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Design News 2011 Salary Survey: Best News in Years

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 10, 2011
The results of our annual salary survey show solid improvements in pay, as well as overall satisfaction with the engineering profession, despite rising stress levels and a still-tight economy.

Engineering Schools Dominate 'Unhappiness' List

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 10, 2011
According to a Princeton Review survey, long study hours and poor communication lead to student gloom.

Science Grabs Spotlight in Deadliest Warrior

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 10, 2011
The latest season puts a greater emphasis on the science, engineering, and testing that goes into ultimately deciding each episode's winner.

Autodesk Debuts CFD Simulation Tool

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 9, 2011
Fresh off the March acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics, Autodesk Simulation CFD debuts with tighter integration and more consistency than with the rest of the Autodesk simulation portfolio.

Composites Lighten Solar Car

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: August 8, 2011
New materials, combined with efficient design, produce a lightweight car that is targeting a first place finish in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.

What Makes a Great Engineering Manager?

Automation and Control Publish Date: August 5, 2011
How do you define great technical leaders?

PTC's Direct Modeling Strategy

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 4, 2011
PTC's Justin Teague explains the CAD maker's direct modeling strategy and spotlights how the Creo Elements/Direct 18.0 upgrade delivers a path for CoCreate users to migrate to the Creo Direct modeling paradigm over time.

Artificial Lung Is Microfluidics Marvel

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: August 4, 2011
A team of Cleveland engineers has developed a prototype artificial lung made from silicone rubber that uses air instead of compressed oxygen in a marvel of microfluidics made possible by additive manufacturing.

Resin Producers Forge Ahead on Bioplastics

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: August 3, 2011
Major global resin producers continue to show substantial interest in development of engineering plastics from renewable resources, even though acceptance in the engineering community has been glacial.

National Instruments Sets Sights on Grand Challenges

Electronics and Test Publish Date: August 3, 2011
The opportunity to work on society's biggest problems appeals to engineers.