Vietnam cargo plane converted into interactive classroom

Science 05/19/19, 10:21

Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane in northern Utah.The Standard-Examiner reports a Vietnam era cargo plane has been converted into a classroom for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students and attached to a museum at the Hill Air ...

Gannon engineering students build snow-removal robot

Science 05/13/19, 16:49

This is a senior project that everyone in Erie can appreciate.In a region that gets about 10 feet of snow a year, imagine never having to shovel it again.Five engineering students at Gannon University have built a snow-removal robot that does the job. They say it has 16 miles of ...

Records: Cracks in Miami bridge grew ‘daily’ before collapse

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:24

Just hours before a pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university, engineers confirmed that cracks in the concrete structure "increased in length daily," according to meeting records released Monday by the Florida Department of Transportation.The meeting included officials from the state and Florida International University, which ...

Girls outscore boys on tech, engineering, even without class

U.S. 04/30/19, 00:29

Though less likely to study in a formal technology or engineering course, America's girls are showing more mastery of those subjects than their boy classmates, according to newly released national education data.Known as "The Nation's Report Card," the latest findings made public Tuesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a letter Friday that he had authorized the state's ...

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Amazing 03/28/19, 23:59

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him.The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute ...

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

Europe 12/15/18, 14:17

Genoa's mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, killing 43 people.Mayor Marco Bucci on Saturday inaugurated a site that will demolish the pillars and parts of the span that remained standing when much of ...

Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

U.S. 12/01/18, 11:30

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. If you worked hard and didn't screw up, you had a job for life with enough money to raise a family, take vacations ...

Young Women Build Kyrgyzstan’s First Satellite

Space 11/08/18, 03:37

LONDON — Reaching for the stars will no longer be impossible for girls and young women in Kyrgyzstan, who aim to build and launch the country's first satellite before 2020. A dozen budding female scientists have been tinkering with computers, 3-D printers and soldering irons since March to build a CubeSat, which ...

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

World 10/22/18, 23:07

China has opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance.Photojournalists take photos of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. The bridge, the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a ...

Louisiana considers special recognition for STEM work

Science 10/15/18, 02:51

Louisiana students who complete specified courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may soon be able to earn special endorsements on their high school diplomas. Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members are scheduled soon to consider the new diploma endorsements for completion of what are popularly known as STEM ...

Arizona dam at risk of failure will be checked by engineers

U.S. 10/04/18, 12:21

A damaged earthen dam holding back a lake swollen by runoff from the remnants of a tropical storm was still at risk of failing Thursday and inundating a small Native American village near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 photo provided by the Tohono O'odham Nation ...

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