Prize winners have joined the clan. Portland, Oregon’s Alex Hagmüller and Max […]

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Smart Urban Transportation the Los Angeles Way

Imagine a city as congested as Los Angeles revolutionizing urban transportation tomorrow. For that matter, imagine Angelenos giving up their beloved cars. It’s not as unlikely as it might sound. L.A. city planners have a vision for the future. And it involves a smart, clean, efficient infrastructure for one of the busiest places in America. […]

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