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The Top 10 Degrees for Earnings Are All STEM
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8/27/2015  3 comments
The highest paying bachelor's degrees -- both in starting salaries and mid-career incomes -- are mostly engineering and entirely STEM disciplines.
Leveraging Existing Designs for New Products
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8/26/2015  2 comments
Design teams are improving efficiency and lowering costs by utilizing previous designs as a pre-validated foundation for next-generation goods.
Cisco and IBM: Progress on Cyber Security But Not Enough
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8/26/2015  1 comment
Executives at Cisco and IBM say there have been advances in cyber security, but they also see much progress yet to be made.
Walmart Partners with Reshoring Initiative as Made in USA Gets Real
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8/25/2015  3 comments
Walmart has partnered with the Reshoring Initiative to ramp up its effort to significantly increase US manufactured goods.
Which Engineering Disciplines Have the Most Job Openings?
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8/14/2015  1 comment
There are currently about 300,000 job openings for engineers in the US and Canada. Here are the disciplines offering the most positions.
Lead Wires or Connectors for LVDT Sensors? It Depends
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8/7/2015  1 comment
Here's a guide info on whether to use lead wires or connectors on LVDT sensors.
10 Great Inventors of the Late 20th Century – Readers' Picks
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8/6/2015  6 comments
Design News readers offer their choices for the great inventors of the late 20th century.
Slideshow: The Industrial Internet of Things' Expansive Scope
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8/5/2015  Post a comment
These 10 applications demonstrate just how far Industrial Internet of Things connectivity reaches.
Plant Safety Breaks the Cost-Savings Barrier
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8/4/2015  Post a comment
Integrated safety systems are paying for themselves in fewer injuries, reduced downtime, easier maintenance, and improved flexibility.
Suppliers Are Joining the Design Team
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8/3/2015  2 comments
Manufacturers are speeding design by including their suppliers in the process – and it’s not just automotive and aerospace.
IoT Is Turning Hardware Manufacturers Into Software Developers
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8/1/2015  1 comment
Thanks to the Internet of Things, hardware developers are undertaking a flurry of potentially lucrative software developments.
The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment
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7/31/2015  Post a comment
DuPont's cyber security assessment of its Texas plants is an effective blueprint for anyone looking to create a strategy for cyber protection.
Industrial Cyber Security Requires Layered Approach
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7/24/2015  Post a comment
Industrial networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Security requires a layered approach.
Great Courses Offers All You Need to Know About Robotics
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7/18/2015  1 comment
Great Courses has released a comprehensive 12-hour lecture program on robotics.
10 Great Inventors of the Late 20th Century
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7/17/2015  17 comments
Take a look at 10 great inventors who created some of the most popular products we're using today.
Cisco and Rockwell Partner to Enhance Cyber Security
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7/15/2015  Post a comment
Cisco and Rockwell have joined in the development of a security architecture to protect plants from cyber attacks.
Viking Xtreme Valves Built for Extreme Environments
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7/13/2015  Post a comment
The Viking Xtreme valves offer a standardized product that can withstand extreme environments.


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