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Putting leverage to work on the job means tapping into the knowledge, skills, an capacity of others. As an engineer, you get the concept of leverage: a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system. Your employees or project team members aren’t ‘tools’, but the concept of leverage holds true in the context of amplifying force to achieve something.
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City network concept

Last week Cisco Systems hosted a Twitter chat at #SmartCityIoE to raise awareness of its Smart+Connected Communities initiative. “IoE” refers to the Internet of Everything, which Cisco describes as, “bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before.” Read more


The state of Nevada would seem to have a lot going for it when it comes to harnessing solar power. For example, there’s lots of available parcels of land in which to construct solar systems, as well as several universities with strong research backgrounds in energy.

Oh, and a whole lot of sun. More sun than most states.

But the environment in Nevada also poses a great many challenges in the quest to harness more solar energy. Thankfully, with the help of a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), some of Nevada’s problems, and those of other states and countries with a similar climate, may be solved in the next few years.  Read more

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