Top Tools for Communicating with Freelance and Contract Hires

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Being productive in the 21st Century means working and communicating with team members who may never set foot in your building. Freelance and contract hires are valuable members of your… Read More

Biogen Idec Foundation and ASTC Aim to Educate Students about Biotechnology

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The Biogen Idec Foundation presented a $1.5 million grant to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to launch the World Biotech Tour. ASTC is an organization that represents almost 400… Read More

Microsoft Kinect: Potential Uses in the Medical Device Industry

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The second version of Microsoft Kinect is on the market, and with it comes the potential for use in the mainstream medical device industry. The Kinect is a motion capturing… Read More

First Successful Missile Intercept Test Since 2008

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This week marked the U.S.-missile defense system’s first successful intercept test since 2008. Five of the past eight attempts had failed. According to the U.S. Defense Department, the system, which… Read More

Researchers Discover Way to Lower Cholesterol with Single Injection

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Scientists have developed a way to lower cholesterol with just one injection. By altering the way a liver gene works, it would eliminate the need for a daily pill to… Read More

Examining Climate Finance

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Climate finance is the focus of the last chapter in the most recent 1,000 plus page report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), representing the first time in… Read More

CCEI Partners with ExxonMobile for Renewable Chemicals Project

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The Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), a U.S. Department of Energy-Energy Frontier Research Center led by the University of Delaware, is partnering with ExxonMobil on a two-year research project… Read More

Nanotechnology May Be Worth the Wait

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University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed a formula for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological imaging… Read More

First Solar Seeks New Opportunities

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First Solar, the largest solar-panel maker in the U.S., has announced plans to seek deals with industrial sites and warehouses to increase sales. CEO Jim Hughes spoke at an analyst… Read More

4 Must-Have iPad Apps for Independent Consultants

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Zintro is one of the most valuable tools available to independent consultants because it provides access to relevant projects. However, as an independent consultant, it’s your responsibility to stay on… Read More

Extended Battery Lifetime for Bluetooth Smart Radios

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Imec, Host Centre and Wicentric recently introduced their integrated ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart radio solution for a range of smart applications. They claim the power consumption is up to five… Read More

Are Driverless Cars Inevitable?

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There have been several stories about self-driving cars in the news recently. Nissan announced it will sell a driverless car by 2020 and HIS forecast several models will be available… Read More

The Rising Popularity of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is a virtual currency used for online payments. According to Bitcoincharts there are about 12.2 million Bitcoins in circulation. Instead of using tokens or digital notes, people pay for… Read More

Can Gas Tank Sensors Save Energy?

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A $25 sensor will be installed in some modern automobiles which will improve fuel efficiency and lower pollution rates. The sensor will signal the engine how to react based on… Read More

FAA to Test Drones in Six States

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International sales of civilian and military drones are expected to reach $89 million over the next decade. Civilian unmanned aircraft (UAV) in the U.S. is a new venture and the… Read More

The Difference in Apple’s Approach to Supply Chain Management

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According to Apple’s fiscal 2014 capital-expenditure forecast, the company is spending billions of dollars on designing and inventing cutting-edge technology that aids in its manufacturing process. Apple CEO Tim Cook… Read More