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Tesla hires a Snap exec as its engineering vice president

“Electric carmaker Tesla said on Tuesday it had hired Snapchat maker Snap’s vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering, to work on its Autopilot software and other projects” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Tesla has seen the departure of several senior executives and also is flattening its management structure as it aims to improve efficiency and clear up production bottlenecks related to its new Model 3 sedan. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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The 10 highest-paying entry-level jobs for college grads

“Your first job out of college could pay anywhere from $32,000 to $76,000, GOBankingRates finds, having collected data from Salary.com to determine which jobs offer the highest and lowest starting salaries to new grads” writes Shawn M for cnbc.com. Based on the data, here are the top 10 highest-paying entry-level jobs for new grads:.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Tesla engineering head, Doug Field, takes break from company

“(Reuters) – Tesla Inc Senior Vice President of Engineering Doug Field is taking a break from work but is not leaving the company, a Tesla spokesman confirmed to Reuters” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In April, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet that he had asked Field to manage the company’s engineering and production while Musk focused more time on Model 3 production. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Big jump in job program for foreign graduates of US colleges

“In 2016, 172,000 foreign nationals who went to college or university in the U.S. got a job through the Optional Practical Training program compared to 45,000 in 2004, according to the report” writes Maria Danilova for suntimes.com. Participation in the program surged after President George W. Bush and then President Barack Obama extended the length of stay for science, technology, engineering and math majors. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Rolls-Royce’s First SUV Is Home to Some Fascinating Engineering

“I think that one example sums up Rolls-Royce’s approach with the Cullinan best, but this SUV features tons of really clever engineering and thinking” writes Chris Perkins for popularmechanics.com. There is no such platform sharing for the Cullinan—the platform underpinning BMW’s upcoming X7 SUV simply isn’t suitable for Rolls.But it’s also easy to admire the level of engineering and thought that went into making the Cullinan.Its method of doing so involves obsessive engineering and attention to detail. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Cops could soon be armed with cocaine breathalyzers

“A cocaine-breathalyzer may soon help cops sniff out the drug within minutes” reports nypost.com. The chip could be integrated into a handheld device and used by authorities to detect drugs in breath, spit, urine or blood. “Currently, there is a great demand for on-site drug testing,” says Qiaoqiang Gan, associate professor of electrical engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “The high-performance chip we designed was able to detect cocaine within minutes in our experiments.” Gan and the other developers of the chip hope to…

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German engineering trade body calls for new EU trade deal with U.S.

“The EU is seeking compensation from the United States for the tariffs through the World Trade Organization (WTO)” reports businessinsider.com. “The U.S. President has made a lot of waves with his erratic trade policy and the announcement of a number of tariffs. We are very concerned about that,” VDMA’s Welcker said, adding that the United States appeared to be turning its back on the WTO. The United States is the most important export market for German engineers, accounting for around 18 billion euros ($22 billion), or 11 percent of total…

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Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

“It’s no coincidence that this timeline also coincides with when Kurzweil, Google’s chief futurist and director of engineering at Google Research, thinks AI will pass the Turing Test – when it becomes impossible to discern machine intelligence from human intelligence” reports businessinsider.com. At the 2018 TED Conference, futurist Ray Kurzweil made a bold prediction about the future of “free” money: “In the early 2030s, we’ll have universal basic income in the developed world, and worldwide by the end of the 2030s.Basic income experiments, in which people are given a regular…

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Engineering student wins Commonwealth Games cycling gold for England

“A Commonwealth Games gold medal is almost certainly not what his student loan lenders envisaged their cash being used for, but Charlie Tanfield is not one for doing things the conventional way” writes Ben Bloom for telegraph.co.uk. While most of his England team-mates in the Gold Coast enjoy funding courtesy of British Cycling’s not insignificant £30million budget, Tanfield operates almost wholly outside of the system.Technically, the mechanical engineering student is still an amateur cyclist. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Elon Musk fires back at report that a Tesla Model 3 shakeup is underway

“Tesla CEO Elon Musk has jumped into the middle of a report from The Information that a management shakeup is underway at the carmaker as it struggles to meet production targets for its Model 3 sedan” writes Matthew Debord for businessinsider.com. Efrati also wasted no time in asking Musk what he thought was worthy of coverage, to which Musk replied: “About a year ago, I asked Doug to manage both engineering & production. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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