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How science is engineering solutions to future global challenges

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in dramatic change and giving rise to a future filled with exciting opportunities and new challenges” reports cnbc.com. Success rests on implementing and delivering practical, realistic, long-term solutions that make the world cleaner, safer and more sustainable.The world is going through a fundamental transformation, which is changing the way we live, work and think. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Apple to expand Seattle office to more than 1,000 workers

“Apple established an engineering office in Seattle in 2014 when it bought local cloud-networking startup Union Bay Networks” writes Rachel Lerman for seattletimes.com. Apple is planning to employ more than 1,000 workers in Seattle by 2022 as part of a national expansion, the company announced Thursday.Apple has an engineering office in downtown Seattle that focuses on machine learning technology, but Apple spokesman Colin Johnson wouldn’t say how many employees are there now or give details on the expansion plans.The company has taken some space in the Two Union Square skyscraper…

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Meet the engineering professor who got Taiwanese voters to support nuclear power

“They argued nuclear power is unsafe and there is no long-term solution to nuclear waste” writes Andrew Silver for sciencemag.org. When the DPP came into power in 2016, they said all nuclear power plants would be phased out.We cannot make it without nuclear power, so I decided maybe we should do something about it.A: I think nuclear power is safe, even after the Three Mile Island accident, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.We really do not have much high-level nuclear waste, we only have spent fuel, but it is all on-site. Source: sciencemag.org Share This:

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Amazon’s new quest: Find 50k workers in a historically tight market

“Yes, but: Even absent Amazon, there is sufficient jobs demand to absorb all the added Virginia Tech engineering grads, said Tim Sands, president of Virginia Tech” reports axios.com. But now comes the hard part: finding 50,000 engineers, computer scientists and other skilled workers to staff complexes in two of the largest cities in the U.S. amid the tightest job market in five decades. Source: axios.com Share This:

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RICHARD TRUETT: Time to re-engineer the job of product development chief

“Here’s my suggestion for GM, Ford and any other automaker where the product development chief’s job has splintered into many areas: Make the product development position second only to the CEO on the organizational chart” writes Technology Engineering Reporter for autonews.com. The product development chief should be seen in public in Detroit driving and evaluating competitive vehicles. The time has come to streamline the product development chief’s job to ensure that the very best an automaker can do reaches the marketplace.The job of product development chief at a global automaker…

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Babcock looks to close Appledore shipyard as new contracts dry up

“Babcock International, the engineering business, is considering the closure of the Appledore shipyard in north Devon after its pipeline of orders dried up” writes Liam Halligan for telegraph.co.uk. Babcock purchased the Appledore shipyard in 2007 from American engineering business KBR. The shipyard entered receivership in 2003 due to a lack of new orders, and 550 staff were made redundant at the time.The closure of the shipyard could result in £20m of charges for Babcock, Liberum Capital analysts said. After its possible closure was first reported in The Sunday Times, a…

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