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Video Game VR Gun Targets Military Training

August 11, 2017

It would be easy to look at Striker VR's Arena Infinity blaster as just a high-end video gaming peripheral ... because that's exactly what it is. But under the hood of what the Louisiana-based company is calling the most realistic gun for virtual reality, is a plan to supply military and law enforcement with the most realistic guns ever for training and simulation.

Laser Printing with Nanoparticles Could Be Key to Developing Bioresorbable Devices

August 11, 2017
Laser Printing with Nanoparticles Could Be Key to Developing Bioresorbable Devices
Professor Heng Pan of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)works in his lab with gradu

Some Engineering Jobs Will See Double-Digit Growth Over Next 7 Years

August 10, 2017

Recent projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate engineering jobs will grow 3% over the coming seven years. While some disciplines such as aerospace engineering will experience a small decline, jobs for most engineering disciplines are on the rise.

New Hybrid Photoreactive Materials Eyed for Biomedicine, Optics

August 10, 2017

Researchers in Spain have developed new hybrid photoactive materials that incorporate fluorescent organic dyes and respond differently depending on light stimuli, giving them potential for a number of applications in optics, solar-energy devices, and biomedicine.

Are We at the Electrification Tipping Point Yet?

August 9, 2017

Tesla Inc.’s recent Model 3 rollout is generating media excitement about the future of electric cars, but much of the auto industry doesn’t appear to be buying in yet.

At last week’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, many automotive engineers and executives from around the industry were still skeptical about the near-term prospects for electric cars.

4 Reasons Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning to the USA

August 8, 2017

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