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1 hr ago | CNET News.com

Hide! MIT's speedy robotic cheetah no longer needs a leash

Watch out...the cheetah-bot has evolved and it no longer needs a leash. MIT's big-cat-inspired robot has gotten some serious upgrades as researchers continue to improve its skills.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Mechanical Engineering, Science

5 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

From Harvard Engineers, a Machine that Can Walk through Flames

Developers from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have produced the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk away from its designers. Working in the lab of Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a team of researchers that included Kevin Galloway, Michael Karpelson, Bobak Mosadegh, Robert Shepherd, Michael Tolley, and Michael Wehner was able to scale up earlier soft-robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems and batteries.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Mechanical Engineering

6 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Rowan University hosts Mel Chin art exhibit, Sept. 15, 2014

The Rowan University mechanical engineering students Matt Vorwerk, left, and Tyler Babcock look at pieces from Mel Chin: Disparate Acts exhibit at the Rowan University Art Gallery, Monday, Sept 15, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Photos of the Day from the South Jersey Times, Sept. 15, 2014

The Rowan University mechanical engineering students Matt Vorwerk, left, and Tyler Babcock look at pieces from Mel Chin: Disparate Acts exhibit at the Rowan University Art Gallery, Monday, Sept 15, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Plastics News

Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year agreement between petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Chemistry, Science, Chemical Engineering, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

14 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Findings suggest how swimming cells form biofilms on surfaces

New research findings point toward future approaches to fighting bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes and boat propellers. "They can form everywhere, on catheters used to transfer body fluids, prosthetic valves and other devices," said Arezoo Ardekani, an assistant professor in Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering, Science, University of Notre Dame, Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Nottingham Evening Post

High-speed centenary

ONE of the fastest men on the planet sped into Nottingham to help an electrical and mechanical engineering group celebrate its centenary accompanied by a full size mock-up of his new 1,000mph car. Richard Noble the former world land speed record holder and the man behind the UK Bloodhound Supersonic Car bid to break the 1,000mph speed barrier in 2016 joined 300 guests to celebrate at the Lenton head office of The TEW Group.

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Related Topix: Mechanical Engineering, Science

Forbes.com

Dollar Stability, Not Inflation, Is Our Big Problem Right Now

I am a software entrepreneur who is currently an investor and board member in three startup companies. I have a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

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Related Topix: Mechanical Engineering, Science, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Banking, Financial Services

The Orlando Sentinel

09/15: Progressions

Angela Cuellar was hired as senior consultant in the accounting and controllership services department and Eileen Maxwell and Josh Van Zandt were hired as staff accountants at James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Kristen Smith was hired as a mechanical engineering designer and Abra Horne was hired as senior transportation planner at Jacobs, Orlando.

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Related Topix: Mechanical Engineering, Science, Orlando, FL, Maitland, FL, Business News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The News-Star

Leading biomed professor to launch lecture seriesLeading biomed...

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Leading biomed professor to launch lecture series RUSTON - The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tOV7Xw The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University, Chemical Engineering, Science, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, Inventions, Science / Technology, Biology

AME Info

SABIC and CAS sign strategic collaboration agreement to propel science & technology in China

To propel the progress of science and technology in China, SABIC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences , a public research and education institution in China, signed a landmark strategic collaboration agreement to further research, intellectual exchange and talent development. The five-year agreement with a multi-million US dollar investment by SABIC, will cover joint research in the chemical and chemical engineering fields to develop advanced technologies and solutions, allowing SABIC to bring to market the results of collaborative research.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Chemical Engineering, Science, Chemistry

Digital Trends

MIT's miracle graphite sponge uses solar energy to efficiently sterilize water

Researchers at MIT have developed a sponge made of graphite and carbon foam that floats on water and efficiently converts solar energy into steam. This simple discovery could make it easier for remote populations to gain access to clean drinking water.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Science

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFLA-AM Tampa

9-11 Attacks/ Biblical Cycles

On the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, former professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, Dr. Judy Wood , appeared in the first half of the show, presenting evidence that the destruction of the WTC buildings was the result of directed energy technology. The Towers didn't collapse or burn up, they turned to dust in mid-air-- this is known because seismic charts don't indicate that the buildings slammed into the ground, she detailed.

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Related Topix: Mechanical Engineering, Science

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Purdue-based startup manufactures fragrance, improves biofuel production

The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Purdue University, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Cutting the cord on soft robots

Developers from Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have produced the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk away from its designers. Working in the lab of Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a team of researchers that included Kevin Galloway, Michael Karpelson, Bobak Mosadegh, Robert Shepherd, Michael Tolley, and Michael Wehner was able to scale up earlier soft-robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems, and batteries.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Mechanical Engineering

WFLA-AM Tampa

9-11 Attacks/ Biblical Cycles

On the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, former professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, Dr. Judy Wood , appeared in the first half of the show, presenting evidence that the destruction of the WTC buildings was the result of directed energy technology. The Towers didn't collapse or burn up, they turned to dust in mid-air-- this is known because seismic charts don't indicate that the buildings slammed into the ground, she detailed.

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Related Topix: Mechanical Engineering, Science

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Purdue-based startup manufactures fragrance, improves biofuel production

The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Purdue University, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Science

ECNmag

SF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles

Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center , has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support the development of a new way to manufacture metal-ceramic composites, which can be used to make vehicles lighter and more energy efficient, while significantly increasing their performance. The research will focus on materials known as ceramic-reinforced metal matrix composites, which are produced by incorporating small ceramic particles within aluminum to enhance its strength and high operating temperature.

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Related Topix: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Materials Science

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Movers & Shakers 09/14/14

Mariethez Quezon was promoted to retail sales branch manager at the Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union Minnesota Branch. In this role, she is responsible for managing member service, branch operations, training staff, and working with members on a day to day basis.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Civil Engineering, Science, University of Alaska Anchorage, Ketchikan, AK

Science, Industry and Business

Cutting the cord on soft robots

Developers from Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have produced the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk away from its designers. Working in the lab of Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a team of researchers that included Kevin Galloway, Michael Karpelson, Bobak Mosadegh, Robert Shepherd, Michael Tolley, and Michael Wehner was able to scale up earlier soft-robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems, and batteries.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Mechanical Engineering

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