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Sweet Automation

January 7, 2010 5:43 am Videos Comments

Automation plays a big role in the production of candy canes, which, as it turns out, isn't all that different from rolling out steel.

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The First Carbon Capture Power Plant

January 6, 2010 11:45 am Videos Comments

This coal-fired power plant in WV is the first in the world to use carbon capture and sequestration technology.

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Chemical Fire Suppression: Foam vs. Dry Chemical

January 6, 2010 11:19 am Videos Comments

Tests using foam and dry chemical methods show the comparative effectiveness of dry chemical fire suppression.

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H1N1 Vaccine Facility at 100 Percent Capacity

January 5, 2010 12:00 pm Videos Comments

Inside Sanofi Pasteur's production facility, where H1N1 vaccine is churned out 24 hours a day.

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The Bladeless Fan

December 22, 2009 11:30 am Videos Comments

Sir James Dyson explains how his bladeless fan works.

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The World's Smallest Snowman

December 22, 2009 11:26 am Videos Comments

Measuring 10 micrometers across, the world's smallest snowman is one-fifth the width of a human hair.

Huge Injection-Molding Machine Installation

December 22, 2009 11:22 am Videos Comments

The 225,000 pound hydraulic toggle injection molding system is one of the biggest machines of its kind in the U.S.

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Promoting Personal Safety and National Security: Targeting Ricin

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm Podcasts Comments

Today’s topic is research on new ways to detect and possibly treat poisoning from ricin, a potential bioterrorist agent.Intro theme and music by Kevin MacLeod. Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes sounds by Halleck, samplecat and acclivity.

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Our Sustainable Future: Small generator, big applications

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm Podcasts Comments

Today’s topic is research on creating a sustainable future. This discovery could render today’s landfill-bound batteries obsolete. Imagine if all you had to do to charge your iPod or your BlackBerry was to wave your hand, or stretch your arm, or take a walk? Intro theme and music by Kevin...

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Can Green Algae Help Save the World?

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by news@renewableminute.com Podcasts Comments

Several US companies are harvesting an algae that can be converted to oil and refined into biodiesel. Amazingly, the algae can grow in waste water, where it feeds on carbon dioxide.

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Chemistry makes solar energy more economical

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by BASF Podcast Podcasts Comments

As a part of the future energy mix with other energy sources solar energy can make a sustainable contribution towards a low carbon society. In the production and improvement of the photovoltaic technology chemistry plays an important role. New kinds of cutting liquids optimize the cutting...

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Going Net-Zero in Santa Fe

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by news@renewableminute.com Podcasts Comments

Santa Fe is emerging as the national leader in green building standards, in large part with the help of Santa Fe homebuilder Faren Dancer.

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Buy American: Bad for America

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther Podcasts Comments

A long list of global companies warned the Obama administration in a letter [PDF] that a "Buy American" provision in the $787-billion economic stimulus package would make it harder to get the money out the door to create jobs. Turns out they were right. The Buy American regulations are...

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Why a coal guy is turning green

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther Podcasts Comments

Of all the companies in the U.S., Duke Energy is the 3rd largest emitter of CO2. Of all the companies in the world, Duke is the 12th biggest emitter. And yet…Jim Rogers, Duke’s longtime president, CEO and chairman, is pushing as hard as anyone in corporate America to get a climate-change...

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Achieving Climate Protection with Eco-efficiency

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by BASF Podcast Podcasts Comments

Every product leaves some ecological traces behind. But how can you record all of the relevant ecological criteria involved in the production and use of a product? This is a question that BASF has already been working on for many years, and it has developed its own so-called...

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