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Step on Board The Largest Vessel in The World

December 17, 2014 | 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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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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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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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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Years After Disaster, Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

September 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Three and a half years later after an earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, inspectors have cleared two reactors to go back online, CBS News reports...                              

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BioEnergy: America's Energy Future

September 19, 2014 1:00 am | by U.S. Dept. Of Energy | Comments

Check out a clip from Bioenergy: America's Energy Future, a short film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain in the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy.

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Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm | by CSB | Comments

Check out the CSB safety video about a fatal combustible dust explosion at a facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal and killed three employees and injured a contractor.                                                 

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Is Fracking The Answer For U.S. Energy?

September 4, 2014 3:27 pm | by CNN | Comments

Richard Quest and Chris Faulkner CEO of Breitling Energy discuss energy independence in the U.S. and a possible solution.                                               

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After Oil: Restoring Wildlife Habitat

August 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Chevron | Comments

Check out how a 50 year old oil field is being transitioned back into a safe habitat for native plants and animals.                                           

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Water Leads To Chemical That Thwarts Biofuel Production

August 21, 2014 4:56 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. 

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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).

A Pollution Solution For China

August 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

Check out how natural gas may hold the key to defeating the overwhelming pollution problem in China.                                         

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