Control systems and additive manufacturing are playing a critical role in the energy sector's digital transformation, says Danielle Merfeld, vice president and chief technology officer at GE Renewable Energy. Systems engineering is "becoming more ingrained" in every discipline relevant to clean energy, she adds.
Mechanical Engineering magazine has honored five innovations this year in the fields of clean energy, bioengineering, advanced manufacturing, robotics and pressure technology, all of which stand to prove transformative. An ASME video explores each of the five, including a robot that distinguished itself during the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris.
Boeing has more than 500 environmental engineering positions available that pay at least $100,000, according to Ladders. Other employers with a large number of high-paying jobs for environmental engineers include CACI International and Lockheed Martin.
Google and Microsoft stand above the global competition when it comes to providing diverse, inclusive workplaces, according to a Universum survey of students from around the world. Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal Group and Unilever round out the top five.
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with more than 5,700 pounds of NASA cargo. The supplies and materials aboard the Dragon include the Japanese government's Hyperspectral Imager Suite, a futuristic Earth imaging system.
Biomedical researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a scaffold-free bioprinter that utilizes layer-by-layer printing of cellular spheroids. The proof-of-concept bioprinter can build "larger, more clinically relevant tissues" in a shorter time frame than current technologies, said study leader Jianyi "Jay" Zhang.
NASA will conduct an experiment in space that involves sending 40 biotech mice to determine the effects of the body's natural muscle growth limiter being disabled. The Mighty Mice in Space project is part of the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Dragon this week, the results of which could help counter the effects of microgravity in astronauts who experience muscular and skeletal atrophies.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans has joined the 7th Fleet amphibious force in Sasebo, Japan. The USS America, which left San Diego last month, is expected to join the New Orleans as a replacement to the USS Wasp.
A strike group led by the USS Harry S. Truman has entered the Atlantic Ocean to join the 6th Fleet and is expected to eventually relieve a strike group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is the Truman's second deployment since 2018.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will be providing design agent engineering and technical services for the Navy's amphibious transport dock ships under a $74.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Most of the work will be done in San Diego, with completion projected by December 2024.
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