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Champagne Beer

October 7, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Americans had a champagne taste while on a beer budget.” It wasn’t a particularly life-shattering statement, but as a fan of idioms I was immediately drawn to attention.

Too Much Nano? Get Used To It

October 5, 2009 12:45 pm | Comments

Tired of carbon nanotubes? Me, too. But with the Nikon Small World competition upon us, it seems I can't escape them.

Kaizen For Sore Feet

October 5, 2009 5:51 am | Comments

by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO I’m by no means a trade show amateur. In fact, I’ve walked so many expo halls over the course of my career in trade media I probably have permanent shin splints - the result of several marathons of dress shoes on concrete.

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Moderating The Death Panel

October 1, 2009 12:38 pm | Comments

A new cylindrical product format for Harry London Candies' chocolate bars presented a processing problem when an order 1.5 million bars came in.

Being A Real Tool

September 30, 2009 6:21 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Today is my first day in the office this week, as the first two allowed for a dynamic range of visits that ran the gamut from medical equipment firms to a private label chocolate processor.

Self-Replicating Nano-Robots

September 29, 2009 6:53 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Yesterday marked 20 years since IBM researcher Don Eigler became the first person to move an individual atom , using the tip of his custom-built scanning tunneling microscope.

50 Million Compounds Counting

September 28, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine As of Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, the Chemical Abstracts Service hit a milestone of impressive scale: more than 50 million organic and inorganic compounds are now characterized and catalogued within its database.

Mustachioed Deer Hunters

September 24, 2009 9:48 am | Comments

I'm a Wisconsin native vegetarian who's never held a rifle, driven a pick-up truck or milked a cow but I still love my beer.

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Waste Not The Profit

September 23, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group While it’s not the first time a trip to Starbucks has helped propel my work, it usually has more to do with the caffeine kick than any topical inspiration.

Carbon Sequestration: The Ethanol Of The Next Decade?

September 22, 2009 4:57 am | Comments

Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine The climate change bill has become the poor cousin of health care this summer, but that may soon change.

The Pros Cons Of Cool

September 21, 2009 6:13 am | Comments

Trendiness embeds things firmly into the public eye, opening them up for scrutiny, and sometimes exploiting them beyond repair. The FOod Inc. film is a good example of this.

Serena, You’re Hired

September 17, 2009 10:22 am | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Hey, Old Man River, zip it or I’ll break your hip.

These Things We Do

September 16, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

September 16, 2009 By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Do you know the

Ethanol's Ugly Sister: Solid Biofuels

September 15, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Solid biofuels aren’t getting as much coverage as the other biofuels currently being developed, and who’s surprised? Wood pellets are not nearly as sexy as fighter jet biofuel ( Navy To Test Biofuels In F-18A Super Hornets ).

Give Me Something To Believe In

September 10, 2009 12:09 pm | Comments

By Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO As editors in the manufacturing realm, we hear a lot of complaints from readers about government policy Cash for Clunkers being the most recent to ignite a storm of controversy on our web pages and in our inboxes.

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