NYC Decides Diesel Buses Are Cleaner than Hybrids

Back in 2009, The New York Times proudly reported that New York City was operating “... More >>
Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game

Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Slight Rise in MAPI Business Outlook

Senior financial manufacturing executives reported improving business conditions in June. Four out o... More >>
STEM Among Fastest Growing Occupations by 2020

While the nation will gain 55 million new job openings by 2020, most of the fastest growing occupati... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Trade Deficit Spiked in May

Last month, the U.S. global trade deficit grew at the fastest pace of expansion in two years, accord... More >>
How Will Smart Cities Transform the Future?

Last week Cisco Systems hosted a Twitter chat at #SmartCityIoE to raise awareness of its Smart+... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. First-Quarter GDP Revised Down

After an initial positive assessment, U.S. economic growth was found to have grown less than expecte... More >>
Does Apple Brouhaha Put Light on Tax Disadvantages of Tangible Goods Makers?

Last month, a sensational series of hearings by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on In... More >>
Are Rare Earth Metals a National Security Issue?

Currently there is a legislative proposal before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of R... More >>
Water Infrastructure Upgrades: A $1 Trillion Market Opportunity Waiting to Happen

The U.S. water infrastructure breaks once each minute and about 540,000 times each year. The entire ... More >>
Deadly Collapse of the Algo Centre Mall Roof

On Saturday, June 23rd 2012, two women were killed and over 20 people were injured when the roof of ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Boeing Forecasts Double Demand in 20 Years

Boeing has revised its 20-year outlook up to reflect air travel resiliency and expected increased de... More >>
Brookings: “Blue-Collar STEM” is Overlooked, Underfunded

A new comprehensive report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program underscores that there is hi... More >>
Can We Eliminate Nuclear Waste by Turning it into Energy?

The question of what role nuclear power will play in this country’s energy future is filled wi... More >>
Collaboration is Key to Managing Quality

Quality management is something every company could be doing better. And no matter how big or small ... More >>
GDP Numbers Show A Down Environment For Gov't Funded Research

The first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was revised up last week to a 2.4 percent annual grow... More >>
Self-Driving Vehicles Could Change the Way We Think of Cars

Every major auto manufacturer and top-tier supplier is working on self-driving autos and they may be... More >>
New Energy Secretary Calls for Collaboration with Manufacturers

Last week, Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy. Moniz was c... More >>
Oak Ridge National Lab Seeking Uses for EV Batteries After They’re no Longer in Cars
Oak Ridge National Lab Seeking Uses for EV Batteries After They’re no Longer in Cars
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Hydropower: Solar and Wind’s Big Brother is Picking Up a Bigger Share of the Load

Hydropower station on the Hoover Dam. Credit: Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee. These days, when we talk... More >>
EPA Study Focuses On How to Make Greener EV Batteries

At the end of April the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a report on the envir... More >>
High Compression Ratios and Ethanol Blends Combine to Make a Super-efficient Car

Credit: Ken Block. Four years ago, American LeMans kicked off its first green racing se... More >>
U.S. to Match China in Manufacturing Attractiveness by 2015

Credit: USDAgov New research shows that the U.S. has now matched Mexico as an... More >>
Recycling Rare Earth Metals Presents Challenges, Opportunities

Rare earth magnets used in electronics. Credit: MagTrust Magnet Group Co. Few things have had as ... More >>
New Wyoming Lithium Deposit could Meet all U.S. Demand
The U.S. currently imports more than 80% of the lithium it uses, with the silvery metal winding up i...
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Boston Marathon

High Tech & Low Tech  By Corporal Willy, April 20th, 2013      ... More >>
$8.4B East Side Access Tunnel Photos
Photos showing the progress of the East Side Access tunnel that will connect the Long Island Ra...
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The End of the Shale Era

The End of the Shale Era: Big Shift in Junior Oil Exploration – Interview with Chris Cooper ... More >>
Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors
Last month Beijing's air pollution soared past levels considered hazardous by the World Health Organ...
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Partial Collapse at Chernobyl Reactor

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine is reporting on Feb 12, 2013 a partial collapse... More >>
Five Biggest Engineering Disasters
As engineers continue to push the boundaries of scientific invention and exploration, along with gre...
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Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse?
Today, getting a pipeline built is not so easy - there are too many environmental concerns and the i...
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The political Implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

As we begin a new year we wanted to take a look at the current energy landscape and see what the fut... More >>
Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field ...1,300 Light Years Away
Have our wishes been answered? Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydr...
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US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything
The energy grid is vulnerable to anyone with basic weapons and know-how.
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Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made... More >>
The Engineering Commons #14: Superstars

Podcast: Download Chris and Jeff talk about how one might go about becoming an engineering &ldquo... More >>
The Engineering Commons #13: Free Agency

Podcast: Download In this episode, Chris and Jeff discuss engineers who find employment on a proj... More >>
The Engineering Commons #12: Ethics

Podcast: Download What obligations do engineers have to others? Where do the lines of legality, ... More >>
The Engineering Commons #11: Patents

Podcast: Download This episode was initially posted to The Engineering Commons  It sometimes... More >>
The Engineering Commons #10: Software Carpentry

Podcast: Download This story was originally posted on Software is a... More >>
Engineering Commons #9 - STEM Education

Podcast: Download In this episode, Chris and Jeff discuss STEM education with two educators/engine... More >>
Higgs Boson Particle Discovered
Scientists at CERN today announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the elusive particle that gives...
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Experiments in Lighter Stronger Structures
Question:  Can you make a record-breaking structure from ordinary materials?
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Designing Success into the Design Process
Sometimes time is the most important constraint in the design process. Today we'll show you how a te...
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Just How Green is Google

Google may have a bad track record on privacy practices, but when it comes to green, the internet gi... More >>
Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday
Aston Martin has been using their race cars to push design in their consumer models since its incept...
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App Overview: eDrawings for iPad

eDrawings is the only CAD viewer on iPad that allows you to view native eDrawings files as well as n... More >>
Mixing Engineering and Art
In our interview with Jeff Lieberman we talk about how science and engineering are intertwined with ...
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Highlights from the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012
The event attracted thousands of students, teachers and parents to the Festival where they saw over ...
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