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Faulty Valve Cancels Moon Rocket Test Firing

August 28, 2009 4:55 am | Comments

PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer - August 28, 2009 PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) - A mechanical failure forced a NASA contractor on Thursday to call off the first test firing of the main part of NASA's powerful new moon rocket.

Fire Tears Through Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 28, 2009 4:27 am | Comments

A fire that started Thursday near a rail tanker car at a chemical plant spread quickly to silos holding gasoline, causing an inferno that sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky above Detroit and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

Fire Rages At Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 27, 2009 8:14 am | Comments

COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer - August 27, 2009 HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - A fire broke out Thursday at a chemical plant near Detroit, sending flames and black smoke hundreds of feet into the air and forcing a nearby expressway to be closed.


Water Untreated With 'Killing Processes'

August 26, 2009 12:17 pm | Comments

Daniel Vitalis interviews Bryan Pullen, president of Summit Spring Water, to learn about one of the purest water sources on the planet. This video portrays a truly pure spring that is gravity fed and doesn't use any unnatural means to harvest the water.

Extracting Humor From Food Manufacturing

August 26, 2009 12:09 pm | Comments

Mike Judge, creator of Office Space , returns with Extract , a comedy flick about the owner of a food manufacturing plant. The movie stars Jason Bateman as the plant operator and Ben Affleck as a local bartender.

Path To Success Paved With Recycled Plastic

August 26, 2009 12:04 pm | Comments

Correspondent Delia Gallagher speaks with Dr. Madhu from the Kerala Highway Research Institute concerning India's example of how to recycle plastic, using it for building roads in one of the wettest countries in the world.

Chemical Distributor Had Good Safety Record

August 26, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

On February 7, 2007, KMBC's Kris Ketz reported from an explosion and fire at ChemCentral, which is a at Kansas City, MO chemical distribution facility that blends and repackages chemicals, such as waxes, resins, solvents, acids and other chemicals.

Q & A: Rediscovering the Edison Nation

August 26, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

N.J. Slabbert is an award-winning writer and scholar, and co-author of the recent book, “Innovation, The Key To Prosperity: Technology & America's Role in the 21st Century Global Economy,” with Aris Melissaratos.


25,000 Advair Inhalers Stolen From Plant

August 26, 2009 4:44 am | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline says two lots of its blockbuster asthma medication Advair Diskus were stolen from its facilities earlier this month, and could pose a risk to patients.

China To Curb Industry Overcapacity

August 26, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - China's Cabinet said Wednesday it will try to curb overcapacity and excessive investment in industries including steel and cement - a possible side effect of its massive stimulus plan.

Captain: Detroit Plant Fire Started In Chemical Oven

August 26, 2009 4:20 am | Comments

DETROIT (AP) - Investigators say chemicals in a heating oven sparked a fire and explosions that destroyed part of a Detroit factory complex. Detroit Fire Capt.

Celanese Hikes Acrylic-Based Emulsion Prices

August 25, 2009 12:25 pm | Comments

DALLAS (AP) - Chemical maker Celanese Corp. said Tuesday it will increase the price of all its acrylic-based emulsions in North America effective Sept. 15 or as contracts allow.

SPE Honors Carl G. Hagberg With Heinz List Award

August 25, 2009 12:15 pm | Comments

Carl G. Hagberg received the Heinz List Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers annual meeting in Chicago in June.

Jury Finds DuPont Negligent In Herbicide Misuse

August 25, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal jury has found the Bureau of Land Management and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. negligent in the use of an herbicide blamed for damaging thousands of acres of crops across a broad swath of southern Idaho.

Filters For Semiconductor Applications

August 25, 2009 11:18 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has announced the release of GORE® filters for semiconductor applications.


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