Idling airplanes produce more harmful pollution than previously thought
Continuous drug manufacturing offers speed, lower costs
Traditional drug manufacturing is a time-consuming process. Active pharmaceutical ingredients are synthesized in a chemical manufacturing plant and then shipped to another site, where they are converted into ...
Making alternative fuels cheaper: New synthesis could make biofuel more appealing for mass production
MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective.
Emotions an overlooked key to whistle-blowing, study says
A gut-level connection with workers may be the key to encouraging whistle-blowing that could chip away at an estimated $652 billion lost to fraud annually by U.S. businesses, an ongoing University of Illinois study suggests.
A fabric with green sheen: Fast-growing bamboo offers more eco-friendly cloth
Anne Kai, of Lacey, Wash., owns a small, hand-dyed fabric business with an environmental slant.
Intel to invest $5 billion in new Arizona plant
US computer chip giant Intel announced plans on Friday to invest more than $5 billion to build a new state-of-the-art chip manufacturing facility in Arizona.
Knowing the unknown: Researchers work to build robots' awareness of their own limitations
Robot butlers that tidy your house or cook you a meal have long been the dream of science-fiction writers and artificial intelligence researchers alike.
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
Study finds evidence nanoparticles may increase plant DNA damage
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the first evidence that engineered nanoparticles are ...
Pulling CO2 from air vital, but lower-cost technology a stumbling block so far: researchers
Emerging techniques to pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it away to stabilize the climate may become increasingly important as the planet tips into a state of potentially dangerous warming, researchers ...
Spain's Gamesa signs deal with Chinese firm
Shares in Spain's Gamesa, one of the world's top wind turbine makers, closed sharply higher Tuesday after it announced a new contract with a Chinese firm that is part of a surge in clear energy investments ...
Changing focus leads Dell to close NC plant
(AP) -- A massive Dell Inc. computer assembly plant once seen as a job generator worthy of the promise of more than $300 million in state and local inducements will go dark in four months, a victim of new ...
NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at ...
Manufacturers in developing countries have competitive edge
(Phys.org)—Manufacturing plants in developing countries have more potential competitive advantages over their industrialized counterparts than just lower costs, a University of Melbourne study has found.