Weekly News Roundup (Oct 19)
Interesting news and online content from the week:
There Will Be a Factory Skills Shortage. Just Not Yet. (Bloomberg)
Predictions for the manufacturing industry as rising U.S. exports and “reshoring” create U.S. jobs at the same time that millions of older factory workers are retiring.
Australia Flips the Switch on Its Largest Solar Farm (Renewable Energy World)
A look at Australia’s largest solar farm (which went online earlier this month) — and their goal, as a country, to generate 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.
More than Half of Mining Execs Think Industry is on Its Way Up (Mining.com)
Outlook on the strength and viability of the mining sector over the short and long terms.
Pioneers Wanted! Fresh New Cities On and Offshore (ASCE)
Unique ideas for the future — and new ways for civil engineers to make an impact around the world.
Mission Accomplished – World Record Freefall (YouTube)
In case you didn’t see Felix Baumgartner’s incredible jump from our stratosphere back to Earth, here’s an amazing recap video.
3D Printed Wood Opens Up New Possibilities for Construction Industry (PSFK)
This is just interesting — the possibilities for 3D printing and furniture making. Pretty amazing technology.