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Google's Megan Smith Would Be First Us Cto Worthy of the Title

With a BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT , and experience ranging from General Magic to Google, Smith would arguably be the first U.S. CTO worthy of the title .


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Engineering, Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Guitar World

Ghost Pedal Creates Wah Effect Without Physical Pedal - Video

Recently, a group of students from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering developed the Ghost Pedal, a wireless device that uses sensors attached to the guitar player's foot to create a wah effect - minus the physical pedal.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, West Lafayette, IN

Medical News Today

Tiny strains in body tissues identified before injuries occur

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking.


Related Topix: Orthopaedic Surgery, Medicine, Engineering, Science, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Texan

Engineering professor named among top young innovators

A mechanical engineering professor at the University was named to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's list of "35 Innovators Under 35." Guihua Yu was recognized last week on the list, which works to advance society through novel technological creations and applications, according to the list's website.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Daily Times

Convocation of NUST College of EME held : August 29, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: The NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering held its 20th convocation on August 28. NUST Rector Mohammad Asghar attended the event as the chief guest.Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest congratulated the graduating students and lauded the college for providing exceptional engineering skills to the graduating engineers ... (more)


Related Topix: Engineering, Science


Can 'Gundam' Fans Build a Six-Story Walking Robot?

It's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Engineering, Science

Thewestmorland Gazette

Meet the bear taken to 'the roof of Africa'

A TEDDY bear from a rural primary school was taken to the 'Roof of Africa' during a charitable six-day trek.


Related Topix: Africa, Tanzania, World News, Engineering, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

OSU ready to offer advanced degrees in robotics

Jonathan Hurst, at right, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, makes adjustments on one of his walking robots Oregon State University this fall will begin both a master's and doctoral degree program in robotics, one of only a few universities in the nation to offer such graduate-level programs, and a ... (more)


Related Topix: Engineering, Robots, Science / Technology, Oregon State University


New technology may identify tiny strains in body tissues before injuries occur

As a piece of plastic wrap is stretched, the new algorithms identify the location where it is weakening, which is where the material eventually breaks.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science


What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering, dating back to when the first wheels were put to practical use by mounting them on an axle to make a cart.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, University of Southern California, Columbia University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

R & D

Quenching one's thirst for knowledge by studying beer foam

If you tap the neck of a bottle of beer, it overflows with foam. But where do all these bubbles, which did not exist a split second before, come from? Pierre-Francois Conzelmann, mechanical engineering student specializing in aero and hydrodynamics, carried out his master's thesis on the subject.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Clay Commission races focus on budget gap and economic development

Education: master's degree in business administration from Loyola University and bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University Education: master's degree in reading curriculum and instruction from Grand Canyon University, bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of North Florida and associate's degree ... (more)


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Marquette University, Grand Canyon University, University of North Florida, University of Florida, St Johns County, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Hack a day

Stewart Platform Ball Bearing Balancer

For their Mechanical Engineering senior design project at San Jose State University, [Tyler Kroymann] and [Robert Dee] designed and built a racing motion simulator .


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, San Jose State University

Phone Scoop

Google Grabs Gecko Design for Project X

Google today confirmed it has acquired Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and design firm.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science

Big News

NASA Interns Explore Space Careers

The U.S. space agency has its eyes on the future - not just future missions, but the scientists who will plan and carry out those missions.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Education Etc., Robots, Engineering, Science, Greenbelt, MD

Fleet Owner Magazine

Bendix, New York Air Brake establish Mechatronics Laboratory at RIT

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and New York Air Brake , a sister Knorr-Bremse company, have created the Knorr-Bremse North America Mechatronics Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology .


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Engineering, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

UB Reporter

UB and ASME team up to host world-class mechanical engineering conference in Buffalo

Jennifer Haggerty, graduate student; Monica Kemp, Sentient; Chris Janson, business development executive, University at Buffalo New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.


Related Topix: Engineering, Buffalo, NY, SUNY Buffalo, Scientific Instruments, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Moog

Midstate mysteries: Unsolved murders and disappearances

A graduate of Central York High School in 1996, Jason Knapp went to Clemson University in South Carolina to study mechanical engineering.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Engineering, Science

"Waagner-Biro AG : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" is now available at Fast Market Research

World Market Intelligence strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.


Related Topix: Engineering, Science, World News, Austria,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

California Golden Blogs

Golden Scholars: A Berkeley undergrad's start-up for STEM diversity and imaging metal in your head

Monitoring copper and iron in living brain tissue and a Berkeley mechanical engineering undergrad's incredible and altruistic start-up.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Engineering, Science, Sports, University of California NCAA, NCAA Sports