Then the Engineering Hangout is the place to be. This is truly a cyber-caféfor all who are engineers. The site features freeware, shareware, and demo downloads, an engineering book club, engineering message boards, a page of newsgroups just for engineers, puzzles and games, and a link to lots of free stuff on the Internet. And if you have some used slide rules you want to get rid of, the site even features a basement for buying, selling, and trading. Engineers can sign up for an e-mail update or fill out an opinion form that changes on a regular basis. Oh yeah, the URL to be seen at is www.engineeringhangout.com .
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.