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9/24/2018

A recognized leader in workforce solutions, ASME Learning & Development is holding a MasterClass Series event on Pressure Technology Oct. 22-26 in Houston. Course topics include ASME BPV Code Section VIII, Div 2, Div 3, Fitness-for-Service, and more. To see the full list of courses and to register, visit go.asme.org/HOUSTON6.

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9/21/2018

One of the great perils posed by the world's warming waters is glaciers melting in Antarctica, and researchers now have determined which type of geoengineering offers the best possible solution. They say the best bet is building a berm tall enough to protect the frigid continent's Thwaites Glacier from being melted by warm waters.

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9/21/2018

Dangerous bacterial infections can produce symptoms comparable to those produced by viruses but can be difficult to validate. A new device from researchers at McGill University speeds detection with placement of a small sample in a chamber whose rough surface contains tiny 3D structures that capture individual bacteria, allowing for identification in minutes.

9/20/2018

Tech experts encourage engineering managers to allow developers to fail so that they can learn from their mistakes. Developers are also more likely to see a project through to completion if they are able to take breaks from their projects, says EmpireJS developer Kelly Sutton.

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9/20/2018

A new method of 3D, stereolithographic bioprinting that incorporates a microfluidic system promises a greater degree of realism and requires less time than past techniques. The system uses ultraviolet light to trigger a chemical reaction in multiple cell-based inks, allowing the polymers to cure.

9/20/2018

Muskogee, Okla., police plan to purchase a laser scanning camera system to more accurately capture and reproduce crime and accident sites. The technology will improve police organization on the scene, help prevent human error and make case management more efficient, Sgt. Matt Burleson said.

9/19/2018

Sandvik has two decades of experience with the technology that provides self-driving heavy equipment for the construction and mining industries. The company's latest vehicles can operate independently through the entire mining cycle of loading, hauling and dumping as demonstrated with one 38-ton example maneuvering through an intricate maze of 589 glass sheets.

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9/19/2018

Eben Upton's Raspberry Pi has served as a centerpiece for the maker subculture, and the result has been a proliferation of drones, robots, automation systems and a good deal more. Upton reflects on his product and makers and how their work shines a fresh light on "the creative, entrepreneurial aspects of engineering practice."

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9/19/2018

The 128-foot, 600-passenger ferry Enhydra is the largest vessel of its kind in the US to run on lithium-ion batteries and plug-in electric technology. Last week's maiden voyage in San Francisco Bay demonstrated the environmental value of electric power on water in what its owners hope will inspire wider usage across the maritime industry.

9/18/2018

A myoelectric robotic arm that responds to its wearer's muscle inputs enables Jason Barnes to continue pursuing his dream of being a rock drummer. The arm, developed with Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg, is augmented by two motors that enhance speed and dexterity and leverages deep learning to convert muscle signals into drumstick movement.

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