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Silicon Valley's reluctant housewives: immigration law bars women from work
When engineer husbands relocate to pursue dream jobs, their H4 visa-holding wives must cope with the resentment and loneliness of losing their own careers The South Bay H4 visa holder’s support group is having lunch in Palo Alto. The group organizes several meet-ups a week: coffees, dinners and (...)
[The Guardian]

Could self-driving trucks hit America's highways? This startup thinks so
A startup founded by ex-Google, Tesla and Apple engineers believes self-driving truck are a good fit for the nation’s long, straight, lonely roads Everyone in San Francisco these days wants to build a self-driving car. So in a company town that prides itself on going against the grain, this (...)
[The Guardian]

How tech literate are 8th graders? You'd be surprised.
The U.S. tested eighth graders on tech and engineering literacy. The results? Girls outperform boys.
[CNN Money]

'Smart leg' makes engineering prize list
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.
[BBC News]

Social engineering: Password in exchange for chocolate
It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological strategies to manipulate computer users into voluntarily divulging their login details. These methods (...)
[Science daily]

Young women in STEM fields earn up to one-third less than men
One year after they graduate, women with Ph.D.s in science and engineering fields earn 31 percent less than do men, according to a new study using previously unavailable data.
[Science daily]

This 5-fingered robot hand learns to get a grip on its own
Computer science experts and engineering researchers have built a robot hand that can not only perform dexterous manipulation -- one of the most difficult problems in robotics to solve -- but also learn from its own experience.
[Science daily]

New techniques make RFID tags 25 percent smaller
Engineering researchers have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification tags that are 25 percent smaller -- and therefore less expensive.
[Science daily]

Engineers create a better way to boil water, with industrial, electronics applications
Engineers have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer.
[Science daily]

Syrma Technology Expands Manufacturing Center to Accelerate Customized Electronics Assembly for Expanding Customer Base
Syrma Technology , a leader in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) serving global OEMs, today announced a major expansion of its engineering facilities by bringing online a newly renovated 30,000 square foot manufacturing center in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Chennai, India. The (...)
[WebWire Electronic components]

Syrma Technology Expands Manufacturing Center to Accelerate Customized Electronics Assembly for Expanding Customer Base
Syrma Technology , a leader in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) serving global OEMs, today announced a major expansion of its engineering facilities by bringing online a newly renovated 30,000 square foot manufacturing center in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Chennai, India. The (...)
[WebWire Consumer electronics]

Could aluminum nitride be engineered to produce quantum bits?
The leading method for creating quantum bits, or qubits, currently involves exploiting the structural defects in diamonds. But researchers found that the same defect could be engineered in cheaper aluminum nitride. If confirmed by experiments, this could significantly reduce the cost of (...)
[Science daily]

AI machine beats college kids at foosball
A group of undergraduate engineering students at Brigham Young University have made a robotic vision-controlled foosball table that can beat human players at the game.
[CNN Money]

Dyson unveils 'quieter' £299 hairdryer
Engineering firm Dyson reveals its first personal care product - a hairdryer that it says is less damaging to hair than a conventional machine.
[BBC News]

With simple process, engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor
One secret to creating the world's fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife. Engineers have now pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of (...)
[Science daily]

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