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Land Surveying Puts Drone Technology to Work

Land surveying is the latest industry to be revolutionized by drones. Not only is the use of drones or UAS technology is growing in North America, it’s making survey work more approachable and hopefully much more accurate in parts of the world where surveyors have limited access to the terrain and to modern equipment. Drone […]

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We’re Not Making This Up: Engineers Pull Water from Dry Air

Technology that extracts water from the air isn’t new. It’s also inefficient, but new technology being developed by MIT and U.C. Berkeley could change everything. Now, air with as low as 20 percent humidity can produce liters of water every day. What’s more, solar power makes this the cleanest way to extract water so far. […]

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Engineering Continuing Education and Ethics go Hand in Hand

  With great power comes great responsibility. That widely-used quote with its mysterious origins applies to 1700s French politicians, American web-slinging superheroes, and engineers in nearly every field. When a person has the power to make life better, by default they can also make life much worse. That’s why engineering ethics are an important component […]

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Now 3D Printing Offers Patients Customized Medical Devices

Imagine a world where the medical and surgical tools used to restore good health were made just for you. Think about implants, such as a new hip or knee joint, that were designed with precision to fit your body’s exact dimensions. The future is now; custom medical tools, devices and implants are here. You can […]

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Florida HB 789 Passes House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee

March was exciting, if troubling, for architects and engineers in Florida. The hotly contested FL HB789, known as An Act Relating to the Procurement of Professional Services, was up for debate toward the end of the month. On March 28, the bill was approved by the House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee. Now it rests […]

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The Short Cut Method Still Affects Nebraska Land Surveys Today

Land surveying hasn’t always been as precise as it is now. In fact, many original GLO monuments in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest are understood to be flawed, but they’re still considered legal and permanent. The problem with surveys performed in America’s adolescence wasn’t necessarily a lack of skill, training or tools. Long and short […]

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Would You Do This? The Rock-em Sock-em Drone Crash Derby

You invest hundreds, even thousands of dollars in drone technology. You probably have a workshop either in your home or someplace else where parts, pieces, and tools sit, and upgrade equipment waits impatiently in boxes. Chances are, you spend a lot of your off time tinkering with your pet project. After all that, would you […]

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4 Ways Land Surveyors Go Beyond the Call of Duty

Land surveying is a rather solitary and focused job. However, the information gleaned from a survey puts professionals in a unique position to help resolve boundary disputes, legal questions, and even the occasional criminal case. If you ever thought surveying needed a bit more excitement, here are 4 ways to stretch your skills and help […]

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Expert Interview Series: Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net About the State of Educational Technology and How it Affects Primary, Secondary, and Professional Instruction

Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. We recently asked Jeffrey to share his thoughts on the evolution of technology in instructional settings in courses that are targeted toward adults […]

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Big Data is a Vital Key to a Terrorist-Free Future

Big Data can help you find a date, pick an investment and choose your next car. It can predict weather patterns, too. It stands to reason that information gathered and analyzed could help predict when and where a terrorist attack might happen, and that’s what researchers are learning. Appearances are no indicator of who might […]

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