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VW Scandal: When Good Engineers Do the Wrong Thing

Posted March 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Volkswagen emissions scandal highlights a dilemma in the engineering workplace: should an employee follow orders even when the employee knows the order is unethical or even illegal? This question was faced by engineers at Volkswagen when their managers approved a plan to alter how the company’s diesel engines performed during tests to determine emission levels.


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Carbon Capture and Sequestration Face an Uphill Battle

Posted February 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Despite recent progress, large-scale deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has several obstacles to overcome and has not yet made a significant impact on atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Obstacles include economics, storage capacity, and pipeline capacity.


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Liquid Crystal Design for Portable Chemical Sensors

Posted February 06, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Chemical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a framework for optimizing the components of liquid-crystal based, potentially inexpensive, portable sensors to detect everything from explosives to disease markers in a person’s breath.


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At CES 2017, NXP and Microsoft Demo Secure IoT Solutions

Posted January 21, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

NXP Semiconductors has worked with Microsoft to develop an end-to-end solution project for securing IoT connected things using Microsoft Azure IoT Hub. The project was demonstrated at CES and combines the best of hardware and software security with other capabilities.


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Space Technology Inspires Better Fitting Lenses

Posted January 04, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A new measurement and analysis machine created for the International Space Station leads to better fitting ophthalmic lenses. The development occurred quite by accident: the company CEO put his glasses on the unit and realized it could measure optical lenses and surfaces with greater precision than instruments currently available.


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