MS&T is back in Pittsburgh! MS&T 2017 brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. It is organized in a joint partnership between four leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, ASM International, and TMS.
You might be aware the new stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt has two 155-millimeter howitzers, 80 vertical launch missile silos, and a pair of rapid-fire 30-millimeter cannon. But did you know it has its own server farm, some of the most advanced power generation equipment in existence, and runs on Linux? See the Popular Mechanics article here.
We recently teamed up with Dr A.J. (Tony) O’Donnell at Generation Consumables. Dr O’Donnell (Tony), is past Secretary, Council Member of the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa, also a past elected Fellow of such, (www.corrosioninstitute.org.za); past Chairman of Forensic Engineering Board via the Engineering Council of South Africa, ECSA, (www.ecsa.co.za), also other post graduate degrees, metallurgical engineering, U.K., leadership, communication via the U.S.A., past technical member of the executive board of the South African Institute of Welding, SAIW, (www.saiw.co.za).
We have updated our Links Page which lists of professional societies, engineering books and resources, and as well as other links of interest.
Natural gas is the king of the U.S. power market — but that may not last. By 2040, renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power will supply just as much of America’s electricity demand as gas, based on a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook issued Thursday. And globally, the cost of renewable power is falling so rapidly that gas will never become the dominant fuel as most of the world leapfrogs over fossil fuels and moves straight into wind turbines and solar farms to meet growing electricity demand, the report shows. See the Bloomberg Article.
The market for international design has traveled a rocky road over the past several years. The slowing growth in China’s economy has led to a drop in demand for commodities, the plunge in oil prices has caused deferrals or cancellations in major petroleum projects, and global political and economic unrest has made investments in some regions uncertain. However, shifting demographics and new demands for infrastructure in underdeveloped countries have many international design firms looking to a brightening future. See the ENR Article.
(From Argonne National Laboratory, March 2016) Humans spend a lot of time creating things—this drives a huge amount of our lives, economically and personally—and we are always in a fight to keep them from breaking down. Houses, roads, cars.... http://www.anl.gov/articles/how-things-break-and-why-scientists-want-know
SHALE INSIGHT 2017 will provide participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees will network with the most influential industry executives and innovative thought leaders through two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, and a dynamic exhibit hall featuring all the major shale players. SHALE INSIGHT 2017
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