- September 2012 eNewsletter – Amazing Video: How to Get To Mars
Spirit, MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover — A), is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It was one of two rovers of NASA’s ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), landed on the other side of the planet. Its name was chosen through a NASA-sponsored student essay competition. The rover became stuck in late 2009, and its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.
- August 2012 eNewsletter – Best manufacturers to work for – Top Ten
Taking into consideration accolades and awards, employee testimonies, training, salary, benefit packages and job satisfaction, Manufacturing Digital counts down the prominent manufacturers to gain employment with.
- July 2012 eNewsletter – Building in the Deep: 7 Feats of Underwater Engineering
Giving new meaning to “Under the Sea,” these structures are designed to not only survive underwater but to thrive there.
- June 2012 eNewsletter – What Is The Need of International Trade?
International trade is needed so that all countries can avail themselves of the things that they need (and want), and that are not available in their own country. The most common example is oil, which is needed throughout the world, but it is limited to particular areas, and so is traded internationally.
- May 2012 eNewsletter – What Will Make Gen Y Pursue Manufacturing Again?
Generation Y workers, particularly women are not attracted to the manufacturing sector – this must change if the manufacturing sector is to survive the talent crisis.
- April 2012 eNewsletter – The World’s Longest Flights
“Are we there yet?” usually issues from the mouths of children. But aboard these 11 flights, even the adults pester flight attendants with such questions. U.S. News Travel sought out the most painstakingly long journeys in the sky. While some people measure length by mileage, we believe the flight’s duration is much more important to travelers. After all, you only want to be stuck on a plane with strangers for so long.
- March 2012 eNewsletter – Working in Antartica, VIDEO: Alpine Coaster with No Brakes, Scary Bridges, Remarkable Bosses
Palmer Station is the smallest of the three year-round Antarctic research bases. It also has one of the biggest missions: understanding why the West Antarctica Peninsula is changing more rapidly than almost any place on Earth. PM Science Editor Jennifer Bogo journeyed there to witness life and science at this isolated locale.
- February 2012 eNewsletter – VIDEO: YouTube’s Worst Wipeouts, Embracing Failure, The World’s Coolest Factory Tours
We spent weeks trawling the Web to round up brutal accidents and epic feats that made us gasp and cringe. Here are the best of the worst videos, including avalanches, 90-foot waterfall drops, and animal attacks.
- January 2012 eNewsletter – 10 Factories That Changed The World, VIDEO: Oil Riggers, Can Manufacturing Go Mobile, 5 Questions To Ask Before Calling It Quits
It’s worth looking back at the factories that have, for various reasons, changed the course of manufacturing and, in doing so, history. Some factories, like Ford’s Highland Park Plant, are notable for their assembly line innovations, while others, like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, changed conditions for American workers because they were so catastrophically bad. Here’s a look at ten factories that changed the world.