While the number of jobs for mechanical engineers is expected to grow more slowly than the average of all jobs through 2012, a February 2004 Bureau of Labor Stastics survey predicts the number of jobs available to mechanical engineers in manufacturing industries is expected to increase more rapidly than other occupations, due to an increased demand for machinery. The fields of biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will also have more jobs to offer to mechanical engineers. For more info on mechanical engineering job numbers, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-521.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
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