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New 3-D Printing Technology Enters Aerospace and Industrial Manufacturing Market

December 10, 2014 10:41 am | by GlobeNewswire, Los Angeles | News | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology (OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD) for aerospace and industrial applications. OXFAB is OPM's proprietary technology platform and formulation of poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), a high performance polymer.

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Without Another Polar Vortex, Gas Prices Will Stay Low

December 10, 2014 10:17 am | by John Funk, The Plain Dealer; Cleveland | Articles | Comments

The chances of natural gas price spikes this winter are low and getting lower by the day. A mostly mild December so far has helped pipeline companies increase the amount of gas in storage, making up for consumption in November when winter got an early start. Those storage levels mean there will be more than enough gas throughout the winter.

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Wisconsin Researchers Unveil New Corn Variety

December 10, 2014 10:03 am | by Tom Meersman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis | News | Comments

University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a new variety of organic corn called “Who Gets Kissed?” The sweet corn was named in honor of a game played decades ago at corn “husking bees,” said university officials, when communities gathered to husk corn and dance.

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Reed Oil For Fatal Explosion

December 10, 2014 9:59 am | by MELISSA KLARIC, The Herald; Sharon, Pa. | News | Comments

Criminal charges have been filed against a New Castle company in connection with the explosion of a storage tank in Pymatuning Township that killed a welding contractor last year. Reed Oil Co. was charged Nov. 26 by the state attorney general with two counts of unlawful conduct for violating state Department of Environmental Protection laws.

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400 Watt LED Light Heads

December 9, 2014 4:54 pm | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The LM-50-5S-TLR-16X400LTL-LED is a trailer mounted fold over seven stage light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy 16 400 watt LED light heads to elevations up to 50 feet. This pneumatic light tower folds over for easy transportation, features a hydraulic ram upright assist, an air powered pneumatic mast and high output LED light fixtures.

HydroWhirl Poseidon Nozzles

December 9, 2014 4:48 pm | by BETE | Product Releases | Comments

BETE has expanded their line of HydroWhirl Poseidon nozzles to include lower flow rates from 4.45 GPM to 26.3 GPM. The smaller-sized tank washing nozzles are designed to fit through openings as small as 2”, while maintaining a slow and controlled rotation speed.

Picturing And Realizing Growth

December 9, 2014 4:32 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | News | Comments

Manufacturing solutions provider and systems integrator Optimation Technology is bringing new and innovative elements to its historic Rochester location, similar to the former tenant of its current facility— Kodak.  

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Ukraine Resumes Gas Imports From Russia

December 9, 2014 11:24 am | by Xinhua News Agency, Beijing | News | Comments

Ukrainian state energy firm Ukrtransgaz said Tuesday that it has resumed imports of natural gas from Russia after a six-month suspension of shipments. "Starting from Tuesday, Ukrtransgaz began to receive natural gas from Russia to cover the needs of Ukrainian consumers," the company said in a statement.

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Small Number Of Wells Responsible For Most Methane Emissions

December 9, 2014 11:20 am | by Max B. Baker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram | News | Comments

A small number of natural gas wells are responsible for the majority of the methane gas being released into the atmosphere during production, but at higher levels than previously estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study.  

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Hungary, Russian Firm Sign Deal on New Reactors

December 9, 2014 11:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hungary says it has signed three contracts with a Russian company which will allow construction in 2018 on new reactors at the country's only nuclear power plant. Attila Aszodi, government commissioner for the project, said the implementation agreements with Atomenergoprom covered construction details, the reactors' maintenance and their fuel supply.

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Mine Land-Swap Vote Imminent in Senate

December 9, 2014 11:02 am | by Emily Bregel, The Arizona Daily Star | News | Comments

A U.S. Senate decision is imminent on legislation that would ease the way for a massive copper mine 100 miles north of Tucson. The Senate could vote Wednesday or Thursday on the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a bill to give 2,400 acres of national forest land near Superior to a foreign mining company.

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PowerGrid's 2-D Barcode Reading Technology

December 9, 2014 10:33 am | by Cognex Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Read 2-D matrix and challenging DPM codes even without visible perimeters. PowerGrid technology, a texture-based location algorithm, takes a unique, inside-out approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes. While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, Cognex’s PowerGrid technology looks for a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.

W. Va. Coal Seam Fire Appears Contained to One Area

December 9, 2014 10:19 am | by WBOY-TV; Clarksburg ,W. Va. | News | Comments

A Department of Environmental spokeswoman says exploratory drilling indicates that an underground coal seam fire in Marion County is contained to an area that's venting smoke. There's no way to determine how long the fire has been burning, but it likely has been years.

Coffee Tastes Best in White Cups And 5 More Outrageous Java Discoveries

December 9, 2014 10:14 am | by Jeff Cattel, greatist.com | Articles | Comments

Scientists work tirelessly to uncover the mysteries of the natural world, from the reasons we binge eat to the best way to wash our hands to coffee. One recent study got us thinking: What other crazy things do we know about coffee thanks to science? Answer: a lot.

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Drinking From Chemical-Laden Cans May Raise Blood Pressure

December 9, 2014 10:08 am | by Press Trust of India | News | Comments

A common coating used in soft drink cans could cause high blood pressure and put heart patients at risk, a new study has warned. The consumption of BPA, a chemical used as an epoxy lining for cans and plastic bottles, has been associated with high blood pressure and heart rate variability. Previous studies have shown that BPA can leach into foods and drinks.

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