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Change comes to engineering positions in oil field - Washington Times

Change comes to engineering positions in oil field - Washington Times | Engineering | Scoop.it
Dawn Rohrs began her career in the oil industry for practical reasons: She wanted a good job. Her mother, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked at the Phillips 66 refinery.
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What We Don't Know About Chemical Accidents

The fertilizer-plant explosion last April 17 in West, Texas that killed 15 and demolished a good part of the town was only the most recent of a number of accidents involving hazardous chemicals that have happened in Texas over the years.  Home to a...
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The Expanding Role of the Modern Engineer (1/2)

The Expanding Role of the Modern Engineer (1/2) | Engineering | Scoop.it
Today, design is no easy task. Engineers must not only design products for form, fit and function, but also coordinate feedback from many other departments.
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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

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The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.

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A review of morphogenetic engineering

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Generally, phenomena of spontaneous pattern formation are random and repetitive, whereas elaborate devices are the deterministic product of human design. Yet, biological organisms and collective insect constructions are exceptional examples of complex systems (CS) that are both architectured and self-organized. Can we understand their precise self-formation capabilities and integrate them with technological planning? Can physical systems be endowed with information, or informational systems be embedded in physics, to create autonomous morphologies and functions? To answer these questions, we have launched in 2009, and developed through a series of workshops and a collective book, a new field of research called morphogenetic engineering. It is the first initiative of its kind to rally and promote models and implementations of complex self-architecturing systems. Particular emphasis is set on the programmability and computational abilities of self-organization, properties that are often underappreciated in CS science—while, conversely, the benefits of self-organization are often underappreciated in engineering methodologies.

 

A review of morphogenetic engineering
René Doursat, Hiroki Sayama, Olivier Michel

Natural Computing
September 2013

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11047-013-9398-1


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