• A Midstream Infrastructure Boom

    Investment to infrastructure that transports crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL’s) accelerate in response to growth in domestic production with a structural shift from import to export oriented infrastructure.

  • Apple and Samsung Drive Adoption of Next-Generation Sensors

    Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, according to IHS Technology.

  • ASTM Standard Provides Key to Understanding Drying Behavior of Concrete Mixtures

    Concrete is the most widely used construction material throughout the world. Understanding the drying behavior of a given concrete mixture is critical to any construction project.

  • Internet of Things in the Real World, Part 1

    The Internet of Things has been riding the crest of a wave of attention in the technology and financial media in recent years.

  • China Advances Plan to Invest $3.5 billion in Pakistan’s Railways

    Chinese technical experts are choosing areas in Pakistan for an investment of $3.5 billion to refurbish and replace railroad tracks that stretch from Karachi to Peshawar.

  • NIST Publishes Cloud Computing Roadmap

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government's accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

  • Argentina Places Communications Satellite Into Orbit

    Argentina launched a geostationary satellite October 16 to provide cell phone, digital TV, internet and data services to much of South America. The satellite was launched from French Guayana's Kourou space base and is in geostationary orbit, occupying the 81 West orbital slot.

  • Big Data Aims to Ease Electric Vehicle Driver Anxiety

    Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the vehicle.

  • Distributed Solar PV System Prices Continue to Fall, Energy Labs Say

    Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12–19% nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  • Is Hyperspectral Imaging Ready to Take Off?

    After the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the U.S. space agency, NASA, deployed its Earth Resources-2 aircraft to detect the presence, extent and concentration of the spill.

  • Mitsubishi Jet Powered by Efficient Pratt & Whitney Engine

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. held a rollout ceremony on October 18 for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), a next-generation regional jet. The partners say they are ready to proceed toward the MRJ's first flight scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.

  • North Dakota Aims to Cut Gas Flaring

    About 1/3 of the natural gas North Dakota has produced in recent years has been flared rather than sold to customers or consumed on-site.

  • Standards Leave Their Mark on Engineering

    World Standards Week takes place the week of October 20, and it presents an opportunity to reflect on how standards are used in engineering and impact almost every facet of modern life.

  • 10 Steps to Better Foundation Fieldbus Installations—Part 1

    Lessons learned from fieldbus users can help improve your systems, performance and personnel. Part one: How wiring mistakes interfere with communication.

  • Gas-fired Power Plant with Zero Air Emissions Secures Funding

    NET Power LLC secured funding and project agreements to build a 50 megawatt thermal (MWt), $140 million gas-fired power plant that would produce no air emissions and includes what the North Carolina-based company says will be full carbon dioxide (CO2) capture.

  • Infrastructure Projects Top $22 billion in Bahrain

    Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and acting chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, says that $22 billion worth of infrastructure projects are currently planned in the Kingdom, and will cover various sectors.

  • Is It a Car or an iPad? Tesla Model S Teardown

    Everyone knows that Tesla Motors Inc. doesn’t do things the same way as other automakers. However, the company’s unique approach to automaking runs far deeper than the Model S’s electric drivetrain, battery packs and futuristic body.

  • Qualcom to Buy CSR for $2.5 billion

    Qualcomm Inc. says it plans to acquire British chipmaker CSR for $2.5 billion. This acquisition positions San Diego-based Qualcomm to expand its capabilities in the Internet of Everything and automotive infotainment by adding channels, customers and products, according to a Qualcomm press release.

  • Tesla Plans California Battery-swap Station

    Tesla says the first of its battery-swapping stations will be erected by the end of 2014 at yet-to-be-determined location between Los Angeles and San Francisco. For at least $50, customers will be able to trade-in a drained or low-charged battery for a fully charged one.

  • Jiaozhou Bay Bridge Opens in China

    China opened the Jiaozhou Bay bridge opened to traffic on October 16. The bridge is 26.4 miles long and ranks among the world’s longest. It links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to Huangdao island.