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Autodesk Introduces New iPad App to Make Engineering Fun for Teens

Autodesk announced that its new Autodesk TinkerBox App for iPad, a free* game designed to playfully spark teens’ interest in mechanical engineering, is available on the App Store. The app allows players to experience the fun and excitement of invention, while gaining confidence in their ability to excel in engineering […]


Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more […]

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Watch Kevin McCullagh’s “The designer as synthesizer” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Kevin McCullagh argues that the future designer will have to take on the role of synthesizer […]

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China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Increasing Hydropower Capacity by 63 million kw by 2015

China plans to raise its installed hydropower capacity by 63 million kilowatts by 2015, the official China Securities Journal reported recently, citing governmental officials […]

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Autodesk Introduces Free Sustainability Resources for Engineering Students, Educators

Autodesk has unveiled Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, an online portal of educational content providing mechanical engineering students and teachers with the resources they need to practice sustainable design […]

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Autodesk announces AutoCAD for Mac

Autodesk plans to bring its flagship AutoCAD design and engineering software to the Mac for the first time in nearly two decades […]

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Watch Mark Baskinger’s “Drawing Ideas and Communicating Interaction” talk at Johnny Holland

Last year at IxDA’s Interaction 09, Johnny Holland interviewed Mark Baskinger, associate professor at the School of Design of the Carnegie Mellon University.Mark talks about drawing ideas and shares his thoughts about the differences between industrial designers and interaction designers and how interaction designers can use sketching to communicate their designs better […]

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China, Technology & Innovation: New research projects keep Shanghai district in front with science

Scientific research projects on sodium sulfur batteries, electric cars and high power lasers have been kicked off in Shanghai’s Jiading District: regarded as a “Science and Technology Satellite City” in Shanghai, the district has become a cluster area for scientific research institutes […]

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Autodesk Announces New Design Software Solutions for Education Market

Autodesk has unveiled eight industry-oriented software suites to help students learn core design and engineering skills […]

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Autodesk Assistance Program Extended Through 2010

Autodesk is extending the Autodesk Assistance Program through the 2010 calendar year and to military veterans […]