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Turning Non-Recycled Plastics Into Fuel

July 25, 2014 | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

By telling the story of what can happen to everyday plastics after we use them, this video was designed to help policymakers, regulators, waste management professionals and other thought leaders see the vast potential of used plastics -- to be reused in new products from recycling, or tapped as a source of domestic energy.

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Debunking Chemical Myths

July 18, 2014 1:00 am | by TEDx Montreal | Comments

Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society gives a TEDx talk on the importance of skepticism in science – and why chemistry is unfairly given a bad rap in popular culture.                 


Robots Redefining Manufacturing

July 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Financial Times | Comments

Will Baxter, a new kind of robot that can perform more delicate operations alongside humans, redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing?                                    


Connecting Your Maintenance Team

June 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Comments

Maintenance technicians make better, faster decisions when they have field access to maintenance records and when they can review measurements in real time with team members and supervisors. Traditionally, these records are kept back in the office and team members are rarely in the same place at the same time, but not anymore...


The Spark Of Innovation: Zippo Manufacturing

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | by USCC | Comments

They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. The Zippo windproof lighter has remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind the Zippo lighter has accomplished the near impossible — the company has grown and adapted to today's fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.


Creating Lightning In Liquid: Purifying Water With Water

May 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Clarkson University | Comments

A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at Clarkson University is pioneering a new purification process that, if successful, could help millions of people without access to clean water quickly and efficiently purify water to make it safe for drinking and cooking.


The Next Generation Of Wind Power Floats

May 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Comments

As much as I’m fascinated by the mechanics of the wind turbines, I recognize that some people find them hideous or loud, and, in fact, do not want to live near a giant fan. However, wind needs to be considered as an alternative source of energy. If there are complaints about the design or noise of traditional wind turbines, why not redesign them?


Preserving Fresh Water Through Innovation

May 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

Check out how the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project protects the water resources in and around the Groundbirch, BC fracking operation.                                                              


Bhopal: Coming To A Theater Near You

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Comments

There's two ways one can look at this film. First is that it's a remarkable opportunity to instruct people around the world about an event that isn't well-known. The second is that it's exploitative and simply wrong on the facts, whatever those may be...          


Farmers Weigh The Risks Of Fracking

April 11, 2014 1:00 am | 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.                                        


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.

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.                                            


Managing Tailing Pond Wildlife

March 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers | Comments

Calvin Duane, of Canadian Natural, talks about the technology used to keep birds away from tailings ponds, ensuring the safety of the animals and that the ponds have minimal impact on their environment.             


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. 


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.


Slime Busting Coating For More Sustainable Ships

February 5, 2014 2:44 pm | by AkzoNobel | Comments

At his lab, Mehmet Atlar, Professor of Ship Hydrodynamics at Newcastle University, is working on new polymers that can be painted to the hulls of ships to prevent the build-up of various underwater slimes. It’s a bit like the non-stick surface of a frying pan, which prevents anything from adhering. By testing model ships in various conditions, Altar is already seeing results.



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