Contextual engineering improves success of projects in non-industrial societies

Ann-Perry Witmer meets with village elders in Adu Achi, Nigeria. Credit: College of ACES, University of Illinois Humanitarian engineering projects often focus on bringing western technologies to non-industrialized societies. But environmental and cultural factors in these locations may be very different from conditions in the West, and the projects may not meet client needs if… read more »

More companies back away from Facebook’s Libra coin

Facebook has lost several powerful financial partners which have dropped out of the alliance on the Libra digital currency planned by the huge social network Facebook’s digital currency alliance lost more companies on Friday amid heavy criticism from regulators around the world on the planned Libra global cryptocurrency. Credit card giants Visa and Mastercard, online… read more »

Daimler asked to recall hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles

Germany’s federal transport authority KBA has ordered Daimler to recall hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles for breaking emissions rules, the auto giant says Germany’s federal transport authority KBA has ordered Daimler to recall hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles for breaking emissions rules, the auto giant said Friday. “We estimate that the recall will… read more »