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Packaging Sustainability with Flexible Automation

January 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Rush LaSelle, director of worldwide sales & marketing for Adept Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

Automation allows packagers to increase production, consistency and reliability, while improving working conditions and allowing manufacturers to quickly change to more eco-friendly packaging materials.

Contact-Free Capacitive Level Switch

January 4, 2010 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sensortechnics’ new CLW series detects point levels of liquids and granular or pulverized materials without contacting the media.

Process Control & Manual Weighing in Hazardous Areas

January 4, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mettler Toledo's IND560x weighing terminal features analog or electro magnetic force restoration weighing technologies.


Help With Radial Gate Hoist Retrofits

January 4, 2010 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The David Round Company has announced a new service to help retrofit radial gate hoists for water gating applications.


Fast Water Quality Measurements

January 4, 2010 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HYDRA C22 Ammonium Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices monitors the ammonium nutrient load directly in the aeration basin of a waste water treatment plant as well as lakes and streams.


Quick, Get Me Some Meds

January 4, 2010 8:56 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Having a pharmacopeia of drugs in your purse is now perceived as normal, with advertising bombarding us via the radio, TV and more recently, the Net.


Note for 2010: Stop Buying 5-lb Bags of Oranges

January 4, 2010 6:18 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Among the things I learnt in 2009: E-mail is slowly suffocating me, I cannot hit a fast-pitch baseball or eat a 5-lb bag of oranges before they turn, and manufacturing’s place in America is not a given.

Scripps Florida scientists show 'lifeless' prions capable of evolutionary change and adaptation

December 31, 2009 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have determined for the first time that prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, are capable of Darwinian evolution.


Quelling Casimir: Scientists to control quantum mechanical force

December 31, 2009 10:24 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force that attracts objects when they are only hundred nanometers apart.

Unusual protein modification involved in muscular dystrophy, cancer

December 31, 2009 9:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Iowa ) With the discovery of a new type of chemical modification on an important muscle protein, a University of Iowa study improves understanding of certain muscular dystrophies and could potentially lead to new treatments for the conditions.

Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing

December 31, 2009 9:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Arizona State University ) In the current issue of Science, Stuart Lindsay, director of Arizona State University's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at the Biodesign Institute, along with his colleagues, demonstrates the potential of a new DNA sequencing method in which a...

Small business gets big boost from solar power

December 31, 2009 8:13 am | by PAM SOHNAssociated Press | News | Comments

A small manufacturer in Pikeville became a state star this month when its owner, Lester Burks, switched on one of the largest solar electric systems in the Volunteer State - and the first sun power producer in Bledsoe County.Life Line Foods, the county's largest manufacturer, has installed 128...

Endangered species to get daily web spot in 2010

December 31, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) - Endangered species from polar bears to giant salamanders, great white sharks to beluga whales and Namibian quiver trees to Cuban crocodiles will have their day on the Internet throughout 2010.

EU carbon slips to end 2009 down 21 percent for year

December 31, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union carbon futures slipped in light trading on Thursday to end the year down 21 percent from 2008 closing prices.

Hoku Announces Amendment to Contract With Alex New Energy

December 31, 2009 3:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () -Hoku Materials, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOKU) established to manufacture and sell polysilicon for the solar market, and Shanghai Alex New Energy Co., Ltd. (Alex), a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells, modules...


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