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Farmers Weigh The Risks Of Fracking

April 11, 2014 | by Al Jazeera English | Comments

In Ireland, where the agricultural focus has shifted to Irish-grown, organic food, farmers are struggling with whether the potential environmental dangers of fracking outweigh the energy benefits.                                        

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This Tiny Box A Key To Energy Storage?

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by University of Maryland | Comments

If you think your origami skills can’t be beat – try this: use the world’s thinnest material, make the origami fold and unfold itself and pack into your miniscule origami box enough hydrogen atoms to exceed future U.S. goals for hydrogen energy storage devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland have done all three.

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In the dessert of Oman, the water used to drill for crude oil is being cleaned using only reeds, gravity, sunlight and hungry microbes.

Naturally Purifying Drilling Water

March 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

In the dessert of Oman, the water used to drill for crude oil is being cleaned using only reeds, gravity, sunlight and hungry microbes.                                            

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Are You Ready For INTERPHEX 2014?

February 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Comments

Take a look back at last year's INTERPHEX IPS Technology tours and gear up for this year's tours. On March 19th experts from IPS will guide groups around the show floor, visiting leading providers of equipment in Advanced Aseptic Technologies, Biomanufacturing, Inspection & Packaging, Modular Construction, and OSD Technologies. 

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Saving Energy & Money With The Better Plants Challenge

February 14, 2014 3:50 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

Check out this video profile of Alcoa and ArcelorMittal, participants in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Challenge, to see how through the program companies have increased recycling efforts, dramatically reduced emissions and saved almost $20 million dollars a year in energy costs.

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women in manufacturing, welding, women in engineering, women's jobs

Why Women Belong In Manufacturing

January 31, 2014 3:32 pm | by CBIA Education Foundation | Comments

Women can make a critical difference in an industry in dire need of qualified skilled workers -- and they have the same opportunities as men to succeed and excel in the new world of manufacturing.                               

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Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens, using Google Earth infrastructure, that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve communication, efficiency, globalization and standardization.

Virtual Plant Mapping Technology

January 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Ford | Comments

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens, using Google Earth infrastructure, which facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve communication, efficiency, globalization and standardization.

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Day 5 Of WV Water Crisis

January 13, 2014 10:45 am | by CBS Evening News | Comments

Residents continue to line up for bottled water trucked in by the National Guard, while booms have been set up along the Elk River to contain the chemical spill that has contaminated the groundwater in nine West Virginia counties. 

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Manufacturing: Moving Workers Into The Middle Class

January 2, 2014 2:25 pm | by cafwd.org | Comments

There's no arguing the facts: in California, manufacturing is a huge element of the state's economy. Now, California's community colleges are stepping up to the plate—educating folks about the manufacturing industry while preparing them for real job opportunities.

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Building The First Floating LNG Facility

January 2, 2014 1:01 pm | by Shell | Comments

Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility is under construction. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.                         

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American Energy And Manufacturing Competitiveness

December 23, 2013 12:28 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

At the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs and a strong technology infrastructure. 

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Look Inside A Candy-Cane Factory

December 16, 2013 4:47 pm | by CNN Money | Comments

Check out how Hammond's Candies makes candy-canes, marshmallows and caramels all by hand.                                                                          

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Turning Wasted Activity Into Productivity

December 6, 2013 1:39 pm | by TedxTalks | Comments

Bill Peterson, who has more than 30 years of experience in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses, discusses his theories on turning wasted activity - time - into productive time. Are you making the most of your time?

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Made In The USA

December 6, 2013 10:24 am | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | Comments

Josh Miller, of the film Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey, discusses what he learned making the film, how to be a better Made in the U.S.A. shopper and even gave a glimpse of his next big project.                                             

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Organic Farmer Concerned About 'Fracking'

September 20, 2013 9:12 am | by USA Today | Comments

Stephen Cleghorn owner, of a 50 acre certified organic farm and goat dairy in Reynoldsville, PA, is concerned about hydraulic fracturing gas drilling activity nearby and how it might affect his animals and the farm he and his wife started in 2005.

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Source: Japan Nuke Situation 'Not Under Control'

September 19, 2013 9:11 am | by Euronews | Comments

A senior official from Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs Japan's troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, recently told reporters that the safety situation at the facility was "not under control," though the company quickly released a statement saying otherwise.

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