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Rising Chinese Currency Will Not Save U.S. Manufacturing

June 25, 2010 12:37 pm | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

Chinese wages are so much lower than in the U.S. that, even if there was a significant change in Chinese currency, American manufacturers would still be uncompetitive.

BP: Gulf Relief On Target For Mid-August

June 25, 2010 12:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Tests show BP is on target for mid-August completion of a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the best hope of...

Expanded Line of Distillation Accessories

June 25, 2010 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LabStrong recently unveiled two new products to accompany its Fi-Streem line of glass distillation systems — a 40-liter storage tank and a pretreatment cartridge.


An Intrinsically Safe HART®

June 25, 2010 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The hand-held DPI620 advanced multifunction calibrator/HART® communicator from GE Sensing & Inspection is now approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Galaxy encounter fires up quasar

June 25, 2010 11:25 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Using two of the world's largest telescopes, astronomers have found evidence of a collision between galaxies driving intense activity in a highly luminous quasar. The scientists used the Very Large Telescope in Chile and the Gran Telescopio Canarias on La Palma in the Canary Islands, to...

High-Ratio Baghouse Dust Collector

June 25, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Scientific Dust Collectors has added the SPJ-BL Series high-ratio baghouse, which features a patented nozzle-cleaning system, to its line of dust collectors.


The Q-Tube Prevents Accidental Explosions

June 25, 2010 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Q Labtech recently launched its Q-Tube™ pressure reactor that boasts a pressure release and reseal system to prevent accidental explosions due to over-pressurization.

Leaders At Odds On How To Sustain Global Economy

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by | News | Comments

Even before the G-20 summit begins, leaders engaged in a series of dueling letters and interviews that exposed their conflicts over how best to nurture the global economic recovery.


Blue Bird To Close Georgia Bus Plant

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by | News | Comments

Bus maker says it will close its plant in Lafayette Aug. 30, putting about 350 people out of work.

Cummins To Provide Russian JV With Emissions Tech

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by | News | Comments

Company said it will provide emissions technology to a joint venture it runs in Russia to build cleaner engines for the Russian market.

Boeing Grounds 787 Jets

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by | News | Comments

Plane maker has decided to inspect its five flight-test 787 jets before...

US Frontiers Of Engineering Symposium

June 25, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) Eighty-six of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 16th annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

Really Smart Card Project Scoops EUREKA 2010 Innovation Award

June 25, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( EUREKA ) A French-led EUREKA smartcard project has scooped this year's Innovation Award, announced in a ceremony in the German capital yesterday evening. Federal Secretary of State for Research Georg Schutte handed over the prize -- a trophy and a media package worth 15,000 euros...

DENSO Announces ‘Dare to Dream’ $25,000 Sweepstakes

June 25, 2010 7:01 am | News | Comments

DENSO Robotics announced a DENSO “Dare to Dream” sweepstakes contest that will award $25,000 in cash to the winner, selected randomly from among all eligible entrants.

Wash, Wax, Waste Of Money

June 25, 2010 6:53 am | by ANNA WELLS, Executive Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

Cutting corners at the car wash typically has little consequence. It’s when the BPs of the world cut corners that there are more pronounced damages than soapy, stuck-on bugs and water spots.


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