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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.

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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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Gold at The Crossroads: Is The Worst Over or is There More Pain Ahead?

December 9, 2014 10:02 am | by RICHARD BAKER, Elko Daily Free Press; Elko, N.V. | Articles | Comments

So far this year gold has held its value relative to silver, copper, oil and two major currencies; the euro and Japanese yen. A confirmed bottom in U.S. dollar price is the first step to better days.  It is hard to bet against King Dollar but gold presently has a stronger hand than these commodities. Why?

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Dangerous, Toxic Chemicals Lie Underground For Decades

December 9, 2014 9:53 am | by Wes Wolfe, The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. | Articles | Comments

Take one look at an old coal and gas energy site and the content filling Sunday’s “60 Minutes” episode on CBS doesn’t look shocking. It looks par for the course. Duke Energy, both in the episode segment on the Dan River coal ash spill and in media and politics since the spill, has the spotlight on it for problems with industrial waste pollution.

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Coal Ash Spill: A Billion Barrels of Muck

December 9, 2014 9:39 am | by CBS News, 60 Minutes | Videos | Comments

From the archives: A massive coal ash spill turned a Tennessee town into an "apocalyptic moonscape," Lesley Stahl reported in 2009. Is coal ash a hazardous waste or are the risks overstated? The coal industry is pushing for a solution that involves recycling.

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SKG Series Submersible Pump

December 8, 2014 5:30 pm | by BJM Pumps | Product Releases | Comments

The SKG Series pumps can easily shred items previous considered very difficult or near impossible to pump. The robust construction and newly designed Dual Shredding System offer solids handling technology never before available for 2, 3 & 5 HP submersible pumps.

Cheap Gas, Crumbling Infrastructure Spark Fuel Tax Talk

December 8, 2014 12:06 pm | by Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org | News | Comments

While consumers rejoice at lower gasoline prices, states with fuel taxes that increase or decrease with the wholesale price of gasoline or the inflation rate are struggling to deal with declining revenues. Even in states with a per-gallon tax, fuel-efficient cars and reduced driving have combined to lower revenues from gas taxes, which are often dedicated to road maintenance and construction.

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