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New sensor to measure structural stresses can heal itself when broken


Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed a sensor that can measure strain in structural materials and is capable of healing itself – an important advance for collecting data to help us make informed decisions about structural safety in the wake of earthquakes, explosions or other unexpected events. Continue reading

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Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cells to Revolutionize the Portable Electronics Market


Cheap, much lighter than before and allowing for continuous operation — what traditional batteries cannot offer — direct formic acid fuel cells can revolutionize the portable electronics market. A new catalyst developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences will enable a widespread use of fuel cells, researchers say. Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Whiskey Barrel Aging


The ART of accelerated AGING...end result? Whiskey barrels with 40 year ROT warranty and 100 years of CHARACTER.

The ART of accelerated AGING...end result? Whiskey barrels with 40 year ROT warranty and 100 years of CHARACTER.

 

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International Trade Show Etiquette


Rethink your trade show boothTrade shows in the United States are fairly predictable, especially in the industrial sector. Some companies have determined that the formula for success and attracting visitors to your booth is pretty girls in revealing (but tasteful) clothing, alcohol and promotional items with puns heavy on the sexual innuendo. This has worked for manufacturers and auto makers for years, so why would anyone change? Continue reading

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Navigating the GHG Reporting Maze


Know what to expect and how to prepare for upcoming greenhouse gas emissions regulations

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rules vary region to region, state by state,  and sometimes, even town to town. To make matters more confusing, the U.S. EPA’s national GHG reporting requirements are in flux and will continue to change over the coming years. Because these reporting rules lay the groundwork for upcoming GHG emissions-control regulations, including common industrial emissions, it’s important to have some foresight into what an ethanol producer can expect and what it can do now to prepare for future reporting requirements. Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicles on Display at the AUVSI Show


By Andy Hawker

The AUVSI show at the Colorado Convention Center

Last week I attended the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International show at the Colorado Convention Center, which is the largest show of its kind in North America. Continue reading

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Automotive After Market Performance Injection Delivery System


A leader in aftermarket, performance water-methanol injection systems for turbo and supercharged engines, utilizes a series of valves, along with an electric pump, a holding tank, an injector and an electronic control module.  They system is designed to reduce the temperature of the intake fuel-air mixture along with an addition of another combustible, producing additional horsepower in the engine. Continue reading

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