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Peek Inside Five Pawns' Liquid Vapor Manufacturing Facility

December 23, 2014 | by FivePawns | Comments

After years in the making, Five Pawns pulls back the curtain and reveals their state-of-the-art production facility. Check out the step-by-step process that produces a Five Pawns bottle and and how they use cutting-edge technology in their manufacturing line. 

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New Lab Flask Turns CO2 Into Medicine

December 29, 2014 9:39 am | by Reuters Plus | Comments

The traditional round-bottom glass used by chemists for generations could be under threat after Danish scientists invent a new two-chamber flask that can change CO2 into medicine, while protecting against contact with dangerous chemicals. Jim Drury went to see how it worked.

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The Winners And Losers of Plummeting Oil Prices

December 26, 2014 9:59 am | by CBS Evening News | Comments

For some, cheaper oil prices made long holiday trips possible. But for others whose bottom line is conneced to the oil industry, the decline is starting to take a toll. For people who's job depend on oil production, the talk is of layoffs and tough times ahead.

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3-D Printer Dishes up Expertly Crafted Eats

December 18, 2014 10:35 am | by Reuters Plus | Comments

A Spanish company has combined technology with cuisine to develop the Foodini, a 3-D printer designed to print the perfect cookie for Santa. Could this printer threaten demand for packaged foods such as cookies and other treats? Ben Gruber reports.

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Cheap, Clean Fusion One Step Closer to Reality

December 17, 2014 2:27 pm | by Reuters Plus | Comments

Fusion power is the holy grail of any energy sources currently being developed. Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels. Will it be a reality in our lifetime?

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Step on Board The Largest Vessel in The World

December 17, 2014 9:08 am | by BBC | Comments

Owned by Royal Dutch Shell, the 1,601-foot long ship is named the Prelude, and was built in South Korea, to be sent down off the coast of Western Australia, where it will be working as a floating liquefied natural gas facility.  It has holding tanks big enough to store 175 Olympic-sized swimming pools of liquified natural gas.

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The Surprising Chemical History of Tinsel

December 16, 2014 10:01 am | by CEN Online | Comments

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Today it's mostly made of plastic. But did you know tinsel used to contain lead, aluminum or copper? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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Are Oil Prices Fueling a Global Price War?

December 15, 2014 5:08 pm | by Russia Today | Comments

As Iraq offers price discounts on oil to Asian consumers, Katie Pilbeam investigates if this is a sign that crude producers are waging a price war. Also, Greece's election chaos sends markets crashing on fear that an elected leftist government would pull the country out of the eurozone.

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Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals May Lower Child's IQ

December 12, 2014 10:28 am | by Newsy Science | Comments

Researchers from Columbia University found children prenatally exposed to high levels of the phthalate chemicals had lower IQ scores. The chemicals are often found in common household objects and beauty products including dryer sheets, soaps, hair spray and lipsticks.

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Journalist Gets Shot at on Route to Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

December 11, 2014 5:41 pm | by BBC | Comments

BBC's Quentin Sommerville is the first journalist to make it to Iraq's largest oil refinery, after the Iraqi army liberated it from Islamic State. Back in the summer, Iraq's army collapsed in the face of the so-called Islamic State. With the help of coalition airstrikes, Iraq has defeated IS forces in its first major battle for the strategic Baiji Oil Refinery in the north of the country.

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OPEC Cuts 2015 Demand Forecast For Its Oil as Shale Boom Persists

December 10, 2014 10:56 am | by Wochit News | Comments

Global demand for oil from OPEC next year will be less than expected because of weaker growth in consumption and the U.S. shale boom, the group said on Wednesday, pointing to an increasing supply surplus in 2015. In a monthly report, OPEC forecast demand for the group's oil will drop to 28.92 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2015, down 280,000 bpd from its previous expectation.

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Coal Ash Spill: A Billion Barrels of Muck

December 9, 2014 9:39 am | by CBS News, 60 Minutes | 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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Pack Expo Top 10

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | 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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When Fake 'Super Meat' Is Better Than The Real Thing

November 20, 2014 11:51 am | by Bloomberg News | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," is aiming at the heart of the carnivorous market. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the away we eat.

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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Auger: The Deep Water Pioneer

October 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

Using a new breed of seismic technology, Shell’s engineers discovered a whole untapped field – called Cardamom – hidden behind a vast salt deposit, 4 miles (6.4 km) below the sea floor. To reach its oil, Auger drilled one of the world’s longest wells. 

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Inside London's Massive Sewer Tunnel Project

September 22, 2014 4:37 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Billions of dollars are being spent on a massive super sewer to take away London's vast output of waste, which is endangering the River Thames.                                          

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