Engineers and computer science majors had top starting salaries in 2013

The outlook for new grads is slightly better than 2012.

Engineering and computer science majors have the best shot at landing a high-paying position in this tough job climate. The outlook for new grads is slightly better than 2012, according to data from a nonprofit group, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), . For students that land a job, the average starting salary is $45,600 and salaries are 2.6 percent higher than in 2012.

 

 

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Salaries for engineers in Silicon Valley are starting at $165,000

Silicon Valley salaries for programmers have hit record-levels in 2013.

Talented tech folks in Silicon Valley have always been paid huge salaries, but according to division manager for Jobspring Silicon Valley, recruiter Scott Purcell says 2013 is shaping up to be a record-breaker.

 

 

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Stanford engineers create biological computer

We’re going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want,” said lead researcher Drew Endy.

A team of engineers at Stanford University have made a simple computer inside a living cell, where it could detect disease, warn of toxic threats and, where danger lurked, even self-destruct cells gone rogue.

 

 

 

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If you want to hire a great Chinese engineer you will need to impress his girlfriend’s mother

Opportunities in China have generated high expectations from the elders and potential spouses of this new professional class.

China produces 600,000 engineering graduates every year.  A former Google product manager thought hiring a good engineer would be easy when he launched his startup, Julu Mobile, in China in 2011.  He learned hiring the best wouldn’t be easy.

 

 

 

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Artificial blood vessels made on a 3D printer

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Tissue engineers create artificial blood vessels on a 3D printer.

Tissue engineers are building a handful of new body parts, from intestines to tracheas  — but progress on larger organs has been slow. This is mainly because tissues need nutrients to stay alive, and they need blood vessels to deliver those nutrients. It’s difficult to build those vascular networks, but now a team from Germany may have a solution: Print some capillaries with a 3-D printer.

 

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The Engineers Guide to Supersizing Pumpkins!

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Who Wants 1 Million Pumpkin Pies !!!

THE GREAT PUMPKIN! Chris Stevens’ record-breaking pumpkin weighs 1,810.5 pounds, shown here with New York Botanical Garden staff. Scientists now think they understand how pumpkins like this one can grow to enormous sizes without splitting apart.

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18 of the World’s Strangest Airports

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Kansai International Airport – Osaka, Japan

Engineers tasked with building an airport are faced with countless challenges: The ideal location needs ample space, endless flat ground, favorable winds and great visibility. But spots in the real world are rarely ideal, and engineers are forced to work with what they have, making sure that the end product is the safest possible structure for pilots. A survey of airports around the world turns up a mixed bag, ranging from dangerous and rugged landing strips to mega-size facilities that operate like small cities. Here, PM explores the world’s most remarkable airports and why they stand out.  (Pics)

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