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2009 PLTW Patriot Award Presented to SME Education Foundation

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., November 17, 2009 - The SME Education Foundation has been honored with the 2009 Project Lead The Way ® Patriot Award. The award is presented annually to an organization which has contributed altruistically and patriotically to the mission of Project...

FABTECH Success Demonstrates Manufacturing Industry Viability

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2009 - The manufacturing industry is quite alive, well and optimistic about its future, based on the buzz, business and booth traffic at the just-concluded 2009 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM. Some 25,000 visitors from more...

New Collaborations to Aid Supply Chain Development, Growth and Jobs for North American Wind Energy Industry

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., December 10, 2009 - Creating clean sources of energy and providing jobs are key goals of the North American wind energy industry. To help achieve these goals, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has joined forces with the American Wind Energy Association on...

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Flexible solar cell implant could restore vision

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Some forms of blindness occur because photoreceptors in the retina degrade. The first flexible implant could help

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority And Honeywell Launch Landmark Energy Retrofit Program

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Comprehensive Program Will Upgrade Hundreds of Buildings, Save Millions in Annual Utility Costs and Create Local Jobs MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14, 2009 – Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a $33.6?million energy efficiency and facility renewal...

Campbell Soup Cutting Sodium In SpaghettiOs

December 15, 2009 11:04 am | Comments

Campbell Soup said that it will cut the amount of sodium in its SpaghettiOs canned pastas by up to 35 percent, as food makers increasingly try to make healthier products for children.

Nuclear Cooling Tower Debate Continues

December 15, 2009 10:47 am | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A proposal to require the owners of a New Jersey nuclear power plant to install water cooling towers that would help revive the waterway at the site has been put on hold.

'Popcorn Lung' Victim Settles With Flavor Company

December 15, 2009 9:40 am | Comments

A man believed to be the only consumer to develop "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer.

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Exxon Mobil Makes $29B Bet On Natural Gas

December 15, 2009 9:05 am | by MARK WILLIAMS, AP Energy Writer | Comments

Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, is making a $29 billion bet that pressure to curb climate change will mean natural gas.

Tank Explosion Injures Two Chemical Plant Workers

December 14, 2009 12:36 pm | Comments

An explosion at a chemical plant in the Houston area shook nearby homes, generated black smoke seen for miles and injured two workers.

TX Governor Blasts EPA's Greenhouse Gas Finding

December 14, 2009 12:28 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked the U.S. EPA to withdraw its finding that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of Americans, alleging the conclusion is based on "manipulated data."

The Reality Of Implementing Climate Policy

December 14, 2009 12:20 pm | by RAVI NESSMAN & ROD MCGUIRK, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Domestic political opposition, corruption, grass-roots intransigence and sheer bureaucratic incompetence stand as significant roadblocks to any agreement on emissions curbs.

Biobutanol Breakthroughs

December 14, 2009 12:04 pm | by JIM LANE, Biofuels Digest | Comments

Researchers from UCLA have genetically modified cyanobacteria to produce the liquid fuel isobutanol directly from carbon dioxide and sunlight.

China Detains Three Over Tainted Milk

December 14, 2009 11:42 am | Comments

Police in China have detained three people suspected of selling tons of milk powder tainted with an industrial chemical.

Exxon Mobil Sued For Manipulating Fuel Marketplace

December 14, 2009 11:35 am | Comments

United Dealers New Jersey station owners seek to have the Court declare certain practices of ExxonMobil unlawful and reduce gasoline prices in New Jersey and ultimately, throughout the country.

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