Working outside the box
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment On their own time and with no funding, some creative engineers at Compaq came up with a design for a new server. The skunkworks project is now a multi-million dollar global business.
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment There have been 102 Space Shuttle missions hauling astronauts and machinery into outer space, and Alex McCool has led the propulsion-system design for all of them
A visionary for better vision
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment Charles R. Munnerlyn, voted the 14th Design News Engineer of the Year, married optics and lasers in a revolutionary machine that has dramatically improved the eyesight of millions
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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