DVT's CEO Robert Steinke told the 850 attendees during his keynote speech that conventional business hierarchies were wrong. "Too many organizations have the CEO at the top of a pyramid looking down, with everyone looking up to satisfy that individual. That's wrong," Steinke said. DVT Corp.'s organizational structure is an inverted pyramid. "I stand at the bottom, and every layer above me adds value. I'm looking up to see how I can help everyone above me," he said.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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