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To Stoke Creativity, Crank Out Ideas and Then Step Away

There is an effective formula for unlocking employees’ creative potential, according to new research. Employers should incentivize workers to produce an abundance of ideas — even mediocre ones — and then have them step away from the project for an “incubation period.”

Pitt Engineering pilots a new, sustainable method of treating hydrofracturing wastewater

Research led by the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering may have cracked the code to not only greatly reduce the amount of fresh water used in the multi-billion-dollar hydrofracturing industry, but also leverage the waste heat available at drilling sites and natural gas compressor stations to safely treat shale gas wastewater for reuse.

Newtecnic and Cambridge University partnership delivers concrete façade innovation

International building design engineering firm, Newtecnic, and the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge completed a three-year knowledge transfer partnership to develop a new generation of components, load bearing connections and associated design methods for composite concrete building façades.

Randall Poston: The corrector

Structures will fail. Age, deficient design, subpar materials, external factors, could all be culprits. Randall Poston has built a career around understanding these factors...
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