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Friday Focus: 5 Ways to Connect More Women to Manufacturing

When it comes to manufacturing sector employment, women are falling behind men. A look at recent statistics reveals that even with the expansion of 530,000 jobs between February 2010 and April 2013, women actually lost 28,000 jobs during that same period. The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Report, released by Vice Chair and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, and a recent report by Deloitte...

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Light Friday: NASA Names New Class of Deep Space Astronauts

Plus: Why Is It Dark at Night? Making Batteries Out of Wood A Playground Inspired by Space NASA has revealed eight new astronaut candidates who will train for a variety of space missions, including stints on the International Space Station (ISS) and trips deeper into space than humans have ever ventured. Although U.S. astronauts now must rely on Russian spacecraft to launch into space, these...

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VIDEO: Interview with Innovation Expert Jim Carroll at Atlantic Design and Manufacturing 2013

ThomasNet News was live on location at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in Philadelphia. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development in major horizontal markets. While on site, IMT's  Christian Bonawandt spoke with one of the event's keynote speakers, futurist and...

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VIDEO: Sue Sokoloski of Rethink Robotics: Baxter's Influence on Manufacturing Jobs

This week, ThomasNet News' editors are at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show, taking place June 18 through 20. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in production design and development. Here, ThomasNet News' Christian Bonawandt, who leads sister publications Industry Market Trends and IMT Green &...

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The Best Advice Anyone Ever Gave Me as a Young Engineer

This article is courtesy of Engineering.com: Regardless of your age or experience level as an engineer, I bet that you can think of one or two pieces of advice that were instrumental in your engineering career development. I certainly can, and I would like to share them with you in this post. I started off my career as a civil engineer right after my undergraduate studies. When I started my...

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CO2 Emissions Up Despite Chinese Efforts to Find Alternatives to Coal

There's good news and bad news when it comes to the latest global carbon emissions, depending on where you live. We'll give you the bad news first: "Worldwide CO2 emissions rose by 1.4 percent to 31.6 billion tonnes, according to estimates from the Paris-based IEA," Reuters reported in mid-June. The good news? As we said, that depends on where you live. If you're in the United States or Europe,...

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Are Rare Earth Metals a National Security Issue?

Currently there is a legislative proposal before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage the U.S. Department of Defense to buy up volumes of strategic rare earth elements. According to Canadian rare earth minerals producer Ucore Rare Metals, the legislation calls for the U.S. government to spend $41 million to stockpile six critical metals, including...

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VIDEOS from Atlantic Design and Manufacturing 2013 - Day 1

ThomasNet News is live on location at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in Philadelphia. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development in major horizontal markets. Yesterday, IMT's Christian Bonawandt interviewed industry professionals on some of the technology and trends...

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Water Infrastructure Upgrades: A $1 Trillion Market Opportunity Waiting to Happen

The U.S. water infrastructure breaks once each minute and about 540,000 times each year. The entire network is comprised of about 1.8 million miles of water distribution lines. Because of the age of the infrastructure, however, it leaks about six billion gallons of fresh water per day, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil...

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Survey Reveals the Skills that College Grads Lack the Most

Despite reports of chronic worker shortages for both middle-skilled jobs and high-skilled positions, new survey findings from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) signal that the newest wave of job applicants lack even the most basic skills, including "writing," "math," and "professionalism." Almost half (49 percent) of the 468 human resources (HR) respondents to the SHRM survey...

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