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E-cigarette Tech Takes Off as Regulation Looms

December 8, 2014 10:47 am | by WVLT, Knoxville, Tenn. | News | Comments

E-cigarette technology is taking off and federal officials say the race to innovate could make creating standards the devices more difficult in the future. The popular contraptions that heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco have changed dramatically from those first introduced just a few years ago.

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Tumbling Oil Prices: The Winners and Losers on The World Stage

December 8, 2014 10:43 am | by Rajesh Kumar, Mint, New Delhi (TNS) | Articles | Comments

Crude oil prices have fallen over 35 percent since the beginning of the year. However, the decline has been more dramatic since September as crude cracked by about 30 percent during this period. The reasons attributed to this crash in oil prices are, first, increased production in non-OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) countries, primarily the U.S., and second, the reluctance of OPEC to cut production.

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Iran Nuclear Talks: Deal or no Deal?

December 8, 2014 10:19 am | by Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau | News | Comments

WASHINGTON — Diplomats seeking to limit Iran’s nuclear program have long said they wouldn’t keep bargaining if officials in Tehran proved unwilling to budge. But after a year of frazzling negotiations and two missed deadlines, the diplomats have done just that.

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Executive Meeting: Up Close and Personal With Robert Watson Jr.

December 8, 2014 10:13 am | by Sharon Dunnsdunn, Energy Pipeline | Articles | Comments

He's young, he's got two young kids and he lives to do anything outdoors. Robert Watson Jr., of San Antonio, also runs an oil and gas company, EnerJex Resources, which just moved into Weld County's rich resource plays with a small acquisition of about 4,000 acres.

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HEPA Filters: Does Your Plant Need Them?

December 8, 2014 10:01 am | by Don Stroud, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Because billions of particles lace unconditioned air with dust, dirt, bacteria and pathogens, your plant’s air filters are crucial to preventing contamination and ensuring food safety. But when it comes to filtration, more isn’t necessarily better.

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Pack Expo Top 10

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Check out the top ten trends spotted at this year's Pack Expo. We look at the expressive robot Baxter, fog computing, Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Parker Automation's SCOUT, Honeywell's wearable Dolphin, Dorner's SmartPace Conveyor, food safety reforms, the skills gap, the omnipresent Internet of Things, and other exciting ideas and products.

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Oil Price Drop Threatens $150 Billion in Investments

December 5, 2014 1:31 pm | by Press Trust of India | News | Comments

The continued fall of oil prices could lead to postponement of $150 billion worth of projects in the sector worldwide, a Norwegian consulting firm said today. "Everything will depend on what oil companies decide to do, but if they don't exploit the fields which break even with the barrel above $80, $150 billion will go down the drain," chief analyst at Rystad Energy, Per Magnus Nysveen, tells AFP.

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China Launches Nuclear Power Expansion Scheme

December 5, 2014 1:20 pm | by Press Trust of India | News | Comments

China today launched a major scheme to expand its large network of nuclear power plants, brushing aside remarks by its atomic regulator that the new Chinese technology is still not completely up to standards. The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, yesterday announced plans to develop offshore nuclear power projects.

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Ultraviolet LED Light Fixture

December 5, 2014 11:38 am | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 365 nanometer Ultraviolet LED Light fixture approved for paint spray booths. The compact LED light head provides 35,000 mW of precise 365 nanometer ultraviolet LED light output.

Heavy Duty Submersible Explosion Proof Pump

December 5, 2014 11:31 am | by BJM Pumps | Product Releases | Comments

BJM Pumps announces the release of the new XP-KZN heavy duty submersible explosion proof pumps. The XP-KZN Heavy Duty Submersible Slurry Pumps are specifically designed for tough conditions where explosion-proof, FM, C/US approved (Class I, Division 1, Group C & D) are needed.

Major Growth in 3D Printing Prompts Launch of Joint Industry Project

December 5, 2014 11:21 am | by Lloyd's Register Energy | Articles | Comments

Today, Lloyd’s Register Energy launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies from across the world to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry—the latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing.  

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Renewable Energy Advocates Call on Senate to Extend Tax Credits

December 5, 2014 11:04 am | by Brendan Gibbons, The Times-Tribune; Scranton, Pa. | News | Comments

After the U.S. House extended tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency, environmental advocates and renewable energy businesses are hoping to make them stick. “The Senate needs to act now to ensure a clean energy future,” said Chloe Coffman, campaign organizer with PennEnvironment.

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Iowa Coalition Holding Anti-Pipeline Meeting

December 5, 2014 10:57 am | by Gavin Aronsen, Ames Tribune; Iowa | News | Comments

A coalition of groups opposed to Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ plans to build a 343-mile stretch of a crude oil pipeline across 18 Iowa counties has organized a public meeting to discuss the possible impact.          

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Inside an Abandoned Soviet Base in Hungary

December 5, 2014 10:50 am | by WTVY, Dothan, AL | Articles | Comments

Welcome to Little Moscow. This is the local name for a former Soviet military base in central Hungary. Missing windows, smashed panes, rust and decay... Hardly surprising since the site has been derelict for nearly quarter of a century.

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The World's Top Carbon Emitters: Where Does the U.S. Rank?

December 5, 2014 10:42 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Six countries produce nearly 60 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. The planet's future will be shaped by what these top carbon polluters do about the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Here's how they rank, what they're doing.

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