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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Hey, Old Man River, zip it or I’ll break your hip.
September 16, 2009 By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Do you know the
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 ).
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.
By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group One of the great American traditions is that of embracing the plight of the little guy, the underdog, the one with all the odds stacked against them.
You want one of the biggest keys to success? Copy from the person five steps ahead of you. Attention: Sony Ericsson’s new president.
By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group This column is one of the coolest things about my job. I enjoy it because: I get to put a lot of what’s rattling around in my head on paper, which for anyone who enjoys writing is a definite perk.
By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info After dinner on Friday night I found that our cable TV had been disconnected. When I called my cable provider to report the problem, I was told that they would send someone out on Sunday afternoon - would I prefer they came between 1 and 5 p.m.