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How Drones Are Shaping Diverse Industries

May 6, 2015 | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Here is more information about drone use that leaves many industries asking: Is it worth investing in the controversial technology?

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Air-Powered Cars Coming To The U.S.

May 6, 2015 3:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

The car can be refilled like a gasoline car by transferring air from a compressed air station, similar to the one that exists today at the gas stations for filling up tires, but with larger capacity and pressure in order to refill the vehicles.

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How Chemical Companies Are Part Of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 5, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Here’s a look at which companies have big plans to fight climate change, who still denies it, and how chemicals companies play a unique role in the debate.

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Retrospective: Safety In Chem Over The Years

April 28, 2015 9:41 am | by Dr. Scott Harris, Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

In those days, no one knew what “culture of safety” meant, but we sure knew the problems that resulted from not caring about safety. It was a tough trail – much more frontier medicine than safety science.

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 3:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

“There are no laws to protect us, so we have to take it as it is," Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth told reporters.

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Editor’s Picks: Stunning Factory Photos And #EqualPayDay’s History

April 16, 2015 3:17 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Plus, an interactive graphic on how the drought could affect every community in California.

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Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 1:36 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names such as LS and MKS to be more like foreign automakers, the company is embracing its heritage.

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Editor’s Picks: Pet Wearables And Apple’s Most Valuable Asset

March 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

For this edition, I’ve got all things tech on the brain, including a profile of Apple’s design mastermind, an essay on why respecting your fellow manufacturer matters and my favorite gadget from SXSW.

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Lawsuit Alleges High Levels Of Arsenic In Some Vino—Should We Drink On?

March 20, 2015 10:43 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Talk about a bad wine pairing.

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A Profile With The Superstar Of The Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Fried says that the community of makers inspires her to continue Adafruit’s efforts to get more people involved with learning.                                                                                                           

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Why The Gender Pay Gap Matters For Manufacturing

March 17, 2015 2:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Report finds three of top twenty positions with the highest wage gaps are manufacturing-related.                         

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

From the time the tournament field of 68 was announced Sunday evening until the national champion is crowned April 6, millions of employees will spend work hours filling out brackets and watching tournament games.

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Editor’s Picks: This Week in Long-Form

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

In this new weekly series titled “Editor’s Picks,” I’ll be sharing with you my list of the Internet’s top reads, and I encourage you to take a look.                                                                                                                                                                       

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

March 6, 2015 3:25 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

This week ‘Manufacturing’s Winner and Loser of the Week’ focuses on a woman who has achieved a great feat in the manufacturing industry and a company  . . .              

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3 Arguments Against Lifting The Crude Ban—That Are Still (Mostly) Bogus

March 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil companies around the country have taken a major hit by declining crude prices in the last year — rig counts have been plummeting and companies are facing layoffs. According to an estimate by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, Texas alone could lose 140,000 jobs in the next year...

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 1:31 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Recalls, especially those within the food industry, seem to always be in the news. Some of the most recent recalls include the more than 46,000 Pepperidge Farm bagels, MorningStar Farms' Black Bean Burgers, and of course the giant apple recall that kicked off the new year. While the reasons...

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Why I’m Weary Of Wearables

March 2, 2015 4:49 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

An editor’s letter on why smartwatches are all show, no substance.                             

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Amazon Wants To Put 3D Printers In Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 1:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several patent applications for an on-demand 3D printing service in mobile...

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Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Happy March to all our readers out there! It’s another month closer to the warm temperatures many of us look forward to for more than half of the year. Being a Wisconsin gal myself, I can certainly understand and share in your excitement that the snow *should* be melting...

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When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become The Front Line For ‘All Natural’

February 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Last week, Nestle announced it’d be ditching artificial additives from its line of products including Smarties, KitKats and Crunch bars by the end of 2015. For anyone hoping to see artificial additives like food dyes banished from Americans’ diet, the...

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What's Going On With The Labor Unions Of Today?

February 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Comments

The pros and cons of labor unions throughout history.                                

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