Every year, some 60,000 students graduate with engineering degrees. Many, presumably, seek engineering jobs right out of college. But how many of them stay in those jobs their entire career? Not as many as you might think. According to a 1999 survey conducted by the National Science Foundation, approximately one-third of all engineering degree holders are employed in non-S&E (science and engineering) fields. Two-thirds, though, say their work is engineering-related.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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